Kiln People

  • by David Brin
  • Narrated by Andy Caploe
  • 23 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In a perilous future where disposable duplicate bodies fulfill every legal and illicit whim of their decadent masters, life is cheap. No one knows that better than Albert Morris, a brash investigator with a knack for trouble, who has sent his own duplicates into deadly peril more times than he cares to remember. But when Morris takes on a ring of bootleggers making illegal copies of a famous actress, he stumbles upon a secret so explosive it has incited open warfare on the streets of Dittotown.
Dr. Yosil Maharal, a brilliant researcher in artificial intelligence, has suddenly vanished, just as he is on the verge of a revolutionary scientific breakthrough. Maharal's daughter, Ritu, believes he has been kidnapped - or worse. Aeneas Polom, a reclusive trillionaire who appears in public only through his high-priced platinum duplicates, offers Morris unlimited resources to locate Maharal before his awesome discovery falls into the wrong hands.To uncover the truth, Morris must enter a shadowy nightmare world of ghosts and golems where nothing -and no one - is what they seem, memory itself is suspect, and the line between life and death may no longer exist.
Kiln People is a 2003 Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel.


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He created a fascinating world, but the actual story isn't engaging enough. I finished it, but was never engaged, never had any trouble putting it down.
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- David Samson

Excellent book, good reader. FANTASTIC concept.

I only read this book once, but I really enjoyed the audiobook version. The reader had good voice separation between characters, and didn't make the female characters sound like a whispering truck driver.

The only thing you might want to do for optimum enjoyment is consider running the playback at 1.25x speed. I started it at 1x and increased it within 10 minutes -- the default speed just seems to drag. At 1.25x, I found it just about perfect.
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- Jenny Everywhere

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-22-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios