Themis Files

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Sleeping Giants Inhaltsangabe

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 literary thriller fueled by a quest for truth - and 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 unsolved - its 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 hand's 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. What's clear is that Rose and her compatriots are on the edge of unraveling history's most perplexing discovery - and 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?

©2016 Sylvain Neuvel (P)2016 Random House Audio
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  • 1. Titel

    • Sleeping Giants

    • Autor: Sylvain Neuvel
    • Sprecher: full cast
    • Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 28 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Sprecher
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Geschichte
      3 out of 5 stars 7

    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.

    Regulärer Preis: 30,95 €

    • Sleeping Giants

    • Themis Files, Book 1
    • Autor: Sylvain Neuvel
    • Sprecher: Andy Secombe, Christopher Ragland, Charlie Anson, und andere
    • Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 27 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Sprecher
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Geschichte
      4 out of 5 stars 55

    Deadwood, USA. A girl sneaks out just before dark to ride her new bike. Suddenly, the ground disappears beneath her. Waking up at the bottom of a deep pit, she sees an emergency rescue team above her. The people looking down see something far stranger.... That girl grows up to be Dr. Rose Franklin, a brilliant scientist and the leading world expert on what she discovered.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Boring

    • Von Michael Ibsen Am hilfreichsten 29.06.2016

    Regulärer Preis: 23,95 €

  • 2. Titel

    • Waking Gods

    • Autor: Sylvain Neuvel
    • Sprecher: full cast
    • Spieldauer: 9 Std. und 2 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Sprecher
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Geschichte
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    As a child Rose Franklin made an astonishing discovery: a giant metallic hand buried deep within the earth. As an adult she's dedicated her brilliant scientific career to solving the mystery that began that fateful day: Why was a titanic robot of unknown origin buried in pieces around the world? Years of investigation have produced intriguing answers - and even more perplexing questions. But the truth is closer now than ever before when a second robot, more massive than the first, materializes and lashes out with deadly force.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I will have to hear the next one, this 1 is gr8<br />

    • Von Amazon Customer Am hilfreichsten 14.02.2018

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    • Waking Gods

    • Themis Files, Book 2
    • Autor: Sylvain Neuvel
    • Sprecher: Andy Secombe, Adna Sablyich, Laurel Lefkow, und andere
    • Spieldauer: 9 Std. und 8 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Sprecher
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Geschichte
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    An unknown vessel, not of this world, materialises in London. A colossal figure towering over the city, it makes no move. Is this a peaceful first contact or the prelude to an invasion? Every child has nightmares. But the only thing scarier than little Eva Reyes' dreams - apocalyptic visions of death and destruction - is the habit they have of coming true. Scientist Dr Rose Franklin has no memory of the last few years. The strangers she works with say she died, and was brought back to life. The question is not just how...but why?

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  • 3. Titel

    • Only Human

    • Themis Files, Book 3
    • Autor: Sylvain Neuvel
    • Sprecher: Sylvain Neuvel, William Hope, Charlie Anson, und andere
    • Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 41 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Sprecher
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Geschichte
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel, read by a returning cast. We always thought the biggest threat to humanity would come from the outside. We were wrong. As the human race picks up the pieces of destruction left behind, a new world order emerges. New alliances are formed. Old divisions are strengthened. And, with a power struggle fuelled by the threat of mutually assured destruction, nothing is certain.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Audiobook with a Full Cast of Narrators

    • Von Sarah Glasmacher Am hilfreichsten 29.08.2018

    Regulärer Preis: 22,95 €

    • Only Human

    • Autor: Sylvain Neuvel
    • Sprecher: William Hope, Charlie Anson, Laurence Bouvard, und andere
    • Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 43 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Sprecher
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Geschichte
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Brilliant scientist Rose Franklin has devoted her adult life to solving the mystery she accidentally stumbled upon as a child: a huge metal hand buried beneath the ground outside Deadwood, South Dakota. The discovery set in motion a cataclysmic chain of events with geopolitical ramifications. Rose and the Earth Defense Corps raced to master the enigmatic technology, as giant robots suddenly descended on Earth's most populous cities, killing one hundred million people in the process.

    Regulärer Preis: 28,95 €