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Sleeping Giants
Sleeping Giants | Sylvain Neuvel
An inventive debut in the tradition of World War Z and The Martian, told in interviews, journal entries, transcripts, and news articles, Sleeping Giants is a thriller fueled by a quest for truthand a fight for control of earthshaking power. A girl named Rose is riding her new bike near her home in Deadwood, South Dakota, when she falls through the earth. She wakes up at the bottom of a square hole, its walls glowing with intricate carvings. But the firemen who come to save her peer down upon something even stranger: a little girl in the palm of a giant metal hand. Seventeen years later, the mystery of the bizarre artifact remains unsolvedits origins, architects, and purpose unknown. Its carbon dating defies belief; military reports are redacted; theories are floated, then rejected. But some can never stop searching for answers. Rose Franklin is now a highly trained physicist leading a top secret team to crack the hands code. And along with her colleagues, she is being interviewed by a nameless interrogator whose power and purview are as enigmatic as the provenance of relic. Whats clear is that Rose and her compatriots are on the edge of unraveling historys most perplexing discoveryand figuring out what it portends for humanity. But once the pieces of the puzzle are in place, will the result prove to be an instrument of lasting peace or a weapon of mass destruction? Advance praise for Sleeping Giants This stellar debut novel . . . masterfully blends together elements of sci-fi, political thriller and apocalyptic fiction. . . . A page-turner of the highest order.Kirkus ReviewsReminiscent of The Martian and World War Z, Sleeping Giants is a luminous conspiracy yarn that shoots for (and lands among) the stars.Pierce Brown, New York Times bestselling author of Red Rising First-time novelist Sylvain Neuvel does a bold, splashy cannonball off the high dive with Sleeping Giants. It bursts at the seams with big ideas and the questions they spawnHow much human life is worth sacrificing in the pursuit of scientific progress? Can humanity be trusted with weapons of ultimate destruction? And the biggest: Are we alone? But all that really matters is that this book is a sheer blast from start to finish. I havent had this much fun reading in ages.Blake Crouch, author of Dark Matter and the bestselling Wayward Pines trilogyFrom the Hardcover edition.
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5⭐
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Science Fiction
War of the Worlds meets Transformers
Unprecedented and a tad frightening
Full-cast narration
Told in an interview format
My first Re-listen of the year…and I‘ve decided to tackle The Themis Files. While the book is not without its flaws, I still honestly loved it anyway. Character development may have suffered because of its unique format but it sure doesn't lack in sarcasm or intensity.

Megabooks Oh yeah, this is a fantastic audiobook! This is my favorite of the series. 2mo
Laughterhp This was a great audiobook!! 2mo
AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH @Megabooks @Laughterhp Yes this is my fav of the series, also! 2mo
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Rissreads
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I really enjoyed the first book, the story was really original. The second book not so much. I won‘t bother with the third.
It was my pick for my bookclub. We have never had a science fiction book before. They all hated it! 🤷‍♀️

JamieArc Oh no. I loved this trilogy and I‘m not a science fiction person. I think I liked it so much because the audiobook is really well done. It‘s full cast. I definitely liked the second two in audiobook better than the first one I read in print. 3mo
CarolynM When my book group did a sci-fi, I was the one who hated it😆 Still, that's why we're in book groups, don't you think? 3mo
Rissreads @CarolynM sure is! I love the excitement of finding out what the next book will be! (edited) 2mo
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Onto the next. I am so intrigued by the case file style of this book and it including interviews as it‘s method of story telling. Fox (Mulder) seems excited with the paranormal/extraterrestrial vibe to the synopsis.

allureofbeauty I love this one. It‘s also especially good on audio. 3mo
HollyBahling @allureofbeauty I‘m really enjoying it. I‘m over a third of the way done already. 3mo
BethM I read this trilogy must faster than I anticipated. It was really intriguing. 3mo
HollyBahling @BethM I believe it because I finished this one in 5 hours! It was super easy to read quickly. 3mo
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KatieDid927
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Thank you so much @LeslieO !! The book is so cool and the chocolates extra yummy! (I may have snuck a taste already.) And thanks to @bookish_wookish for hosting! #LittleChristmasSwap #LCS

LeslieO You‘re very welcome! Enjoy! 5mo
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Lucy_Anywhere
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#TBRPile 📚 “It was my eleventh birthday.”

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wideeyedreader
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Engaging and inventive, but I felt like I didn‘t know any of the characters—also not sure the interview format really works for this story. I felt removed and distant from the events, which is not something I like in my sci-fi. I‘m not sure if I‘ll continue the series yet.

JamieArc If you do continue, this series works really well in audio. I read the first in print too and thought it was just okay, but listened to the second two ans really liked the full cast audiobooks. (edited) 8mo
wideeyedreader @JamieArc I might have to do that! 8mo
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Mogoeg
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Lots of fun! A strong, tightly paced sci-fi thriller. Very high concept & cinematic. Looking forward to the sequels & to answers to such questions as: who is the mysterious narrator/interviewer? who is the mysterious stranger that contacts the interviewer & how do they know what they know? And other stuff I won't spoil here.

My unofficial reading theme for September is BIG science fiction (space opera, big ideas) & this kicked things off nicely.

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Little Rose suddenly finds herself in a glowing, square hole in the palm of a giant metal hand. 20 years later, Rose is a highly trained physicist leading a team to learn the hands secrets.

Book 1 of 3. LOVED it, but everyone seems to agree the last book is terrible....do I skip the rest of the series never knowing how it ends, or keep reading & risk disappointment?! 🤔

Artwork here:
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JamieArc Keep going, but listen to the audiobooks! They are full cast and are excellently done! 9mo
LaraS @JamieArc thanks for the suggestion - I've put the next audio book on hold at my library! 😎 9mo
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wen4blu
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“It was my eleventh birthday.”

#firstlinefridays #currentlyreading
@ShyBookOwl

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Holyyyy crap why isn't this book hyped up and everywhere?! 😳😳😳😳 5/5 ⭐ one of the best books I've read all year. I hella slept on Sylvain Neuvel

suvata I agree. It was a great book. 11mo
ItsAnotherJen This series is so good!! 11mo
BeckyWithTheGoodBooks This is a great book! I enjoyed the whole trilogy! 11mo
julesG Great series that you're catching up on. 😉 11mo
jackilynn I love this series, I absolutely devoured it a few years ago! The audiobooks are fantastic. 11mo
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Starting off today with a dog walk and this book

Littlewolf1 This is on my TBR 11mo
annahenke Great book! 11mo
SassenachTheBookWizard @annahenke agreed! Can't believe it doesn't get more hype! 11mo
annahenke @SassenachTheBookWizard I‘m definitely an evangelist for it. Such an interesting premise and format! 11mo
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Bwig7
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Interesting and Quick Read

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This was great! Def out of my usual go to genre but it was written so well! I also enjoyed the interview/journal format it was written in. The ending was 😲. Now to decide if Im going to read the rest of the series.

allureofbeauty I love this book so much 13mo
MartinaLove I heard so many good things about this book. I heard the audiobook is amazing. Sadely, I have a short concentration when it comes to audiobook. I was only able to listen to one but I think I might try this one. 13mo
CallMeIshmael This book is amazing and there second one in the series is also pretty good, but the 3rd 👎 13mo
rather_be_reading @CallMeIshmael good to know! ty! 13mo
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Lunch time reads

SolitaryBookLover Loved this! Not usually my genre but I really enjoyed it 13mo
ads0123 I loved this trilogy! The audio was phenomenal!!!! 13mo
rather_be_reading @SolitaryBookLover me either! im so pleasantly surprised! 13mo
rather_be_reading @ads0123 i mite have to check tht out! ty1 13mo
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LOVING this book so much! Why didnt someone tell me!!

PurpleyPumpkin OMG this one is so good! I now have all the books in the series and I think I‘m going to reread this first one before starting the next. So enjoyable!😉 13mo
jackilynn The audiobooks for this series are fantastic! 13mo
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Book 59

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Macnjen
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Mehso-so

I really enjoyed the interview format of the book but did not enjoy where the story went in the last quarter or so. I‘m not a huge fan of sci-fi but isn‘t wasn‘t so far off that I couldn‘t follow it. I loved the unidentifiable narrator and his snarky attitude. This is the first of the trilogy, and I‘m glad I read it. I don‘t think I‘ll be reading the remaining 2 because the storyline just really wasn‘t for me. It‘s a fast read #litsyatoz for N

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I had a lot of fun with this book! I loved the format, and the multiple voices really worked well on audio #BookspinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
ElleSkel I enjoyed this too! 1y
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Pogue
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I loved the way this was written, and it is the first book from my TBR pile I made!

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Lesanne
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The premise is very cool but I just kind of lost interest in the execution. Relaying the story through journal entries and interviews was edgy and interesting at first but its limitations became apparent about a third of the way in, and I grew frustrated at not knowing anything about the mysterious interviewer. I‘m making it a pick because the story is so unique. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

CallMeIshmael Loved this one and even the second although a little less....the 3rd one is well let‘s just say you have to force yourself to finish it 1y
JamieArc I agree with you, and then I did the second one in audiobook format, and loved it! The format lends itself so well to audio, and it‘s full cast. I highly recommend giving the second book a try, but in audio! 1y
Lesanne @JamieArc That‘s an interesting idea, I‘ll have to try that! 1y
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Lesanne @CallMeIshmael Hmmm, good to know! 1y
Booklover2 Both books were pretty interesting and then the final book just fell completely apart 1y
Lesanne @Booklover2 That‘s also good to know! 1y
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I have immediately ordered the second one.
I loved the style of using interviews to tell the story - made it really fast paced.
The premise is very creative and I‘m looking forward to reading the next to see where it goes!
Good choice @TCLinrow !!!

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Oooh, this has World War Z vibes and I LOVED that writing style. 😍 Stacking! 1y
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Mrs_B
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I am so excited to read this one @TCLinrow ! A prefect pick! And I love bournville! Thank you so much!
Merry Christmas to you too 🌲🌲🌲
#jolabokaflod #jolabokaflodswap
@MaleficentBookDragon

BethM These books are so good! (edited) 1y
TCLinrow I'm glad you liked it ☺️🎄 1y
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arader68
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Mind bogglingly good.

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BethM
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Thanks for the tag @IndoorDame ! Rose‘s enthusiasm to find the truth drives this story and much of the narrative. As does the unnamed character. (We call him something eventually but my sleep deprived brain can‘t think of it.) if you enjoy sci-fi I highly recommend this series! Tagging: @KaylaD @AkashaVampie @MaleficentBookDragon

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BookBelle84
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Day 18 #top20series #20series20days

Best way I can think to describe this trilogy is pieces of a giant alien automaton are found buried on Earth and what happens when humans try to use them. Told in a World War Z style format. Really interesting story telling

JamieArc And the audio is so well done that even if sci-fi is not your thing, you‘ll still love it! 2y
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Aussie_SFF
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Wow this book was a test. On the one hand I love the concept. Ancient alien tech that we have finally evolved far enough to sort of understand and stumble around with. But the format just killed me. I was reading this as an e-book and what worked really well in the Illuminea files, did not work for me here. Half the time I had to work out who was talking and I took ages to read this. Think I will try the audio book for the rest. 3/5 Stars

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Cathy_J
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I saw this book featured in a list of great audio books and I would have to agree. It is a series of interviews, transcripts and articles read/performed by a talented cast of narrators. A giant metal hand is unearthed and solving the mystery of the artefact becomes a global puzzle. This is part 1 of a trilogy and I have to keep reading! 😊 🌟🌟🌟🌟

allureofbeauty Such a good book. 2y
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Nich
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My July Wrap up

-Phantom of the Opera and Other Gothic Tales ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
- The Saga of the Volsungs ⭐⭐⭐
- Talking with Psychopaths and Savages ⭐⭐
- Sleeping Giants ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I also read some of the Saga comics which are not featured in this picture because I had to give them back to the friend I borrowed them off

- Saga vol 6 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
- Saga vol 7 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
- Saga vol 8 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
- Saga vol 9 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

My book of the month goes to Sleeping Giants could not put down!

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Nich
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It has been a long time since I actually posted anything on here.
Here's to a new book

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SolitaryBookLover
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I‘m not usually a fan of this genre but was pleasantly surprised! A well told story with elements of mystery, history, science, romance, politics and relationships. All great ingredients for a story. I listened to it on audio and highly rate the quality of the narrators, I specifically liked the characters of Kara and the unknown narrator. I will definitely be tuning into the sequel.

ItsAnotherJen Yes! This series is excellent on audio! 2y
SolitaryBookLover It was so good! Great narrators 😊 2y
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Jbakesmcgee3
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I really enjoyed this book for book club a lot more than I expected! I really liked the interview style of writing and how much information we learned as the story unfolded #coronabook #28 🦠🦠🦠🦠

JamieArc If you continue this trilogy, the audiobooks are full cast and are excellent! 2y
Jbakesmcgee3 Good to know, thanks!! 2y
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Jari-chan
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I chose this book barely for a challenge. The synopsis didn't sound that interestung to me. But WOW this book was a big surprise, a really BIG surprise.

I'm still impressed how Neuvel manages to put so much soul into his characters, even though you only meet them via documents. How great is that?! Other authors can't get their characters right with a normal writing style... 😅

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Schlinkles
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This is the pick for this month‘s postponed sci-fi and fantasy book club. It‘s great so far and I‘m sad I won‘t get to discuss it for awhile but happy to do what needs to be done to get the craziness under control!

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BreakingRad1977
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5 Stars. Even though it's written in interview form, it's still a fantastic read. Excellent ideas and in my opinion, unique.

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Read66
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Loved this book and the writing approach - transcripts, interviews etc - used to roll out the exciting story. Highly recommend

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I‘ve read and listened to this book before and I still loved it. I haven‘t ever continued the trilogy and I‘m looking forward to doing just that this year. It‘s just fun and interesting.

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This is easily one of the coolest book covers that I've ever seen. 😍

@Neuvel

Victoriahoperose Such an awesome book! 2y
janeycanuck Gorgeous! 2y
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Rachel.Rencher
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Kind of obsessed with this glitter filter 😍

Next up to read: Sleeping Giants 📖

knoves Such a pretty cover. 2y
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BMWtheAuthor
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A unique narrative method that had me ravenously reading. For the full review, please visit http://benjamin-m-weilert.com/index.php/2019/11/07/book-sleeping-giants-2016/

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uwak
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I really wanted to enjoy this book more but I think the format of the narrative (told through interview transcripts and journal entries) really dampened the experience 😩 it's unfortunate since the base concept of the story is absolutely fascinating (discovery of alien tech in the form of a giant robot) but it was tough to care about the characters and a lot of the action-y segments are muddled as a result.

#scifi #kindle #libby

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uwak
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next #bookclub pick happened to be something on my "want to read list" and that's very nice ? sci-fi pick from last month (Autonomous by Annalee Newitz) apparently wasn't great but I have high hopes for Sleeping Giants.

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This was a really unique book, written in interview records. As a sort of first contact with alien novel it reminded me a little of the Illuminae series, except for that surprisingly little had to do with space (for now). I thought it was captivating and read it in less than a day. I'm just gonna jump right back into the sequel now that this has dragged me out of reader's block.

jpmcwisemorgan I really enjoyed this one. It has a bit of an X-Files vibe to it for me. 3y
CyaneFillion I'm really excited to see what happens next. I just started Waking Gods! 3y
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#Day2 #7Days7Covers #CoverLove

If you fancy playing along all you have to do is post a picture of a book cover you love with no explanation.

Spotted this one at the airport. It's not visible in the photo, but the dots are silver.

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Audiocrafting today. A little less than 2 hours to go in this book.

Sleepswithbooks Beautiful!!!!! 3y
Texreader @Stacypatrice Thanks! And fun! And I finished my audiobook! Lots of wins today 3y
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Texreader
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I continue my drive around south Texas. This is today‘s audiobook of choice. The drive to the second client site started in a terrible storm but when I got out of my second training I was met by these beautiful blue skies, which held the rest of my trip until it got dark tonight. Nothing like driving pitch black Country roads. 😬😬😬

AvidReader25 This one was so great on audio! 3y
Texreader @Avidreader25 Yes the audio really made this book so good. I would think just reading it would be so dull in comparison 3y
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#manicmonday @JoScho

📘 Sleeping Giants
📽 While You Were Sleeping
🎶 Dream Weaver by Gary Wright

JoScho Thanks for playing 💙 3y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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A twisted little story, told by interviews, of what might happen once humans found solid evidence of alien life. Although you‘d think it‘d focus on the alien possibility, this book actually focuses with razor sharp focus on human motivations, a bit closer than I‘d have liked, as it went through how we‘d react, and counter-react. Weird and thought-provoking.

#BBBBC

kellyann28 I like this cover! 3y
Gezemice Glad you liked it! And yes, the cover was pretty. 3y
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InLibrisVeritas
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Another round of questions for you guys!! #BBBBC #scififantasybookclub

Schnoebs I think that that is the scary thing about the ending of this book. It is so unbelievably realistic! I can easily picture people going to those lengths to try and secure their access to power. As for aliens, I don‘t believe in them. That doesn‘t mean my answer can‘t change but so far I have not seen any proof of them and my science background just can‘t buy it until there is evidence to support it lol 3y
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InLibrisVeritas @Schnoebs I agree, I can totally see people striving well past the point of "good intentions" for something like this. And I always bounce back and forth from "there is no proof" and "statistically its possible", just depends on the day ? 3y
tonyahoswalt I think there might be people who would try to make what they did to Vincent happen in reality, but I don't think that it would actually be done. I want to believe in aliens. I want there to be something out there. But if there was, I'm not sure they'd be friendly. 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @tonyahoswalt I thought for sure the helmet was going to “fix” Vincent, I wasn‘t expecting the doctor part at all. 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I thought that was the best part of the book, the storyline itself wasn‘t the best ever, but the insights into humans, and how we‘d react, counter, scramble amongst ourselves, rationalize....some of that was a little too spot on. 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I believe there is something else out there, whether it‘s anywhere we‘ll ever cross paths with it, or it‘s in a form we‘d recognize as life....that‘s a different story. But in an infinitely expanding universe, that tends to repeat what it does with the formation of planets, stars, solar systems, etc, it‘s impossible to believe we‘re the only planet where that accident of development occurred, especially considering it‘s occurred here repeatedly. 3y
InLibrisVeritas @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I completely agree, the human aspect is the best part. Just exploring the extents in which we are willing to push ourselves for better or worse. 3y
InLibrisVeritas @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I agree, the statistics of life coming to being is impressively low but when paired with the sheer size of the universe it's not low enough to be improbable. It would be cool to think there is a little pocket of the universe far away teeming with life. 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @InLibrisVeritas Yes. And whenever that question comes up they start talking about the number of planets with atmospheres like ours, with water, with oxygen, etc.....we never think about other forms of life, even as we find things in the bottom of our own oceans living off methane vents....life on other worlds doesn‘t have to look like what we assume it would.🤷‍♀️ 3y
Bookgirl I think the pursuit of power was very realistic and that‘s what made the story great. As for aliens, of course! It‘s an infinite universe. Pretty egocentric to think we are the only planet with life. I‘m sure there are many worlds with life, probably very different from ours. Or maybe not! I don‘t rule out a parallel universe either. 3y
InLibrisVeritas @Bookgirl I enjoy the idea of parallel universes too! 3y
Gezemice @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I so agree! The methane vents, they show other type of life is possible, even on our own planet. We don‘t even know what‘s on the bottom of our own oceans. There are likely other life forms out there. Whether they will develop to a level that we can communicate with them, and they will be close enough and in the proper timeline where both civilizations exist - those are different issues. We might never meet aliens. 3y
Gezemice @Schnoebs @Bookgirl @InLibrisVeritas The pursuit of power is definitely something that would happen, albeit I hope we would be smarter about it, i.e. don‘t put someone in charge with zero military and political training, poor judgment and psychopathic tendencies. I would hope there would be more oversight with many disciplines involved, and a large team, not only a few isolated people. 3y
tonyahoswalt @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I thought the helmet would fix him too! But Kara says something about how it only fixed what it covered. 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @tonyahoswalt I thought that might be true too, until he broke his back...then I thought it might fix whatever it needed to make its pilot be able to pilot again, which might mean his back and legs once it started. 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Gezemice The only theory I didn‘t give much idea too was the it‘s all a simulation theory. The idea being that we‘d eventually be able to create VR/life-like simulations, where every conceivable outcome was tried, and in a world where limitless sims are running, the chance of ours being the 1 and not 1 of millions of simulations was almost impossible. Until Trump was elected and starting doing the same things President Trump did on the Simpsons🙄 3y
BethM 4. Highly likely 6. No way are we the only intelligent life out there. 3y
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Schnoebs
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O in Charms NEWTs: 3.75⭐️

I liked it but the ending was a little flat for me. Check out my explanation in my review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2682452718

#magicalreadathon2019 #audiobook #scribd #bbbbc #scifi #mpls #twincities

Schnoebs @Birdsong28 totally forgot to tell you, I‘m using this for the audiobook prompt for #52booksin52weeks 😂 3y
Birdsong28 Its fine, I have done this myself only rembering days after that I was using a book for a prompt @Schnoebs 😘📚📖 3y
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InLibrisVeritas
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I am sincerely sorry for being so late with your discussion questions! I fell ill a few days ago and have spent much of that time in a fog. But without further delay, here is the first set!

As always please make spoilers. #BBBBC #scififantasybookclub

TheSpineView Yes, I liked it with some reservations. I read it about 2 years ago but didn't like it enough to reread. I also have not read the 2nd book either. I found it too far fetched for true science fiction and my tastes. Yet, you can't call it space opera either. 3y
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TheSpineView I actually read this one. I didn't like the narrator and felt he/she had their own agenda. Maybe this was intentional to keep the reader at arms length. The use of a narrator made it hard for me to connect to the characters and I love stories where the character development is strong. 3y
Schnoebs I started reading it but decided to go with the audiobook and follow along physically because for some reason I couldn‘t keep everyone straight in my head and the separate voices helped. I definitely enjoyed it but the ending fell flat for me. The interview guy was probably my favorite character and I‘d say he‘s somewhere in the grey area. As for the robot, I‘m not sure where it‘s going to lead but I liked seeing the countries fight over it. 3y
InLibrisVeritas @TheSpineView I was definitely worried that the narration would keep readers at a distance. It seems to be one of those it either works for you or just doesnt at all kind if things. 3y
InLibrisVeritas @Schnoebs I feel the audio adds a bit something that the text was missing for me. I do agree about the ending though, something about it just missed the mark. 3y
Schnoebs @InLibrisVeritas I think it needed 1-3 more entries. Maybe a diary entry my the doctor or something like that. I just wanted a bit more context leading up to it 🤷‍♀️ 3y
TheSpineView @InLibrisVeritas It wasn't a total waste of time. Maybe I should have listened instead of read. 3y
Laughterhp I liked this book, I think because I listened to it on Audio. If I didn‘t, I definitely would have bailed. This book was a great set up on audio. I liked the mysterious narrator and I was definitely curious as to his motivations and who he actually worked for. I did have a little trouble picturing the sleeping giant and how it looked with them inside and the helmets they would put on. I enjoyed listening, but I don‘t think I‘ll continue the series 3y
tonyahoswalt I read the print and liked the quick read of the style. I found it pretty interesting! I will definitely be reading the rest of the series. I thought the mysterious narrator might be a little "evil" but he wasn't heartless at least. The robot was pretty cool and I really want to learn more about the people who created it. Earth might be in trouble! 3y
tonyahoswalt So far it seems like I'm the only one who really liked it. 😆 3y
InLibrisVeritas @tonyahoswalt Not to worry, I really enjoyed it too! I see it's faults but I enjoyed it enough to read it twice ❤ 3y
InLibrisVeritas @Laughterhp I can understand not continuing the series, but I am glad you enjoy this one! There is a robot on the cover of a Queen albulm, that's what I pictured most of the time 😂 3y
Laughterhp @InLibrisVeritas OMG! hahaha I can now picture it perfectly in my head 😂 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Just finished it up tonight! I‘m a bit behind, it took me a bit to get into, but I liked it. I actually started reading, then went to audio, and about the time I got everyone sorted in my brain with their distinctive voices I was able to switch back to text and read the whole 2nd half this weekend. 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa # 2...he definitely grew on me as it continued and my opinion of him changed as it continued. 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa #3 honestly you would think it‘d be all about the giant/aliens, but really this book delved into just how weird humanity really is and all that came out in glaring clarity as people and nations found over a metal giant. 3y
Gezemice @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Schnoebs @Laughterhp I started reading but switched to audio as well, mostly because I was too busy to stay in one place. I had the multiple narrators version, but was not too impressed - they were kind of wooden. The book was meh for me. Not bad, but not good, either. The setup was great, but I truly did not care for the sordid love affairs and the petty revenges. Many actions seemed downright stupid. ⬇️ 3y
Gezemice (cont). such as allowing people alone into the control room, hiring the disaffected geneticist, having the base under the airport, etc. It was not realistic for something so important. The politics was dumb, too,always just firefighting. I did not like the mysterious narrator - he went from objectivity to softness, and did not do a good job of managing. So it was ok but I am not continuing. (edited) 3y
Bookgirl I read this years ago and loved it. The story was so unique and I liked the style although it wore thin by book 3 for me - yep I liked it enough to read all 3. The narrator is my favorite character and I really enjoyed the whole series 3y
InLibrisVeritas @Bookgirl I agree, book three was kind of old hat for me so it lost a bit of charm but I did enjoy the series as a whole. I enjoyed narrator as well, I think he and Mr. Burns are tied though 3y
InLibrisVeritas @Gezemice I am sorry it didnt work for you. I want overly wild about the love interest angle either. 3y
BethM I really enjoyed this book! Weird but good! Can‘t wait to read the others. I think the elephant is a machine of war. I can‘t wait to find out more about the narrator. 3y
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