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The Unmaking Engine Audiobook

The Unmaking Engine: The World Walker Series, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

An experiment that began 2.8 billion years ago is about to end....

Seb Varden is starting to get used to life as a World Walker. With a body full of alien nanotechnology, the ability to travel anywhere instantly and - most surprising of all - a steady relationship with Meera Patel, things are finally looking up.

Until Seb has his first blackout, starts meeting aliens and discovers a plan that threatens the entire human race. And, of course, Mason, the most dangerous Manna user, picks this particular moment to come after him and Meera.

Scariest of all, Seb is learning his transformation into a World Walker is far from complete....

Monkeys, aliens, technology, parallel universes, music, psychopaths, A.I., a magic tech spider, The Unmaking Engine has it all, including the explanation of how all life on Earth began. Did I mention monkeys?

©2016 Ian Sainsbury (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

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    Kindle Customer 01-28-17 Member Since 2013
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    "The path of least resistance"

    The story of a man who takes the path of least resistance. Every hard decision is handled in a clumsy way. None of his choices at the end make a lick of sense.

    I mean this guy just starts lecturing about taking the easy way out, but... read about his past in the first book, and he's no different. Give him a God complex and insane powers, and now all that is glossed over.

    What ever.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    07-07-17
    07-07-17 Member Since 2016

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    "Nice potential but ultimately not satisfying"

    Very imaginative but far to much exposition. This on top of a hero who never seemed to understand anything and needed the exposition dumbed down to a 5th grade level made portions of the book seem endlessly repetitive.

    The narrator did a wonderful job with what he had and would likely shine even brighter if given a more mature story.

    Over all this is bearable because of the narration, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    DobieChuck Colorado 01-15-17
    DobieChuck Colorado 01-15-17 Member Since 2017

    Blind listener reading everything, especially mystery/thrillers and sf&f. Restricted to audio so picky where credits spent. #BooksRule

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    "Decent, but..."

    It's a decent read for many of the same reasons one woulda liked the preceding World Walker, and a lot of the loose ends are tied up, but imo it just didn't have the same flow and cohesion as the first... Still a good read, but you might be disappointed by some of the seeming disjointedness...

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tommy 03-25-17
    Tommy 03-25-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Def worth a credit"

    Very cool premise, enjoyed the first book a little more but this one is def worth a read. Very nice blend of sci-if, fantasy, hero type book. Cool spin on explaining religion etc. This book just doesn't have that "can't put down factor." Also I save my 5 stars for the truly epic books which is rare, so 4 star is most people's 5. My last two books were on the amazing level. "The Call" was a really fun fantasy/horror book, premise might not sound good but trust me I couldn't put it down, almost gave 5 stars. The truly epic 5 star book was "Awaken Online." I gave "Ready Player One" five stars and Awaken was even better!!

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    Michael J Foley 08-15-17 Member Since 2017

    Avid listener...100+ per year for many years. Very few reviews seems I only say something when I am disappointed or elated!

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    "horribly boring"

    boring book just drags on and on never really gets better. at times you believe the author can't continue but he manages to do just that!

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    Nancy Chilton-Kendrick 07-19-17 Member Since 2015

    I love Science Fiction, Mysteries, Thrillers & Werewolves & Vampires. I devour audiobooks. Driving, cleaning house & anytime.

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    "Very Good"

    This is audiobook 2 and was good, action packed, and occasionally funny. Some of bad guys meet their maker but the main, Seb, hangs in there. Humanity needs saving so on to Audiobook 3. I recommend this audiobook.

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    Gene 06-21-17
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    "Dont waste your time"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No, the story just drags on. I finished it, but barely remember it ending. I was glad when it was finally over.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Ian Sainsbury again?

    Nope


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    Matt 06-16-17
    Matt 06-16-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Good story- Decent narration"

    Book two - It took me a couple of chapters to get into the cadence of the narrator, but once I did this series was filled with good characters, and science fiction concepts.

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    lynn 06-11-17
    lynn 06-11-17
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    "I hate to say this, but this was just ridiculous!"

    I kept trying, because the first book was tolerable, but this was insulting to the reader's intelligence .

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    Angel SAN PEDRO, CALIFORNIA, United States 06-09-17
    Angel SAN PEDRO, CALIFORNIA, United States 06-09-17 Member Since 2010
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    "I enjoyed every chapter. Sci fi at it's best."

    One of the best sci fi books I've heard!
    I can't wait for next book.

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    "The first book was great, this is not.!"

    Read the first book and then on audio, that's how much I enjoyed it. Went straight out and bought the audio of this one and sorry, but very disappointed.

    Great storyline but sooo slow and prosaic in the never ending diversions from the main story. Blah, blah, blah. every few pages it went into silly little areas that did not move the story forward at all.

    The author kept using the exact same word every time another person spoke. He said or she said, no changes such as he replied or she responded etc etc. This made the conversations boring whereas with the right use of different words, it would have had another star from me.

    Overall, if the author does a 3rd book I MIGHT read it and really want too not if the issues noted above are still there, then I wont buy it, sorry.

    Really would like to see this author get this right because I can see a future with me reading more of his books.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    2/24/17
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    "Really enjoyed this"

    This book was great and had ever thing I wanted from it and more .
    Very much looking forward to the next book or maybe books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lee Cobb
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    "Loved it"

    If it were a book I'd never put it down. A good story filled with drama and humour.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jaymz Lindsay
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    "It's all about the he said, she said BS."

    Enjoyed the story and performance but it was ruined for me by the constant use of "He said" or "She said"
    I had to stop listening at one point as it became unbearable.
    Not sure if I'll purchase book 3 based on this.

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  • Frances
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    "Lost me by the mid-point"

    Didn't love the characters enough, got a little too random with no explanation and the protagonist's powers became far far far too big for the author to control. He is basically invincible. What good is that in a fantasy story?! Liked the first book, not so much this second one

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  • Jennie Armour
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    "Can't think of a title "

    Whilst the narrator does a good job, it does sound quite weird when he does 'mee's' voice, which I found slightly off putting.
    The story, I'm pleased to say, has not disappointed and I look forward to the next book. There are so many places this story could be taken, both for the future and historically within the story. There is background that we have yet to discover and I'm very interested to see how the author Sainsbury imagines it all.

    A great second book in my opinion, and I look forward to (at the moment) books 3 and 4.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tracy Ann Logan
    6/4/17
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    "Overly Descriptive, Moralizing - makes for tedium"

    Absolutely my favourite genre and that's the only reason I made an effort. But, it was hard work. Wished the author had followed the 'show, not tell' guideline for storytelling. Descriptions and explanations of the obvious went on ad nauseam. Things were too easy for 'the hero' to make an exciting story. Resolution and ending anticlimactic. Great story idea though.

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