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Woken Furies Audiobook

Woken Furies

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Publisher's Summary

This is high-action, ideas-driven noir SF of the highest order. Morgan has already established himself as an SF author of global significance.

Takeshi Kovacs has come home. Home to Harlan's World. An ocean planet with only 5 percent of its landmass poking above the dangerous and unpredictable seas. Try and get above the weather in anything more sophisticated than a helicopter and the Martian orbital platforms will burn you out of the sky.

And death doesn't just wait for you in the seas and the skies. On land, from the tropical beaches and swamps of Kossuth to the icy, machine-infested wastes of New Hokkaido the hard won gains of the Quellist revolution have been lost. The First Families, the corporations and the Yakuza have a stranglehold on everything.Embarked on a journey of implacable retribution for a lost love, Kovacs is blown off course and into a maelstrom of political intrigue and technological mystery as the ghosts of Harlan's World and his own violent past rise to claim their due.

Quellcrist Falconer is back from the dead, they say and hunting her down for the First Families is a savage young Envoy called Kovacs who's been in storage.

©2005 Richard Morgan (P)2006 Tantor Media

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  • Benjamin
    STOKE ON TRENT, United Kingdom
    9/8/15
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    "Disappointing"

    I totally loved the first 2 audibooks and the author but then this!

    I cant stand the new narrator - the singsong voice does nothing for this brutish hardened hero story and does not work for the genre. He is a significant change from the narrator of the first 2 books and cant pronounce the lead characters name.

    What on earth happens in the story? Total mess. New characters keep on appearing all the way to the end. Eventually the poor plot just become annoying and I just couldnt care if the hero lived or died. If I hadnt listened to the other 2 books and enjoyed them so much I would have deleted this hours and hours ago. Real shame.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Rohan
    2/14/15
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    "Poor quality recording "

    I've enjoyed Morgan's books (and own them in a number of formats - digital and analogue) and was looking forward to listening to the further adventures of Kovacs but didn't make it more than 5 minutes into this talking book. It sounded as though it had been recorded on a Walkman in my garage. In addition the narrator pronounced "Kovacs" with a hard "c" - something that the books themselves decry as incorrect!

    I own 30-40 Audible titles and this is the worst quality recording I've come across. It is very disappointing and shows little respect for an enjoyable story.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. D. G. Clough
    UK
    4/29/15
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    "Don't listen to this if you liked the first two!"

    why would they change the narrator for the third in a series? then add in vocal shifting for some elements and not tell the narrator how to pronounce the name of the lead character?! if you can get past these frustrating points it's good but it annoyed me every step of the way :(

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • TimK
    Kent, England
    10/16/16
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    "The Weakest in this Trilogy"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes, if anything to finish the trilogy.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Richard Morgan? Why or why not?

    Yep. Although this third installment was a bit ropy, it was still enjoyable. The first two were superb.


    Would you be willing to try another one of William Dufris’s performances?

    Absolutely, but no thanks to this audio book. He was brilliant in Cryptonomicon, so I know he can do (a lot) better. I can only assume that this was poor direction by the producers.


    Any additional comments?

    What were the producers thinking? Did they even listen to the first book? KovaCH, not KovaKS! Takeshi even makes a point about it in the beginning of the first book.

    I was binge listening to the trilogy, so having a different narrator in the third book was a bit off-putting. Not because Dufris is bad (see above), but because it was so different from the first two. It's like changing the main actor in a TV series between seasons.

    And what's with the cheap audio effects they put on the "dream sequences"? At first I thought they botched the recording. It completely irritated me and, in my opinion, has no place in an audio book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ben Andrews
    2/29/16
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    "Different Narrator"

    Eventually came around but the change in performer was very jarring with already established pronounciations.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mr WMH Watson
    9/30/16
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    "Pronounced Kovacs wrong the whole time"

    I can't believe they got his name wrong, they make a big thing of it on the first two books, then this narrator gets it wrong. Bad show.
    Great book though.
    Narrator also needs to lay off the effects.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    UK
    6/26/16
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    "better than the previous story"

    The story is better than book 2 but the new narrator mispronounces the main character's name throughout.

    If you've made it through book 2 then this is definitely worth your time. Otherwise just stop at the end of Altered Carbon.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Alexander
    9/13/17
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    "Bad Reader Great Story"

    Some weird sound effects, the reader didn't bother to learn the pronunciation of the main character.

    story is great. love the altered carbon books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    9/12/17
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    "Great book completely ruined by a moron narrator and cheesy sound effects"

    If you've listened to the other audiobooks in this series, I'd advise avoiding this one. For whatever reason it was made by a different company and at some point somebody decided that, because its sci-fi it needs cheesy sound effects. Which evidently meant speaking every word of "Envoy recall" through an old Pringles tube, which just cheapened the whole thing.
    This alone I could have dealt with...

    What is completely unforgivable and the reason I'll be returning this book after I post this, is that the new narrator William Dufris, mispronounces the lead characters name EVERY SINGLE TIME HE SAYS IT! which given that this book is written from Takeshi's point of view means that since the last book he's forgotten how to say his own frickin name!
    When you add to this, that in the previous two books Takeshi has occasion musings on how frequently people mispronounce his name, just makes it hysterically incompetent and all the more rage inducing.
    William Dufris, you sir are a dingleberry, do your research next time, your a disgrace to your profession.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Micky the Ring
    8/14/17
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    "Narrator not right for story ."

    It's a real shame, I've heard W D narrate before and he's geared to the American audience,
    (OTT) just not right for the story,
    Also the story is a bit hit and miss.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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