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The stunning conclusion to the trilogy that began with the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning Ancillary Justice.

For just a moment, things seem to be under control for the soldier known as Breq. Then a search of Atheok Station's slums turns up someone who shouldn't exist - someone who might be an ancillary from a ship that's been hiding beyond the empire's reach for three thousand years.

In the meantime, a messenger from the alien and mysterious Presger empire arrives, as does Breq's enemy, the divided and quite possibly insane Anaander Mianaai - ruler of an empire that's at war with itself.

Anaander is heavily armed and extremely unhappy with Breq. She could take her ship and crew and flee, but that would leave everyone at Athoek in terrible danger. Breq has a desperate plan. The odds aren't good, but that's never stopped her before.

©2015 Ann Leckie (P)2015 Hachette Audio

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Worthy conclusion to the series

I enjoyed this book, it's character driven and continues to centre around a small system rather than grand space opera style. People who prefer mighty space fleet battles and galaxy spanning stories will likely struggle. But if you liked the second book in the series you'll like this one also. The narration was great although there was great emphasis on various national accents to distinguish voices. It worked though.

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I love this series

I have now listened to this series four times. The writing and the themes are excellent. There's something for everyone. I also love Adios Andohs narration. She really brings the book alive.

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incredible creation, brilliant performance

this series is outstanding. the story carries you along with such compelling subtlety you do not want to stop. the readers performance is si atmospheric and rich in style and complexity you feel each character and situation.

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Another great story!

This was a well written story, exploring interesting ideas, with well developed characters, set in a wonderful universe.

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so sad it’s over - on to Leckie’s other works!

a brilliant end to the saga. subtle, thoughtful, surprising. i love Leckie’s ability to weave in a lot of historical and cultural themes, exploring colonialism, gender and class but without ever feeling heavy-handed or preaching. it’s deeply woven into the fabric of the narrative, the canvas on which the story plays out. andoh’s narration is perfect for this story. calm and understated, but yet full of colour and nuanced expression of emotion. and her accents... 👌 just so good. fast becoming one of my all time favourite narrators

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Lovely resolution

I have loved this series so much! This is a great book but not quite my favourite, not sure why. The narration was great, these characters are going to be in my auditory memory for the rest of my life! Thanks so much for making such a great experience.

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Fantastic narration of great book

I am in love with Adjoa’s skillful use of accents and tone to bring the many and varied characters to life in the course of this trilogy. Bravo!!!

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I love this series

On my third listen of the series and finding myself once again looking at antique tea sets on the internet afterwards. It’s a well told story that has change my perception of the genre.

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better than part 2

better than part 2. a gripping ending that keeps you glued to you device. it wants more words..

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Brilliant narrator. Best I've heard. Solid book.

Loved the narration of all 3 novels. Added a while extra layer. Solid book, with flashes of brilliance.

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  • Mauro Locarnini
  • 20-12-2020

As you progress in the series the books get better

The whole series makes a very interesting saga. The first two books are - to me - not complete. Only here in the third book you get a clearer idea of how things are really working. The complexity of the storyline is not the problem to me. Rather it feels like the first two books are cut too short without any conclusion. Maybe it should have been just one very long book out of these three.

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  • Simon, Oxford
  • 03-11-2015

Please don't stop there

I loved this third book in the series, and hope Ann Leckie does not stop there. I am wishing for inspiration to strike and more books in the series. Also Adjoa Andoh's reading of the series has been stellar. I have loved her intimacy and character voices. Many thanks to you both.

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  • Kate
  • 28-01-2017

First book was great, second- OK, third- cozy

The first book of the series introduced a number of novel and powerful concepts, such as ancillaries, multi-body AIs, multi-body 'humans', disregard for physical gender. The highly unusual main character and how her nature was revealed gradually made for a great read. I would certainly rate it at 5 stars if I had Ancillary Justice on the Audible.
The following two books of the series make for a cozy read where domestic routines take centre stage and it is hard to take any plot developments seriously. Glimpses of the Radj Space culture provided in the first book are not developed any further, so we are stuck with the endless references to tea drinking. The third book introduces a number of new curious characters and resolves in a more or less satisfying way, making it second best to the first.

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  • Debbie Slater
  • 08-03-2016

5* Science Fiction

This is standout SF read by a standout narrator -- a pure pleasure throughout the trilogy.

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  • Dworkin
  • 29-02-2016

brilliant in every way

with all three books and especially this last one, i really tried hard to ration myself. The more I read, the less I had to look forward to.
Characters and plot were excellent and the reader was superb. Friends who regard audio books with a certain distaste will never know the force and depth that a reader like Adjoa Andoh brings to the text.

All in all a month or so of absolute pleasure.

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  • Jan Nuttall
  • 21-01-2021

Compelling trilogy, beautifully performed

It took me a short while to become absorbed in the first book, but once I had I simply couldn’t stop listening until the conclusion of the third one. A well conceived and well written narrative and superbly performed by Adjoa Andoh who successfully conveyed the differences between humans, AIs and the translator. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-11-2020

Brilliant, sad to see it end

This is one of those series of books that spoils you. After listing to other books I yearn for the quality and refinement of Leckie's writing and Andoh amazing performance.

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  • J. Hunter
  • 03-08-2020

fantastic trilogy

great narrator, fabulous trilogy, characters to love, strong storyline, excellent world building. I loved it.

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  • Sharon Barron
  • 28-07-2020

Excellent end to the series

Brilliant storytelling and superb narration. Ann Leckie wraps up her Ancillary series with a tense, complex and immersive take. Adjoa Andoh is simply outstanding as the narrator. This is almost the perfect audiobook

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  • Sophie C Butcher
  • 26-03-2020

beautifully read

Beautifully read bringing favourite characters to life. Wouldn't it be nice to have a Justice of Toren in all our lives

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-02-2020

Cant recomend

Stopped listening with 20 minutes left. The story is just getting really boring and hard to believe. Too bad cause the first book, justice, showed promise.

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