Voice of the Whirlwind : Hardwired

  • by Walter Jon Williams
  • Narrated by Don Leslie
  • Series: Hardwired
  • 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Steward is a clone, a beta. His memories are 15 years old, because his alpha never did have a brain-scan update.In those 15 years, the entire world has changed. An alien race known as The Powers has established relations with humanity, and the Orbital Policorp which held his allegiance has collapsed. He fought and survived the off-world Artifacts War, but dozens of his friends did not. Both his first and second wives have divorced him. And, more importantly, someone has murdered him, causing the activation of the beta back-up.Now Steward must probe into the horrors of the war, its politics and betrayals, to find out who wanted him dead - if he doesn't want to die again.


What the Critics Say

"Slick and intelligent entertainment. The tension remains high throughout. A taut, satisfying tale of space-age skullduggery." (San Francisco Chronicle)
"Resonances of Vietnam-era moral concerns make this deft updating of the postWorld War II genre of psychological thrillers about amnesiacs one of the best of its kind." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

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Well it only took three decades, but I finally got round to 'reading' the sequel to Hardwired.

But it's not really a sequel, as it has little connection to the first novel.

The story is ok, too much info dumping at times, but it's not a patch on Hardwired.
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- R. Maines

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-07-2008
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.