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As a replicant, or "technohuman", Detective Bruna Husky knows two things: humans bioengineered her to perform dangerous, undesirable tasks, and she has just 10 years on the United States of Earth before her body automatically self-destructs. But with "antitechno" rage on the rise and a rash of premature deaths striking her fellow replicants, she may have even less time than she thought.

Investigating the mysterious deaths, Bruna delves into the fractious, violent history shared by humans and replicants, and struggles to engage the society that fails to understand her - yet created her. The deeper she gets, the deadlier her work becomes as she uncovers a vast, terrifying conspiracy bent on changing the very course of the world. But even as the darkness of her reality closes in, Bruna clings fiercely to life.

©2012 Rosa Montero (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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complex story alot of good detel

If you could sum up Tears in Rain in three words, what would they be?

Robotic crime cop

What did you like best about this story?

The technology of techno 's and the T.P. parts.

What does Mary Robinette Kowal bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She's. Vary talented women keeping up with this book you have to be openly in a zone .She pulls this off and that's not faked. It's magic together.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes the struggles within to cope with discrimination. Of one whom longs to be excepted.

Any additional comments?

If you like techno thriller's? Get it.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Makes You Think

Any book that makes me think about ideas that I have never thought about before I consider to be a strong book. The idea that a person's personality, their character, can be formed by the memories of their past, even if those memories are fake, implanted, is quite an extraordinary concept to me. I have mulled this over in my noggin for awhile now.

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  • Steve
  • Richland Center, WI, United States
  • 02-12-13

Tears in Rain

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

My wife loved this I listened to it recently and although I am pretty forgiving with Sci FY these days I found it to be kind of soapy...Maybe Just me but I thought there were some areas that were left unexplained. Pace was a bit uneven. I would recommend this to an avid Sci FI reader so you can judge for yourself...

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  • Christine
  • Sandy Hook, CT, United States
  • 07-16-17

plot moves at a snails pace

this may be a very enjoyable tale for some... just not me. I simply lost interest in the first third of the first book

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  • nm
  • 02-21-17

Horrible reader ruined the experience

The novel is decent and the reader has a pleasant voice when narrating and taking on the voice of Bruna Husky, the main character. However, she has no range and the voices she uses for most orher characters are grotesque which made it very difficult to enjoy listening.

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it's not blade runner fan fiction but very close

anyone who's a fan of blade runner should consider this book, it's not as good obviously but it is still a good story that can be enjoyed as a sci-fi fan.

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shades of blade runner

we so often seek what we have and know. it is a pleasure to be surprised.

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Poignant

This is a book about a future world that includes Androids. The main character is an Android and has been hired to determine who is committing hideous crimes against fellow Replicates. “Tears in Rain” will be running through my mind long after the listen. Not only due to the narrator’s haunting voice but also due to questions raised by the author throughout the book; including “Why me?”, “How long do I have left?”, and my favorite “Am I just being paranoid?”.

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Finally Something Different

This audio book was very interesting and fast paced and all the characters were dynamic, interesting, and fun. The narration was great Hope some day there will be a book 2.

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Well written future world

Would you listen to Tears in Rain again? Why?

No, I don't re-listen to books

Who was your favorite character and why?

The main character, Bruna Husky. She was complicated, flawed, smart and interesting.

Have you listened to any of Mary Robinette Kowal’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, I had never heard her before. This was an good performance.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me think.