Medusa Uploaded

A Novel
Narrated by: Caitlin Davies
Series: Medusa Cycle, Book 1
Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
4.1 out of 5 stars (128 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Medusa Uploaded by Emily Devenport offers listeners a fast-paced science fiction thriller on the limits of power and control and the knife-edge between killing for revenge or a greater good  

My name is Oichi Angelis, and I am a worm. They see me every day. They consider me harmless. And that's the trick, isn't it? 

A generation starship can hide many secrets. When an Executive clan suspects Oichi of insurgency and discreetly shoves her out an airlock, one of those secrets finds and rescues her. Officially dead, Oichi begins to rebalance power one assassination at a time and uncovers the shocking truth behind the generation starship and the Executive clans.

©2018 Emily Devenport (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

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wonderful. needs better music

I absolutely loved the book. I feel however that with all of the references and allusions to classical music and other art forms that it might have benefited a great deal from including at least small snippets of the music mentioned when possible.

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Clever and cool

What a trip! Kudos to Emily Devenport for creating a complex world, complete with political intrigue and excellent classical music and theatre references, and Oichi, a plucky heroine brave enough to delve into its labyrinthine structure. The twists were fun, and Oichi could give any hero or heroine a run for his/her money with her audacious adventures. Looking forward to the next book!

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Complex generation ship conspiracy

Emily Devenport's Medusa Uploaded is a complex tale of revenge and revolution taking place aboard a generation ship 100 years in and 100 years away from their destination. Society is organized into a small cadre of executives, organized into family clans, who run the place with a small contingent of technical types, while the vast majority of the population are virtual slaves, whose lives are considered less than worthless. With her parents having been part of a small underground insurgency, the main character receives an implant that connects her with a cache of mobile AIs, the Medusa. She is "killed" multiple times reemerging with a new identity always plotting and judiciously killing her way towards her goal of emancipation. Along the way, she discovers more conspiracies and additional players with plans far beyond what she has been led to believe and learns the past is not what she has been taught, the present is not what she believes, and the future is markedly different from what she was expecting. As the story unfolds on an interstellar generation ship, all the routine accouterments are present. Her implant serves as both a communication device with her Medusa, but also allows for interface with the ship's systems. Genetic engineering is hinted as well as evolved version of humanity. As the innocent nature of the implant is focused on music, there are continual references to many classical pieces, along with a recovered film library that creates intriguing digressions into film critique. The narration is passable, but character distinction is a bit strained which can make conversations tedious.

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had a great premise

This story started out with a great premise and striking visual descriptions. Had some honest moments of real suspense. Eventually the story became repetitive and didn't seem to follow any logic. The ending seemed to happen out of nowhere, and closed it's remaining plot points seemingly at random.

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Had to stop, confused and bored

I couldn't keep up with the "plot doesn't make sense so let's just say she knows everything" to get around the story. It was like learning how to code for dummies on tape. I love science fiction and coding, but I fell asleep halfway through the book. Too many names and the omnipotent power of the main character made even this story seem far fetched.

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Interesting Story Line

Oichi is a very interesting character. She has many facets but the main one seem to be how easily she kills. Not that she does it for any but the best reasons. She is on a mission to change life on the generation ship. Turns out that ship is not all that it seems. The plot starts moving toward one goal with one set of characters then turns and turns again often with a new set of characters. The changes also change the world building while the back story drives the characters in different directions. This is book one in The Medusa Cycle and while it answered some question it creates others as the story progresses. It did leave a lot up in the air but there is help on the way. Book will be out soon. Caitlin Davies does a great job giving the right emotion to all the different voices in the story.

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description should have warned of triggers

enjoyed book until an awful scene involving violation of young child. Had to stop listening

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Underdeveloped Story and Simplistic Reading

Interesting concepts with a scattered plot. While adult themes were included, they often still felt over simplified which made the book feel childlike. The narrator gave the reading a childish vibe, but was consistent throughout the reading. At times, I felt that the reader was tonally portraying the message of the author incorrectly.

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um,yeah...eh....okay

this narrator is so dope,I'll purchase anything she does...the story was okay....it'S all about homegirl when it comes down to it....so dope...

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Story is amazing. The performer less so

The narrator really put a strain on listening to the story. The way she pronounced words like button, mountain, and kitten, was absolutely distracting and juvenile. The story itself was great and would love to see another book in the same universe as it were.

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  • paul sparks
  • 05-24-18

Very enjoyable

An interesting premise and for the majority of the book it engages, one or two parts that feel like fillers but over all well worth a listen

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  • Kazablanka
  • 07-06-20

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I really wanted to buy into this story, as the premise seemed great and the performance was captivating. But I was left dissappointed. Very little actually made sense, and the bits that did weren't believable. Wasted my monthly credit on this.