Narrated By: Adna Sablyich, Andy Secombe, Charlie Anson, Christopher Ragland, Eric Meyers, Katharine Mangold, Laurel Lefkow, Liza Ross, William Hope
Duration: 8 hours and 27 minutes
What to expect
If you loved The Passage, World War Z, The Martian or Interstellar: this is a must-read thriller for you.
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Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel. Read by William Hope, Christopher Ragland, Andy Secombe, Charlie Anson, Eric Meyers, Laurel Lefkow, Liza Ross, Katharine Mangold and Adna Sablylich.
Deadwood, USA. A girl sneaks out just before dark to ride her new bike. Suddenly, the ground disappears beneath her. Waking up at the bottom of a deep pit, she sees an emergency rescue team above her. The people looking down see something far stranger...
"We always look forward. We never look back."
That girl grows up to be Dr. Rose Franklin, a brilliant scientist and the leading world expert on what she discovered. An enormous, ornate hand made of an exceptionally rare metal, which predates all human civilisation on the continent.
"But this thing ... it's different. It challenges us. It rewrites history."
An object whose origins and purpose are perhaps the greatest mystery humanity has ever faced. Solving the secret of where it came from - and how many more parts may be out there - could change life as we know it.
"It dares us to question what we know about ourselves."
But what if we were meant to find it? And what happens when this vast, global puzzle is complete...?
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'Bursts at the seams with big ideas. A sheer blast from start to finish. I haven't had this much fun reading in ages' Blake Crouch, author of the Wayward Pines trilogy
'A stellar debut which masterfully blends sci-fi, political thriller and apocalyptic fiction. So much more than the sum of its parts - a page-turner of the highest order' Kirkus Reviews
'Reminiscent of The Martian and World War Z, this is a luminous conspiracy yarn that shoots for (and lands among) the stars' Pierce Brown, author of Red Rising
Science fiction: aliens / UFOs, Science fiction: apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic, Science fiction: near-future, Science fiction: space opera, Thriller / suspense fiction
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The overall story unfolds easily... and quickly draws the reader... but it is a very different experience than a standard third- or first-person narrative
This stellar début novel...masterfully blends together elements of sci-fi, political thriller and apocalyptic fiction.