Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie audiobook

Ancillary Sword

By Ann Leckie
Read by Adjoa Andoh

Orbit 9780316246651

The Imperial Radch Series: Book 2

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The sequel to AncillaryJustice, winner of the Hugo, Nebula, British Science Fiction, Locus, andArthur C. Clarke Awards Breq is a soldier who used to be a warship. Once a weapon ofconquest controlling thousands of minds, now she has only a single body andserves the emperor. With a new ship and a troublesome crew, Breq is ordered togo to the only place in the galaxy she would agree to go: Athoek Station, where she’s toprotect the family of a lieutenant she once knew—a lieutenant she murdered incold blood.

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Summary

Summary

Finalist for the 2015 Hugo Award for Best Novel

Finalist for the 2014 Nebula Award for Best Novel

A 2014 New York Times Editor’s Choice

A Library Journal Best Book of 2014

The sequel to AncillaryJustice, winner of the Hugo, Nebula, British Science Fiction, Locus, andArthur C. Clarke Awards

Breq is a soldier who used to be a warship. Once a weapon ofconquest controlling thousands of minds, now she has only a single body andserves the emperor.

With a new ship and a troublesome crew, Breq is ordered togo to the only place in the galaxy she would agree to go: Athoek Station, where she’s toprotect the family of a lieutenant she once knew—a lieutenant she murdered incold blood.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Ancillary Justice is the mind-blowing space opera you've been needing...This is a novel that will thrill you like the page-turner it is, but stick with you for a long time afterward. io9 (included in 'This Fall's Must-Read Science Fiction and Fantasy Books')
It's not every day a debut novel by an author you'd never heard of before derails your entire afternoon with its brilliance. But when my review copy of Ancillary Justice arrived, that's exactly what it did. In fact, it arrowed upward to reach a pretty high position on my list of best space opera novels ever. Liz Bourke, Tor.com
Unexpected, compelling and very cool. Ann Leckie nails it...I've never met a heroine like Breq before. I consider this a very good thing indeed. John Scalzi on Ancillary Justice
Leckie investigates what it means to be human, to be an individual and to live in a civilized society. Scientific American on Ancillary Sword
Superb... Sword proves that [Leckie]'s not a one-hit wonder. I look forward to the rest of Breg's tale. St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Ancillary Sword
A gripping read, with top-notch world building and a set of rich subtexts about human rights, colonialism -- and (yes) hive mind sex. io9 on Ancillary Sword
Establishes Leckie as an heir to Banks and Cherryh. Elizabeth Bear on Ancillary Justice
A double-threaded narrative proves seductive, drawing the reader into the naive but determined protagonist's efforts to transform an unjust universe. Leckie uses...an expansionist galaxy-spinning empire [and] a protagonist on a single-minded quest for justice to transcend space-opera conventions in innovative ways. This impressive debut succeeds in making Breq a protagonist readers will invest in, and establishes Leckie as a talent to watch. Publishers Weekly on Ancillary Justice
Total gamechanger. Get it, read it, wish to hell you'd written it. Ann Leckie's Ancillary Justice may well be the most important book Orbit has published in ages. Paul Graham Raven on Ancillary Justice
The sort of book that the Clarke Award wishes it had last year ... be prepared to see Ancillary Justice bandied around a lot come awards season. (As it should be). Jared Shurin, Pornokitsch
It engages, it excites, and it challenges the way the reader views our world. Leckie may be a former Secretary of the Science Fiction Writers of America, but she's the President of this year's crop of debut novelists. Ancillary Justice might be the best science fiction novel of this very young decade. Justin Landon, Staffer's Book Review on Ancillary Justice
A sharply written space opera with a richly imagined sense of detail and place, this debut novel from Ann Leckie works as both an evocative science fiction tale and an involving character study...it's also a strongly female-driven piece, tackling ideas about politics and gender in a way that's both engaging and provocative...Ancillary Justice is a gripping read that's well worth a look. SFX (UK) on Ancillary Justice
Using the format of SF military adventure blended with hints of space opera, Leckie explores the expanded meaning of human nature and the uneasy balance between individuality and membership in a group identity. Leckie is a newcomer to watch as she expands on the history and future of her new and exciting universe. Library Journal on Ancillary Justice
An ambitious space opera that proves that Justice was no fluke.... a book every serious reader of science fiction should pick up. RT Book Reviews on Ancillary Sword
This follow-up builds on the world and characters that the author introduced in the first book and takes the story in new directions. There is much more to explore in Leckie's universe, one of the most original in SF today. Library Journal (starred review) on Ancillary Sword
The sort of space opera audiences have been waiting for. NPR Books on Ancillary Sword
“Fans of space operas will feast on its richly textured, gorgeously rendered world-building.” Entertainment Weekly
Fans of space operas will feast on its richly textured, gorgeously rendered world-building. Entertainment Weekly on Ancillary Sword
Powerful. The New York Times on Ancillary Justice
Breq's struggle for meaningful justice in a society designed to favor the strong is as engaging as ever. Readers new to the author will be enthralled, and those familiar with the first book will find that the faith it inspired has not been misplaced. Publishers Weekly on Ancillary Sword
Leckie proves she's no mere flash in the pan with this follow-up to her multiple-award-winning debut space opera, Ancillary Justice. Kirkus on Ancillary Sword
“Leckie investigates what it means to be human, to be an individual, and to live in a civilized society.” Scientific American
“Superb…Sword proves that [Leckie]‘s not a one-hit wonder. I look forward to the rest of Breg’s tale.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“This is the sort of space opera audiences have been waiting for.” NPR
“This sequel to Ancillary Justice, a debut novel that swept science fiction’s major awards, is an ambitious space opera that proves that Justice was no fluke and that Leckie as an author is one of the significant new names in science fiction…Building on the themes of the series while still functioning as a solid stand-alone novel in its own right, Ancillary Sword is a book every serious reader of science fiction should pick up.” RT Book Reviews (4 stars)
“This follow-up builds on the world and characters that the author introduced in the first book and takes the story in new directions. There is much more to explore in Leckie’s universe, one of the most original in sf today.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Breq’s struggle for meaningful justice in a society designed to favor the strong is as engaging as ever. Readers new to the author will be enthralled, and those familiar with the first book will find that the faith it inspired has not been misplaced.” Publishers Weekly
“Leckie proves she’s no mere flash in the pan with this follow-up to her multiple-award-winning debut space opera, Ancillary Justice." Kirkus Reviews
“This sequel to the award-winning Ancillary Justice is ably narrated by Adjoa Andoh…Andoh gives unique voices to the various characters, affecting different accents quite well. Her delivery is energetic, even spritely, and her clear enunciation makes sense of even the many alien words in the text. When called upon to sing, Andoh does a very nice job of it. To fully appreciate the story, listeners should familiarize themselves with Book 1, also performed by Andoh.” AudioFile

Reviews

Reviews

by CorayThan 9/13/2017
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Read the real book

Oof. I absolutely loved the first book in this trilogy, and I wonder if part of my difficulty with this one is just that these books don't translate well to audio. If you've read the first book you'll know why. The voices of the characters are carefully described in the prose, and I think it's impossible for a single real person to accurately recreate them given the dialect and gender specifics.

Also, this book is VERY slow and honestly boring compared to the first. Too much tea.

Author

Author Bio: Ann Leckie

Author Bio: Ann Leckie Ann Leckie is the author of the Hugo, Nebula, Arthur C. Clarke, and British Science Fiction Award-winning novel Ancillary Justice, and its Locus Award-winning sequel Ancillary Sword. Ann has worked as a waitress, a receptionist, a rodman on a land-surveying crew, and a recording engineer. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 11.73
Audience: Adult
Language: English