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Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel, read by a returning cast. 

We always thought the biggest threat to humanity would come from the outside. We were wrong. 

As the human race picks up the pieces of destruction left behind, a new world order emerges. New alliances are formed. Old divisions are strengthened. And with a power struggle fuelled by the threat of mutually assured destruction, nothing is certain. 

At a time when the world's nations should have been coming together, they have never been more divided. With the human race teetering on the brink of total war, Rose, Vincent and Eva must choose sides. But doing the right thing might mean making the ultimate sacrifice. 

©2018 Sylvain Neuvel (P)2018 Penguin AudioBooks

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  • Fiona
  • Buntingford, United Kingdom
  • 14-05-18

Gripping end of trilogy

This was a great finish to the trilogy, possibly even my favourite out of the three books. The ending felt right leaving the story at a satisfying point

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A great finish!

I was a little sceptical of having all those narrators but it worked great. There's large robot fighting, conventional warfare, an armed uprising, aliens, politics, a toy store, a weird Russian and aliens (again).

The ending fits the story. It covers the time line and introduces some very interesting new characters.

As alien stories go this is a must listen/read. As any story, this is a must!

Give all three a try, you shouldn't be disappointed with them.

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End of an Era

I LOVED this trilogy and am sad it's over. It's a wonderful, compelling, satisfying and highly intelligent piece of sci-fi. I recommend you start at Book 1 and don't stop. I wish there was another.

Mr Burns and 'our friend' - amazing characters.

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5 star ending to a 5 start series.

First things first, this book (of the series) is BLOODY BRILLIANT.
It’s well thought out, brilliantly written and had a solid story and a solid ending. If you’re a fan of the first two books then this one will be the cherry on top of the cake.

Some new characters and 1 of them (Catherine) is someone I think people will enjoy. She’s a bit like a cute version of ‘our friend’.

Cannot recommend this series enough.

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I guess it had to end somewhere

I have been such a huge promoter of this series, even before book 3 came out. I'm not sure where to go with this. I guess the story is what it is and the voice acting can also take you out of the story, I still enjoyed the characters.... But "Eva, a girl that grew up on Puerto Rico for half her life and then on another planet, having a New York accent, really started to gripe on me every time she spoke, and then the Aliens sound like a Speak & Spell. I guess this was the Matrix 3 of the story, although this didn't really feel like I had closure on the characters I cared about... In all honesty, it felt like a Twin Peaks episode.

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  • Andrew
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 20-05-18

BRILLIANT!

This whole trilogy has been superb. I'm actually not a Sci-Fi fan at all, but these are wonderful. Worth a listen, but start at book 1. great casting and performances too!

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loved it!!!

a brilliant story! hope to read more from this author. one of the best stories I've ever read and great performances!

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Disappointing end to the series

Wish it had ended with book 2. The first two books had a story and a plot, this one is just plot :/

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This is awful

Having listened to the first 2 books in this series I was keen to listen to this third dramatized episode. In short, it's bloody awful! Really irritating characters that sound like a cross between a bad school play and Bill & Ben the Flower Pot Men. I tried but in the end, it was irritating me so much I gave up and will try and send it back for credit.

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Disappointing.

I really enjoyed the first two and don't remember them playing as though to children as this instalment often does. The acting is decent but overall not satisfying and the cool villainous character from the last two has been replaced by one of the most irritating characters i've heard.

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