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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (306 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rosa Montero Narrator: Mary Robinette Kowal Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Bruno Husky Series Release Date: November 2012 ISBN: 9781469211916
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Death is inevitable. Especially when you have an expiration date.

As a replicant, or “techno-human,” Detective Bruna Husky knows two things: humans bioengineered her to perform dangerous, undesirable tasks; and she has just ten years on the United States of Earth before her body automatically self-destructs. But with “anti-techno” rage on the rise and a rash of premature deaths striking her fellow replicants, she may have even less time than she originally thought.

Investigating the mysterious deaths, Bruna delves into the fractious, violent history shared by humans and replicants, and struggles to engage the society that fails to understand her—yet created her. The deeper she gets, the deadlier her work becomes as she uncovers a vast, terrifying conspiracy bent on changing the very course of the world. But even as the darkness of her reality closes in, Bruna clings fiercely to life. Download and start listening now!


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  • Tears in Rain is that excellent science fiction blend of fascinating concepts with twisting plots and intense characters who refuse to remain static, even as the world tries to force them into a particular mold.”


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 P | 12/6/2013

    " Good. Loss of cool future concept explored. Really enjoyed the ideas. Want to read more! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colleen | 11/20/2013

    " Wonderful blend of human and android world. Lots of action and hard to out down! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aram | 11/15/2013

    " Though "Tears in Rain" starts slowly, it builds exponentially. An excellent read, significant because though it has in enormously complex plot, the characterization is simply superb. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J.E. Hopkins | 11/8/2013

    " Enjoyed this hard Scifi mystery fiction. The future bits are mostly credible without getting too much in the weeds. The mystery keeps you guessing and the protagonist, although not "human," is someone you can care about. The middle dragged a bit, but not enough diminish the fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maureen | 11/4/2013

    " Took a little bit to get into, but enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Morgan Coss | 10/24/2013

    " wonderful! I loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 4/22/2013

    " I love good science fiction because it is so thought provoking.....makes me think twice about my actions and the things I take for granted. This book is a riff on the android condition as explored in "Blade Runner" - what exactly is it that makes us human? The book is well done - very poignant. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nara | 3/21/2013

    " I didn't go into it with high expectations, but I didn't think it was as terrible as some of the reviews I had seen had led me to believe. There were some interesting ideas, even if the narrative style wasn't particularly sophisticated or compelling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jon | 3/6/2013

    " Interesting and entertaining , although I felt that it could have better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greg Kastigar | 1/31/2013

    " An entertaining riff on Blade Runner, the world and characters of Tears in Rain are actually stronger than the overall detective story. But the book is well written and always offers something interesting and even thoughtful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeremy Mikesell | 12/13/2012

    " I think it losses something in the translation. not that I know what the original Spanish was like but it just reads a little clumsy. "

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About the Author

Rosa Montero is an acclaimed novelist and an award-winning journalist for the Spanish newspaper El País. A native of Madrid and the daughter of a professional bullfighter, Montero published her first novel at age twenty-eight. She has won Spain’s top book award, the Qué Leer Prize, twice—for The Lunatic of the House in 2003 and Story of the Transparent King in 2005. A prolific author of twenty-six books, her other titles include the short-story collection Lovers and Enemies and the novels Beautiful and Dark, My Beloved Boss, and The Heart of the Tartar.

About the Narrator

Mary Robinette Kowal is an author, a voice actor, an Earphones Award-winning narrator, and a puppeteer. She was the 2008 recipient of the Campbell Award for Best New Writer and a Hugo nominee for her story “Evil Robot Monkey.” She is an active member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. A professional puppeteer and voice actor, she spent five years touring nationally with puppet theaters.