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Oath of Fealty Audiobook

Oath of Fealty

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Publisher's Summary

In the near future, Los Angeles is an all but uninhabitable war zone, wracked by crime, violence, pollution and poverty. But above the blighted city, a Utopia has arisen: Todos Santos, a thousand-foot high single-structured city, designed to used state-of-the-art technology to create a completely human-friendly environment, offering its dwellers everything they could want in exchange for their oath of allegiance and their constant surveillance. But there are those who want to see the utopia destroyed, whose answer to tomorrow's best and brightest hope is mindless violence. And they have just entered Todos Santos.

©2007 Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

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  • Mo Brien
    Kettering, OH United States
    06/03/11
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    "Fun political science fiction"

    This thriller from the early 80's plops you down in a near future LA development with incredibly low crime, responsive government, and community togetherness. It's a paradise for engineering geeks and a good place to raise a family. Unfortunately, not everybody likes how they've gone about it.

    This is one of the few utopian books I've ever enjoyed wholeheartedly. Rereading it all these years later, I'm not quite as thrilled by its libertarian vision, but it's amazing to see how many trends of modern life Niven and Pournelle predicted correctly. (For better or worse.) The fast-moving story still works, too, and most of the science fiction we haven't caught up with. Contains some sex and violence, as thrillers often do.

    I think you'll enjoy your trip to Todos Santos. I know I did.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Chris
    13/06/15
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    "Great book"

    Even better listening than reading.
    Makes you really think about the future. Well told story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jason B. Smith
    Mansfield, MA USA
    02/04/13
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    "It's an entertaining enough listen"
    If you could sum up Oath of Fealty in three words, what would they be?

    anachronistic, interesting, futuristic


    What does Jeremy Johnson and Suzanne Toren bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    They are quite good performers and really bring the characters to life.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    It's a worthwhile read/listen but it's definitely a product of the time it was written.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • John D
    29/05/12
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    "Awesome Story"

    Excellent tale, but didn't make the translation into audiobook as well as I had hoped, still very enjoyable. Once again, the voices I had put to characters as I read were not quite what the narrators give us.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mr
    frimley, United Kingdom
    05/04/11
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    "zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz"

    please can i have the time back i wasted on this.........sent me to sleep with its constant drivvle

    1 of 6 people found this review helpful

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