Mort(e) : The War with No Name

  • by Robert Repino
  • Narrated by Bronson Pinchot
  • Series: The War with No Name
  • 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A genre-busting postapocalyptic first novel - a pause-resisting adventure channeling Animal Farm as imagined by Cormac McCarthy
The "war with no name" has begun; its goal, human extinction. The instigator of this war is the Colony, a race of intelligent ants who, for thousands of years, have been silently building an army that will forever eradicate the destructive, oppressive humans. Under the Colony's watchful eye, this utopia will be free of the humans' penchant for violence, exploitation, and religious superstition. The final step in the Colony's war effort is the transformation of surface animals into high-functioning two-legged beings who will rise up and kill their masters.
Former house cat turned war hero Mort(e) is famous for taking on the most dangerous missions and fighting the dreaded human bioweapon EMSAH. But the true motivation behind Mort(e)'s recklessness is his ongoing search for a pretransformation friend - a dog named Sheba. When he receives a mysterious message from the dwindling human resistance claiming Sheba is alive, he begins a journey that will take him from the remaining human strongholds to the heart of the Colony, where he will discover the source of EMSAH and learn the ultimate fate of all earth's creatures.

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Strange, interesting, a bit experimental

This reads like a creative writing project where Orwells animal farm is updated with cats instead of pigs. Sounds great doesn't it, but the cat to human transition is so blunt as to be either painfully obvious metaphor or just plain ridiculous depending on your stand point. Strange to say the thing that disappointed me most was the lack of cat appreciation, as in, there's nothing cat like about the characters, nothing, they are human instantly. Interesting as an experiment but frustrating as a pleasure read.
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- Jonathan

Vivid and Imaginative

My 1st audio book via Audible and it is a stark yet engaging and emotionally rich imagining of the rise of the animals. Capable and subtle voice work really adds to the atmosphere. The imagery felt quite adult-Manga to me. Highly recommended.
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- morristhemog

Book Details

  • Release Date: 20-01-2015
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.