Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel

Author: Sylvain Neuvel  
Original title: Waking Gods 

Edition Language: English  
Series: Themis Files #2 

Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction  
Format: Audio book  
Read by: Andy Secombe, Adna Sablyich, Laurel Lefkow, William Hope, Charlie Anson, Christopher Ragland
Duration: 9h08m

    Why was a titanic robot of unknown origin buried in pieces around the world? Years of investigation have produced intriguing answers—and even more perplexing questions. But the truth is closer than ever before when a second robot, more massive than the first, materializes and lashes out with deadly force.
        Now humankind faces a nightmare invasion scenario made real, as more colossal machines touch down across the globe. But Rose and her team at the Earth Defense Corps refuse to surrender. They can turn the tide if they can unlock the last secrets of an advanced alien technology. The greatest weapon humanity wields is knowledge in a do-or-die battle to inherit the Earth . . . and maybe even the stars.

    My thoughts:
    I am greatly confused and enchanted by this book. I still did not get how the book ended and how the crisis was resolved, but I loved the story development and characters.
It was a great turn in the plot when aliens invaded and from this point the story developed so rapidly, that I could not stop listening. It was a lot of difficult scenes that I was fighting my tears, but altogether the story was a great read. I was a bit puzzled by the ending, how the invasion was stopped. And though it was explained, I still did not get it. Maybe it will be discussed in the final book.
    My only complaint was the voice of the young girl, it was so irritating and piercing that I clenched my teeth every time she spoke. I heard some reviews where readers complain about the accents, which is ok with me, since many of them were not correct, thus none should be offended, but the girl was just utterly irritating and was really close to ruining the listening experience.

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