Jean le Flambeur
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  • 1
    The Quantum Thief | Hannu Rajaniemi

    The Quantum Thief

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Hannu Rajaniemi
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (319)
    Performance
    (281)
    Story
    (286)

    Jean le Flambeur is a post-human criminal, mind burglar, confidence artist, and trickster. His origins are shrouded in mystery, but his exploits are known throughout the Heterarchy—from breaking into the vast Zeusbrains of the Inner System to stealing rare Earth antiques from the aristocrats of Mars. Now he’s confined inside the Dilemma Prison, where every day he has to get up and kill himself before his other self can kill him.

    Starts Confusing, Gets Exciting, Ends Awesome

    The Quantum Thief is a post-singularity SF novel, meaning it takes place in a future where the line between man and machine has blurred and things lik..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 21 2011 by Matthew (LOUISVILLE, KY, United States)
  • 2
    The Fractal Prince | Hannu Rajaniemi

    The Fractal Prince

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Hannu Rajaniemi
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (115)
    Performance
    (101)
    Story
    (101)

    A physicist receives a mysterious paper. The ideas in it are far, far ahead of current thinking and quite, quite terrifying. In a city of “fast ones,” shadow players, and jinni, two sisters contemplate a revolution. And on the edges of reality a thief, helped by a sardonic ship, is trying to break into a Schrödinger box for his patron. In the box is his freedom. Or not. Jean de Flambeur is back. And he’s running out of time.

    Style makes up for minimal plot

    I enjoyed the book, but the complexity is in the telling, not in the plot. The technologies in the story are so advanced, anything can happen; in that..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 08 2015 by Ocean State Prime (Cumberland, RI, United States)
  • 3
    The Causal Angel | Hannu Rajaniemi

    The Causal Angel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Hannu Rajaniemi
    • Narrated By Roger Wayne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (71)

    Rajaniemi's future is one in which quantum effects can be manipulated by the powerful to unknowable ends; an era in which some are gods and billions of others are enslaved for the processing power of their brains; where in the inner Solar System, the once-human Sobornost endlessly iterate themselves in vast, planet-sized guberniyas, while casually running experiments on the photosphere of the sun. In this world, Jean le Flambeur has broken out of a virtual prison and, later, into the mind of a living god.

    Why switch narrators on the last book in a trilogy

    Hannu, yes. Roger Wayne, No.

    Reviewed on July 16 2014 by Zac (Knoxville,Tn)