Lord of All Things

  • by Andreas Eschbach, Samuel Willcocks (translator)
  • Narrated by Nick Podehl
  • 21 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Winner of the 2012 Kurd-Laßwitz-Preis.
They are just children when they first meet: Charlotte, daughter of the French ambassador, and Hiroshi, a laundress’s son. One day in the playground, Hiroshi declares that he has an idea that will change the world. An idea that will sweep away all differences between rich and poor.
When Hiroshi runs into Charlotte several years later, he is trying to build a brighter future through robotics. Determined to win Charlotte’s love, he resurrects his childhood dream, convinced that he can eradicate world poverty by pushing the limits of technology beyond imagination. But as Hiroshi circles ever closer to realizing his vision, he discovers that his utopian dream may contain the seeds of a nightmare — one that could obliterate life as we know it.
Crisscrossing the globe, from Tokyo to the hallowed halls of MIT to desolate Arctic islands and Buenos Aires and beyond — far beyond — Lord of All Things explores not only technology’s dizzying potential, but also its formidable dangers.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Amazing story about nano technology

Where does Lord of All Things rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Excellent science fiction book and narration

Who was your favorite character and why?

Hiroshi, because of the moral dilemmas he faces as in trying to get nano technology to work for everyone and then the implications of his success.

What about Nick Podehl’s performance did you like?

He brought the characters to life and kept the momentum going through the story,

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The moment on the ice when the nano's reacted to the presence of the expedition.

Any additional comments?

This is a long rambling story stuffed full of science and technology hung on an unusual framework of personal relations. Sometimes the story stumbles but the narrative arc pulls the story back into step.
I liked the ending, a prescient warning about implications of new technology.

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- Rio Carnival Girl

Great idea! Author became board?

The novel had such potential. The author seems to lose interest towards the end and absolutely ruins the story. Great idea, dismal execution
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- jaredjar

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-01-2014
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio