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Golden Fleece Audiobook

Golden Fleece

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Aboard Argo, a colonization ship bound for Eta Cephei IV, people are very close - there's no other choice. So when Aaron Rossman's ex-wife dies in what seems to be a bizarre accident, everyone offers their sympathy, politely keeping their suspicions of suicide to themselves. But Aaron cannot simply accept her death. He must know the truth: Was it an accident, or did she commit suicide? When Aaron discovers the truth behind her death, he is faced with a terrible secret - a secret that could cost him his life.

©1990, 1999 Robert J. Sawyer (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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    Simone 05-18-16
    Simone 05-18-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Just ok"

    After reading this book, I can honestly say that I prefer Sawyer’s later works – they are terrific!

    This book was ok, I don’t have much to criticize… I just didn’t love it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Allen 12-25-15
    Allen 12-25-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Absolutely terrible narration"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Robert. J. Sawyer is my favorite science fiction writer in current years. I read all of his books. This was apparently one of his earlier works and one has to make allowances for that, but his later works show how far he has risen in the ranks of the genre.


    What other book might you compare Golden Fleece to and why?

    I guess the closest book I can compare it to would be "2001: A Space Odessey" because of the premise that a computer has taken over control of the ship.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Change the narrator. This is the first book I have listened to narrated by Steven Menasche and I must say that it was a very uncomfortable experience. He narrates with a certain accent and all of the character voices sound the same. It added confusion to a complicated plot and many times I was list as to who was speaking.


    Do you think Golden Fleece needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    It definitely could be followed up with many stories, since with book the long journey is just beginning.


    Any additional comments?

    Robert. J. Sawyer does not disappoint.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra 11-23-15
    Sandra 11-23-15 Member Since 2016

    Blind listener reading everything, especially sf&f & mystery/thrillers, restricted to audio so picky where credits are spent #BooksRule

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    "There's Better Sawyer out there"

    This is a much lesser Sawyer work... The story is kinda average, and none of the characters are what I'd call likeable... It's not a horrible book, but definitely on the mediocre side of good... Some of the ideas are intriguing, but aren't fleshed out very well... The Closterphobia of isolation, both on the ship, and within the AI is interesting... Some of themedical science and neural mapping is pretty cool... A bit of the ghost in the machine going on throughout, both literally and figuratively... I thought it was humorous that the MMPI is still being used so far in the future w/ so much more learning and tech to draw upon... Much of the dialogue is melodramatic, both from the humans and AI... The narration is pretty poor... It works, for the most part for the AI, but w/ the people comes across as whiny and shrill when going from voice to voice, especially female voices... I can appreciate the uber intelligent AI being judgmental and self involved, but it was a bit overdone... The underlying mystery wasn't complicated, and never really got the deductive juices flowing... Most will see the final reveal coming a mile away... I'd think twice before spending a credit, much less full purchase price... Wait for a sale and you won't be as disappointed...

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    DevM Chicago, IL 05-15-16
    DevM Chicago, IL 05-15-16 Member Since 2001

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    "Malevolent AI, a new panel and aliens; what more could you want"

    I'm a long time fan, and have long since quaffed the Sawyer cool aid, but this sets high expectations too. While not so riveting as hominds and flash forward, this is still an entertaining story that will surprise you in the end. Nicely done.

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    David la jolla, CA, United States 06-10-16
    David la jolla, CA, United States 06-10-16 Member Since 2016
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    "First book of sawyers that wasn't great"

    Very disappointed in this novel. Sawyer was my first intro sci fi ages ago and love his work. This one wasn't great, it wasn't even that good. Too bad

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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