The Owner
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  • 1
    The Departure: The Owner, Book 1 | Neal Asher

    The Departure: The Owner, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Neal Asher
    • Narrated By Steve West, John Mawson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (191)
    Performance
    (174)
    Story
    (176)

    The Argus Space Station looks down on a nightmarish Earth. And from this safe distance, the Committee enforces its despotic rule. There are too many people and too few resources, and they need 12 billion to die before Earth can be stabilised. So corruption is rife, people starve, and the poor are policed by mechanised overseers and identity-reader guns. Citizens already fear the brutal Inspectorate with its pain inducers. But to reach its goals, the Committee will unleash satellite laser weaponry, taking carnage to a new level. This is the world Alan Saul wakes to.

    Bites the Hand that Enslaves

    No one can drive home the lethality of warfare in space like Asher; he seems to take a sadistic pleasure in the hyper-violent, extremely-detailed, slo..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 10 2013 by SciFi Kindle (Cheshire, CT USA)
  • 2
    Zero Point: The Owner, Book 2 | Neal Asher

    Zero Point: The Owner, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Neal Asher
    • Narrated By John Mawson, Steve West
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (77)

    On Mars, Var Delex fights for the survival of Antares Base, while the Argus Space Station hurls towards the red planet. And she knows whomever, or whatever, trashed Earth is still aboard. Var must save the base, while also dealing with the first signs of rebellion. And aboard Argus Station, Alan Saul’s mind has expanded into the local computer network. In the process, he uncovers the ghastly experiments of the Humanoid Unit Development.

    The meat grinder continues

    Impressively, Neal Asher has managed to up both the quantity as well as quality of the violence in this second installment to his near-future dystopia..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 27 2014 by SciFi Kindle (Cheshire, CT USA)
  • 3
    Jupiter War: The Owner, Book 3 | Neal Asher

    Jupiter War: The Owner, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Neal Asher
    • Narrated By John Mawson, Steve West
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (66)

    Alan Saul is now part-human and part-machine, and our solar system isn't big enough to hold him. He craves the stars, but can't leave yet. His sister Var is trapped on Mars, on the wrong side of a rebellion, and Saul's human side won't let her die. He must leave Argus Station to stage a dangerous rescue - but mutiny is brewing onboard, as Saul's robots make his crew feel increasingly redundant. Serene Galahad will do anything to prevent Saul's escape. Earth’s ruthless dictator hides her crimes from a cowed populace as she readies new warships for pursuit.

    Great conclusion to a good series.

    I enjoyed the series all the way through and the ending didn't disappoint. This particular book went by fast, the plot having great comedic relief and..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 09 2015 by Colton ()