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Bone Silence

Narrated by: Clare Corbett
Series: The Revenger Series, Book 3
Length: 19 hrs and 42 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (31 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Returning to the universe of Revenger, award-winning author Alastair Reynolds delivers another thrilling tale set among the stars.  

Two sisters ran away from home to join the crew of a spaceship. They took on pirates, faced down monsters and survived massacres...and now they're in charge. Captaining a fearsome ship of their own, adventures are theirs for the taking. But Captain Bosa's fearsome reputation still dogs their heels, and they're about to discover that, out in space, no one forgives, and no one forgets.... 

©2019 Alastair Reynolds (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group

Critic Reviews

"A swashbuckling thriller - Pirates of the Caribbean meets Firefly - that nevertheless combines the author's trademark hard SF with effective, coming-of-age characterisation." (Guardian)

"A blindingly clever imagining of our solar system in the far flung future." (Sun)

"A rollicking adventure yarn with action, abduction, fights, properly scary hazards, very grisly torture and even ghosts of a sort." (Daily Telegraph)

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Strange emphasis.

Overall I very much enjoyed this series and this book in particular. The concept of this series is figuratively incredible, except for the part of the story concerning the currency which is literally incredible. The narrator regularly puts emphasis on the wrong word in a sentence, showing that she does not understand the meaning of the sentence and making it more difficult for the listener to follow. I am surprised that something so fundamental would not be noticed by the editor or author before this was released. The quality of the audio is very good and the voice work is otherwise excellent. The monetary aspect of the story doesn't work. The author doesn't seem to have much understanding of the nature and origin of money, particularly in a hard money society, like Britain in the golden age of sail, which is clearly inspiration for this series.

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Third Book in the Revenger Series

Completes the story of the Ness sisters and their adventures with the Revenger. High quality story and performance.

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Damn

I wasn't expecting a kinda boring YA book from Alastair Reynolds, Good performance but couldn't keep me interested.

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Anticlimactic

I really wanted to love this book and the build up from the previous two made me think of a great epic ending as is typical in an Alastair Reynolds novel compendium. Performance is as always fantastic, I can always visualise the characters and who is talking just by hearing the accents being spoken aloud so 5 stars there. However I must say that the excitement and mystery of the first two books was just missing in this one. No more bauble hunts or hidden identities or intrigues. The story sort of just dragged out a long while and this really should be the crowning jewel of the authors works up until now but it seems the story just had no where to go by the end. But I had to listen to the end because completion is a compulsive companion and was the sole driving force behind my listening to this Audio Book. Hope you enjoy this story although i can’t really say much here or else I may spoil the story for any newcomers to the series. If this is your first foray into Alastair Reynolds than I recommend this trilogy of the Ness sisters or that of revelation space.

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  • JP
  • 08-02-2020

Great ending to this trilogy

I’m a big fan of Alastair Reynolds and his work - as the content of my audible plainly shows - and this was a thoroughly enjoyable romp sometime a long way into a possible future. My only disappointment was realising that there would be no fourth book.

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  • Joachim
  • 14-05-2020

Improvement on books 1 and 2

The story took a turn for the better with Reynolds winding up the loose threads that made little sense before and made a few more

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  • R. Maines
  • 17-04-2020

Well if you’ve got this far..

..this book will probably not disappoint you. More adventuring with the Ness sisters. The only downside is the ending felt rushed. Narration was good.

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  • Martin
  • 23-02-2020

Satisfying story as good as the proceeding two books in the series

Clare Corbett continues her excellent narration. The conclusion of the trilogy is satisfying. Great fun.

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  • Revdave39
  • 15-02-2020

Alastair Reynolds expand our imaginations again!

I'm love this new adventure in the series . This is a new imagining for the adventures of the sisters Ness. Books 1&2 expand their universe in leaps and bounds, this one explodes it!