The Themis Files, #1
By Sylvain Neuvel
Narrated by a Full Cast:
Andy Secombe, Eric Meyers, Laurel Lefkow, Charlie Anson, Liza Ross, William Hope, Christopher Ragland, Katherine Mangold, and Adna Sablyich
Ⓟ 2016, Random House Audio
8 hours, 28 minutes
SCIENCE FICTION | TECHNO-THRILLER | ROBOTS
The pieces of a giant exotic robot have been discovered on the planet. Where did it come from? How does it work? What is its purpose? The story is told through reports and raises a number of questions about service, loyalty, love, bias and cost in the name of science and politics. Most reports are interviews with an unnamed interrogator and a player in the action. The book does end with a bit of a cliffhanger; but the substance of the the story is filling enough to tide the listener over until the next installment, Waking Gods (release date April 4, 2017.)
Though there is no cast list to indicate who plays which role(s) in the production, the narrators are perfectly cast, capturing the personalities, moods, and nuances of the written characters as well as conveying the tensions and atmosphere of each scene. Their individual and collective performances paint the story in vivid detail to the point where a listener may feel s/he has actually seen the events described! This is a testament not only to the writing, but to the excellence of the acting.
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Sleeping Giants (The Themis Files, #1; by Sylvain Neiuvel; narrated by a Full Cast) is a finalist in the 2017 APA Audie Awards in the Science Fiction category.