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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,731 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Watts Narrator: T. Ryder Smith Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2008 ISBN: 9781436133739
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Set in 2082, Peter Watts' Blindsight is fast-moving hard SF that pulls readers into a futuristic world where a mind-bending alien encounter is about to unfold. After the Firefall, all eyes are locked heavenward as a team of specialists aboard the self-piloted spaceship Theseus hurtles outbound to intercept an unknown intelligence. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laikyn | 2/7/2014

    " This book is really if you don't like science just don't read it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt Barr | 2/5/2014

    " Boldly inventive future-building, tackling transhumanism, truly strange aliens, group dynamics and resurrected vampires. If you can read only one book with those four elements this year, make it this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrey | 1/24/2014

    " One of the best SF book for last year "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elliot Fleming | 1/19/2014

    " A group of unusual "people" from Earth investigate an interstellar visitor and make some quite unpleasant discoveries. Intelligent and stimulating, and mercifully memorable, as the ebook format was so difficult to read consistently that I would go weeks without reading another chapter. Let me say that the writing and the ideas were so good that the deficiencies of the narrative did not subtract from my commendation. Also, the ebook was available free, which compensated for the ebook format's drawbacks. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Hahleq Hahleq | 1/17/2014

    " Complete and utter rubbish. Self important wankerage. Politically correct philosophical wandering through sophist hedgerows. As illuminating as this review. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 1/13/2014

    " I'm generally more of a fantasy reader than a science fiction reader, but found this book really interesting and well done, once I got used to the p.o.v. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Todd Cranston-Cuebas | 1/11/2014

    " Loved Blindsight. A unique twist on the "enhanced" human theme found in many sci-fi reads. Loved the plot twists, the character development, and the complexity of the story line, Highly recommend! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Art L | 12/31/2013

    " This book was an overall flop in my eyes. It had a great concept but in my opinion Watts never realized that concept. The book was slow in parts as well. I'm not saying don't read this book cause it is decent and worth a read. Plus it's a FREE ebook. So take a stab you may like it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Veach Glines | 12/22/2013

    " A very interesting (if not very long) character compilation. It is the earth's mix of powerful yet strange personalities that make this first-contact story worth reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charlie Shields | 12/16/2013

    " I love what Watts does with perspective in this book. I'm giving it 4 stars but it really ranges somewhere between 3.5-4.5. Challenging book, difficult to rate. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Seth | 11/6/2013

    " A pretty awesome novel-length foray into the territory of philosophy of mind, including p-zombies, solipsisms real and imagined, alien and artificial intelligences, and a singularity (or more than one) that may or may not have happened without anyone really noticing. Oh, and vampires. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leo8 | 6/13/2013

    " Delightfully woven prose testing the boundaries of the human condition while maintaining a flowing narrative and succulant plot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bryan Atinsky | 12/27/2012

    " All of Peter Watts' books are good, but this is top notch. One of the best sci-fi novels written in a while... What is intelligence? Do we need consciousness for intelligence? First Contact done right.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bri | 12/26/2012

    " The book itself was very had for me to follow. Especially in the begining third. After a while, I got more into the story, and could follow (for the most part). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zach | 11/6/2012

    " Read. This. Now. Impossibly genius. . Read it with a good dictionary handy though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Adger | 5/20/2012

    " loved this. very intelligent with a cool idea at its heart. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob | 2/11/2012

    " Awesome, dark science fiction. If the back cover sounds like something far too cheesy to consider, think again. Peter Watts has created a thoroughly bizarre alien creature. The "humans" in this book are only barely recognizable as such. Fascinating. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pamela | 2/10/2012

    " I am not sure how I feel about this book. I enjoyed parts of the book; however, my attention kept wandering so I think I kept missing important information. The book was an interesting thought experiment; however, I think I would have enjoyed it more if I had caught all the details. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sam | 2/7/2012

    " This was an odd book. It was an interesting story, but sometimes hard to follow. I'd probably try this again, but want it in physical form to page back and forth. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 McKenzie Wark | 11/8/2011

    " Convincing account of an alien biology. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Liz | 9/1/2011

    " I don't even know what happened in this book... the pseudo-science (elaborately justified in a footnoted appendix) was more interesting than the jittery, fragmented story action. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter | 5/7/2011

    " I enjoyed this work of science fiction, although there were points at which I found myself somewhat confused by what was going on, and thought the ending was something of a let down. All and all, I'd say give it a read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan | 5/4/2011

    " Fantastic take on the first contact story. I enjoyed even more the asides dealing with human identity and cognition. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Hahleq | 5/4/2011

    " Complete and utter rubbish. Self important wankerage. Politically correct philosophical wandering through sophist hedgerows. As illuminating as this review. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nigel | 5/4/2011

    " A Science Fiction reference book with a vague strand of plot. Frequent flashbacks and change of character POV prevent any engagement with the story.
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Membrillu | 5/2/2011

    " El millor exemple de ciència ficció hard de qualitat que he trobat en molt de temps. No és el llibre més optimista sobre la capa de la terra. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy | 4/30/2011

    " Weird and at times hard to parse, but ultimately very rewarding and a novel that, like the best science fiction, kept me excited and gave me things to think about. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 4/24/2011

    " Decent story and I liked the psychological in-depth background, but there was something that I didn't like...couldn't quite put my finger on it. Ending felt very rushed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bri | 4/23/2011

    " The book itself was very had for me to follow. Especially in the begining third. After a while, I got more into the story, and could follow (for the most part). "

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About the Author

Peter Watts is a bi­ol­o­gist and science fiction author.  In addition to a number of accolades for science fiction, he has won minor awards in fields as diverse as marine mammal research and documentary filmmaking.

About the Narrator

T. Ryder Smith is an actor based in New York City. He has appeared on Broadway in Equus and in many off-Broadway shows including Passion Play, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, and Lebensraum, for which he won a Drama Desk Award. Smith has also made numerous television appearances on series such as Nurse Jackie, Blue Bloods, Law & Order: SVU, and others.