Sleeping Giants : Themis Files

  • by Sylvain Neuvel
  • Narrated by Andy Secombe, Charlie Anson, Christopher Ragland, Eric Meyers, Laurel Lefkow, Liza Ross, William Hope, Adna Sablyich, Katharine Mangold
  • Series: Themis Files
  • 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel. Read by William Hope, Christopher Ragland, Andy Secombe, Charlie Anson, Eric Meyers, Laurel Lefkow and Liza Ross.
Deadwood, USA. A girl sneaks out just before dark to ride her new bike. Suddenly the ground disappears beneath her. Waking up at the bottom of a deep pit, she sees an emergency rescue team above her. The people looking down see something far stranger....
We always look forward. We never look back.
That girl grows up to be Dr. Rose Franklin, a brilliant scientist and the leading world expert on what she discovered. An enormous, ornate hand made of an exceptionally rare metal which predates all human civilisation on the continent.
But this thing...it's different. It challenges us. It rewrites history.
An object whose origins and purpose are perhaps the greatest mystery humanity has ever faced. Solving the secret of where it came from - and how many more parts may be out there - could change life as we know it.
It dares us to question what we know about ourselves.
But what if we were meant to find it? And what happens when this vast, global puzzle is complete....
About everything.

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Audible Editor Reviews

"Reminiscent of The Martian and World War Z, this is a luminous conspiracy yarn that shoots for (and lands among) the stars." (Pierce Brown, author of Red Rising)

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Puppet master in control


This is the best produced audiobook; by adding all the extra actors the story comes alive and is extremely easy to distinguish all the characters, this adds that feeling of listening to real conversations or debriefings, it really feel more like an audio play than a reading of the story and it works perfectly. I would say it improves the book.

An entertaining and fast paced old fashion fantasy science fiction mix that holds your attention with ease, but has a few bumpy plot developments.

The story is told in the form of redacted files introducing us to all the characters including the man with no name, the device works well as it gives a limited perspective of what is happening and allows for surprises that do not require great setups, just debriefings of events as witnessed by the characters. as it is the first part all was not revealed but it created enough suspense that I will return to find out the rest of the answers.

This is more fable than hard science fiction with lots of contemporary what ifs and moral dilemmas that are not too heavy or explored very deeply. A very contemporary geopolitical world with the exception of Syria that is not at war or has not been at war in this book. The twist is in the discoveries and the reactions to them.

A good begining with lots of potential for the second part, some interesting Characters and a good plot over all.


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- Wras "Kildonan by the sea"

Really great book with brilliant narration

This book is so wonderfully written and they style is so easy to follow, the character's and well rounded and interesting some you absolutely love and some you really hate. the narration is beautifully done they each are very memorable and don't blend together so it's easy to keep track of who is speaking at any given time. all in all I really enjoyed this book I've read it a couple times before I bought it on here but listening to it gave a whole new feeling it made everything far more intense. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone it's intelligent and well written as well and narrated and is such an interesting and brilliant concept.
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- Becky

Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-04-2016
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Limited