Four years ago, a bomb destroyed part of the dome protecting Armstrong, the largest city on the Moon. Now, as the city celebrates its survival with an event it calls Anniversary Day, a larger threat looms - one that begins with the murder of the mayor, and spreads across the moon itself.
Even with every new technological device at her disposal, Moon Security Chief Noelle DiRicci can't stay ahead of the unfolding disaster. As the situation gets worse, Retrieval Artist Miles Flint hurries to his daughter's school to protect her. And Detective Bartholomew Nyquist finds himself in the middle of everything, from that first bombing to the Anniversary Day crisis itself.
Fan-favorite series narrator Jay Snyder is back to lend his voice to this thriller with several mysteries at its core. Anniversary Day is Kristine Kathryn Rusch's most exciting Retrieval Artist novel yet and available exclusively through Audible for the first two months of its release.
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“Some of the best science fiction ever written.” (Orson Scott Card)
“[One of] the top ten greatest science fiction detectives of all time.” (io9.com)
"Rusch mounts hard-boiled noir on an expansive sf background with great panache." (Booklist)
The Retrieval Artist Novels were a surprise find for me. I got the first one as a freebie when I signed up for the Audible service a few years ago. Jay Snyder's narration hooked me from the beginning. I love his voice and his performance of the characters is spot on for me.
This recent addition, moves the story in to another area by reaching back to a previous event, and building on it. Just when things had seemed to be settling down for the people living on the moon, they are slapped with a new problem and a continuing mystery. I am looking forward to the next installment.
I you like science fiction, mystery, or books in series, start with the Retrieval Artist and work your way through the lives of Miles Flint and his friends. I have enjoyed the journey so far.
First off, if you have not read\ listened to the other book in the series don't bother starting here. This book marks a transition for the series but is based on tons of past event.
Over all I enjoyed my time with this book, and while I want to give the story more stars I felt it was in many ways incomplete. I didn't mind how much of it is a departure from past books. How much of the focus shifts. What I didn't like what that this book was designed to be the setup for future stories. So while I liked what I got I felt like there was a lot missing.
The narration was great as always. Same story as the past books.
So I would say if you've read the previous books you need to read this one but I wouldn't judge the series by it or start here.
No, because listening to the same guy trying to do at least 4 different female voices had to be one of the least enjoyable way to experience what I would otherwise have considered to be a great story. I can't understand how people who have the option of reading the book for themselves could consider that an enjoyable experience. It just sounds silly, and I think I honestly enjoyed the book less as a result. I loved all the 7 previous books in this series, and then I listened to this, and while I think I can objectively say that the story was just as good as the previous books, my overall experience of listening to the book was less enjoyable than reading it myself. If I had not been relying on the book to keep me awake during an 8 hour drive from Montana to Washington, I would have stopped listening less than half way through, purchased a regular copy of the book, and read it myself.
I would compare it to any of the previous Retreival artist novels by Rusch, since it's the 8th entry in the series (ignoring short stories).
Not unless the story contained only male characters.
It inspired me to restrict all futher audiobook experiences to things that were full cast productions, and to just read everything else myself.
I don't mean to be insulting to Mr Snyder. He did a fine job with the male characters. I just don't see how listening to him try to voice a female character can be considered a better way to experience a story than reading it myself. It's a simple matter of biology, and the structural differences between the larynx of men vs women. It just sounds silly to have a man voice a female character.
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