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- By: Richard Morgan
- Narrated by: Colin Mace
- Length: 18 hrs and 8 mins
Richard Morgan has always been one of our most successful SF authors, with his fast-moving and brutal storylines, blistering plots and a powerful social conscience behind his work. And now he's back, with his first SF novel for eight years...and it promises to be an audiobook to remember. An ex-corporate enforcer, Hakan Veil, is forced to bodyguard Madison Madekwe, part of a colonial audit team investigating a disappeared lottery winner on Mars. But when Madekwe is abducted and Hakan nearly killed, the investigation takes him farther and deeper than he had ever expected.
It's Richard Morgan, but not at his best.
- By Amazon Customer on 05-12-18
Damn... Richard Morgan is on form
This is going to be a very short review. All in all this novel is riveting, I loved the setting and I hope this turns into another trilogy. I feel that the twists and turns in this novel were so unpredictable compared to his earlier work. Talking about his earlier work his writing has come a long way, far more descriptive and less unessisarily abstract (not that I ever complained before); But it's clear that he has progressed as a writer.
As for Colin Mace, he does an excellent job of bringing the protagonist and all the other characters to life! There was only one character I felt could have used a different voice to set him apart, but it really didn't make much difference as they were not in it much.
Overall, fantastic read!