Votre titre Audible gratuit

Children of the Deterrent

Halfhero, Book 1
Série : Halfhero, Volume 1
Durée : 9 h et 5 min

9,95 € / mois après 30 jours. Résiliable à tout moment.

ou
Dans le panier

Description

The new novel by the author of the best-selling The World Walker series.

'My name is Daniel Harbin, and I'm a child of The Deterrent.'

What if a superhuman turned out not to be so super...or even human? Britain's superhero, The Deterrent, was unveiled to the world in 1979 and disappeared two years later. The truth about his origins has never been revealed. The rumours about his children - those that survived - and their mysterious abilities have never been confirmed. Until now.

Armed with a diary that reveals everything about The Deterrent's early years, Daniel Harbin - discovering powers of his own - finds himself dragged into the same secretive government department his famous father worked for. Can a halfhero be a better superhero than his father, or is Daniel making a terrible mistake? When the wrong people know what you're capable of, no matter how powerful you are, you're still in danger....

©2017 Ian Sainsbury (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

Critiques

"I've read it now, Children of the Deterrent that is and um...it's good. It's really good. Oh my days it's good.... From the opening page, I was seriously gripped. In fact, for the first time in years, I put my own work aside and pushed my deadlines back a bit to make time to read it. I even did that reader thing of going to bed early, just so I could get stuck back into it." (R R Haywood)

Autres livres audio du même :

Ce que les membres d'Audible en pensent

Il n'y a pas encore de critique disponible pour ce titre.
Trier par :
Trier par:
  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Interprétation
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour Drew
  • Drew
  • 01/06/2019

Exceptional On All Levels

Sainsbury brings together an utterly unique story premise in a genre that I was certain no longer had the ability to surprise, captivate or satisfy. I devoured this audio book and for someone who listens to A LOT of audiobooks, that's saying something. Again ... unique, captivating, brilliantly narrated and deeply satisfying. On to Book 2!

  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Interprétation
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour Mister Mxyzptlk
  • Mister Mxyzptlk
  • 27/04/2019

A pretty gripping take on the SuperHero genre

I grew up a comic book fan. But I've grown pretty tired of this genre in the last 18 or so years as we've become increasingly inundated with superheroes on television, the movies and everywhere else. But I decided to give this a go based on my enjoyment of Sainsbury's World Walker series. I was very pleasantly surprised. Once again Mr. Sainsbury has taken a premise that you feel like you seen before and explores it in a novel and often surprising manner, creating mostly likable characters along the way.

I started this story on my kindle and then switched back and forth between "print" and audiobook. Something about the narration felt a little "off", but I couldn't really put my finger on it. So it could just be the difference between the voice you create in your head while reading the book and the voice of the narrators for the audiobook. I thought both of them did a good job. I just thought Sam Phillips could have brought a bit more "passion" to Daniel's passages. But this is a very minor quibble. I highly recommend this audiobook.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Interprétation
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour Fatheranime
  • Fatheranime
  • 25/06/2018

EXCEPTIONAL!!

I don't usually read anything outside of manga and nonfiction, but this book has given me a new lease on my audio book life!

  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Interprétation
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour Danny
  • Danny
  • 06/06/2018

Looking foward book 2

I became a fan of Sainsbury after reading the World Walker series. I enjoy his style of writing and am looking foward to book 2 in Children of the Deterrent. The narrators were excellent.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Interprétation
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour ryan
  • ryan
  • 29/05/2018

Awesome!

No sense in being lengthy here. This book is awesome. Period! absolutely fantastic sci-fi read!

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Interprétation
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour ABG
  • ABG
  • 19/05/2018

Good story and good narration...

Wonderful story. Looking forward to listening to the next book in this series. Keep up the excellent work Mr. Sainsbury.

  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Interprétation
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour Kalin B
  • Kalin B
  • 21/03/2018

Good start of the series

The events are oddly arranged and that's the beauty of the book. The style is great and the narration is superb. Overall the author has written a great story, which develops a bit slow (sometimes you will hear information which is completely useless, like what kind of food is on the table), but the way the author describes stuff is very intoxicating. My only recommendation would be to speed up the story with about x1.5.

I'll definitely listen to the next books in the series. I've become keen on Sainsbury's style. It is truly different from most authors.

One comment on the narrators - while British narrators bring great feeling when listening, they also bring a bit odd pronunciation of some words and I was not able to catch some words now and there.

Overall - recommended!

  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Interprétation
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour ♡Louise♡
  • ♡Louise♡
  • 17/02/2018

Really enjoyed

While it took me a few chapters to get into the book, and understand the rhythm of how it was written - once I did I couldn't stop listening:)
I liked the character (Chris, I think) who was reading us her diary of the events. She was a down to earth, funny character.
Definitely would recommend this book!

1 personne a trouvé cela utile