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Keeping it Real

Quantum Gravity, Book 1
Narrated by: Mel Hudson
Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)
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The Quantum Bomb of 2015 changed everything. The fabric that kept the universe's different dimensions apart was torn and now, six years later, the people of earth exist in uneasy company with the inhabitants of, amongst others, the elfin, elemental, and demonic realms. Magic is real and can be even more dangerous than technology.

Elves are exotic, erotic, dangerous, and really bored with the constant Lord of the Rings references. Elementals are a law unto themselves and demons are best left well to themselves.

Special agent Lila Black used to be pretty, but now she's not so sure. Her body is more than half restless carbon and metal alloy machinery, a machine she's barely in control of. It goes into combat mode, enough weapons for a small army springing from within itself, at the merest provocation.

As for her heart, well, ever since being drawn into a game by the elfin rockstar Zal (lead singer of the No Shows), who she's been assigned to protect, she's not even sure she can trust that any more either.

©2006 Justina Robson (P)2014 Audible Studios

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  • Mr
  • 07-04-2014

Un-Original

The only thing this book had going for it was the lead character was a Cyborg. Everything else has been done before but a lot better even the "new earth".

I would recommend that that you try the Rachel Morgan books before trying these as I did not find any supporting Characters likeable and the villain was not developed well enough to become hateable.

In fact she could have been a lot more nasty.

This book did not make want to get any more in the series and I like series books.

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  • Madeleine Lewis
  • 17-02-2019

Great audio version of the book!

I have read this book several times, I love the story and the complexity of Lila and the world building warrants rereading every time a new book in the series comes out. So this time I decided to try the audiobook and I was not disappointed - very nicely done!

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  • christopher brown
  • 03-09-2014

great story

What made the experience of listening to Keeping it Real the most enjoyable?

The characters where funny and whole book made me smile. I cant wait for the next book in this series.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Keeping it Real?

They sound like elfin beatles

Which character – as performed by Mel Hudson – was your favourite?

The beatle elf

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me laugh

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-06-2014

Good idea but meh!

I thought the narrator sounded too much like a newsreader on the BBC!
Great idea for a story but I kept loosing track of where I was with it, it wasnt as easy to stop and start again as other books have been. I persevered with the narrator and the story all the way to the end and I began to feel something for the characters but I'll leave this series for now, not sharp enough for me want to jump into book 2

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