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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (408 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Bear Narrator: Celeste Ciulla Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2016 ISBN: 9781436133746
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Garnering rave reviews from multiple publications, Elizabeth Bear is a rising voice in science fiction. Michelangelo Kisanagi-Jones and Vincent Katherinessen, former abassador-spies, have been ordered to New Amazonia to bring back information about the planet's cheap, renewable energy source. But secretly, one of the men devises other plans. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel Wyman | 2/7/2014

    " I liked that main characters were gay but... I spent most of the book trying to figure out which protaganist was which - 1 character being called different names by each person they meet can be confusing. First half of the book was way to much introspective angst for my liking. Started to get interesting once the alien finally made itsself known. But then the ending just fell flat. (I kept yelling at the book, "Did you learn nothing from "Serenity"? Movie came out in '05, this book in '06) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kheldar | 12/4/2013

    " My first novel from Ms. Bear, and a treat it was! The characters are fully fleshed, and her detail is perfect; full but not boring. To date I have read five novels of hers, and each one is a delight to behold. Kudos! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joyce | 11/3/2013

    " Bear's world building is excellent; there were so many good things: the matriarchal world, the way she handled homosexuality, the society that was based on assessing and killing humans but were strict vegans and infantilize women vs the society that valued natural reproduction and was horrified by the assessment but ate meat and kept the men as chattel, the watches. So many good ideas, but the espionage seemed routine, not up to her wide ranging intelligence. Read it for the world building, put up with the espionage. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mathieu | 8/16/2013

    " I actually liked this one, much more satisfying than her 'Undertow'. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miss Ginny Tea | 7/10/2013

    " Wow, so good. Wow. It's a disturbing read in some ways, but it's meant to be. So good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenne | 5/14/2013

    " An interesting premise, but the plot was so complicated that it was hard to really get into the story. I guess I wanted it to be more escapist than it was. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kariss | 2/13/2013

    " Wow, always nice to find a new author. Enjoyed the story and the telling "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dove | 8/7/2012

    " I wanted to like it, and I liked the concept, but in the end I never ended up sympathizing with the characters. The plot was a little messy too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindig | 1/29/2012

    " Very interesting. The whole plot and counterplot and plot within plot and betrayal and treason has a flavor of medieval Italian (say, Venice or Florence) vendetta. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 1/4/2012

    " Gender roles and gender domination in the far future. I want to read more in this universe! "

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

    " Sequential Tart review "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen Ireland-Phillips | 4/15/2011

    " 1970's Lesbian-feminist utopianism updated for a more cynical - and realistic age. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 1/16/2011

    " Gender roles and gender domination in the far future. I want to read more in this universe! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tasula | 11/26/2010

    " Vincent Katherinessen & Michelangelo Kusanagi-Jones- former lovers-sent to New Amazonia- where men are inferior to get them to join federation;both have their own agenda;meet Kii (a transcended dragon with great power
    Wonderful book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mia | 9/4/2010

    " I really liked what she attempted to do with issues of power dynamics within and across cultures. The book could have used a little closer editing, since there were explanatory bits tht got repeated a few times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Evilynn | 10/29/2009

    " When I first started reading 'Carnival' I was afraid it was going to be too Space Opera for my tastes, but it quickly turned out that it was far more political than Space-Wars-With-Ray-Guns and the characters were nicely fleshed out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kariss | 7/24/2009

    " Wow, always nice to find a new author. Enjoyed the story and the telling "

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About the Author
Author Elizabeth Bear

Elizabeth Bear is an American author known for her speculative fiction. Among her many awards are multiple Hugo Awards, the John W. Campbell Award, the Sturgeon Award, and the Locus Award.

About the Narrator

Celeste Ciulla is an accomplished actress and voice-over artist based in New York City. For her stage performances, she has received the 2010 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship and the Callaway Award. As an audiobook narrator, she earned an AudioFile Earphones Award for her reading of Great House by Nicole Krauss.