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Fifty years after the events of Altered Carbon, Takeshi Kovacs is serving as a mercenary in the Procterate-sponsored war to put down Joshuah Kemp's revolution on the planet Sanction IV. He is offered the chance to join a covert team chasing a prize whose value is limitless - and whose dangers are endless.

Here is a novel that takes mankind to the brink.A breakneck-paced crime thriller, Altered Carbon took its readers deep into the universe Morgan had so compellingly realised without ever letting them escape the onward rush of the plot. Broken Angels melds SF, the war novel and the spy thriller to take the reader below the surface of this future and lay bare the treacheries, betrayals and follies that leave man so ill-prepared for the legacy he has been given: the stars.

This is SF at its dizzying best: superb, yet subtle, world-building; strong yet sensitive characterisation; awesome yet believable technology, thilling yet profound writing. Richard Morgan is set to join the genre's world-wide elite.

©2003 Richard Morgan (P)2005 Tantor Media

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  • Martyn. R. Winters
  • 02-09-15

Excitement by the fistful.

I listened to Broken Angels barely daring to breathe for fear I would miss one of the twists and turns of this full-on space drama. Richard Morgan is a superb storyteller and uses all his skills to relate another Takeshi Kovacs tale. If you liked Altered Carbon, you will love this. The fan contract is fully satisfied.

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  • DAVID
  • 07-22-15

Another Great Read

I really enjoyed the first novel, and while the second has a very different fell its every bit as good. Solid story, a few throw backs to the first novel, but no enough that you need to have read the first to enjoy it. The universe that Morgan has created here is really interesting and I hope to see a few more books in this series

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  • Mike
  • 01-12-15

As good if not better than Altered Carbon

Hats off to Richard Morgan on Takeshi Kovacs second outing! A great mixture of politics, philosophy and psychology with a sprinkle of sex and violence. Absolutely brilliant!

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  • Maria
  • 10-14-17

action, sex and philosophy all in one package.

action, sex and philosophy all in one package. Does not require knowledge of the first book

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  • D. Oxford
  • 09-16-17

A Worthwhile Sequel ...

... and there are SO many out there that absolutely are NOT. This builds nicely on the tech possibilities established in Altered Carbon, but this plot is less tightly woven and more populated and that gate - that's always at the core and keeps pulling you back in, but in a good way. Can't say I preferred this, but it's flashier.

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  • 08-27-17

brilliant scifi

great sequel to the first kovachs book. morgan weaves a wonderfully twisted dystopia, read, cringe, and wonder how long it will take morgan's fictiin ti become reality

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  • 03-24-17

Great book!

worth a listen. not as good as altered carbon but still well worth your time.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-27-16

Pretty average.

This is nowhere near as good as Altered Carbon.

I won't bother with any more from this author. It seems he has no idea what made his first book really good, because there is none of that in this one.

The narrator is okay, apart from the occasional jarring mispronunciation. His character voices are a real mix of good and bad.

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  • Abdullmm
  • 02-08-15

not quite there

What did you like best about Broken Angels? What did you like least?

I like the tech portrayed in the book, but the story was not as good as I expected from the author of altered carbon.

What could Richard Morgan have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

connect the plot to really sequel altered carbon

What three words best describe Todd McLaren’s voice?

could be better

Did Broken Angels inspire you to do anything?

Yes. check review carefully before buying any book

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  • Adm TeKnoMan
  • 02-12-16

I love this series, fantastic

This is an Awesome sorry and a great view on how the future may be...

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  • 10-16-17

Great narrator, I don't enjoy the story

this story lacked density that was needed to flesh it out, altered carbon is king

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  • simmax
  • 10-02-17

very low volume recording difficult to hear

Listen on max volume, couldn't hear otherwise. Poor voice acting. Plot a little laboured in the beginning. Protagonist the usual genius Sci-fi lead figure.