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- By: Charles Stross
- Narrated by: George Guidall
- Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
In the 21st century, the perfection of faster-than-light travel and the rise of a prodigious artificial intelligence known as the Eschaton altered the course of humankind. New civilizations were founded across the vastness of space. Now, the technology-eschewing world known as the New Republic is besieged by an alien information plague. Earth quickly sends a battle fleet - but is it coming to the rescue, or is a sinister plot in motion?
Gonzo giggleworthy geekitude
- By Noah on 11-11-10
One of My Favorite Sci-Fi Books & Performances
I've read this book a couple of times, but listening to this book has taken my love for this book to a whole new level. Guidall is an incredible performer: every character gets his or her own voice, and each voice has its own subtle inflections. Without descending into a parody of a feminine voice, he puts just enough flirtiness and snarkiness into Rachel's voice to make me believe it's Rachel speaking. And listening to the book brought out more of the humor than I noticed before. Guidall's rendition of the demented Admiral Kurtz is hilarious! I'm usually bored by battle scenes, but he makes the space battles (written more like submarine battles) as tense and rapid-fire as a movie scene. I'm looking forward to listening to this book again!