Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment and Warner Bros are set to bring YA sci-fi novel Illuminae to the big screen.
The year is 2575, and two megacorporations are at war over a planet that's little more than an ice-covered speck. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it.
With enemy fire raining down on them, Ezra and Kady have to make their escape on the evacuating fleet. But their troubles are just beginning.
A deadly plague has broken out on one of the spaceships and is mutating, with terrifying results. Their ship's protection is seriously flawed.
No one will say what is going on. As Kady hacks in to a tangled web of data to find the truth, it's clear only one person can help her: Ezra. And the only problem with that is they split up before all this trouble started, and she isn't supposed to be talking to him.
A fantastically original, heart-stopping adventure where everything is definitely more dangerous than it seems.
©2015 Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (P)2016 Audible, Ltd
This series is one of my favourites and I had heard very good things about this audiobook as it is full cast. I agree that this audiobook is fab, but I did have a couple of niggles with it. Personally I don't think Kady was quite right, as she didn't seem to have the same level of personality as the other characters, particularly when playing against Ezra who was voiced perfectly! Also, the sound effects were great and could have been used even more, and when listening to the video transcription the voices could have been done by the actors of the characters in the video, as if it's snippets of the video and audio footage, rather than have the analyst read all of it. Still a great audiobook though!
Say something about yourself!
There was such a variety of very interesting and well-developed characters, you felt for each and every one of them.
The Setting- who doesn't dream of going to space?
There were so many great moments in this book; that I found it really hard to choose just one.
It added a whole new dimension to the story- i loved the descriptions and sound effects, made me feel as if you were actually there. You feel like part of the story and it helped you really engage with each character. Plus, the creepy/sinister edge to the AI's voice was spot-on
There were a couple;either
"The Space-Chase", "Fear is the Killer"(spoiler) or "Love Bytes"(computers play a big part in the story).
Can't wait for the third(and final) book in the series!! Would make a great movie or TV show.
I really enjoyed listening to this audiobook. Narration was brilliant. With multiple voices and sound effects it felt like listening to movie.
Slow to get going, for sure, and occasionally difficult to connect with the many many many characters but Illuminae is clever, and twisty turny, and the latter half shook me up good and proper!
If you've seen a physical copy of the book, you'll know it is made up of a lot of different files and formats and I wondered how that would translate to audio. It turns out, it transfers incredibly well creating an immersive listening experience.
A Fantasy & Science Fiction reader from around 5 years of age. If I wasn't reading it - it was being read to me by my father. Still love it.
One of the best science fiction books I have read for some time.
The delivery of the story is brilliantly constructed. What could be clunky and rigid turns out to be scintillating and fascinating.
The ending. Which perfectly sets the listener up for book 2.
The production values were very high and expertly delivered and the performances were top drawer. I am really looking forward to book 2.
I wanna scream at my phone and then punch a hole through the atmosphere and go and explore the universe.. if you can find a word to describe that then... I love every second of it and will definitely listen/read it again in the future, this book is beauty encapsulated in words, no more no less. I've only ever fallen in love with one other book than this one (soldier of the legion) and illuminae blew it out of the water
Really good production and put together really well! Entertaining stuff a different prospective on a disaster story zombie/ 2001 space od. But if done right this would make a great flick
Not a traditional audiobook it's a abridged book product.. But it sets the bar on audio book production
I am 35 year old who loves writing & reading and listening to anything! But I do adore the classics, crime fiction and anything paranormal.
This book told in the form of messages, reports, observation and summaries is fantastic way of telling a new, imaginitive and very clever SciFi story of corruption, conspiracy, big corporate politics and the effects it has on the everyday joe. This tale evokes so different many feelings including laugh out loud witty moments and tragically sad senarios and although it has romance, its not gushy, its more real and honest , great characters add the extra depth a story like this needs. This is a winner!!! I feel this book will be a hit with young adults and not so young adults alike.....................I can not wait for the next installment.
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