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  • The Gameshouse

  • The Serpent, The Thief and The Master
  • By: Claire North
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 202

From Claire North comes an audio exclusive. For the first time, all three novellas have been released as one edition, set in the ingenious and thrilling world of the Gameshouse. Novella one: The Serpent. In 17th-century Venice exists a mysterious establishment known only as the Gameshouse. There, fortunes are made and fortunes are broken over games of chess, backgammon and every other game under the sun. But those whom fortune favours may be invited to compete in the higher league.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent read, excellently read

  • By Boledylocks on 09-02-16

Gripping tale

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-01-18

Fascinating concept and a rising sense of excitement as each story progressed the final confrontation was powerful and emotionally charged. Enjoyed most of the narration some of the accents a bit vague but mostly spot on in terms of character and cosistency. I'll be looking out for the doors with silver lions!

  • Dissidence

  • The Corporation Wars, Book 1
  • By: Ken MacLeod
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 109

One of SFX magazine's Most Anticipated Books for 2016. An epic vision of man and machine in the far reaches of space. Carlos is dead. A soldier who died for his ideals a 1000 years ago, he's been reincarnated and conscripted to fight an A.I. revolution in deep space. And he's not sure he's fighting for the right side. Seba is alive. By a fluke of nature, a contractual overlap and a loop in its subroutines, this lunar mining robot has gained sentience.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Boring

  • By Mara on 12-09-17

Great set up

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-09-16

This is building into an epic struggle. It also resonates scarily with some of the predictions Stephen Hawking has made about the rise of AI... what happens if that AI is the mind of a super-corporation that has the same rights as a human being but has as its moral compass the profits of its shareholders... can't wait for next instalment.

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