The Forever Watch

  • by David Ramirez
  • Narrated by Helen Johns
  • 14 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Noah: a city-sized ship, half-way through an 800-year voyage to another planet. In a world where deeds, and even thoughts, cannot be kept secret, a man is murdered; his body so ruined that his identity must be established from DNA evidence. Within hours, all trace of the crime is swept away, hidden as though it never happened.
Hana Dempsey, a mid-level bureaucrat genetically modified to use the Noah's telepathic internet, begins to investigate. Her search for the truth will uncover the impossible: a serial killer who has been operating on board for a lifetime...if not longer. And behind the killer lies a conspiracy centuries in the making.

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What the Critics Say

"Vivid, action-packed, and yet filled with scientific plausibility, The Forever Watch propels you on a tense voyage of mystery, surprise and discovery." (David Brin)
"A dark sci-fi fable set aboard a multigenerational spaceship that holds humanity's only hope for survival... Intriguing and powerfully disruptive." (Kirkus)
"Superior, psychologically plausible characterizations are combined with sophisticated worldbuilding, clever trope inversion and original plotting to create a powerful story that will amply reward rereading." (Publishers Weekly)

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The Average Watch

This was one of those impulse buys from Audible. It was advertised on the homepage banner and the synopsis sounded interesting. Unfortunately the book did not live up to the synopsis. The story plodded on and I had little attachment to the characters. Some plot points just didn't make much sense - and others your could see a mile off.
I forced myself to plough through the book so at least I could rate in with full knowledge of the story.
This is a standalone novel, but if there is ever a squeal I will pass on it.

The audio book itself was well produced. The narrator did an acceptable job, but it was nothing special.
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- GhostMuppet

A very enjoyable audiobook that I would recommend

I thought that this book had a strong storyline with a number of interrelated themes. I enjoy Si-Fi in general but often lament the lack of a well thought out plot that leads to a conclusion that does not disappoint. This book does not suffer from those shortfalls and leads the reader (or listener) through a believable future world. Narration was excellent.
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- John

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-05-2014
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton