Tao
Books in series4
UNABRIDGED
(4.0 based on 604 ratings)
  • 1
    The Lives of Tao | Wesley Chu

    The Lives of Tao

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Wesley Chu
    • Narrated By Mikael Naramore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (357)
    Performance
    (327)
    Story
    (329)

    When out-of-shape IT technician Roen wakes up and starts hearing voices in his head, he naturally assumes he’s losing it. He isn’t. As of last night, he has a passenger in his brain - an ancient alien life-form called Tao, whose race crash-landed on Earth before the first fish crawled out of the oceans. Over the millennia his people have trained human heroes to be great leaders, to advance our species at a rate far beyond what it would have achieved on its own. Split into two opposing factions - the peace-loving, but under-represented Prophus, and the savage, powerful Genjix - the aliens have been in a state of civil war for centuries.

    Interesting Premise
    Reviewed on August 13 2013 by Andrew Barnett (Jenkintown, PA United States)
  • 2
    The Deaths of Tao: Tao, Book 2 | Wesley Chu

    The Deaths of Tao: Tao, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Wesley Chu
    • Narrated By Mikael Naramore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (140)
    Performance
    (130)
    Story
    (126)

    The sequel to The Lives of Tao. The Prophus and the Gengix are at war. For centuries they have sought a way off-planet, guiding humanity's social and technological development to the stage where space travel is possible. The end is now in sight, and both factions have plans to leave the Earth, but the Gengix method will mean the destruction of the human race. That's a price they're willing to pay. It's up to Roen and Tao to save the world. Oh, dear...

    Not quite as fun as the first book

    Originally posted at Fantasy Literature.

    The Deaths of Tao is the second book in Wesley Chu’s TAO series. In the first book, The Lives of Tao..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 28 2014 by Katherine (St. Johns, FL, United States)
  • 3
    The Rebirths of Tao: Tao, Book 3 | Wesley Chu

    The Rebirths of Tao: Tao, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Wesley Chu
    • Narrated By Mikael Naramore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (99)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (90)

    Alien spies, bloody politics, and apocalyptic world war action in this stunning conclusion to the Lives of Tao trilogy. Five years have passed since the events in The Deaths of Tao. The world is split into pro-Prophus and pro-Genjix factions and is poised on the edge of a devastating new world war. A Genjix scientist who defects to the other side holds the key to preventing bloodshed on an almost unimaginable scale.

    If you read and liked the previous two, read this

    Read: The Rebirths of Tao (book 3) by Wesley Chu.

    I'll make this simple, if you read the previous two books in the trilogy and liked them, th..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 16 2015 by Nathan (London, Ontario Canada)
  • The Days of Tao | Wesley Chu

    The Days of Tao

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Wesley Chu
    • Narrated By Mikael Naramore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Cameron Tan wouldn't have even been in Greece if he hadn't gotten a 'D' in Art History. Instead of spending the summer after college completing his training as a Prophus operative, he's doing a study abroad program in Greece, enjoying a normal life - spending time with friends and getting teased about his crush on a classmate. Then the emergency notification comes in: a Prophus agent with vital information needs immediate extraction, and Cameron is the only agent on the ground, responsible for getting the other agent and data out of the country.

    worst Tao of all - did I miss it's Young Adult?

    This is the worst Tao of them all. The unbelievably stupid blockhead Cameron is an embarrassment. As an audiobook, performance excellent (although it'..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 10 2016 by Nelson (Anchorage, AK, United States)