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The Singularity Trap

Sprecher: Ray Porter
Spieldauer: 11 Std. und 23 Min.
4.5 out of 5 stars (415 Bewertungen)
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The number one best-selling author of the Bobiverse trilogy returns with a space thriller that poses a provocative question: Does our true destiny lie in ourselves - or in the stars?

If it were up to one man and one man alone to protect the entire human race - would you want it to be a down-on-his luck asteroid miner? 

When Ivan Pritchard signs on as a newbie aboard the Mad Astra, it's his final, desperate stab at giving his wife and children the life they deserve. He can survive the hazing of his crewmates, and how many times, really, can near-zero g make you vomit? But there's another challenge looming out there, in the farthest reaches of human exploration, that will test every man, woman and AI on the ship - and will force Ivan to confront the very essence of what makes him human.

©2018 Dennis E. Taylor (P)2018 Audible Originals, LLC. Cover illustration by Stephan Martiniere.

Kritikerstimmen

“Dennis Taylor serves up a top-notch outer-space adventure…. Ray Porter’s narration is simply brilliant…. In addition to suspense, action, futuristic detail, and moments of comedy, the book brings a light, investigative touch to the question of what exactly human identity is.” (The Washington Post

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Great. Even better than Legion.

Great story, convincing characters, interesting theme. As I was listening in Audible, the narrator was very good too.

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brilliant and surprisingly accurate

so I'm not an expert on most of concepts but I dabble a lot in science. the computer side it very accurately portrait I as a programmer could identify with Ivan easily and agree with most of his decisions. he works his expertise into his conversations very fluently with makes his part of the story very coherent.
while there are some small criticism's I'll keep the review of the story short and not go into details about them its only some nitpicks.
If you are a science or computer nerd you will have a blast with the story, but even people who have no clue about the portrait concepts will enjoy this a lot!

Ray Porter does an amazing job with his tone in this, he was never off the mark and conveyed emotions perfectly. I'm still only giving 4 stars because I'm used to a more cinematic style of reading, with giving the characters more distinct voices, I missed that a bit here even though it was not necessary

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Future or not

interesting science fiction plot where mankind proves again stupid enough to nearly spoil everything only helped by some individuals with moral and Ideals. Story and reader with Good thrill throughout the story

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Für mich zum einschlafen

Sprecher verständlich und macht seinen Job gut.

Die Story selbst ist leider das Problem, hier zündet es sehr lange bis gar nicht. Das Buch möchte sich eher philosiphisch mit ein paar Themen auseinander setzten, scheitert jedoch kläglich.

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Great Voice! Good Story.

Fife Stars are not enough for that perfekt speaker. The story is not too innovative but solid with an unforseeable ending. Listening was pure fun.

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  • gucky
  • Lübeck
  • 25.03.2019

Nice idea with some shortcomings

The story itself was interesting, had a good pace and interesting characters. Some dialogues felt artificial and/or repetitive (-1 star) and the ending was horribly written (-1 star). The narrator was good, but used many sound effects like in a badly implemented audio drama (-2 stars).

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How does a doomed earth handle Alien Tech?

Just like in the Bobbiverse Books D.E. Taylor takes our present ecological and political global situation and projects where humanity might be in a few hundred years. Then he layers in a possible alien contact scenario.
I particularly enjoy that Taylor does not use a ton of exposition that would break the flow of the story.
Reading the book, you maybe don’t feel as much empathy with the main character, than with the people surrounding him.
I enjoyed the developing relationship between Ivan and the computer, but that may just be the biologist in me.
I also really enjoy Ray Porters performance.

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Great fun even if a it far-fetched.

Good story. Fun to follow along. Deus ex mahcina saves the day when humanity js too stupid to save its neck by itself.

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Sehr gute Geschichte

Wer gute SciFi Stories mag, wird diese lieben. Keine absurden Elemente, kein Logikbruch. Einfach spannend zu hören.

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Another wow goes to D. E. Taylor...

Catching and interesting hard-fi story about an unexpected encounter of an alien entity playing real good.