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The stunning conclusion to the trilogy that began with the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning Ancillary Justice.

For just a moment, things seem to be under control for the soldier known as Breq. Then a search of Atheok Station's slums turns up someone who shouldn't exist - someone who might be an ancillary from a ship that's been hiding beyond the empire's reach for three thousand years.

In the meantime, a messenger from the alien and mysterious Presger empire arrives, as does Breq's enemy, the divided and quite possibly insane Anaander Mianaai - ruler of an empire that's at war with itself.

Anaander is heavily armed and extremely unhappy with Breq. She could take her ship and crew and flee, but that would leave everyone at Athoek in terrible danger. Breq has a desperate plan. The odds aren't good, but that's never stopped her before.

©2015 Ann Leckie (P)2015 Hachette Audio

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  • Mr. S. Wallace-jones
  • 11-03-15

Please don't stop there

I loved this third book in the series, and hope Ann Leckie does not stop there. I am wishing for inspiration to strike and more books in the series. Also Adjoa Andoh's reading of the series has been stellar. I have loved her intimacy and character voices. Many thanks to you both.

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  • Kate
  • 01-28-17

First book was great, second- OK, third- cozy

The first book of the series introduced a number of novel and powerful concepts, such as ancillaries, multi-body AIs, multi-body 'humans', disregard for physical gender. The highly unusual main character and how her nature was revealed gradually made for a great read. I would certainly rate it at 5 stars if I had Ancillary Justice on the Audible.
The following two books of the series make for a cozy read where domestic routines take centre stage and it is hard to take any plot developments seriously. Glimpses of the Radj Space culture provided in the first book are not developed any further, so we are stuck with the endless references to tea drinking. The third book introduces a number of new curious characters and resolves in a more or less satisfying way, making it second best to the first.

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  • Debbie Slater
  • 03-08-16

5* Science Fiction

This is standout SF read by a standout narrator -- a pure pleasure throughout the trilogy.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-29-16

brilliant in every way

with all three books and especially this last one, i really tried hard to ration myself. The more I read, the less I had to look forward to.
Characters and plot were excellent and the reader was superb. Friends who regard audio books with a certain distaste will never know the force and depth that a reader like Adjoa Andoh brings to the text.

All in all a month or so of absolute pleasure.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-21-18

Great end to a trilogy, well narrated

interesting spin on a galactic saga, well developed, great characters, well told.
a must read for sci fi fans

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  • Gaukhar Massabayeva
  • 12-19-17

Disney ending. not living up to build up.

meh, did not enjoy as much as 1st or second skipped last 2 minutes entirely. culmination of the struggle was disappointing. all awe and respect centered on a single character for no apparent reason given intercharacter history. whole Vendaai and Breq dynamics are understandable -ish the rest are not

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  • Mr BTW Carter
  • 06-29-17

Great series but sort of fizzled out

amazing writing and characters. unfortunately it came to a bit of a disappointing but satisfying end. I do hope there are more books to wrap up the loose ends

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  • charles
  • 06-28-17

A fascinating series with spectacular narration.

Absolutely loved this series. It is very different from your usual Sci fi but all the better for it. A very well fleshed out universe with a great cast of characters, but the highlight is the narration by Adjoa Andoh. A brilliant performance that brings the whole series to life.

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  • Slartibardfast
  • 02-14-17

Very good indeed

I have read SciFi voraciously for 35 years and the best stays with you for a long time (for example the poignance of The Ship Who Sang by Anne McCaffrey). The Ancillary trilogy (interestingly also including a ship who sings) is one such piece of work - superbly written and brilliantly brought to life by Adjoa Andho. A really great set of books that leaves you fervently hoping there will be more.

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  • Fylgier
  • 08-06-16

Some endings are beginnings

I will call this trilogy a bit overrated and slow pasted. But it is British people in space, what can I expect :P. It is worth it however.

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  • Rick
  • 12-18-16

Worthy conclusion to the series

I enjoyed this book, it's character driven and continues to centre around a small system rather than grand space opera style. People who prefer mighty space fleet battles and galaxy spanning stories will likely struggle. But if you liked the second book in the series you'll like this one also. The narration was great although there was great emphasis on various national accents to distinguish voices. It worked though.

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  • Sean
  • 06-22-16

Another great story!

This was a well written story, exploring interesting ideas, with well developed characters, set in a wonderful universe.

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  • Chris
  • 12-04-17

better than part 2

better than part 2. a gripping ending that keeps you glued to you device. it wants more words..


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  • Glenn Murray
  • 06-06-17

Brilliant narrator. Best I've heard. Solid book.

Loved the narration of all 3 novels. Added a while extra layer. Solid book, with flashes of brilliance.

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  • Kristin
  • 12-31-16

Words cannot describe

How much I love this book. Top quality sci-fi at its finest that had me at the edge of my seat. Power and privilege, grief and revenge wound up in identity and agency make this compelling and gut wrenching.