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    Inhaltsangabe

    The instant New York Times best seller

    The alternate-history first-contact adventure Axiom's End is an extraordinary debut from Hugo finalist and video essayist Lindsay Ellis. Truth is a human right.

    It's fall 2007. A well-timed leak has revealed that the US government might have engaged in first contact. Cora Sabino is doing everything she can to avoid the whole mess, since the force driving the controversy is her whistleblower father. Even though Cora hasn't spoken to him in years, his celebrity has caught the attention of the press, the internet, the paparazzi, and the government - and with him in hiding, that attention is on her. She neither knows nor cares whether her father's leaks are a hoax and wants nothing to do with him - until she learns just how deeply entrenched her family is in the cover-up and that an extraterrestrial presence has been on Earth for decades.

    Realizing the extent to which both she and the public have been lied to, she sets out to gather as much information as she can and finds that the best way for her to uncover the truth is not as a whistleblower, but as an intermediary. The alien presence has been completely uncommunicative until she convinces one of them that she can act as their interpreter, becoming the first and only human vessel of communication. Their otherworldly connection will change everything she thought she knew about being human - and could unleash a force more sinister than she ever imagined.

    A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press 

    "Axiom’s End is one of the most unique science fiction novels in years. It’s a heartfelt story of alien first contact, but, luckily, unlike so many 'big idea' sci-fi books, it’s utterly unpretentious." (SYFY.com)

    ©2020 Lindsay Ellis (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

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    best sci-fi in a while

    I chose this book without any expectations, and now I find myself buying a hard copy and wishing I could experience it again as if it was new.
    The book is very well written and the story and world building is amazing. I really enjoyed it, and recommend it to anyway who likes sci-fi.

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    Amazing! Everyone should read this book

    This book was extremely captivating, thought provoking and had been on my mind ever since I started listening to it. I literally screamed out loud in disbelief when it ended.

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    Would work better as a film

    Being ace, I probably disliked the tension between the alien and protagonist more than others. Apart from that, it was a solid book. But I thought that because of the action heavy plot the content would shine better with a different medium (film).

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    • Kit
    • 22.05.2021

    Good story, good entertainment

    I honestly got this audiobook not knowing much about the plot at all. I like Lindsay Ellis and I like Abigail Thorn, so I thought it's a safe bet I'd like the book also.
    It was honestly even better without the spoilers ahead of time. I wasn't anticipating the direction it took in the second half at all and I really liked it. Haven't had a listening experience where I wanted to listen to the whole thing in one sitting in a long time. Reminds me of being up all night, reading under the covers as a teenager.
    Looking forward to the sequel!

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    Too drawn out

    I listen to the first 40 minutes. For my taste, the story was too drawn out. To much text not coming to the point. Too much talking about feelings and why the protagonist does not want to think etc. I just do not like books that do not catch me the first half hour and do not get on with the story. I guess more patient listeners might get more out of the book. Pure technically it was well written, nice language but misses to drive the story with fewer words. I got the feeling the author tried to fill pages.

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    A very good, meditative, sci-fi story

    Can be difficult to get through compared to more "popcorn" books, but a well told story about the alien and the familiar.

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    Engaging old-school sci-fi

    Fun to listen through, without any dull moments or noticeable dips in the engagement curve. The narration is fantastic, especially given the difficult task of having to simulate 'Text to Speech' for half the book without it getting annoying. Using Oliver Thorn as the voice of male online pseudo-intellectuals is both hilarious and a good performance.

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    interesting, fast paced story about connection

    I loved the story in most of its aspects. The characters are believably human, flaws and all.

    What killed it a little bit for me was the reading. While the reader was obviously very engaged and used her voice to give life to the characters(especially Ampersand), there were two things I didn't like at all:
    - in the beginning of the book, all the spoken parts are really quiet and very hard to understand. This gets better as the book progresses.
    -I disliked the emphasis and the imagined punctiation the reader set. There was more than I imagine would likely be in the text. While I understand the wish to make the text seem more.. alive, I do wish the reader hadn't tried to make the text their own. It made the main character really annoying and whiny when I don't think she needed to be as per the pure text.

    All in all, I still recommend audiobook if you don't have the time or the ability to read, otherwise I'd recommend reading the book yourself.