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Publisher's Summary

With his infectious love of storytelling in all its forms, his rich characterization, and his unrivalled grasp of cutting-edge science, Hannu Rajaniemi has swiftly set a new benchmark for science fiction in the twenty-first century. Rajaniemi's future is one in which quantum effects can be manipulated by the powerful to unknowable ends; an era in which some are gods and billions of others are enslaved for the processing power of their brains; where in the inner Solar System, the once-human Sobornost endlessly iterate themselves in vast, planet-sized guberniyas, while casually running experiments on the photosphere of the sun.
In this world, Jean le Flambeur has broken out of a virtual prison and, later, into the mind of a living god. Now his one-time rescuer, the warrior Mieli, is a prisoner herself. To get her back, Jean will need tools: A quantum pyramid scheme, a pair of physical bodies, a nugget of computronium, a bunch of entangled EPR pairs, and a few very special hydrogen bombs. Jean le Flambeur, gentleman adventurer, is back. The solar system will tremble from one end to the other before he's done.
©2014 Hannu Rajaniemi (P)2014 Tantor
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2 out of 5 stars
By Paul on 07-17-14

Poor Narrator

Anyone who listened to first two books should avoid this book. The new narrator pronounces many many things differently. You can tell he didn't bother to listen to the first two books, at all. Also, he gives voice to characters that do not match the character. For example, he gives the YOUNG detective Isadore, the voice of a decrepit old man. Again, you can tell he had no idea what has come before.

This is always a disappointment (the new narrator in Richard Morgan's third book, Woken Furies, pronounced the name of the main character in a way the first specifically said was wrong.)

Poor poor choice.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Zac on 07-16-14

Why switch narrators on the last book in a trilogy

Would you try another book from Hannu Rajaniemi and/or Roger Wayne?

Hannu, yes. Roger Wayne, No.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Causal Angel?

When I realized that the narrator didn't know how to pronounce most of the names that are unique to this series.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

There's no way Wayne listened to the previous books because he pronounced most stuff differently. Scheduling issues or whatever, changing narrators on the last book in a trilogy is ridiculous.

What character would you cut from The Causal Angel?

Roger Wayne.

Any additional comments?

This really needs to be redone with Brick back as narrator. I mean, seriously, Wayne pronounces the names of basically all the main characters different. So disappointed by this.

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19 of 21 people found this review helpful

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