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4.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 5 4.11 (19 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Simon Morden Narrator: Toby Leonard Moore Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Samuil Petrovitch Series Release Date: April 2011 ISBN: 9781461804635
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Samuil Petrovitch is a survivor. He survived the nuclear fallout in St. Petersburg and hid in the London Metrozone—the last city in England. He’s lived this long because he’s a man of rules and logic.

But when he stumbles into a kidnapping in progress, he acts without even thinking. Before he can stop himself, he’s saved the daughter of the most dangerous man in London—and getting involved with her. Now, the equation of Petrovitch’s life is looking increasingly complex.

But Petrovitch has a plan—he always has a plan—he's just not sure it’s a good one.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Speeds along with energetic panache.”

    Times (London)

  • “Morden has a natural talent for a plot that keeps the reader guessing.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “A fast-paced thriller…an absorbing read.”

    Telegraph (London)

  • “Morden keeps up a breathless breakneck pace that doesn’t sacrifice character depth or intelligence…The Samuel Petrovich Trilogy promises to be a fast-paced thrill ride for the cynical urban space cowboy in all of us.”

    io9

  • “An engrossing, if occasionally goofy, adventure…Samuli’s mix of action and research makes him a fresh and engaging character, and the escalating scale of danger and violence moves the plot along briskly.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Small, immoral, likably unlikable, Petrovich steps fully formed onto the neon-slick streets of London as if on the run from a classic anime.”

    Jon Courtenay Grimwood, author of the Arabesk trilogy
  • Winner of the 2012 Philip K. Dick Award

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Arthur | 2/19/2014

    " Good fun post-apocalyptic sci-fi, which won me over in the end, but I found the author's style very pulpy, like he was going for sci-fi Chandler but didn't quite make it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katrina | 2/13/2014

    " I tried a sample of this on my Kindle on Sunday....fast forward to 3am and I finished this and immediately bought the second. I am not a "hard" scifi person but I LOVED this book. Dystopian future, brilliant yet flawed hero, gun toting nuns, AI...it has it all. My only complaint is that while the world building was decent I wanted to know more about how they got to this place and the author doled it out slowly and in little bits. Better than a huge infodump but I wish a little more detail about the state of the world had been included in this first book. It turns out that the author created the bones of the world in a series of short stories available on his website...when I finish the third in the trilogy I may go back and read those. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirk | 2/5/2014

    " The main character is a little too smart, and everyone seems to swoon for him for some reason, but the story builds nicely, the characters are interesting, and the enemy is quite terrifying. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Djenane | 12/31/2013

    " I love this book even though i didn't understand what the russian words and japanese words meant but i can care less. I would recommend my friends to read it. I have the two other books from the triology and i can't wait to attack them lol. I don't like to give spoilers I suggest you read the book :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roxanne | 12/22/2013

    " Weird but kept my interest. I am looking forward to next book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Simkine | 11/27/2013

    " I wanted to like this more than I did. I just found the protagonist hard to believe. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 10/25/2013

    " All three books in this series are very good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Al Billings | 10/24/2013

    " This book was great! Fresh, interesting, still a bit cyberpunk but not just rehashed crap. I liked it enough that I just bought the sequel (and the third and final book is out in a month)! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob Hart | 10/12/2013

    " Very good. I like a nice dystopia now and then. He even put in a couple of Star Wars and Aliens jokes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 8/24/2013

    " A really fun read with plenty of good ideas and a very likeable main character. Almost a sci-fi thriller, but too interesting to be lumped into that category. I highly recommend it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jefferey S | 2/26/2013

    " REally loved the book. HArkens back to good cyberpunk, but not dated. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Todd Campbell | 7/25/2012

    " A really fast-paced action-packed adventure set in a post-armageddon London. If you are familiar with London and/or Tokyo you will probably enjoy it even more than I did (as I have not been to either city) - regardless it is a great read with some great leading characters "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nerderello | 9/20/2011

    " I imagined this, as I read it, as a sort of Manga novel.

    The protagonists are very readable, even if the main character was a bit like the guy in the tv series 24 - un-killable.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ash | 9/16/2011

    " I really enjoyed this. It's a quick, light read; good for taking a break from more serious stuff. Or just reading about some good characters, that too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Todd | 9/15/2011

    " A really fast-paced action-packed adventure set in a post-armageddon London. If you are familiar with London and/or Tokyo you will probably enjoy it even more than I did (as I have not been to either city) - regardless it is a great read with some great leading characters "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danny | 9/5/2011

    " A Comedic science fiction thriller :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fred | 7/5/2011

    " Nuns with guns, how can you go wrong? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mphecker | 7/5/2011

    " Great book, but suffers from a convoluted storyline, untranslated Russian cursing, and difficult scientific discussion. In spite of these flaws, the action sequences and overall storyline made this a great book to read during my recent vacation. I'm looking forward to the rest of the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Simkine | 6/6/2011

    " I wanted to like this more than I did. I just found the protagonist hard to believe. "

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About the Author
Author Simon Morden

Dr. Simon Morden, BSc, PhD, is a bona fide rocket scientist with degrees in geology and planetary geophysics. He’s now employed as a part-time teaching assistant at a Gateshead primary school, which he combines with his duties as a house-husband. His not-so-secret identity as journeyman writer started when he sold the short story “Bell, Book, and Candle” to an anthology, and a chaotic mix of science fiction, fantasy, and horror followed. Heart came out to critical acclaim, and Another War was shortlisted for a World Fantasy Award. The Lost Art was subsequently a finalist for the Catalyst Award for Best Teen Fiction. Morden has also been the editor of the British Science Fiction Association’s writers’ magazine, Focus, a judge for the Arthur C. Clarke Awards, and a regular speaker at the Greenbelt Arts Festival on matters of faith and fiction. In 2009, he was on the winning team for the Rolls Royce Science Prize.

About the Narrator

Toby Leonard has worked extensively as a television, film, and voice actor. His acting credits include several appearances on the television series Underbelly and The Pacific, as well as the voice of Richard in the video Mortal Kombat: Rebirth