Illuminae by Amie Kaufman audiobook

Illuminae

By Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Read by Olivia Taylor Dudley , Lincoln Hoppe , and Johnathan McClain , with  a full cast

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The Illuminae Files Series: Book 1

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For fans of Marie Lu comes the first book in an epic series that bends the sci-fi genre into a new dimension.    “A truly beautiful novel that redefines the form."Victoria Aveyard, bestselling author of Red Queen This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded.       The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than a speck at the edge of the universe. Now with enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to evacuate with a hostile warship in hot pursuit.      But their problems are just getting started. A plague has broken out and is mutating with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a web of data to find the truth, it’s clear the only person who can help her is the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.       Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, maps, files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.   “Prepare yourselves for Illuminae.”EW.com  [Y]ou’re not in for an ordinary novel experience. . . . Bustle.com   “A truly interactive experience. . . . A fantastically fun ride.” —MTV.com   ★ “[O]ut-of-this-world awesome.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred   ★ “…stylistically mesmerizing.” —Publishers Weekly, starred   ★ “[A]n arresting visual experience.”—Booklist, starred    ★ “[A] game-changer.” —Shelf Awareness, starred “Brace yourself. You're about to be immersed in a mindscape that you'll never want to leave.”  —Marie Lu, bestselling author of the Legend trilogy   "Genre: Undefinable. Novel: Unforgettable." —Kami Garcia, bestselling coauthor of Beautiful Creatures & author of Unbreakable   “An exuberant mix of space opera, romance, zombies, hackers, and political thrills.”  —Scott Westerfeld, bestselling author of  Zeroes and Uglies  Stunningly creative. Smart, funny, and romantic.”  —Veronica Rossi, bestselling author of Under the Never Sky   “This is one of those rare books that will truly keep your heart pounding.”Beth Revis, bestselling author of Across the Universe   “This book is xxxxing awesome.” —Laini Taylor, bestselling author of Daughter of Smoke and Bone

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2016 Audie Award for Best Multivoiced Performance

A 2015 Amazon Best Books of the Year Selection for Young Adults

Winner of Audie Awards, 2016

For fans of Marie Lu comes the first book in an epic series that bends the sci-fi genre into a new dimension.
 
 “A truly beautiful novel that redefines the form."Victoria Aveyard, bestselling author of Red Queen

This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded.
      The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than a speck at the edge of the universe. Now with enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to evacuate with a hostile warship in hot pursuit.
     But their problems are just getting started. A plague has broken out and is mutating with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a web of data to find the truth, it’s clear the only person who can help her is the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.
      Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, maps, files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.
 
“Prepare yourselves for Illuminae.”EW.com
 
[Y]ou’re not in for an ordinary novel experience. . . . Bustle.com
 
“A truly interactive experience. . . . A fantastically fun ride.” —MTV.com
 
“[O]ut-of-this-world awesome.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred
 
★ “…stylistically mesmerizing.” —Publishers Weekly, starred
 
★ “[A]n arresting visual experience.”—Booklist, starred
  
★ “[A] game-changer.” —Shelf Awareness, starred

“Brace yourself. You're about to be immersed in a mindscape that you'll never want to leave.”  —Marie Lu, bestselling author of the Legend trilogy
 
"Genre: Undefinable. Novel: Unforgettable." —Kami Garcia, bestselling coauthor of Beautiful Creatures & author of Unbreakable
 
An exuberant mix of space opera, romance, zombies, hackers, and political thrills.”  —Scott Westerfeld, bestselling author of  Zeroes and Uglies
 
Stunningly creative. Smart, funny, and romantic.”  —Veronica Rossi, bestselling author of Under the Never Sky
 
“This is one of those rare books that will truly keep your heart pounding.”Beth Revis, bestselling author of Across the Universe
 
This book is xxxxing awesome.”
Laini Taylor, bestselling author of Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Brace yourself. You’re about to be immersed in a mindscape that you’ll never want to leave.” Marie Lu, New York Times bestselling author
Kaufman and Kristoff have created a fast-paced, quasi-political sci-fi thriller that is completely unique. Booklist starred review
Ambitious, heartbreaking, and out-of-this-world awesome. Kirkus Reviews starred review
“A truly beautiful novel that redefines the form.” Victoria Aveyard, New York Times bestselling author
“This ambitious book is truly something special. Told via a series of found documents…the story blasts off rapidly, but you will be able to quickly catch up. The heroine in particular is wonderful; a tough, smart hacker, she steals the show as she attempts to win the day. You’ll cheer, you’ll gasp, you’ll hang on for all 600 pages. Illuminae is a real feat of fiction.” RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)
“A stylistically mesmerizing tale, where story and art are interchangeable and words act as pictures.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Ambitious, heartbreaking, and out-of-this-world awesome.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Kaufman and Kristoff have created a fast-paced, quasi-political sci-fi thriller that is completely unique.” Booklist (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Amie Kaufman

Author Bio: Amie Kaufman

Amie Kaufman is the author of young adult fiction, including the Elementals series, Unearthed, and the Starbound trilogy, coauthored with Meagan Spooner; and the Illuminae Files trilogy, coauthored with Jay Kristoff. She was raised in Australia and Ireland and has degrees in history, literature, law, and conflict resolution.

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Author Bio: Jay Kristoff

Author Bio: Jay Kristoff

New York Times bestselling coauthors Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff met thanks to international taxation law, and soon struck up a writing partnership based on a shared love of blowing things up and breaking hearts. Their first collaboration resulted in the international bestseller Illuminae. Separately, Amie is also the coauthor of the bestselling Starbound trilogy, while Jay is the author of the award-winning Lotus War trilogy and the Nevernight Chronicle. They live with their respective spouses in Melbourne, Australia, and are fueled almost exclusively by caffeine and readers’ tears.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 11.68
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English