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Description

This is high-action, ideas-driven noir SF of the highest order. Morgan has already established himself as an SF author of global significance.

Takeshi Kovacs has come home. Home to Harlan's World. An ocean planet with only 5 percent of its landmass poking above the dangerous and unpredictable seas. Try and get above the weather in anything more sophisticated than a helicopter and the Martian orbital platforms will burn you out of the sky.

And death doesn't just wait for you in the seas and the skies. On land, from the tropical beaches and swamps of Kossuth to the icy, machine-infested wastes of New Hokkaido the hard won gains of the Quellist revolution have been lost. The First Families, the corporations and the Yakuza have a stranglehold on everything.Embarked on a journey of implacable retribution for a lost love, Kovacs is blown off course and into a maelstrom of political intrigue and technological mystery as the ghosts of Harlan's World and his own violent past rise to claim their due.

Quellcrist Falconer is back from the dead, they say and hunting her down for the First Families is a savage young Envoy called Kovacs who's been in storage.

©2005 Richard Morgan (P)2006 Tantor Media

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  • Tanja
  • 28/12/2017

horribly narrated and edited

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Someone who doesn't care about details, background information, setting and didn't listen to the first two audio books.

If you’ve listened to books by Richard Morgan before, how does this one compare?

Bottom of the list. I usually enjoy the audio books of Richard K. Morgan, his fantasy novels as well as his scifi but this one was just awful, especially since I took a liking to the first two.
And what's with the editing? Echo sound effects for flashbacks? Why? I had to check my file at the first scene, just to realize it is edited to sound like this. Why the inconsistencies in a trilogy? Highly unnecessary.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

If you can't even get the protagonists name right, you might as well decline the job and choose a different book. The author spent a few lines in his earlier books explaining the pronunciation and origin of his character's name, the narrator just didn't care. The setting of the story has a strong Japanese influence but he couldn't get any of those words right either. Every time the I heard the word yaKUza made me cringe and it didn't stop there. I'm not sure if it was the author's choice to find a new narrator, I really liked Todd McLaren's interpretation of Takeshi and his attitude. Just the right amount of "not giving a fuck", pardon my language. Dufris' character interpretations, especially those of the female characters, all sound cookie-cutter-basic.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Woken Furies?

I wouldn't chance it. The author wanted to tell a story, and even though I liked the later parts better, because I had an interest in those plot elements from prior books, the author likes to keep the reader guessing. I'd have liked greater detail regarding the changing environment, since the protagonist had a long and eventful life at this point but we don't read much about the changes in the universe. Altered Carbon still remains my favorite from the trilogy with this one ranking last, even though the plot had me hooked before I even had the chance to pick this book up.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23/02/2018

Terrible narrating

Couldn't get past the first few minutes. The lack of effort put into this audiobook is apparent from the start. I would probably read it instead.

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Anders Risum Mortensen
  • 19/02/2018

Annoying Sound Effects

Periodically this audiobook makes use of annoying sound effects on the speakers voice. If you have background noise from sitting in public transport or have a hard time with English because it isn’t your native language I would say you should probably read the book instead. Story is good and fleshes out the universe of Takeshi Kovacs even more but at this point I reckon it’s mostly appealing to fans of the series.

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  • Zard
  • 02/04/2018

Story average at best, the reading is abysmal

How did the narrator detract from the book?

McLaren read the first two of the series splendidly. The narrator should've at least listened to the style - and learned how to pronounce the Name "Kovacs"!!! It's a running joke in the first book that people outside Harlands world cannot pronounce the slavic "tsh" ending - and now the narrating character HIMSELF mispronounces his own name. Pitiful.

Even worse: The stupid cowboy style voice does not fit a self-control master like an envoy AT ALL. Wish I could return this audiobook, it ruins the series for me.

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    2 out of 5 stars
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  • Daniel
  • 03/04/2018

A terrible third part of the series.

Firstly, the story was not up there with the first part of the series.

Secondly and more importantly, the performance, or more accurately the editing was atrocious! Very annoying echo and distortion sound effects.

And lastly, if the author makes a point about the correct pronunciation of the protagonists name in the first book, make sure to let the new narrator know...

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Ferenc Bujtor
  • 20/06/2018

great Story, horrible pronounciation of names

The book is great, I loved the whole series. The only problem with this book is the pronounciation of the main Character's name. The first book makes a major point about how Kovács is pronounced. He draws conclusions from it. It is correct in the second book, too, but this third one is read by a different narrator and he just uses the wrong pronounciation throughout. Quite anoying.
Still it is worth listening to the book. But if it is ever rerecorded, get the new version.

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  • Christian
  • 16/02/2018

Great story, average William Dufris

The overall continuation of the Takeshi Kovacz story is well written and I enjoyed it a lot. What I did not particularly like is the Hall effect of dream sequences the audio production employs as well as the reader’s complete butchering of the protagonist’s last name, whose proper pronunciation was an important point in the first book.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Witold Szymanski
  • 18/05/2017

Still a great story!

Takeshi is different here but on his bests nevertheless. The whole story again makes a shift from the previous part but everything holds together and the narrative keeps the listener in anticipation and tension.

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  • Caspar
  • 14/06/2018

Great story diminished by audio direction

Great story. Sadly some sections have weird audio effects and reader can't pronounce Kovacs right!