Start with Altered Carbon and if you enjoy it keep going because all three books are work the time. Morgan has an interesting twist on what it is to be a human being.
I'm always fascinated when I read an author's view of the future that's original, well-conceived, and completely plausible. The society and culture of this world are worth the visit, even if the characters are straight out of a Raymond Chandler hard-boiled detective novel. It's one of those books where the setting is integral to the story, and vice versa. You can't have one without the other.
But despite what I would consider two-dimentional characters, the overall experience was good. I wouldn't give it my highest recommendation, but I would recommend it for Sci-Fi fans and detective fiction fans.
RKM - Yes
TM - No. Not in this format
Dick Hill, Dennis Boutsikaris, John Lee,
I could not get past the lofty. fluffy British accent which is the same for different characters.
Too bad, because good Sci Fi is hard to come by. Could not listen past 30 mins.
Likely a case of "It's not you,..It's me" as the book has a high average rating.
The story is fascinating and only this kept me reading. There is an exceptional amount of graphic violence, sex and foul language in the book as well, so if you dislike this "baser" side then I do not recommend this series
Really enjoyed the story and the setting. Reminded me of a cross between Blade Runner and the 7th Son books by J.C. Hutchins. Highly recommended.
Different than most Sci-Fi - forced me to think of things never considered
Trep (sp?) - Love/hate kind of thing
reader in florida
Richard Morgan created a futuristic, action packed novel with a twisting and turning plot that kept me on the edge of my seat!
Altered Carbon is different than most of the books I've listened to so far combining a futuristic view of humanity while still maintaining the age old faults and vices. For me it was a nice listen for three main reasons: 1. I couldn't always predict where the story was leading 2. when you were introduced with something that seemed insubstantial, it would rear it's head later being an integral part of the story and 3. despite it's grimy beginning, Takeshi Kovacs seemed to have some redeeming qualities after all.
There is only one character (Kovacs) to really appreciate here as a favorite while other characters were interesting in their detail.
I've listened to Altered Carbon and Broken Angels. Todd's narration spoiled me for when I listened to the third book, Woken Furies, it was hard to stay interested in the story missing the narrator from the previous two books.
No extreme reaction just a continued level of interest throughout.
Well worth the listen in my opinion but be warned, some of the sex scenes are very graphic but still didn't take away from the overall story.
Something about myself!
An excellent genre-crossing potboiler. McLaren does a great job of bringing it to life, phrasing things differently than I would have in my head which added depth of character I might have missed with a dead tree read. This was one of my favorite Audible performances.
If you like old, black and white, Noir movies, you'll recognize the tropes as they click in one after the other, but I mean that as a compliment. It was great fun having it all laid out and the world Morgan creates is interesting to learn about.
Does anyone use the term "Cyberpunk" anymore? The setting is on the line between that and more traditional sci-fi.
I'd highly recommend this and am actually on the audible site here to grab the next one in the series. As I said in the headline, the trilogy is available for two credits and I wish now I would have done that.
Very good performance by the reader.
Doesn't "focus" on the sci-fi... it focuses on the story.
Does a very good job of setting the tone.