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)
You won't find the answer to the mystery (or any answers at all) until you get to the last book, number 8. Each book is not a standalone. None of the smaller storylines are tied up at the end of each volume, like most normal series. As another review said, it really should have been a trilogy with 3 large volumes. At the so-called "end" of each novel, I felt totally un-satisfied, almost cheated.
If I'd known what I was getting into, I'd never have started. I wish I'd known this at the start. But I guess this is getting to be the fashion nowadays: to write multiple small volumes that are just one story, rather than just one long book. Some authors warn you up front, but some don't.
I thought I'd fine another series to get into
All of them
I didn't even realize it came it 2 downloads and it didn't bother me. I didn't go back for the other half.
er not really, the book had it's moments, I felt it was trying to be great sci-fi, (great space opera), but was only able to achieve it now and then. The author is no Peter F Hamilton.
Create characters I feel are real, and so I care about them. I need wonder, awe amazement. Like Peter F Hamilton! Create new worlds. Hint it takes more than saying "well we are are on the moon and under a dom" etc...Maybe its best viewed as a story about a cop tying to solve a case? Just derivative fiction.
A bit implausible.
Its clear the author is trying for one. If book one did not work forget book 2.
It could have been a Peter F Hamilton great, but the writing and story was too pedestrian, to uninteresting, etc...
I really got into the story... The plot was intriguing and the characters very interesting. My only disappointment was that the book wasn't longer.
Love reading, prefferably books about mysteries, something to figure out.. Have read since I started, will stop when I do. B^)
It's exiting, made me listen to it for longer sessions than I initially wanted - could not put it away..
This book got a rare quality: The story changes from character to character, makes me want to keep listening to get another persone view of whats happening. The initial main caracter get in the background after a while - and a different / new caracter becomes the front lead for a while. Fascinating
It's my first book from this author - but it will not be the last
The seconds from the initial start until a different voice told me the book was over
A combined whodoneit and thriller - exiting and refreshing. The reading got small one- or two second gaps where the voice got cut. Irritating, but the reader was so good (and the story so exiting) that I kept listening
I am an Australian woman who enjoys reading many different styles of books, from history to sci fi and mystery to poetry.
These are detective stories in space. No great strain on the brain matter and some gaping holes in the plot. I felt that I made a mistake buying the entire set after the first one thinking that the author was going to build on that story. She didn't really, The characters continue on with a series of detective stories that are not especially thrilling. I listened to them all and cannot say that I was inspired, but I enjoyed them for what they were, fairly bland. I wish we had 1/2 stars, these books only deserve three and half, the four is misleading but three would have been too low.
Remember. Beware complacency.
Most other books on terrorism because of the similarities to recent events in this country. One part of the book, near the end, has Miles saying that if he were to plan another attack, he would wait until we let our guard down and our new security rules become routine--then he would attack somewhere completely unexpected. Unfortunately, this is not a needed warning only in sci-fi.
Yes. I like Jay Snyder very much. I am picky about narrators, but I would put him in the same highly-regarded class as Dick Hill and James Marsters.
Ha. I did.
This whole series is pretty well done. It was a little difficult for me to see how people raised on the moon could function on Earth immediately, though, but I decided it was due to enhancements.
I liked the fact that there wasn't just one super hero character and most characters had at least one likeable quality. bought the next book in the series right away.
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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