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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,656 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Drew Karpyshyn Narrator: David Colacci Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Mass Effect Series Release Date: September 2010 ISBN: 9781400186808
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Humanity has reached the stars, joining the vast galactic community of alien species. But beyond the fringes of explored space lurk the Reapers, a race of sentient starships bent on "harvesting" the galaxy's organic species for their own dark purpose. The Illusive Man, leader of the pro-human black ops group Cerberus, is one of the few who know the truth about the Reapers. To ensure humanity's survival, he launches a desperate plan to uncover the enemy's strengths-and weaknesses-by studying someone implanted with modified Reaper technology. He knows the perfect subject for his horrific experiments: former Cerberus operative Paul Grayson, who wrested his daughter from the cabal's control with the help of Ascension project director Kahlee Sanders. But when Kahlee learns that Grayson is missing, she turns to the only person she can trust: Alliance war hero Captain David Anderson. Together they set out to find the secret Cerberus facility where Grayson is being held. But they aren't the only ones after him. And time is running out. As the experiments continue, the sinister Reaper technology twists Grayson's mind. The insidious whispers grow ever stronger in his head, threatening to take over his very identity and unleash the Reapers on an unsuspecting galaxy. Download and start listening now!

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  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darell Trianni | 2/4/2014

    " Absolutly brilliant sequel to Ascension!! The illustrative man is basically the BNP of the human race. Grayson should have never messed with illusive man! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Norbert | 2/4/2014

    " Not a bad read for Mass Effect fans who want to know more about the backstory. The book focuses too much on action, which isn't my cup of tea, but which paints a great description of the scene. I never once felt lost in the acton: very easy to follow. Good read for ME fans, but don't expect to read it more than once. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel | 1/11/2014

    " As a fan of Mass Effect, I've always been interested in the novels. All of them so far have been very well written by Drew Karpyshyn, "Retribution" is no exception. This time, the book follows Grayson, Anderson, and Sanders exclusively. The focus of the story is on Grayson and what Cerberus has done to him after he was captured on Omega. What follows is a suspenseful story of a man slowly losing his identity to the Reapers and friends who try and get him back, even if his fate was sealed. "Retribution" is a bit more graphic and suspenseful than the other two novels, but is still worth a look. If you are a fan of the franchise, you will not be disappointed with "Retribution." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Simon Cressey | 1/11/2014

    " Omg I have read the other 2 and the story ties in with the end game in mass effect 3 game so well and key Lang is just how I imaged him a+ "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 1/2/2014

    " I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and was very glad that it involved Grayson as he was may favorite character from the previous novel. I already played Mass Effect 3 so I had some idea of what to expect from this novel and was not disappointed. It wasn't the most amazing writing ever, but it was very enjoyable and easy to follow. A big improvement over the last two novels was the combat/action writing. It was much more fluid and enjoyable rather than reading like a dictation of combat from the game. I would strongly recommend reading the second book before this one in order to really get to know and appreciate the characters, but you can read the first one later as it has little bearing on this novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nick | 12/26/2013

    " A good filler for the game's plot, and relatively good writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ken Badertscher | 10/1/2013

    " Outstanding book for a video game license. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josh | 7/8/2013

    " Much better than the previous two novels, and introduces things important to the third game. Recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zane | 5/9/2013

    " Fans of the game must read this!!! I am one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daileyvengeance | 1/4/2013

    " Another great Mass Effect Novel! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dara | 10/18/2012

    " Retribution picks up with Kahlee Sanders and Paul Grayson after the events of Ascension. This book was particularly interesting to me because we get inside Grayson's head as he is forced into indoctrination by the Illusive Man. We get to see how the process works and what it does to Grayson. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 4/17/2012

    " I really enjoyed reading this one. Grayson's decent from man to avatar was a harsh one. I will assume that the end was the set-up for the Omega DLC, which I've yet to play ): either way a great read. Looking forward to the fourth book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles Angerstein | 2/18/2012

    " I loved this book. The action is almost non stop and the characters are well done. They do what you would expect them to do. Great story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eddie | 7/23/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. Builds on the characters from the previous novels & helps continue the story of the ME universe. Hoping to see some of these characters in the upcoming game release of Mass Effect 3. Must read if you're a fan of the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ken | 4/11/2011

    " Outstanding book for a video game license. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 3/24/2011

    " These tie-in books usually suck, but since this was written by one of the writers of the Mass Effect game it was pretty awesome. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles | 2/23/2011

    " I loved this book. The action is almost non stop and the characters are well done. They do what you would expect them to do. Great story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nathan | 2/13/2011

    " Consistently good fun, another Mass Effect adventure and this time a long look at the Cerberus orginsation. Quite a lineat plot line, but still worth an afternoons read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brandon | 1/13/2011

    " Its sci fi fantasy a good book if you dont mind (si-fi) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 10/1/2010

    " This was probably the best Mass Effect book so far. Sets up the story nicely for ME3. I want to see Kahlee Sanders in ME3! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Breck | 9/8/2010

    " By no means a literary masterpiece but lots of fun. Of the three books in the series it was my second favorite, Revelation being the first. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wesley | 8/18/2010

    " Good book from a good series. Mass Effect is an intriguing world. "

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About the Author
Author Drew Karpyshyn

Drew Karpyshyn is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: The Old Republic novels as well as the Star Wars: Darth Bane trilogy. He also wrote the acclaimed Mass Effect series of novels and worked as a writer/designer on numerous award-winning video games. After spending most of his life in Canada, he finally grew tired of the long, cold winters and headed south in search of a climate more conducive to year-round golf. He now lives in Texas with his wife, Jennifer, and their cat.

About the Narrator

David Colacci is an actor and director who has directed and performed in prominent theaters nationwide. His credits include roles from Shakespeare to Albee, as well as extensive work on new plays. As a narrator, he has recorded more than one hundred audiobooks, earned eight AudioFile Earphones Awards, and been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His narration of The Suspect was named one of AudioFile’s Best Audiobooks of 2007.