Technomancer : Unspeakable Things

  • by B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by Christopher Lane
  • Series: Unspeakable Things
  • 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Quentin Draith wakes up in a private sanatorium, he has no memory of who he is or how he received the injuries riddling his body. All he knows is that he has to get out, away from the drugs being pumped into him and back to the real world to search for answers. His first question: How did his friend Tony’s internal organs fill with sand, killing him in a Las Vegas car crash?
After a narrow escape, he tracks down the basic facts: He is an investigator and blogger specializing in the supernatural - which is a good thing, because Quentin’s life is getting stranger by the minute. It seems he is one of a special breed, a person with unusual powers. He’s also the prime suspect in a string of murders linked by a series of seemingly mundane objects. The deeper he digs and the harder he works to clear his name, the more Quentin realizes that some truths are better off staying buried….

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Good noir sci-fi/ fantasy series with a warning

I have been trying out new series to find ones I like while waiting for those I am currently reading. I decided to give this one a try and I am glad that I did.

I was pretty concerned at first as the first few chapters are almost directly lifted from Zelazny's Chronicles of Amber. It was well written though and gets into more unique territory quickly after that. The premise of the series is very cool and is similar to the lost room series on sci-fi years ago.

The main character has amnesia and I hate that trope. Other than that the character development is good, the story is very interesting and the world makes sense. You really can like the main character and root for him. The meta-story is good enough you want to find out what happens not only in this book, but in the ones that follow. There is a lot of action and it is well written and fun.

This is technically a Sci-fi novel, but it reads very urban fantasy as well. it reminds me of the Harry Connoly 20 palaces series, and in a good way. It is a very dark and dangerous world.
I really loved the narrarator. If I had to pick a person to do a film noir, detective voice Mr. Lane is the go to guy. He has a great range and I can't imagine anyone else doing a better job reading this book.

The warning is the second book. I finished this one and was anxious to move onto the next one. I read the reviews and they all talked about how bad the new narrarator was. I thought it might be because the one for this book was so good. So I bought it and started to listen.

My first impulse was, oh hell no! I stopped the book after about two minutes. The guy sounds like Kirby Heyworth with a sinus infection and I am not overly fond of Kirby Heyword WITHOUT a sinus infection. I will try again in the future, but I am not sure I will be able to listen to it. Be aware you might not like listening to the second book and may have to read it to enjoy it rather than listen on audible format.

Other than that, Technomancer is an excellent book, great voice acting and although it leaves a lot of questions it stands well on its own.

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- Cliff "I like scifi and urban fantasy. I don't like romance novels. If you are the same my reviews should help."

Great beginning, let's see what will be next!

What made the experience of listening to Technomancer the most enjoyable?

It has a very good plot, in fact it is so good that i still can't decide about the genre.
I'm not sure whether it is Urban fantasy or Science fiction !


Who was your favorite character and why?

The main character is fine


If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The idea for this plot is very similar to a tv show " The Lost Room"
at least part of the concept was taken directly from the show http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0830361/


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- Professor "1*=I didn't like it..... 2*=It was OK...... 3*=It was good but I will never read it again.......... 4*=Maybe I will read it again in the future.............. 5*=I will definitely read it again(maybe more than once)"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-24-2012
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio