Altered Carbon

  • by Richard Morgan
  • Narrated by Todd McLaren
  • 17 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Four hundred years from now mankind is strung out across a region of interstellar space inherited from an ancient civilization discovered on Mars. The colonies are linked together by the occasional sublight colony ship voyages and hyperspatial data-casting. Human consciousness is digitally freighted between the stars and downloaded into bodies as a matter of course.
But some things never change. So when ex-envoy, now-convict Takeshi Kovacs has his consciousness and skills downloaded into the body of a nicotine-addicted ex-thug and presented with a catch-22 offer, he really shouldn't be surprised. Contracted by a billionaire to discover who murdered his last body, Kovacs is drawn into a terrifying conspiracy that stretches across known space and to the very top of society. Read by Todd McLaren.

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If you could sum up Altered Carbon in three words, what would they be?

Action packed throughout


What did you like best about this story?

The overall concept is a fascinating one, - I won't offer any spoilers here, but has an interrsting take on inter-stellar travel and how to get around issues of time dilation

I bought the book when it first came out, following a good recommendation in SFX magazine, and its one heck of a read - on audio, its equally as entertaining


Which scene did you most enjoy?

Very difficult to focus in on one scene when the entire book is so packed full or action and activity. One scene which I found unpleasant featured torture (if you're squeamish about eyes, watch out in the final two chapters , but it fit very well into the storyline


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes


Any additional comments?

Well worth reading or listening to

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- Owen Phillips 2

Always interesting!

What made the experience of listening to Altered Carbon the most enjoyable?

Constantly introduced ideas about the future that are both believable and possible, I loved it!


What other book might you compare Altered Carbon to, and why?

Almost a steampunk version of l Ron Hubbard, with a touch of Brandon Sanderson!


What does Todd McLaren bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

An almost laconic laid back narration, that fits the almost reminiscence style of writing


If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Death is no longer final


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- Jez Cajiao

Book Details

  • Release Date: 14-03-2013
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group