Themis Files

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 3,214 ratings

Sleeping Giants Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel. Read by William Hope, Christopher Ragland, Andy Secombe, Charlie Anson, Eric Meyers, Laurel Lefkow, Liza Ross, William Hope, Adna Sablyich and Katharine Mangold.

Deadwood, USA. A girl sneaks out just before dark to ride her new bike. Suddenly the ground disappears beneath her. Waking up at the bottom of a deep pit, she sees an emergency rescue team above her. The people looking down see something far stranger....

We always look forward. We never look back.

That girl grows up to be Dr. Rose Franklin, a brilliant scientist and the leading world expert on what she discovered. An enormous, ornate hand made of an exceptionally rare metal which predates all human civilisation on the continent.

But this thing...it's different. It challenges us. It rewrites history.

An object whose origins and purpose are perhaps the greatest mystery humanity has ever faced. Solving the secret of where it came from - and how many more parts may be out there - could change life as we know it.

It dares us to question what we know about ourselves.

But what if we were meant to find it? And what happens when this vast, global puzzle is complete?

About everything.

©2016 Sylvain Neuvel (P)2016 Penguin Books Limited
Show More Show Less
  • Book 1

    • Sleeping Giants

    • Themis Files, Book 1
    • By: Sylvain Neuvel
    • Narrated by: Andy Secombe, Christopher Ragland, Charlie Anson, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,991
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,859
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,859

    Deadwood, USA. A girl sneaks out just before dark to ride her new bike. Suddenly, the ground disappears beneath her. Waking up at the bottom of a deep pit, she sees an emergency rescue team above her. The people looking down see something far stranger.... That girl grows up to be Dr. Rose Franklin, a brilliant scientist and the leading world expert on what she discovered.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best audio books I've ever listened to

    • By JBL on 13-05-16

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 2

    • Waking Gods

    • Themis Files, Book 2
    • By: Sylvain Neuvel
    • Narrated by: Andy Secombe, Adna Sablyich, Laurel Lefkow, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 994
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 942
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 939

    An unknown vessel, not of this world, materialises in London. A colossal figure towering over the city, it makes no move. Is this a peaceful first contact or the prelude to an invasion? Every child has nightmares. But the only thing scarier than little Eva Reyes' dreams - apocalyptic visions of death and destruction - is the habit they have of coming true. Scientist Dr Rose Franklin has no memory of the last few years. The strangers she works with say she died, and was brought back to life. The question is not just how...but why?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must read/listen!

    • By Misspelt on 08-04-17

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 3

    • Only Human

    • Themis Files, Book 3
    • By: Sylvain Neuvel
    • Narrated by: Sylvain Neuvel, William Hope, Charlie Anson, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 215

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing ending to an excellent series

    • By Mr on 01-06-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Only Human

    • By: Sylvain Neuvel
    • Narrated by: William Hope, Charlie Anson, Laurence Bouvard, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    In her childhood, Rose Franklin accidentally discovered a giant metal hand buried beneath the ground outside Deadwood, South Dakota. As an adult, Dr. Rose Franklin led the team that uncovered the rest of the body parts which together form Themis, a powerful robot of mysterious alien origin. She, along with linguist Vincent, pilot Kara, and the unnamed Interviewer, protected the Earth from geopolitical conflict and alien invasion alike. Now, after 10 years on another world, Rose returns to find her old alliances forfeit and the planet in shambles.

    Regular price: £25.69