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Line War

Agent Cormac, Book 5
Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
Series: Agent Cormac, Book 5
Length: 21 hrs and 8 mins
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Summary

The Line War is the fifth audiobook in Neal Asher's popular Agent Cormac series.

The Polity is under attack from a 'melded' AI entity with control of the lethal Jain technology, yet the attack seems to have no coherence. When one of Erebus' wormships kills millions on the world of Klurhammon, a high-tech agricultural world of no real tactical significance, agent Ian Cormac is sent to investigate, though he is secretly struggling to control a new ability no human being should possess...and beginning to question the motives of his AI masters.

Further attacks and seemingly indiscriminate slaughter ensue but serve only to bring some of the most dangerous individuals in the Polity into the war. Mr Crane, the indefatigable brass killing machine, sets out for vengeance while Orlandine, a vastly augmented haiman who herself controls Jain technology, seeks a weapon of appalling power and finds allies from an ancient war.

Meanwhile Mika, scientist and Dragon expert, is again kidnapped by that unfathomable alien entity and dragged into the heart of things: to wake the makers of Jain technology from their five-million-year slumber.

But Erebus' attacks are not so indiscriminate after all and could very well herald the end of the Polity itself....

©2017 Neal Asher (P)2017 Macmillan Digital Audio

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A great conclusion

The final chapter in the Ian Cormak stories. The full extent of the betrayals and Ian's abilities are laid out.

Fantastic stories and interesting geo-political standpoint. I love the individuality of various AI and the interplay.

Well performed but some of the editing could have been a little better. Swapping from different characters was a little abrupt.

Great overall.

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  • DENNIS
  • SHEFFIELD, United Kingdom
  • 28-01-19

STAR SPANNING,THOUGHT PROVOKING.

DIDN'T START READING NEAL ASHER UNTIL THE SOLDIER NOW CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF HIS WORK EVEN READING IN REVERSE THEY ARE STILL ENTHRALLING EVEN WHEN YOU KNOW WHAT SOME OF THE CONCLUSIONS ARE GOING TO BE.IF YOU LIKE SPACE OPERA THIS IS FOR YOU.NOT TOO KEEN ON THIS NARRATOR BUT HE DOES NOT SPOIL THE BOOK.HAVE ALREADY BOUGHT MORE BOOKS.CAN'T WAIT FOR FOLLOW UP TO SOLDIER.

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A good finale for cormac

Over 100 hours listening and at the conclusion (for now) to agent cormac has been satisfying, I look forward to the rise of the Jain saga

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  • Stu
  • Southport, United Kingdom
  • 15-10-18

Compiled by Humans

in the last few hours of listening to any book things ramp up towards the finale - this book is 21 hours of those last few hours of any normal book. Superb.

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awesomeness a lot of storyline concluded

got to find out Dragons origins and why it has "Delphic" predictions. Orlandine messes up Erabus good.