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  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (1,047 ratings)

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The Singularity Trap

By: Dennis E. Taylor
Narrated by: Ray Porter
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Publisher's Summary

Dennis E. Taylor, author of the best-selling Bobiverse trilogy, explores a whole different, darker world in this sci-fi stand-alone. Determined to give his wife and children a better life back home, Ivan Pritchard ventures to the edge of known space to join the crew of the Mad Astra as an asteroid miner. He's prepared for hard work and loneliness—but not the unthinkable. After coming into contact with a mysterious alien substance, Pritchard finds an unwelcome entity sharing his mind, and a disturbing physical transformation taking place. With his very humanity at stake, Pritchard must save mankind from a full-scale interstellar war.

Brought to life by prolific, award-winning narrator Ray Porter, The Singularity Trap is a thrilling adventure rife with drama and action on a truly cosmic scale. 

©2018 Dennis E. Taylor (P)2018 Audible Originals, LLC. Cover illustration by Stephan Martiniere.

Critic Reviews

“Dennis Taylor serves up a top-notch outer-space adventure…. Ray Porter’s narration is simply brilliant…. In addition to suspense, action, futuristic detail, and moments of comedy, the book brings a light, investigative touch to the question of what exactly human identity is.” (The Washington Post

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Cardboard cutouts in space

I enjoyed the Bob series, which launched Taylor’s SF writing career. It was a great idea and the humour seemed to work well.
This is closer to earth and for some reason that brings out the author’s libertarianism, his small minded view of the world. He pictures a solar system where the Cold War continues and America is still winning. The world is run by men, mainly Americans.
The science is good with only a few “gimmes” to help things along. But the dialog, ouch.
Still i kept going through to the end so it must have interested me to some extent, but it’s narrow cultural scope made me wince.

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I kept waiting for it to get better

I was waiting for the usual wit of Dennis but none came. this story had little potential and it felt like 2 or 3 other books I've listened to lately regurgitated without the good parts. No fun, little drama, unrealistic politics and a dull end. This is one series I will not be getting involved in.

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Great book, great narration awesome story!

I am a big sci-fi fan and I thoroughly Enjoyed this book. Great narration and end result. Let's hope for more. Great job Dennis E. Taylor. Praise on Bobbiverse aswel!

Awaiting more great works!

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Awesome

Riveting sci-fi, had me gripped from the start.
Great book, great author! Well done team.

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Outstanding!

I grew up on Asimov and Heinlein. The tradition continues.
Ray amazing. Huge thanks Dennis.

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Very interesting story, good production.

I enjoyed it. Well produced, good narrator. Not a high action story but very interesting.

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great read

I loved the Bobiverse so tried others by Dennis and this didn't disappoint. A great read. 👍

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Great story and well read

Nice idea for a story and the narrator is amazing at acting the book. Recommend

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Great audio book

A kind of Bobiverse/ proto molecule from the expanse mash up. Good use of sound effects for comm transmissions, etc. And a smattering of shiny pop references.

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Roared through this book in a couple of days!

A book of two halves and both have you wondering, “how the hell is Taylor gonna resolve this?” A cracking read.

As usual, Ray Porter “brings it” and makes characters distinguishable and memorable.

Shout out to the Sound Mixer for the excellent difference in environs.

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