Ancillary Sword : The Imperial Radch

  • by Ann Leckie
  • Narrated by Adjoa Andoh
  • Series: The Imperial Radch
  • 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The sequel to Ancillary Justice, winner of the Hugo, Nebula, British Science Fiction, Locus, and Arthur C. Clarke Awards.
Breq is a soldier who used to be a warship. Once a weapon of conquest controlling thousands of minds, now she has only a single body and serves the emperor.
With a new ship and a troublesome crew, Breq is ordered to go to the only place in the galaxy she would agree to go: to Athoek Station to protect the family of a lieutenant she once knew - a lieutenant she murdered in cold blood.


What the Critics Say

"Ancillary Justiceis a gripping read that's well worth a look." (SFX)
"A double-threaded narrative proves seductive, drawing the reader into the naive but determined protagonist's efforts to transform an unjust universe." (Publishers Weekly)
"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,


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

New narrator mispronounces everything!

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

If you've never listened to the first book, then this might be fine for you.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

All the names are mispronounced from book 1 (Ancillary Justice). It really is poor to not get a new narrator to at least have listened to the previous book! This has really turned me off the book, as each time I hear a name mispronounced I: 1) cringe 2) have to work out who they're talking about.

Any additional comments?

IMHO if you're going to change the narrator at least ensure they pronounce the names the same! This is fundamental for an audio book, spelling doesn't matter, pronunciation does!

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- Alex "I generally only write reviews of books I don't like so as to remind myself if I see them again, and hopefully warn others..."

pronunciation changes distracted me

the change of narrator and the pronunciation differences kept screwing me up, every time she pronounced something differently than the first narrator my mind kept correcting her. it became very distracting.
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- R. Li

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-07-2014
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio