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The Legacy Human Audiobook

The Legacy Human: Singularity, Book 1

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What would you give to live forever?

Seventeen-year-old Elijah Brighton wants to become an ascender--a post-Singularity human/machine hybrid--after all, they're smarter, more enlightened, more compassionate, and above all, achingly beautiful. But Eli is a legacy human, preserved and cherished for his unaltered genetic code, just like the rainforest he paints. When a fugue state possesses him and creates great art, Eli miraculously lands a sponsor for the creative Olympics. If he could just master the fugue, he could take the gold and win the right to ascend, bringing everything he's yearned for within reach... including his beautiful ascender patron. But once Eli arrives at the Games, he finds the ascenders are playing games of their own. Everything he knows about the ascenders and the legacies they keep starts to unravel... until he's running for his life and wondering who he truly is.

The Legacy Human is the first in Susan Kaye Quinn's new young adult science fiction series that explores the intersection of mind, body, and soul in a post-Singularity world... and how technology will challenge us to remember what it means to be human.

©2015 Susan Kaye Quinn (P)2016 Susan Kaye Quinn

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    Michael 12-05-16
    Michael 12-05-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Hunger Games for the nerdy artsy boys!"
    Would you listen to The Legacy Human again? Why?

    Yes. The premise of the story is interesting. There are many dystopian type books out there where the advancement of technology reached an asymptotic point and the world that we know it ceases to exist. Where as most of those books take civilization back to the dark ages, this one further advances society. Humanity reaches for eternal life from a technological path instead of a spiritual (or so it seems).


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Delfina, who doesn't like a chick that kicks butt and stands up for everyone!


    What does Nick Podehl bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Nick's performance was fantastic. He truly embodies each of the character and brings them to life. There are some narrators out there that are very animated when it comes to dialogue, but then is very dry when it comes to the narratives, but Nick keeps the listener engaged at all times.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Not quite, but very close! :)


    Any additional comments?

    "This review copy audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost."

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    shoe girl 12-01-16
    shoe girl 12-01-16 Member Since 2016

    I am just girl who loves my husband, dogs, shopping online and books!

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    "what an imagination this writer has!"

    Wow this is a fast paced story, of a very crazy world where we, the humans, are pets for machinery.
    the detail in this book is great. it does have a few twists, the story is to what it seems to be at first. Eli, and Cyrus, just wanting to win the olympics, The prize? to become one of them.. become non human. an to be able to share the gift with your family. Sounds perfect right? even more so when your mom is dying, and this could be her cure. To live forever, healthy and free.
    you meet some gets charities along the way! then the twists come in! I can’t wait till book two!

    the narrator did an amazing job.


    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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