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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,841 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard K. Morgan Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2005 ISBN: 9781400171392
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A blistering near-future thriller that will propel Richard Morgan onto the bestseller lists - a novel that will be enjoyed by any thriller reader. What do you buy and sell when the global markets reach saturation point? The markets themselves. Thirty years from now the big players in global capitalism have moved on from commodities. The big money is in conflict investment. The corporations keep a careful watch on the wars of liberation and revolution that burn constantly around the world. They guage who the winners will be and sell them arms, intelligence and power. In return for a slice of the action when the war is won. The reward? A stake in the new nation. It's cynical, brutal and it has nothing to do with democracy and the rule of law. So what else is new? The executives in this lethal game bid for contracts, fight for promotion, secure their lives on the roads. Fighting lethal duels in souped up, heavily armoured cars on the empty motorways of the future. Chris Faulkener has a lethal reputation and a new job at Shorn Associates. Has he got what it takes to make a real killing? Download and start listening now!

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  • Simon Vance performs the work with the perfect amount of flexibility to make the listener empathize with a cadre of corporate killers. And even root for them. AudioFile
  • “Simon Vance performs the work with the perfect amount of flexibility to make the listener empathize with a cadre of corporate killers. And even root for them.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 2/13/2014

    " Better than I expected. Morgan is one of the best at anti-heroes. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Steve Dutton | 2/8/2014

    " After reading the Takeshi Kovacs novels I went straight out and bought this book and have regretted it ever since. It reads like a bad b movie, with an obvious plot and characters I couldn't care less about it came as a real disappointment. It was almost as if it was written by a different author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 N. | 1/28/2014

    " Reading this book is like being struck repeatedly over the head with a hammer-- both refreshing and unusual in a genre that tends to lean more on the side of entertainment (not a bad thing, necessarily) than issues. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chip | 1/19/2014

    " Not up to Morgan's typical standards - a disappointment. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mairi Cameron | 1/18/2014

    " Wow, proper book, somewhat in awe of Morgan's imagination in writing this, best book I've read in a very long time "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mark Pantoja | 1/14/2014

    " Was okay. Morgan can write, that's for sure. There are some great scenes, but frankly I just DID NOT BUY IT, not for a second. Kind of a ridiculous story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jaimey | 1/12/2014

    " A book about the greed of corporations, with employees that compete by ramming each other with their cars on the way to work? Bought this one by mistake.. attempted to read it anyway and didn't make it halfway through the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeffrey | 12/16/2013

    " This book is so ridiculously action-movie-like over the top that it can barely see the top from space. I enjoyed the hell out of it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shana Yates | 7/3/2013

    " Disturbing and semi-plausible near future; samurai businessmen who duel on the way to work (show up with blood on your tires or not at all), investing in small wars, guerilla operations, drug trade, etc. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mijo | 4/20/2013

    " After Altered Carbon, I really expected much more from Morgan. I admit, I didn't read entire book, only made to 130th page. I couldn't stomach absurd car chasing, it's idiocy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fred | 3/27/2013

    " Although Market Forces is not set in Los Angeles, it contains the best description of LA traffic I've ever seen. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 12/30/2012

    " Very violent in spots but an interesting twist on corporate culture. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron | 11/1/2012

    " This is Morgan's first attempt at a screen play turned into a novel. It has a lot of his ideas about our socio-political-economic world in embryo. Writing's just as good as his later work.I recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chuck | 7/25/2012

    " This was a light read, but I like the futuristic theme that tied corporate business with a samurai warrior mentality, using cars in place of swords. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tim | 5/27/2012

    " Didn't manage to finish this. I read this after reading the Takeshi Kovac books and it was nowhere near that level. Very pedestrian, and I ditched it nearly halfway through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan | 7/28/2011

    " Economic warfare done mad max style. Actually, American Psycho meets Mad Max in a hard-boiled sci-fi world fueled by Noam Chomsky's nightmares about globalization. Would make a good movie in the Fight Club vein. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Felicia | 6/24/2011

    " I hated this book. The setting is great but the suckiness of the other elements (especially disappointing given their potential) makes me never want to read anything by this author ever again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Josh | 3/25/2011

    " Morgan is one of my favorite authors, but this book was a huge miss in my opinion. Morgan usually writes anti-heroes, but the main character in this book was an outright villain. The novel comes across as a completely paranoid fantasy regarding capitalism / corporations. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mark | 7/7/2010

    " Was okay. Morgan can write, that's for sure. There are some great scenes, but frankly I just DID NOT BUY IT, not for a second. Kind of a ridiculous story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ari | 6/9/2010

    " A surprising dud from an otherwise entertaining author. It felt like ideology overwhelmed story, not that the story was all that great to begin with. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chip | 1/15/2010

    " Not up to Morgan's typical standards - a disappointment. "

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About the Author
Author Richard K. Morgan

Richard K. Morgan is the acclaimed author of Market Forces, Broken Angels, and Altered Carbon, a New York Times Notable Book that also won the Philip K. Dick Award. He lives in Scotland.

About the Narrator

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and an AudioFile Golden Voice with fifty-eight Earphones Awards. He has won thirteen prestigious Audie Awards and was Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London.