Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel audiobook

Sleeping Giants

By Sylvain Neuvel
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The Themis Files Series: Book 1

8.47 Hours 04/26/2016 Unabridged
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An electrifying debut in the tradition of Michael Crichton, World War Z, and The Martian, Sleeping Giants is a thriller fueled by an earthshaking mystery—and a fight to control a gargantuan power.   A girl named Rose is riding her new bike near her home in Deadwood, South Dakota, when she falls through the earth. She wakes up at the bottom of a square hole, its walls glowing with intricate carvings. But the firemen who come to save her peer down upon something even stranger: a little girl in the palm of a giant metal hand.   Seventeen years later, the mystery of the bizarre artifact remains unsolved—its origins, architects, and purpose unknown. Its carbon dating defies belief; military reports are redacted; theories are floated, then rejected.   But some can never stop searching for answers.   Rose Franklin is now a highly trained physicist leading a top secret team to crack the hand’s code. And along with her colleagues, she is being interviewed by a nameless interrogator whose power and purview are as enigmatic as the provenance of the relic. What’s clear is that Rose and her compatriots are on the edge of unraveling history’s most perplexing discovery—and figuring out what it portends for humanity. But once the pieces of the puzzle are in place, will the result prove to be an instrument of lasting peace or a weapon of mass destruction? Cast of Narrators: Andy Secombe Eric Meyers Laurel Lefkow Charlie Anson Liza Ross William Hope Christoper Ragland Katharine Mangold Adna Sablyich

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Summary

Summary

A 2017 Selection for the ALA Listen List for Outstanding Audiobook Narration

A BookPage Top Pick for May 2016

A Library Journal Editor’s Pick of the Month for Debut Novel

An electrifying debut in the tradition of Michael Crichton, World War Z, and The Martian, Sleeping Giants is a thriller fueled by an earthshaking mystery—and a fight to control a gargantuan power.
 
A girl named Rose is riding her new bike near her home in Deadwood, South Dakota, when she falls through the earth. She wakes up at the bottom of a square hole, its walls glowing with intricate carvings. But the firemen who come to save her peer down upon something even stranger: a little girl in the palm of a giant metal hand.
 
Seventeen years later, the mystery of the bizarre artifact remains unsolved—its origins, architects, and purpose unknown. Its carbon dating defies belief; military reports are redacted; theories are floated, then rejected.
 
But some can never stop searching for answers.
 
Rose Franklin is now a highly trained physicist leading a top secret team to crack the hand’s code. And along with her colleagues, she is being interviewed by a nameless interrogator whose power and purview are as enigmatic as the provenance of the relic. What’s clear is that Rose and her compatriots are on the edge of unraveling history’s most perplexing discovery—and figuring out what it portends for humanity. But once the pieces of the puzzle are in place, will the result prove to be an instrument of lasting peace or a weapon of mass destruction?


Cast of Narrators:
Andy Secombe
Eric Meyers
Laurel Lefkow
Charlie Anson
Liza Ross
William Hope
Christoper Ragland
Katharine Mangold
Adna Sablyich

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

[A] fascinating first novel . . . This intriguing tale is entirely worthy of an adult audience. Publishers Weekly
[Sylvain] Neuvel weaves a complex tapestry with ancient machinery buried in the Earth, shadow governments, and geopolitical conflicts. But the most surprising thing about the book may just be how compelling the central characters are in the midst of these larger-than-life concepts. . . . I can’t stop thinking about it. Chicago Review of Books
Reminiscent of The Martian and World War Z, Sleeping Giants is a luminous conspiracy yarn that shoots for (and lands among) the stars. Pierce Brown, New York Times bestselling author of Red Rising
As high-concept as it is, Sleeping Giants is a thriller through and through. . . . Not only is Sleeping Giants one of the most promising series kickoffs in recent memory, it’s a smart demonstration of how science fiction can honor its traditions and reverse-engineer them at the same time. NPR  
First-time novelist Sylvain Neuvel does a bold, splashy cannonball off the high dive with Sleeping Giants. It bursts at the seams with big ideas and the questions they spawn—How much human life is worth sacrificing in the pursuit of scientific progress? Can humanity be trusted with weapons of ultimate destruction? And the biggest: Are we alone? But all that really matters is that this book is a sheer blast from start to finish. I haven’t had this much fun reading in ages. Blake Crouch, author of Dark Matter and the bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy
This stellar debut novel . . . masterfully blends together elements of sci-fi, political thriller and apocalyptic fiction. . . . A page-turner of the highest order. Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Sleeping Giants is a luminous conspiracy yarn that shoots for (and lands among) the stars.” Pierce Brown, New York Times bestselling author
A remarkable debut . . . Reminiscent of Max Brooks’s World War Z, the story’s format effectively builds suspense. Library Journal (debut of the month)  
“Not only is Sleeping Giants one of the most promising series kickoffs in recent memory, it’s a smart demonstration of how science fiction can honor its traditions and reverse-engineer them at the same time.” NPR
“Neuvel weaves a complex tapestry with ancient machinery buried in the Earth, shadow governments, and geopolitical conflicts. But the most surprising thing about the book may just be how compelling the central characters are in the midst of these larger-than-life concepts.” Chicago Review of Books
“This stellar debut novel…masterfully blends together elements of sci-fi, political thriller, and apocalyptic fiction…A page-turner of the highest order.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“The story’s format effectively builds suspense using debriefings and news articles after the fact. Great characters such as prickly pilot Kara Resnik keep the tale grounded, and readers gradually get a picture, complete with the anonymous interviewer as he pulls strings to keep the project afloat and world tensions under control. A remarkable debut.” Library Journal (starred review)
“This inventively told and intricately plotted story will set your imagination spinning.” BookPage
“Neuvel develops several interesting characters, particularly Franklin and cranky pilot Kara Resnik. Even the anonymous interviewer, by turns enigmatic and supportive, holds the reader’s attention.” Publishers Weekly
“Each performance is expertly crafted and distinct in this engrossing genre-crossing debut…The full cast makes the interview sections easy to follow and gives them a feeling of genuine spontaneity. With a sense of eavesdropping on real events, listeners will be encouraged to piece together the puzzle at the heart of engaging novel.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Sylvain Neuvel

Author Bio: Sylvain Neuvel

Sylvain Neuvel dropped out of high school at age fifteen. Along the way, he has been a journalist, worked in soil decontamination, sold ice cream in California, and peddled furniture across Canada. He received a PhD in linguistics from the University of Chicago, taught in India, and worked as a software engineer in Montreal. He is also a certified translator. Neuvel is an amateur robotics enthusiast and lifelong fan of all things science fiction. He lives in Montreal.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 8.47
Audience: Adult
Language: English