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  • The Singularity Trap

  • Von: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Gesprochen von: Ray Porter
  • Spieldauer: 11 Std. und 23 Min.
  • 4,5 out of 5 stars (812 Bewertungen)

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    Inhaltsangabe

    Dennis E. Taylor, author of the best-selling Bobiverse trilogy, explores a whole different, darker world in this sci-fi stand-alone. Determined to give his wife and children a better life back home, Ivan Pritchard ventures to the edge of known space to join the crew of the Mad Astra as an asteroid miner. He's prepared for hard work and loneliness—but not the unthinkable. After coming into contact with a mysterious alien substance, Pritchard finds an unwelcome entity sharing his mind, and a disturbing physical transformation taking place. With his very humanity at stake, Pritchard must save mankind from a full-scale interstellar war.

    Brought to life by prolific, award-winning narrator Ray Porter, The Singularity Trap is a thrilling adventure rife with drama and action on a truly cosmic scale. 

    ©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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    • Gesamt
      5 out of 5 stars
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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.

    6 Leute fanden das hilfreich

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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

    5 Leute fanden das hilfreich

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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

    4 Leute fanden das hilfreich

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      3 out of 5 stars
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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.

    2 Leute fanden das hilfreich

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      4 out of 5 stars

    A bit rushed

    Promising narrative, yet muddled in places and with a growing feeling of the story being rushed towards the end of the book. Taylor leaves many of the most interesting ideas criminally un- or underexplored. With more planning and the willingness to slow down the progression of events in favor of developing concepts and characters, the book could have easily been twice as long without losing any of its appeal. This is the first work by Dennis E Taylor where I wished that another, perhaps more competent author such as Neal Stephenson had written it.

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    • Gesamt
      5 out of 5 stars
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      5 out of 5 stars

    Endlich wieder ein exzellenter Science Fiction

    Von guter Scifi erwarte ich dsss sie - wie jedes andere Buch auch - sehr gut geschrieben ist; also insbesondefe glaubhafte Charaktere hat; und gleichzritig extrem technikaffin, auf den Punkt, möglichst hellseherisch und philosophisch ist. Das ist kurz und gut eine sehr schwere Aufgabe.
    Taylor hat's einfach drauf!! Technisch *fast* so gut wie Daniel Suarez (sorry Dennis aber Daniel kann in der Disziplin kaum übertroffen werden) mit dem Humor von Harry Harrison (Stainless Steel Rat).

    In Schulnoten nicht weniger als 1+!

    (Übrigens auch hervorragend gelesen. Manythanks Mr. Porter!)

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    A fresh breath of good sci-fi

    I loved this book for one main reason: the characters are smart and do smart things. In too many sci-fi books and other books in general, characters, institutions, and organizations make the wrong choices which is especially frustrating if they're characterized to be smart.

    This book does not do that. The doctor characters are all very smart, make smart decisions, and are very competent. The main character, Ivan, is a top-of-his-class computer scientist and is an expert at understanding and working with computers. Even the military, typically riddled with tropes and clishés, is smart, intelligent, and competent. The choices that are made are typically the right choice to be made given the individuals access to information.

    The only real conflicts in this book come from a violent and misinformed public (which is very realistic), the Alien artifact, and trust issues between characters.

    Also, similar to my main point, a respect for scientific process and thinking is clearly shown by how the characters work and the ICDC. If there's ever a real life alien "pathogen" found, having the situation run as smoothly and effectively as in this book should be the Gold-standard.

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    nichts zu bemängeln!

    Packende Geschichte fast ohne Längen aber mit genügend Raum erzählt. Wie immer zurückhaltend aber charakterstark gesprochen von Ray Porter. Da würde ich mich über sieben weitere Bände freuen.

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    • Lee
    • 17.01.2022

    okay, but rushed

    taking place in the somewhat near future the story touches on very real and modern themes, i.e. problems, mankind will face or faces right now, such as climate change. combined with a little cosmology/general astronomy here and there, like the fermi paradox or great filters, it works a basic story idea, that at least tries to steer away from the all-too-well known sci-fi tropes, that seem to have taken over the genre for good.

    The overall idea, how the story should unfold, kind of gets overtaken by the actual narration, so it all seems a bit rushed. The very short, but numerous chapters really don't help in that department.

    The narrative is also populated by too many characters, which inevitably leads to a general underdevelopment of basically all of them. Since the story is quite linear it does not need and also cannot sustain that many characters.

    All in all, I believe the underlying story idea could easily have supported a broader approach to the actual storytelling than what got delivered.

    It would also be a real treag if any sci fi author nowadays could refrain from childish refefences to star trek. It is unprofessional and really, really annoying.

    The narration of the audiobook was done splendidly, as is the default for Mr. Ray Porter.

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    • Geschichte
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    Amazing book

    This definitely takes a darker tone in relation to the Bob series, but, oh man is it good and in this one Ray Porter as a narrator REALLY gets to shine.
    He is GOOOOOD in this one!