0 reviews 0 5 5 5 out of 5 stars 5/5
?

Rating Distribution

  1. 1
  2. 0
  3. 0
  4. 0
  5. 0

Thirteen

  • Read by: Simon Vance
  • Runtime: 22.4 Hours
  • Recording: Unabridged
  • Release date: 7.17.2007
  • Publisher: Tantor
  • Genre: Fiction/Science Fiction
  • 22.43 hrs7/17/2007Unabridged
  • ISBN-13: 9781400174317
0 reviews 0 5 5 5 out of 5 stars 5/5
?

Rating Distribution

  1. 1
  2. 0
  3. 0
  4. 0
  5. 0
Richard K. Morgan's Thirteen is near-future science fiction, very much in the vein of Bladerunner. A failed government program to produce a more violent, aggressive form of military fighter has resulted in the U.S. rounding up most of the test subjects and isolating them on Mars, a place where no one with any sense would wish to spend their days. But not all of the government subjects have been caught and shipped out to Mars. Enter Carl Marsalis, a hit man who would like nothing more than to stop killing and put his past behind him-and when he's eventually captured in Miami, it seems like the government might take care of his problems for him. Unfortunately, around the same time a transport from Mars arrives back on earth. The entire crew has been killed by a stowaway who turns out to be one of these violent superhumans-and maybe something worse. Now Marsalis is given a choice: use his heightened powers to hunt down the killer, or face a fate worse than death.

Editorial Reviews

A surprisingly rich and detailed story with many intriguing sociopolitical ideas…. Simon Vance's British accent lends a wearied patina to Carl…. This novel is compelling; highly recommended.Library Journal Audio Review

“Stellar…Morgan goes beyond the SF cliché of the genetically enhanced superman to examine how personality is shaped by nature and experience…Without slowing down the headlong rush of the action, the complex, looping plot suggests that all people may be less—or more—than they seem.”

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Another spectacular blending of noir and SF from the author of the Takeshi Kovacs series…The prose, as always, is hard-edged and often violently graphic, and the dialogue punchy and realistic…Similarities in tone and substance to the genre-bending works of Philip K. Dick and (to a lesser extent) William Gibson are surely not accidental, although Morgan is no imitator. He’s too good for that.”

Booklist (starred review)

Thirteen is a solid effort for Morgan’s devotees, as well as a good read for fans of military sci-fi with a twist.”

Bookmarks

Author Biography

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.

Titles by Author > See all

Reader Biography

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and an AudioFile Golden Voice with over forty 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.

Titles by Reader > See all

  • Summary
  • Reviews
  • Editorial Reviews
  • Related
  • Author Biography
  • Reader Biography
Digital Audiobooks With Zero Restrictions