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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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    Michael 04-11-17
    Michael 04-11-17
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    "Hero is a little too super..."

    Action was disappointing. Even Superman had to try a little bit to win. And since there is no Kryptonite here, there was never and doubt that Seb could whip any adversary by twitching his eyebrow. The only unknown was how much mental anguish he would feel for squashing the bad bug...bad super evil, super powerful bug though he might be. I found myself hoping Mason might actually be a big enough bug to test Sebs abilities at least a little bit.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    will 05-03-17
    will 05-03-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Just no..."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    There is just to big of a mental gap between the mindset of the protagonist and the thought processes of a real person. I could not put myself in a position where i was able to agree with anything Seb did.


    What about Todd Boyce’s performance did you like?

    Amazing performance. He nailed every part of this narrative.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Unmaking Engine?

    The end. The ending could have either redeemed this book or destroyed it. The author chose the latter. When the the end came... I just wanted to kick puppy's. It could have easily gone so many wonderful directions, but instead Sainsbury plopped a hot steaming pile of unmentionable in my ear.


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    Kindle Customer 04-17-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Follow-up to the First Book"

    The first book was so much brain candy. This one, you grow attached to Seb, Mee, and there's a surprise character you wouldn't expect you end up liking. ;) You learn more about the Rosser's and Manna. This is well written, with leading the reader on an epic adventure. Downloading the 3rd book after reading the cliff hanger. Thanks Mr. Sainsbury for not giving up on your dreams of writing.

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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!!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jeffrey C. Coyne Chapel Hill 03-17-17
    Jeffrey C. Coyne Chapel Hill 03-17-17

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    "Oh Please, Such A Disappointment"

    Do not waste your time or credit. This is an assembly of other Scifi plots with bad science and worse moralizing. At best this is a drug hazed fantasy novel with hateful characters. The author indulges in his own brand of anti religion; creating his own god from the worst possible stock. Borrowing heavily from Star Wars and Star Trek, the author predictably moves from drug muddled damsel in distress to "Luke I am your father". The performance is tainted by the story. I do wish the narrator would learn to pronounce the lengthier words and would forgo the horrible and insulting accents.

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    D Greenwood, IN 03-02-17
    D Greenwood, IN 03-02-17 Member Since 2014

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    "Good story. Needs more editing."

    This was an okay story but it needed more editing. For example, when Seb is standing on the shore and Mi finds him, she saw his face glowing, which was impossible because "it had been a moonless night", and yet she stuck her hand between his face and the moon to see if there was a shadow? What happened to the moonless night? This story also has a ton of distracting holes in it. For example when Seb saved the family from the fire by flying them out, yet when he saved Mi from Mason he had to jump out the window to the ground? Or Seb had to rely on Mi's meger science background for info when Seb 2 had been capable of accessing the internet at lightning speed? Seriously needed more editing or better editors.

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    Daniel 02-16-17
    Daniel 02-16-17 Member Since 2015
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    "great book"

    I really enjoyed this book. I enjoyed the twist with quantum physics and how it shapes our relality. definitely worth a read.

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    matt 02-14-17
    matt 02-14-17 Member Since 2016
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    "unexpected."

    ends leaving you wanting more. took some crazy turns and was an exciting ride. glad i picked up the second book.

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    Amazon Customer 02-11-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Damn near perfect!"

    This series is so amazing so far I cannot wait for the third volume. Do yourself a favor and read these books

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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.

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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

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