Thirteen, Richard K. Morgan
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Thirteen

Author: Richard K. Morgan

Narrator: Simon Vance

Unabridged: 22 hr 30 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Tantor Audio

Published: 07/17/2007

Genre: Fiction

Synopsis

Richard K. Morgan's Thirteen is near-future science fiction, very much in the vein of Bladerunner. A failed government program to produce a more violent, aggressive form of military fighter has resulted in the U.S. rounding up most of the test subjects and isolating them on Mars, a place where no one with any sense would wish to spend their days. But not all of the government subjects have been caught and shipped out to Mars. Enter Carl Marsalis, a hit man who would like nothing more than to stop killing and put his past behind him—and when he's eventually captured in Miami, it seems like the government might take care of his problems for him. Unfortunately, around the same time a transport from Mars arrives back on earth. The entire crew has been killed by a stowaway who turns out to be one of these violent superhumans—and maybe something worse. Now Marsalis is given a choice: use his heightened powers to hunt down the killer, or face a fate worse than death.

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AudiobooksNow review by Dutch on 2007-09-05 12:57:49

After listening to the wonderful Kovacks series of noir scifi read by Todd McLaren, Simon Vance's multi-faceted British delivery is a bit of a shock. But just as McLaren's tough-guy cynical voice is perfect for the Kovacks stories, Vance makes 'Thirteen' his own story. The characters are fully 3 dimensional - at least the male characters are - and are somewhat more complex and interesting than what Morgan had created in his earlier novels. This story is a little tough to follow in the beginning as there aren't clear breaks between current time and flashbacks or between spoken dialogue and inner thoughts, but its definitely worth listening to.

AudiobooksNow review by Dutch on 2007-09-17 16:23:53

After listening to the wonderful Kovacks series of noir scifi read by Todd McLaren, Simon Vance's multi-faceted British delivery is a bit of a shock. But just as McLaren's tough-guy cynical voice is perfect for the Kovacks stories, Vance makes 'Thirteen' his own story. The characters are fully 3 dimensional - at least the male characters are - and are somewhat more complex and interesting than what Morgan had created in his earlier novels. This story is a little tough to follow in the beginning as there aren't clear breaks between current time and flashbacks or between spoken dialogue and inner thoughts, but its definitely worth listening to

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