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Hari

San Francisco, CA, United States | Listener Since 2009

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  • God’s War: Bel Dame Apocrypha, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Kameron Hurley
    • Narrated By Emily Bauer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (65)

    Nyx had already been to hell. One prayer more or less wouldn't make any difference...On a ravaged, contaminated world, a centuries-old holy war rages, fought by a bloody mix of mercenaries, magicians, and conscripted soldiers. Though the origins of the war are shady and complex, there's one thing everybody agrees on - there's not a chance in hell of ending it.

    Hari says: "A thought provoking rarity"
    "A thought provoking rarity"
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    This is one of those rare sci-fi novels that uses the genre to explore our own culture and assumptions by turning them on their head in a far-flung fictional world. The true beauty and success of the narrative is that the book does this without becoming preachy.

    This is not a simple book. It explores questions of gender, religion, morality, violence, war, bio-engineering and what it means to be human. The protagonist is an anti-hero... complex, morally ambiguous, someone who I could believe as a scarred war veteran.

    You should read this book and appreciate it for the nuanced examination of social structures, belief and the affect of war on the human psyche. Or, you could simply read it for the action, the pacing, the unique sci-fi world building and the interesting story.

    The narrative and the narration flow so well together that I didn't experience any of that disconnect you sometimes feel in an audiobook.

    I rarely give 5 stars. I gave this 5 stars across the board.

    17 of 17 people found this review helpful

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