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Apex

Nexus, Book 3
De : Ramez Naam
Lu par : Stephanie Cannon
Durée : 23 h et 2 min
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Description

The explosive conclusion to Nexus and Crux.

Global unrest spreads through the US, China, and beyond. Secrets and lies set off shockwaves of anger, rippling from mind to mind. Riot police battle neutrally linked protestors. Armies are mobilized. Political orders fall. Nexus-driven revolution is in here.

Against this backdrop a new breed of posthuman children are growing into their powers. And a once-dead scientist, driven mad by her torture, is closing in on her plans to seize planet's electronic systems and reforge everything in her image. A new Apex species is here. The world will never be the same.

Ramez Naam is a professional technologist and was involved in the development of Microsoft Internet Explorer and Outlook. He holds a seat on the advisory board of the Institute for Accelerating Change, is a member of the World Future Society, a senior associate of the Foresight Institute, and a fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies.

Please note that following customer feed-back, sections of this product have been re-recorded. New audio has been made available as of 23 October 2015.

©2015 Ramez Naam (P)2015 Audible, Ltd.

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  • Phillip
  • 05/10/2015

Furious ranting review. Worst narration ever

What did you like best about Apex? What did you like least?

The story was the best thing about this book, Naam is an excellent writer and I've been waiting anxiously for the release of this book only to have my ears violated by Stephanie Canon's racist and offensive portrayals of some of my favorite characters in literature.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I really like Fang. A loyal and strong character with a great sense of humor (for a posthuman killing machine that is) then Stephanie Canon shows up and takes a big plop on him, ruining his part in the book, making me cringe at the writing that was properly voiced in the first two books. Boooo Stephanie Canon, boooo.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Stephanie Canon?

Gilbert Gottfried would have been a better choice. Ben Affleck would have been better, Emo Phillips, Paul Reubens, Bobcat Goldthwait would all have done a better job. Mickey Rooney in his portrayal of Mr Yunioshi in Breakfast at Tiffany's would have come up even. What were you guys thinking??? But seriously, get Mikael Naramore back and do it again.

Do you think Apex needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No, the story is done. anything more would be guilding the lilly. I do however think Apex needs to be re-recorded by someone who doesn't have a subconscious hatred of the asian people.

Any additional comments?

As you can tell I'm furious. I demand a re-recording at the personal expense of the people who put their stamp of approval on Stephanie Canon's performance. Those people should be fired... from a cannon... into manure.

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  • Chris
  • 07/08/2015

Excellent book and conclusion but suffers from TERRIBLE reader and performance

Great finale to this series, but plagued by horribly racist cartoon-ish portrayal from the voice actor. It's a good story with an embarrassing performance...

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  • John Graziano
  • 24/09/2015

Worst. Narration. Ever.

What disappointed you about Apex?

I really thought I could make it to the end of this book, but the narration was simply intolerable. She voices all the Chinese characters as if they work at City Wok on South Park. Was there no one associated with this project who realized what a bad idea that was?

What was one of the most memorable moments of Apex?

Listening to Charlie Chan and his family discuss the geopolitical implications of transhumanism.

What didn’t you like about Stephanie Canon’s performance?

Her Chinese accent is one of the most racially-insensitive things I've heard in a while. It is impossible to take any of the Chinese characters seriously. You keep expecting them to mention their "Numbah One Son".

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The story is great, but the audio is unlistenable. They should consider re-recording this with a better narrator.

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  • John Mayloo
  • 28/07/2015

Narrator choice is disappointing.

What did you like best about Apex? What did you like least?

Story and characters. Horrible narration. One step above my text-to-speech app.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Apex?

I will let you know when I finish READING the book. There is no way I can make it past hour one of Ms. Canon's "performance".

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Stephanie Canon?

Either one of the first two narrators in the series. I have no idea why she was chosen for the finale.

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  • Robert
  • 28/07/2015

Wrong narrator

Loved the concepts but the narration is killing all the joy I expected to get from this book. Her voice is so wrong for this book.

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  • Kenny nelson
  • 06/08/2015

Stereotypic accents

The stories good but the lady with her stereotypic Asian accents ruins it. She also makes the people in America have a Boston accent.

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  • Winter Wonder
  • 31/07/2015

OMG, the accents...

I really got into this series for the action, the science, and the speculation. Book 3 continues the tradition. He might have keep pushing a bit further, but on the other hand it was a solid finish to the trilogy.

But the accents!! hahahaha omg, I could not believe she was saying Feng's voice in the most stereotypical Asian accent possible. It was like a joke. Actually, it might have been better if she had done her stereotypes properly, but all of the Asians sounded exactly the same! Nakamura, should have had a distinctly different accent from Shu or any of the Chinese or Thai. Jeezus, is this lady a professional audiobook reader?

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  • John
  • 07/08/2015

Didn't live up to the first two books.

Did not like the narrators voive impression of Asian people. could have cut out 3 hours or more of filler.

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  • J. Nakatsuka
  • 23/07/2015

Who directed this performance?

Any additional comments?

I have to assume that a voice actor is given the book with a team that would include, at least, a director. It's baffling that someone would choose to do such extreme Chinese accents including the heavy rolled 'l's. The sections of the story with Chinese characters speaking really just knock you out of the story - it's pretty uncomfortable and distracting. I like Stephanie Canon's voice and crisp pronunciation for most of the book but the accents are too much.

The story itself is good but I think that I would recommend reading the written book rather than listening to this audible performance.

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  • reality check
  • 23/07/2015

Apex: Now with horribly racist Chinese accents!

What didn’t you like about Stephanie Canon’s performance?

If you ignore the "Asian" voices for a moment, Stephanie Canon is pretty mediocre. She mispronounces a fair number of words (causality becomes casualty, tyrannies rhymes with fannies).

As soon as Ms. Canon began to do her awful, stereotypical caricature of Asian voices, I thought she was going to tell a joke about "flied lice." While it's normal for characters in movies and audiobooks who are speaking another language to speak English with an accent, these are the most horrendous, offensive Asian accents I've ever heard. We're no longer in the era of Charlie Chan talking about "number one son." The only thing that would be worse would be to know that she had put on yellow face for her performance and taped her eyes at a slant.

Her voice acting basically ruined Apex for me, which is a shame, because I had really been looking forward to it.

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  • ein Kunde
  • 20/08/2015

Nie wieder diese Sprecherin grauenhaft!!!

Die Story an sich ist sehr gut, sonst hätte ich mir kaum den 3. Teil auf Englisch angetan. Allerdings sollte jeder der den 3. Teil nicht auf deutsch abwarten kann definitiv warten!!!. Ich habe noch niemals seitdem ich Hörbücher höre eine derart grauenhafte, schlechte, furchtbare (mir gehen die negativen Adjektive aus!!!) Sprecherin gehört wie diese !!!!! Horror !

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  • Manuel Sela
  • 23/10/2015

Gute Fortsetzung aber schlechte Sprecherin

Der 3. Teil von Ramez Naams Nexus ist inhaltlich durchaus gut und bietet einen würdigen Abschluss der Reihe. Die Sprecherin ist leider nicht besonders gut. Ihre normale Stimme ist eigentlich nicht unangenehm, aber sie übertreibt die Imitation ausländischer Akzente. Also wann immer das Buch von einem Inder oder Chinesen handelt, was relativ häufig passiert, möchte man am liebsten ausmachen und auf die Veröffentlichung mit Uwe Teschner warten ;)

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  • MJ
  • 10/02/2017

Gutes Finale der Triologie

Was hat Ihnen am allerbesten an Apex gefallen?

Die logische Fortführung der Handlungsstränge, die konsequente Weiterführung der Charaktäre.

Welches andere Buch würden Sie mit Apex vergleichen? Warum?

Daemon von Daniel Suarez.Beide Bücher bedienen sich der Idee die Menschen virtuell miteinander zu vernetzen. Dabei sind die Ansätze und ihre Konsequenzen jedoch sehr unterschiedlich.

Passten der Vortrag und die Geschwindigkeit der Handlung zusammen?

Nein. Die Sprecherin und ihre Vortragsweise war nicht sehr überzeugend und passte meiner Meinung nach nicht zur Geschwindigkeit des Buchs.

Hätten Sie das Hörbuch am liebsten in einem Rutsch durchgehört?

Nein. Tonlage, Intonation und Sprechweise der Sprecherin empfand ich als sehr anstrengend und konnte daher nur in begrenzten Etappen hören.

Was wäre für andere Hörer sonst noch hilfreich zu wissen, um das Hörbuch richtig einschätzen zu können?

Das Buch ist sicher nur für diejenigen interessant, die die vorherigen beiden Teile gelesen oder gehört haben. Im Vergleich zu diesen verliert das dritte Buch etwas an Fahrt und innovativen Ideen. Es gibt viele Actionszenen, die aber nicht so recht zu fesseln wissen. Insgesamt wirkt das Buch so als würde der Autor lediglich versuchen die vorigen Ideen zu einem logischen Ende zu bringen, hätte dabei jedoch alle innovativen Ideen aufgebraucht. Die Sprecherin war mein Fall nicht. Wie bereits oben beschrieben konnte ich dem Hörbuch ob ihrer Intonation und Stimmlage nicht lange lauschen. Gerade wenn es darum geht emotionale Ausbrüche der Charaktäre plastisch darzustellen musste ich teilweise vorspulen.Wer die Sprecherin bereits kennt und mag, sowie die vorigen Bücher bereits gehört hat kann bedenkenlos zugreifen. Allen, die die deutschen Hörbücher der ersten beiden Teile gehört haben und nicht auf die Synchronisierung des dritten Buchs warten möchten kann ich nur empfehlen auf die Synchronisierung durch Uve Teschner zu warten.

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  • Niederstadt, Lars
  • 28/11/2015

a tad disappointing

loses progressively quite a fair bit of momentum and the speaker has to work on her impersonation of aged males. still a great saga thou

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  • Footloose
  • 26/04/2018

Speaker is horrible but better story than 1+2

I was negatively surprised by the speaker as it suddenly switched to a woman which sounds stupid for male voices and after two books with male voices I didn't like the new voice.
The story however had more action than the other two and was way better than the first.

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  • robert_aus_oberhausen
  • 21/10/2015

Wenig Action, viel Politik

Ich habe die ersten beiden Hörbücher verschlungen! Das Thema ist interessant, man will wissen, wie es mit den Charakteren weiter geht, genau so soll es sein.
In diesem Hörbuch geht es viel mehr um die Politik und die Änderungen hin zu einer Post humanen Welt. Mir fehlt hier einfach die Spannung.

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  • G. Weiser
  • 06/03/2018

Great story, horrible reader

Even though i really was into the story i had to stop listening because i couldn't stand the readers voice anymore.
She sounds so unbearably whiny and sobbing, it just ruins everything, it was driving me nuts!
Please take her out of business before she can do more damage!
What a waste of a really extraordinary story!

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  • Schleeh.de
  • 17/02/2018

Terrible voice

Good story but terrible narrator, had to stop listening. My daughter said it sounds like a ill cat.