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3.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 5 3.67 (21 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard K. Morgan Narrator: William Dufris Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Takeshi Kovacs Series Release Date: February 2006 ISBN: 9781400171996
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Richard K. Morgan has received widespread praise for his astounding twenty-fifth-century novels featuring Takeshi Kovacs, and has established a growing legion of fans. Mixing classic noir sensibilities with a searing futuristic vision of an age when death is nearly meaningless, Morgan returns to his saga of betrayal, mystery, and revenge, as Takeshi Kovacs, in one fatal moment, joins forces with a mysterious woman who may have the power to shatter Harlan's World forever. Once a gang member, then a marine, then a galaxy-hopping Envoy trained to wreak slaughter and suppression across the stars, a bleeding, wounded Kovacs was chilling out in a New Hokkaido bar when some so-called holy men descended on a slim beauty with tangled, hyperwired hair. An act of quixotic chivalry later and Kovacs was in deep: mixed up with a woman with two names, many powers, and one explosive history. In a world where the real and virtual are one and the same and the dead can come back to life, the damsel in distress may be none other than the infamous Quellcrist Falconer, the vaporized symbol of a freedom now gone from Harlan's World. Kovacs can deal with the madness of AI. He can do his part in a battle against biomachines gone wild, search for a three-centuries-old missing weapons system, and live with a blood feud with the yakuza, and even with the betrayal of people he once trusted. But when his relationship with "the" Falconer brings him an enemy specially designed to destroy him, he knows it's time to be afraid. After all, the guy sent to kill him is himself: but younger, stronger, and straight out of hell. Wild, provocative, and riveting, Woken Furies is a full-bore science fiction spectacular of the highest order-from one of the most original and spellbinding storytellers at work today. "The author's eye for detail and feel for the atmosphere and nuances of sf noir result in a story packed with action and angst that will also appeal to general suspense readers. Highly recommended for most sf and popular fiction collections."-Library Journal Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sierra | 2/8/2014

    " I met Richard K. Morgan in NYC at a luncheon Random House invited myself and James Killen to. I've read everything Morgan has written since! This novel he used my name for a character. Needless to say, I was very pleased! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 11/26/2013

    " Maybe this should have been a lot tighter and somewhat shorter, but for a reader willing to brave them, Woken Furies and the two earlier Takeshi Kovacs novels take a lot of big ideas into a cyber noir future, as told by the impossibly jaded, cynical heart of gold Kovacs. Part detective story and part cyberpunk, His journeys are wandering yet circular, as this soul, doomed to survive reincarnations into body after body through the technology of cortical stack implants, fights to retain something that is human as humanity moves further and further from its original meaning. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeffrey | 11/25/2013

    " Good sci-fi concepts, marred only by the bad sex scenes "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tim Famulak | 11/23/2013

    " All in all a great series. Started really strong and given the nature of "time" in this trilogy, finishes well. A version of the future which allows the author to download his hero into a variety action packed adventures. Loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martin Streetman | 10/3/2013

    " I like visions of the future, Morgan's isn't very bright but I could easily see it as accurate. This is the third or forth book of his I have read and I can already tell that I will finish his body of work long before another comes out. Tak is one cool character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda Hammill | 8/23/2013

    " A great ending to an excellent series. I will miss Takesi Kovacs and will be sure to put something else by Morgan on my 'to-read' list. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 5/3/2013

    " Another fun read from Morgan, though I liked Alter Carbon the best of this loose trilogy. Many of the loose ends and interesting tidbits from the other two books come home to roost when Tak is home on Harlan's World again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 2/28/2013

    " Another fabulous cyberpunk noir detective adventure from Richard Morgan! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tal | 1/6/2013

    " i liked this - eminently readable sf "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kidgreg | 5/29/2012

    " 4.5 Stars -I'm working a review for this book now to be on FantasyLiterature.com "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert | 3/20/2012

    " I felt the first two worked better. Lost some of the tone; still decent. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephen | 12/17/2011

    " 5.0 stars. Book three in the Takeshi Kovacs series. Each installment has been amazing and this installment certainly continues that trend. Can not wait for the next one. HIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt Holland | 11/29/2011

    " Pretty kick-ass ending to the story of Takeshi Kovacs. I liked the ending. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marnie | 6/21/2011

    " Just wasn't in the mood for more of Kovacs. The first two books were fairly good, but I lost interest with this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rey | 5/8/2011

    " At least this one was better than book #2, but still lacking in the suspense and creativity of Altered Carbon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles | 4/11/2011

    " Better than Broken Angels, not as good as Altered Carbon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bronwyn | 3/26/2011

    " Don't think I've ever been so satisfied by the end of a series. The books built on top of each other and widened in scope, and Kovacs' development was subtle and believable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kurosh | 3/11/2011

    " Unnecessarily long, seemed to me like the author wanted to make sure you as the reader understood just how crazy this environment/world he created was. Towards the end it became a grind to finish and in the end so much was predictable. Over all a disappointing end to my first sci-fi trilogy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Willy | 12/3/2010

    " I sure hope he writes more Kovaks books. Best one so far. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rich | 9/8/2010

    " I was 100 pages in before I thought, 'Wait... I've READ this.' That's not a good sign. I concur with other reviews suggesting the first, noir-style, Kovacs book was much better. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Aaron | 7/28/2010

    " Takeshi shoots himself in the face. "

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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

William Dufris attended the University of Southern Maine in Portland-Gorham before pursuing a career in voice work in London and then the United States. He has won more than twenty AudioFile Earphones Awards, was voted one of the Best Voices at the End of the Century by AudioFile magazine, and won the prestigious Audie Award in 2012 for best nonfiction narration. He lives with his family in Maine.