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Publisher's Summary

Cassia Vici is on a one-way trip to Saturn - to help humanity reach the stars.

A towering genius who'd already solved the problem of death by making memory recording possible, Cassia leads a team of scientists and problem solvers to a station floating in the harsh winds of Saturn. Their mission: to grow interstellar ships using nanobots in the planet's material-rich environment. She called them "monsters" to help sell the project to a skeptical public.

Little did she know how prophetic that name would become.

But an unexpected death seeds doubt among the team, putting the mission in jeopardy. As her team struggles to save the future, Cassia is haunted by her past - a wife and daughter who died in the very technology that made mind recording possible.

With time running out, Cassia and her crew will need one final miracle to build the monsters that could become both their savior - and their doom.

©2021 Thomas K. Carpenter (P)2021 Audible Originals, LLC.

About the Creator

Thomas K. Carpenter lives in St. Louis with his wife, two college-age children, and a dog named Loki. When he's not busy writing, he enjoys playing games—especially turn-based strategy games—listening to music and traveling. He's published more than 30 novels in the science fiction and fantasy genres. His best-selling Hundred Halls series about a magical university spans multiple series and is best begun with Trials of Magic. Keep up with his travels and writing by joining his newsletter, also on his website.

About the Performer

Amy Deuchler was born and raised in the Chicago area. She spent her childhood reading and performing in plays, so narrating audiobooks is the dream job for this librarian-theater nerd. She is currently a finalist for Best Mystery in the 2021 Independent Audiobook Awards, and was a finalist for Best Female Narrator and Best Mystery in 2020. Her voice is warm, intuitive, and clever, described by listeners as "a very smooth voice" and "a delightful tone."
When not narrating, Deuchler can be found designing lights and scenery for theater, doing any kind of handmade craft, and biking. She also loves to spend time exploring the Milwaukee/Chicago area with her boyfriend and doting on their three cats.

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Too sexual

I couldn’t listen to this there was too much sexual content. I wish it was more of an actual sci of story with occasional sex than a romance novel with a sci if setting.

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When there is a concept, but no story

The author develops a few interesting questions, but the story that should take us from the questions to the answers is so boring and uninspired that the journey becomes a slog rather than an adventure or a wonderous or leisurely trip through an interesting plot or vivid setting...

At least the narrator was good...without the pleasantness ofnee voice getting through this would be impossible .


"humanity is dying in a million years...and I invented a way to transfer consciousness...so I am now going to invent a way to spend billions of dollars to transport meat suits rather than invent a way to store consciousness non-biologically and transport a more durable recepticle"

Literally created a stupid solution to a non-existent problem then repeated the stupidity again and again...

Why grow giant ships with bits of human personality When you could just send bits of human personality as digital passengers on much tinier ships?

This cannot be classified as hard science fiction or soft science fiction, it is only bad science fiction It is only bad science fiction

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Template?

At this points I assume there’s a template provided by publishers for this type of story. Unoriginal and obvious.

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Uuuuuh.....no.

The science here isn't even fiction..its impossibly pointmess and conviluded. And in this authors version of the future all women are either lesbians or like the men disfunctional nuerotic bozos.At best this is a bad drugstore romance story.

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Fun, Small Sci Fi

It's an entertaining and small scifi. It may be a bit predictable, but it's still a nice listen while in the car or something. Some people seem to be complaining about the sexual tones, but the author really just alludes to the fact that the people aboard the shuttle have sex. There aren't any gratuitous sex scenes or anything, so unless you're some kind of purist who hates the mention of anything sexual, I don't think that's much of a downside. On that note, this book does contain some slightly graphic violence, so avoid it if you don't like that stuff either. Otherwise, it's a pretty chill listen. The narrator is wonderful. She does a wonderful job at pulling the story to life. She kind of makes the experience for me.

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Very Good Story

This was a very good story. I thought it was extremely original and unique and it kept me completely immersed from start to finish.

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Wow!

Fantastic story, performance and production.

Not sure what to expect but I grabbed the Audio Book for a quickie while I glued up some panels and wound up working late just to finish the story.

I’m not a sci-fi critic so I can’t speak to the technical aspects of the story but I truly enjoyed the characters and arc. For a short story the author did a great job introducing and developing the characters.....

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Amazing

SATURN'S MONSTERS
Is an amazing look at technology out pacing human development. This psychological thriller is short jaunt into the mindset of monsters and man. Exceptionally written. Audible is remarkably preformed.

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Microwaved

I felt rushed through the story. If that pace was intentional and I under appreciated the effect.. I guess that’s possible. But I was so invested in the possibilities when the story began and felt like I was eating a good meal that so easily could’ve been a great meal.

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👏👏👏👏👏👍🙂❤️ Give this book a chance! You will not regret it.

I loved this book. I hope Amazon turns into a movie one day because it would be epic to see on screen. I don't want to say why I loved listening to this book. So I don't give it away, however I will say this.
Honestly, this is some incredible awesome scifi writing right here. I especially loved the ending. To be able to fly forever under the stars forever. How freckin Awesome would that be especially, with the ones you love the most. Absolutely beautiful ending.

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  • 01-10-22

not impressed

Poor characters and weak story along with wooden nerration. Not impressed at all with it

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  • 11-12-21

Rubbish

What a weak story. A waste of 4 hours. Nothing happens and it has a poor narrator as well

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  • Dave Reid
  • 10-15-21

Good story but the narrator is very distracting and poor

The narrator sounds like an AI very bland so it distracts from the story.

It’s not a bad story, decent characters and arcs.

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  • 09-02-21

Not a horror story.

A very unusual and absorbing tale with unexpected plot twist and turns. Clear, good quality narration.

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  • 12-03-21

If you ignore the love triangle, it was good.

If you ignore the love triangle, it was a good science fiction novella. The basis of monster ships and cloning personalities was very interesting and a great idea. The rest was a let down.