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Illuminae

Series: Illuminae Files, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (230 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment and Warner Bros are set to bring YA sci-fi novel Illuminae to the big screen.

The year is 2575, and two megacorporations are at war over a planet that's little more than an ice-covered speck. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Ezra and Kady have to make their escape on the evacuating fleet. But their troubles are just beginning. A deadly plague has broken out on one of the spaceships and is mutating, with terrifying results. Their ship's protection is seriously flawed. No one will say what is going on. As Kady hacks in to a tangled web of data to find the truth, it's clear only one person can help her: Ezra. And the only problem with that is they split up before all this trouble started, and she isn't supposed to be talking to him.

A fantastically original, heart-stopping adventure where everything is definitely more dangerous than it seems.

©2015 Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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Read it Or regret it.

I read and listen to a lot of books and this sat on my phone for a while, i wasnt really keen on the writing format so was reluctant to try this even though i had bought it. But walking home one day realised i had nothing else left and was forced to listen to it. And im so glad i did.

I have read a lot of books from many genres, i mean brandon Sandersons my fave author. But this is hands down the best audio series i have ever heard and i write this review in the final few hourse of the second. Annoyed because i thought the third book was out.

The censoring of swear words was a little annoying but its explained in the story and you can easily tell what they are saying. The voice cast is great You will become attached to the characters quickly and become hooked by the mystery. The second quarter of book one is a little slow but from there it picks up speed like an avalanche contiuing into book 2 with an extended cast.

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Mind blowing

I loved this book so much. Was an amazing experience to hear the audio while reading along with the book. Great plot and action packed.

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Now that's an audiobook

The performance of this audiobook is amazing. All the sound effects bring the book to life. It really adds to the creepyness that should be felt at times and the desperation.

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Censored?

I cannot listen to a book full of censorship. I think I'm old enough to make a decision to listen to audio books which contain profanity.

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When the only person you trust is a computer....

A totally original, gripping and engrossing novel. Told from multiple perspectives - human, mechanical and from reports and recordings, the overarching theme is of a hostile takeover of a planet inhabited by an illegal mining company that uses biological warfare that results in those exposed becoming raving, aggressive and murderous.
Survivors are rescued by a fleet of damaged space ships. However they are tracked by a lethal warship intent on obliterating all evidence of the deed and all survivors.
Tough, resourceful computer hacker Kady is the main protagonist along with AI (Aiden) - the computer who manipulates events so that the captains no longer trust him.
This is a complex and thought provoking story with strong characters facing life and death moral choices. The audio version is magnificent - with out of space music, electronic beeps and sound effects, mechanical voices, along with passion and urgency in the human narrators - an engrossing performance. Although tagged as YA fiction older readers will be equally engrossed.

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Why censor for?

Hard to get in to due to the distracting censoring of the swear words, I kept thinking my device was playing up/skipping/buffering. Glad audible offers returns.

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Amazing. A must listen in Audible.

This is the type of book which was written for audible. The cast are amazing. Absolutely brilliant.

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This series is a modern day classic!

I stumbled upon this amazing book series because of an article in the Sydney Morning Herald about the authors. I immediately had to try the first book and within a couple of weeks I experience all three in the series. OMG, this is an absolutely incredible story, missing both classic and contemporary themes expertly, and beautifully written and even more extraordinary in the performances. I've been riveted and blown away by all of it and can't wait to listen to anything else from this outstanding writing pair!

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Sci-fi for teenage girls

struggled to the end just wanting to know where the story was going putting up with long periods of wishy washy romantic drivel

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Unparalleled performance

The BEST audiobook production I have heard. I struggled to get into the book's text format but had my doubts as to how they would translate it into an audio. I'm so glad that I gave this a shot because the voices, the effects, the music, were all done exceptionally well! Just wow. The story was amazing too.