Boneyards : Diving

  • by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • Narrated by Jennifer Van Dyck
  • Series: Diving
  • 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The novellas in the Diving universe have won three Asimov's Readers Choice Awards. When multiple Hugo Award-winner Kristine Kathryn Rusch decided to put her stamp on classic space opera, readers and listeners wanted more. Now Rusch's popular character Boss returns in a whole new adventure, one that takes her far outside her comfort zone, to a sector of space she's never seen before.
Searching for ancient technology to help her friends find answers to the mystery of their own past, Boss ventures into a place filled with evidence of an ancient space battle, one the Dignity Vessels lost. Meanwhile, the Enterran Empire keeps accidentally killing its scientists in a quest for ancient stealth tech. Boss's most difficult friend, Squishy, has had enough. She sneaks into the Empire and destroys its primary stealth-tech research base. But an old lover thwarts her escape, and now Squishy needs Boss's help. Boss, who is a fugitive in the Empire. Boss, who knows how to make a Dignity Vessel work. Boss, who knows that Dignity Vessels house the very technology that the Empire is searching for.
Should Boss take a Dignity Vessel to rescue Squishy and risk losing everything to the Empire? Or should Boss continue on her mission for her other friends and let Squishy suffer her own fate?
Filled with battles old and new, scientific dilemmas, and questions about the ethics of friendship, Boneyards looks at the influence of our past on our present and the risks we all take when we meddle in other people's lives. Boneyards is space opera the way it was meant to be: exciting, fast moving, and filled with passion.

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At last a good book!

This is a much better book then the first two. Easy to listen to, well written and a good story. Their needs to be another book or several books!
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- Dennis

Jumpy storyline

What did you love best about Boneyards?

The jumps back in time give background and substance to the story and the series


Would you recommend Boneyards to your friends? Why or why not?

Am not sure, the story jumps back in time a lot - each jump back is clearly indicated, the jumps back in time is not. This makes sections the book a bit frustrating to listen to, you are not told when it jumps forward in time so you just have to guess.


Have you listened to any of Jennifer Van Dyck’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

The performance: A bit fast in parts (as all her performances) but really well read. She is great at what she is doing


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The book made me chrinch at times due to the non-existing telling of when a jump forward did occure. This made me go back several times to ensure I got the story right. Frustrating!


Any additional comments?

PLEASE let the listener know ALL times one jumps back and forward on a story, this book only let me know when the author jumps back.. It is really frustrating - and kill much of the joy of listening to the story

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- ketil vestby

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-24-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios