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  • Thin Air

  • A Novel
  • By: Richard K. Morgan
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 598
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 556
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 553

From the author of the award-winning Altered Carbon, which is now an exciting new series from Netflix. On a Mars where ruthless corporate interests violently collide with a homegrown independence movement as Earth-based overlords battle for profits and power, Hakan Veil is an ex-professional enforcer equipped with military-grade body tech that's made him a human killing machine. But he's had enough, and all he wants is a ticket back home - which is just what he's offered by the Earth Oversight organization, in exchange for being the bodyguard for an EO investigator.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Turns out there is life on Mars

  • By Gilbert on 10-26-18

Turns out there is life on Mars

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-26-18

With Thin Air, Richard K. Morgan returns to Mars, as it was depicted in 13 (Black Man), but some time later. When I first noticed a new narrator I was worried, but Colin Mace does a great job. Any fans of 13 (which I consider Morgan’s most important work) will enjoy this book, and notice themes that are familiar, but not rote. Morgan’s got a talent for vivid depiction of urban bleakness- and that’s on full display here. It’s a complex plot to put it mildly- but that’s one of the reasons Morgan’s books are great re-reads, or re-listens.

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  • The Aeronaut's Windlass

  • The Cinder Spires, Book 1
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: Euan Morton
  • Length: 21 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,323
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,441
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,434

Since time immemorial the Spires have sheltered humanity, towering for miles over the mist-shrouded surface of the world. Within their halls aristocratic houses have ruled for generations, developing scientific marvels, fostering trade alliances, and building fleets of airships to keep the peace. Captain Grimm commands the merchant ship Predator. Fiercely loyal to Spire Albion, he has taken their side in the cold war with Spire Aurora, disrupting the enemy's shipping lines by attacking their cargo vessels.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Brave New World

  • By Don Gilbert on 10-02-15

Excellent.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-15-15

Anyone who's read the Codex Alera series has been waiting for Jim Butcher to take on another series. I'm still pissed at you Jim for making me wait, but this delivers. That sort of makes up for it.
Smart, inventive, funny and gripping, this is a great story. Great reader as well. AND CATS!