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Publisher's Summary

How do you stage a mutiny when you're only awake one day in a million? How do you conspire when your tiny handful of potential allies changes with each job shift? How do you engage an enemy that never sleeps, that sees through your eyes and hears through your ears, and relentlessly, honestly, only wants what's best for you? 

Trapped aboard the starship Eriophora, Sunday Ahzmundin is about to discover the components of any successful revolution: conspiracy, code - and unavoidable casualties.

©2018 Peter Watts (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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great story didn't like narrators choice of emotio

The narrator was good but her choice of sounding like everyone was crying the whole time was a bit much and degraded what was a first class sci fi story.

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Slow motion revolution

Peter Watts' The Freeze-Frame Revolution is a futuristic uprising that occurs over the course of millennia. A special spacecraft has been designed to travel the galaxy at sub-light speed building "gates" for fast travel. While most of the activity is automated and handled by the ship's AI, a human crew is maintained just in case. They remain in hibernation most of the time and when the tale begins, they have been at this for 65 million years, while only experiencing a few decades of subjective living. With no word from Earth in all this time, many begin to question the relevancy of their mission, but the ship's AI is undaunted. And so begins an insurgency in secret that slowly evolves over centuries.

Watts envisions faster than light travel with the catch that sub-light travel is first necessary to build the apparatus to enable the former. He also crafts a rigid AI that is ever unwavering in its mission in the face of what represents strong evidence that humanity either has gone extinct or else never ventured further in space as they've never encountered remnants of humanity throughout their travels. The creative ways of subterfuge are intriguing and lead to the possibility that the AI was intentionally crippled to prevent tampering but without clarity around intentions for a mission lasting millions of years.

The narration is reasonable with acceptable character distinction and moderate pacing.

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Anti climactic

I believe the narrator's tone was appropriate for this book. but I can certainly sympathize with some other reviewers comments, it did get a bit tiresome. The story had a chance, but unfortunately never really delivered the goods, Maybe if the narrator would have been more urgent towards the end it could have helped somewhat. Blah blah, Final verdict definitely not worth a credit, and actually wasn't worth my time as a free included book with the membership.

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Fart Sniffer

Holy crap, that could've been a 30 min short story if the author didn't enjoy their own farts so damn much. Cool concept, total waste of time and words.

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Don't heed the naysayers!

I almost didn't delve into the book because of the few bad reviews up top, and boy am I glad I shrugged them off. This was an amazing firsthand account of a crazy, yet super plausible story. And the narration is just superb! There are a _lot_ of intricate and geeky details in here, and the author definitely isn't afraid to leave you behind, with respect to tech and sciencey cause/effect... but if you love puzzles and don't mind the jargon a firsthand account like this would have, the story is deep and mesmerizing. I couldn't put the damn thing down.

As for the ending, all I can stress, again, is that it's a firsthand account. And I felt it answered as many questions as it opened the door to new ones (and possibly more stories).

I highly recommend you ignore any naysayers and take her for a spin.

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Depressing

I wanted to like this book, I really did. But it was awful. All the activity, all the story was for nothing. In the end, there was really no conclusion. I just felt cheated.

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Good novella

For those saying the Narration was unprofessional I wholeheartedly disagree. She may not be John lee but it was still well delivered.

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Ridiculous story and tortuously overwrought performance. Why in the world did I finish it. No sane explanation.

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Superb new era science fiction

Putting together a first person narrative can be a challenging task for an author to keep exciting, driving, and this was a gripping story beginning to end.

The narrator‘s performance with emotion and pause and inflection showed that they are a master of narrative arts. They not only read the story multiple times to prepare, their emotions showed that they performed it - and they were that character delivering the story to you!

This goes in my top five greatest stories I’ve listened to in audible in years.

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just too abstract. neat concept great narrator

interesting world ship concept with an AI and a million year mission but just so hard to follow and abstract. No backstory building no world building to explain the background or reason for the story and tons of abstract hard to follow tech babble. the narrator was really good. one of the best female narrators I've heard on here but the story just went nowhere and jumped around. It's ok I guess but I'd pass.

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