Takeshi Kovacs Trilogy

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,640 ratings

Altered Carbon Summary

Four hundred years from now mankind is strung out across a region of interstellar space inherited from an ancient civilization discovered on Mars. The colonies are linked together by the occasional sublight colony ship voyages and hyperspatial data-casting. Human consciousness is digitally freighted between the stars and downloaded into bodies as a matter of course.

But some things never change. So when ex-envoy, now-convict Takeshi Kovacs has his consciousness and skills downloaded into the body of a nicotine-addicted ex-thug and presented with a catch-22 offer, he really shouldn't be surprised. Contracted by a billionaire to discover who murdered his last body, Kovacs is drawn into a terrifying conspiracy that stretches across known space and to the very top of society. Read by Todd McLaren.

©2003 Richard K Morgan (P)2005 Tantor Media, Inc
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  • Book 1

    • Altered Carbon

    • Altered Carbon, Book 1
    • By: Richard Morgan
    • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
    • Length: 17 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,001
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 943
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 940

    Four hundred years from now mankind is strung out across a region of interstellar space inherited from an ancient civilization discovered on Mars. The colonies are linked together by the occasional sublight colony ship voyages and hyperspatial data-casting. Human consciousness is digitally freighted between the stars and downloaded into bodies as a matter of course.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Always interesting!

    • By Jez Cajiao on 19-10-13

    Regular price: £24.99

  • Book 2

    • Broken Angels

    • Altered Carbon, Book 2
    • By: Richard Morgan
    • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
    • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 423
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 391
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 390

    Fifty years after the events of Altered Carbon, Takeshi Kovacs is serving as a mercenary in the Procterate-sponsored war to put down Joshuah Kemp's revolution on the planet Sanction IV. He is offered the chance to join a covert team chasing a prize whose value is limitless - and whose dangers are endless. Here is a novel that takes mankind to the brink.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excitement by the fistful.

    • By Martyn. R. Winters on 09-02-15

    Regular price: £24.99

  • Book 3

    • Woken Furies

    • Altered Carbon, Book 3
    • By: Richard Morgan
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 22 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 216
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 203

    This is high action, ideas driven noir SF of the highest order. Morgan has already established himself as an SF author of global significance. Takeshi Kovacs has come home. Home to Harlan's World. An ocean planet with only 5 percent of its landmass poking above the dangerous and unpredictable seas. Try and get above the weather in anything more sophisticated than a helicopter and the Martian orbital platforms will burn you out of the sky. And death doesn't just wait for you in the seas and the skies.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Great book completely ruined by a moron narrator and cheesy sound effects

    • By Anonymous User on 12-09-17

    Regular price: £24.99