Tao

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 134 ratings

The Lives of Tao Summary

When out-of-shape IT technician Roen wakes up and starts hearing voices in his head, he naturally assumes he’s losing it.

He isn’t.

As of last night, he has a passenger in his brain - an ancient alien life-form called Tao, whose race crash-landed on Earth before the first fish crawled out of the oceans. Over the millennia his people have trained human heroes to be great leaders, to advance our species at a rate far beyond what it would have achieved on its own. Split into two opposing factions - the peace-loving, but under-represented Prophus, and the savage, powerful Genjix - the aliens have been in a state of civil war for centuries. Both sides are searching for a way off-planet… and the Genjix will sacrifice the entire human race, if that’s what it takes.

So now Roen must train to be a hero worthy of his unwanted companion. Like that’s going to end up well.…

©2013 Wesley Chu (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Lives of Tao

    • By: Wesley Chu
    • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 69

    When out-of-shape IT technician Roen wakes up and starts hearing voices in his head, he naturally assumes he’s losing it. He isn’t. As of last night, he has a passenger in his brain - an ancient alien life-form called Tao, whose race crash-landed on Earth before the first fish crawled out of the oceans. Over the millennia his people have trained human heroes to be great leaders, to advance our species at a rate far beyond what it would have achieved on its own. Split into two opposing factions - the peace-loving, but under-represented Prophus, and the savage, powerful Genjix - the aliens have been in a state of civil war for centuries.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Action Sci-Fi

    • By A. S. Bradshaw on 05-12-15

    Regular price: £13.59

  • Book 2

    • The Deaths of Tao

    • Tao, Book 2
    • By: Wesley Chu
    • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
    • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    The sequel to The Lives of Tao. The Prophus and the Gengix are at war. For centuries they have sought a way off-planet, guiding humanity's social and technological development to the stage where space travel is possible. The end is now in sight, and both factions have plans to leave the Earth, but the Gengix method will mean the destruction of the human race. That's a price they're willing to pay. It's up to Roen and Tao to save the world. Oh, dear...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I can't tell you how much I enjoy these books!

    • By NM on 01-07-15

    Regular price: £18.99

  • Book 3

    • The Rebirths of Tao

    • Tao, Book 3
    • By: Wesley Chu
    • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
    • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Alien spies, bloody politics, and apocalyptic world war action in this stunning conclusion to the Lives of Tao trilogy. Five years have passed since the events in The Deaths of Tao. The world is split into pro-Prophus and pro-Genjix factions and is poised on the edge of a devastating new world war. A Genjix scientist who defects to the other side holds the key to preventing bloodshed on an almost unimaginable scale.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A fitting end......

    • By Chetan on 20-07-15

    Regular price: £18.99

  • Book 4

    • The Days of Tao

    • By: Wesley Chu
    • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
    • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Cameron Tan wouldn't have even been in Greece if he hadn't gotten a 'D' in Art History. Instead of spending the summer after college completing his training as a Prophus operative, he's doing a study abroad program in Greece, enjoying a normal life - spending time with friends and getting teased about his crush on a classmate. Then the emergency notification comes in: a Prophus agent with vital information needs immediate extraction, and Cameron is the only agent on the ground, responsible for getting the other agent and data out of the country.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Definitely YA orientated storyline

    • By bgajunkie on 10-08-16

    Regular price: £14.49