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Aces Abroad Audiobook

Aces Abroad: Wild Cards IV

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Publisher's Summary

The action-packed alternate fantasy returns for a new generation, featuring fiction from number-one New York Times best-selling author George R. R. Martin, Michael Cassutt, Melinda M. Snodgrass, Lewis Shiner, and more - plus two completely new stories from Kevin Andrew Murphy and best-selling author Carrie Vaughn.

Forty years after the Wild Card Virus' release, the World Health Organization decides it's time to take a delegation of Aces, Jokers, politicians, and journalists on a fact-finding mission to learn how other countries are dealing with the virus that reshaped humanity. Leading the team is Gregg Hartmann, a senator with presidential aspirations and a dangerous ace up his sleeve. Joining him is a menagerie of some of the series' best and most popular Wild Cards, including Dr. Tachyon; aces Peregrine and Golden Boy; and jokers Chrysalis, Troll, and Father Squid.

From the jungles of Haiti and Peru to the tumultuous political climate of Egypt, from a monastery in Japan to the streets of the most glamorous cities of Europe, the Wild Cards are in for an eye-opening trip. While some are worshiped as actual gods, those possessing the most extreme mutations are treated with a contempt that's all too familiar to the delegates from Jokertown. New alliances will be formed, new enemies will be made, and some actions will fulfill centuries-old prophecies that make ripples throughout the future of the Wild Cards universe.

Various Roles Read by a Full Cast of Narrators:

  • Peregrine read by Kathleen Turner ("Down by the Nile")
  • Chrysalis read by Selma Blair
  • Sen. Gregg Hartmann/Puppetman read by Clancy Brown
  • Yeoman Brennan read by Adrian Paul
  • Xavier Desmond read by Armin Shimerman ("From the Journal of Xavier Desmond")
  • Dr. Tachyon read by Raphael Sbarge ("Mirrors of the Soul")
  • Cordelia Chaisson read by Kasey Lansdale ("Down in the Dreamtime")
  • Ti Malice read by Nicholas Guy Smith
  • Jayewardene read by Sanjit de Silva ("The Teardrop of India")
  • Troll read by Richard Moll ("Warts and All")
  • Sara Morgenstern read by Emily Rankin
  • Joann Jefferson read by Donnabella Mortel ("Always Spring in Prague")
  • Xbalanque read by Noel Bearheart
  • Wilfried Molniya read by Stefan Rudnicki ("Legends")
  • Hunapu read by Ozzie Rodriguez
  • Mackie Messer read by PJ Ochlan
  • Misha/Kahina read by Yasmine Barghouty
  • Fortunato read by Prentice Onayemi ("Zero Hour")

©2016 George R. R. Martin (P)2016 Random House Audio

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    Martha K. 03-04-16
    Martha K. 03-04-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Book Four"

    This series is quickly becoming one of my favorites, so when this book came out I had to get it. While the second book is still my favorite in the series this one was amazing. In many ways it gave more closure for certain characters than book three. It answered a lot of questions left about the four aces from the the first book. I won't give any spoilers, but I will say that there was a mention of Earl that was so emotional it left me crying. It also does not take place in New York which leaves a lot of my favorite characters out of the book. There is also a brief discussion about the writing process for the Wild Card books by GRRM at the end, which is definitely worth a listen.
    On the down side for the narration the Hiram's accent is hit or miss with these narrators. They all seem to try to make him sound Scottish, but some of them can't quite manage. In one story Hiram sounded Irish.

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    jerry 04-24-16
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    "too crowded, too many narrators."

    There are too many Narrators and too many bad accents. If you are running through the book casually you could get lost if you are not 100% committed to immersion. The stories are okay, but it seems like sex scenes and grittiness is more shoehorned in rather than being and organic part of the story. I will take a good long break from Wildcards for a while.

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    "A great start for the 2nd half of wildcard world!!"

    This great novel is a wonderful addition to the colorful world of the wild card series. Loved it.

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    Lt. Worf 07-28-16
    Lt. Worf 07-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Starts slow, but eventually picks up steam"
    Would you listen to Aces Abroad again? Why?

    No, not unless I'm starting the series over again


    What did you like best about this story?

    The introduction of new characters


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    The men's voices. Most of woman's voices lacked emotion and were very bland


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Every W.C. book makes me want to listen to it in one sitting


    Any additional comments?

    A few of the narrators really brought the book to life. Likewise, I few almost ruined the book. My favorite voice narrations were for Troll, Desmond, and the Puppetman.

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    Kenneth Kalamazoo, MI, United States 05-08-16
    Kenneth Kalamazoo, MI, United States 05-08-16

    Ken Magerman Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Historical Fiction fan. Teacher, rockstar, medival gourmet, dungeon master, expert on secret Targaryens.

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    "mostly great voice acting."

    Great stories. interesting turn for the world of Wildcards. The voice acting was mostly good. i wish there was a way to make 1 voice per character.

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