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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (263 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Bear Narrator: Tim Gerard Reynolds Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2007 ISBN: 9781449813000
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André Deschênes wants to escape his life as a hired assassin. He hopes to learn the art of conjuring, manipulating the odds of people’s lives. But a revolution is brewing in the city of Novo Haven, where an alien race is finally gaining ground, demanding they be treated as citizens. And before André moves on, he has a contract to fulfill.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lian Tanner | 1/17/2014

    " Reminded me somewhat of the early works of Jon Courtenay Grimwood - wheels within wheels and nothing is quite what you expect. I liked it a lot and will seek out more by Bear. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kris | 9/23/2013

    " I loved this book. Full of cyberpunk tech, aliens, conspiracies, and plots that always surprised me by spinning off in directions I wasn't expecting. Highly recommended. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lladroluv | 9/18/2013

    " Sci-fi with Frog people. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michãel | 9/15/2013

    " I liked a lot of the plot, but never got attached to any of the characters (except one alien). some interesting ideas, but eh... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle | 9/11/2013

    " Next SF Book Club pick. Started Scardown by this author a couple of weeks ago, and for some reason it didn't hold my interest. I'll give it another try and compare it with this, her latest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nat | 8/7/2013

    " The manipulation of time and alternate realities was amazing! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janne Frösén | 7/31/2013

    " Well-written, modern sci-fi. Fast paced plot, interesting characters, future tech and a froggy alien race. The fun part is 2/3rds into the book when the quantum probabilities go crazy in a video flashback writing mode. Recommended! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lyn | 1/18/2013

    " The Matrix meets Little Fuzzies with Bear's usual panache. Engaging, well-paced, and thoughtful. Includes physics. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanne | 8/15/2012

    " Great legal thriller - one of the best that I have read lately. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen | 12/27/2011

    " Not bad -- a little too lawyery...I enjoyed but I find myself forgetting what happened already... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joy | 11/6/2011

    " Interesting world, interesting aliens, interesting science. Nice to see a cautionary tale that takes the shades of grey and complexities of life into account. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Chamberlain | 6/19/2011

    " Elizabeth Bear knows how to build characters and plots without revealing too much information, a tactic that keeps you spellbound. While this was not my favorite of her novels, I liked it very well and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys modern science fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 3/13/2011

    " I enjoy her fnatasy novels but her sci fi left me wanting more. It didn't make a lot of sense through out the book and then it just kind of ends. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miss Ginny Tea | 1/24/2011

    " This is good, very good. There's a lot going on here, but it's worth the attention it requires. The characters are interesting and diverse and so damned complex. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jdevoss | 1/19/2011

    " Confusing at time, but I listened to it as an audiobook. Sci-fi with a bit of fantasy mixed in. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elaine | 8/6/2010

    " frog people! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lyn | 4/22/2010

    " The Matrix meets Little Fuzzies with Bear's usual panache. Engaging, well-paced, and thoughtful. Includes physics. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kariss | 7/26/2009

    " We had the probability drive scene with Douglas Adams now we have the Bohr & Heisengerg's interpretation of quantum theory. Plus poor Schodinger's Cat
    knows if it is alive or dead. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen | 6/29/2009

    " Not bad -- a little too lawyery...I enjoyed but I find myself forgetting what happened already... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jdevoss | 3/22/2009

    " Confusing at time, but I listened to it as an audiobook. Sci-fi with a bit of fantasy mixed in. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 1/30/2009

    " I enjoy her fnatasy novels but her sci fi left me wanting more. It didn't make a lot of sense through out the book and then it just kind of ends. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen | 1/18/2009

    " Q: How do you know when you've read a really good book?

    A: When you put it down and go, "Wow."

    And then after a few moments' consideration, you say, "Wow."

    That would be Undertow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michãel | 11/27/2008

    " I liked a lot of the plot, but never got attached to any of the characters (except one alien). some interesting ideas, but eh... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanne | 9/9/2008

    " Great legal thriller - one of the best that I have read lately. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kris | 5/7/2008

    " I loved this book. Full of cyberpunk tech, aliens, conspiracies, and plots that always surprised me by spinning off in directions I wasn't expecting. Highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miss Ginny Tea | 11/24/2007

    " This is good, very good. There's a lot going on here, but it's worth the attention it requires. The characters are interesting and diverse and so damned complex. "

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About the Author
Author Elizabeth Bear

Elizabeth Bear, also known as Sarah Bear Elizabeth Wishnevsky, is an American author known for her speculative fiction. Among her many awards, she is one of only five writers who have gone on to win multiple Hugo Awards for fiction after winning the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. She also won a Sturgeon Award and the Locus Award for Best First Novel. She is the author of the acclaimed Eternal Sky series.

About the Narrator

Tim Gerard Reynolds is an established audiobook narrator who has won four AudioFile Earphones Awards and was a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for Best Fantasy Narration. He trained for the stage at the Samuel Beckett Center at Trinity College in Dublin and the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center in New London, Connecticut.