Babylon Babies

  • by Maurice G. Dantec
  • Narrated by Joe Barrett
  • 19 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Toorop, a hard-boiled leatherneck veteran, has been hired to escort a young woman from Russia to Canada. But Marie is no ordinary girl. A schizophrenic and a possible carrier of a new artificial virus, Marie is bearing a mutant embryo created by an American cult, which dreams of producing a genetically modified messiah that will end all human life as we know it. Now, Toorop will risk his life to save Marie, as her brain, linking to the neuromatrix, surpasses all limits to become the universe itself.Combining metaphysics with cyberpunk post-humanism in the spirit of Philip K. Dick., Babylon Babies rides Nietzsche's prophecy: "Man is something to be overcome."Translated by Noura Wedell.

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What the Critics Say

"Explosive and paranoid, this futuristic fable by French sci-fi novelist Dantec explores the frightening ramifications of genetic experimentation....Riddled with acronyms and pop culture allusions, this is an intense, intellectually labyrinthine ride." (Publishers Weekly)

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don't waste your credits

Has some interesting ideas. The story was a bit choppy. The language and the graphic nature of the book was a bit much for me.
I wish it had been reviewed by other audible members before I downloaded it. I didn't even bother to finish it, even after slogging through the garbage. I kept hoping that there would be some interesting twist. There isn't.
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- james

I should have listened to the other review...

I have never bothered to write a review but felt it was necessary this time. While the concept was good either the translation or the original material was horrendously written.

Please Please Please do not waste your time or money on this book, even if your so bored you would listen to an audio version of the Encyclopedia Britannica, trust me you would be better of with the encyclopedia.

I really hope it was a case of "Something was lost in the translation."

while I don't mean for this to sound bitter and hateful that is how it is turning out so I'll stop now.
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- Charles

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-09-2008
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.