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Illuminae

The Illuminae Files, Book 1
Série : Illuminae Files, Volume 1
Durée : 11 h et 40 min
5 out of 5 stars (12 notations)

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Description

For fans of Marie Lu comes the first book in an epic series that bends the sci-fi genre into a new dimension.

“A truly beautiful novel that redefines the form." (Victoria Aveyard, best-selling author of Red Queen)

This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she'd have to do. 

This afternoon, her planet was invaded. 

The year is 2575, and two rival mega-corporations are at war over a planet that's little more than a speck at the edge of the universe. Now, with enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra - who are barely even talking to each other - are forced to evacuate with a hostile warship in hot pursuit. 

But their problems are just getting started. A plague has broken out and is mutating with terrifying results; the fleet's AI may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what's really going on. As Kady hacks into a web of data to find the truth, it's clear only person who can help her is the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again. 

Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents - including emails, maps, files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more - Illuminae is the first audiobook in a heart-stopping trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.  

“Prepare yourselves for Illuminae.” (EW.com)   

“[Y]ou’re not in for an ordinary novel experience....” (Bustle.com)

“A truly interactive experience.... A fantastically fun ride.” (MTV.com)   

“...stylistically mesmerizing.” (Publishers Weekly)    

“[A]n arresting visual experience.” (Booklist)     

“[A] game-changer.” (Shelf Awareness)

"Genre: Undefinable. Novel: Unforgettable." (Kami Garcia, best-selling coauthor of Beautiful Creatures and author of Unbreakable)

“An exuberant mix of space opera, romance, zombies, hackers, and political thrills.” (Scott Westerfeld, best-selling author of Zeroes and Uglies)

“Stunningly creative. Smart, funny, and romantic.” (Veronica Rossi, best-selling author of Under the Never Sky)

“This is one of those rare books that will truly keep your heart pounding.” (Beth Revis, best-selling author of Across the Universe)

“This book is xxxxing awesome.” (Laini Taylor, best-selling author of Daughter of Smoke and Bone)

©2015 Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (P)2015 Listening Libary

Critiques

"Brace yourself. You're about to be immersed in a mindscape that you'll never want to leave." (Marie Lu, New York Times best-selling author of the Legend trilogy)

"Ambitious, heartbreaking, and out-of-this-world awesome." (Kirkus Reviews)

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Amazing !

The story is excellent, hard to grasp at first but after the 150th page, it is really hard to put it down ! The reading cast did a perfect job portraying the different characters with different voices which made the reading even more enjoyable.

  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
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sympa

Ouvrage sympa, belle performance audio, belle intrigue : toutefois je n'ai pas accroché au mode de narration en mode "interview" et l'histoire ne m'a pas assez intéressée pour que je lise la suite...

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars

brilliant

I loved this (audio)book, the way that it is written is so unique and clever. The readers did a fantastic job you can totally recognise the character by their voices and way of expressing themselves

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Katherine
  • 30/11/2015

Romantic Space Opera

This book is so unique that it is almost impossible to explain it. Told through interviews, emails, instant messages, translated video footage and an AI (Artificial Intelligence) named AIDAN it felt more like a congressional investigation than a YA novel. But don’t be turned off by that explanation. It’s so much more – there is romance, mystery, action, government conspiracies, sci-fi fantasy, etc. It was a unique and wonderful space opera and I loved every minute of this listen. It’s one of the most original books out there today. I bought the print version as well for all the diagrams and pictures that can’t be experienced through audio. This is the rare book that both print and audio come together so perfectly.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • ddavis.97
  • 25/11/2015

AWESOME!

What made the experience of listening to Illuminae the most enjoyable?

The four readers really added to the realization of the story

What other book might you compare Illuminae to and why?

The Pentagon Papers because the book is written like declassified government documents. I've never read a book written like this. It's a pretty cool format!

Any additional comments?

In other reviews, people are commenting that the audio version has been edited and the profanity beeped out. This is not the case. I read the book in ARC. It's is written like a released confidential government report. The swear words are blacked out in the text which is why they are beeped out in the audio. In my opinion, this doesn't ruin the story at all. If a story requires swearing to keep the reader's attention, it's probably not a very good story to begin with. Just saying....😎

83 sur 89 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.

  • Global
    1 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Steve Taylor
  • 23/01/2019

Might be a good story but not through audio

They tried, they really tried. Adding a cast of voice actors to bring the characters to life was a great idea, and their performances were good. I wish the audio versions of the Game of Thrones books did this. But, the constant date stamps and, name, stamps? Was constantly distracting.

I stopped listening to this book three times because of the interruptions then returning to try an fish it. I couldn’t do it, I gave up on chapter 44 (out of 100+ chapters). Maybe I’ll pick up a print copy.

6 sur 6 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Caitie F
  • 07/12/2015

Best book of the year has the best audio as well

This is by far the best book I have read in 2015 and the audio production is incredible as well.

The full cast adds so much to it and the sound effects build the tension.

The writing in this book is incredible as are the characterizations and the plot. It is smart, funny, and absolutely thrilling.

This is a great choice for anyone who likes adventure, space, love, or humor. It has it all.

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  • Global
    1 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • irishred507
  • 15/04/2017

Duped by good reviews!!

First of all, the audio is NOT censored by Audible or anyone else, it was written that way. Anyone who thinks so obviously wasn't paying attention because only 2 minutes into the book, the creepy muffled/distorted voice tells us that all the files that make up the story were instructed to have the profanity censored by the UTA (I think that's the government in the book). So you can blame the authors for that one because even the book blacks out the profanity.

I feel very deceived because when I read the reviews the first 25 or so reviews that are displayed are 5 star absolutely rave reviews! Then when you get past all those, the real truth comes out (which I didn't see before I bought the book).

The format was hard to follow and confusing. At least if you were reading the book, rather than listening to it, you would have been able to skim past all of the unnecessary info that is repeated constantly, such as timestamps, dates, and locations, etc.

The writing was very juvenile at best and the characters were irritating. I only made it through 17 chapters (out of 173) and I decided to return it to get my credit back because it was so awful. I saw that other reviewers said that it gets better by the last quarter of the book, but I couldn't even stand one chapter more so I don't know how I could make it through that much more before it actually got interesting, if it even ever did.

The full cast was neat and it did feel like a radio show, but it was just very hard to follow the way it was written.

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  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Hunter T.
  • 15/03/2019

starts slow ends fantastic.

An odd style of storytelling but it's fantastic. Took me minute to get into it but it's worth it!

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Jonas Lee
  • 28/10/2015

Mind + Illuminae = Blown

If you could sum up Illuminae in three words, what would they be?

Cataclysmic
Imaginitive
Awesomeness

Who was your favorite character and why?

I honestly felt the most for AIDAN. I was equally scared of what he might do and remorsing his life playing out

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite scene was when AIDAN and Grant were sharing a moment at the end after the Lincoln arrived and the Infected were trying still to desperately get at her.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Survive the black to show the light

Any additional comments?

This is a re-read for sure. Normally I buy audio books because I think I might take too long to read, but in this case, I'll be looking for a physical copy.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Margaret
  • 31/10/2015

Illuminae

Really enjoyed this book. This production is beautifully executed and very immersive. The many voices make the characters come alive - almost like watching a good movie!

13 sur 16 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • AmazonCustomer
  • 11/10/2016

A new favorite!

Where does Illuminae rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This will be on my top 10 for the year.

What did you like best about this story?

Unique narrative.

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The special effects, the narrative, the tone, it was all perfect.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Clever, made me laugh.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • tmezz
  • 08/06/2016

Could not put it down!

I enjoyed the narration so much. This is one book you will listen to in the car. Great summer read.
I will say stay with it because it takes a little time for the story to develop . It's worth it . T out....

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Stardust
  • 23/03/2018

Genius story and genius cast

This story is simply genius! The full cast was amazing and the voices were so authentic! A great story and an even greater cast! You have my full respect!

1 sur 1 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.

  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Yvonne
  • 02/02/2019

gut aber gewöhnungsbedürftig

Ich habe zwei Anläufe benötigt bis ich die Geschichte ganz durch hatte. Die Art Erzählung war gewöhnungsbedürftig und ich weiss nicht ob mir des als "normale" Erzählung besser gefallen hätte. Die Geschichte ist spannend und man möchte wissen wie es weiter geht aber mir fehlte einfach was. Trotzdem hörenswert.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Kindle-Kunde
  • 18/10/2017

Unglaublich Spannend!

Die Geschichte entwickelt sich wie ein Puzzle, man sieht immer immer nur ein Stück und langsam setzt sich Teil für Teil zusammen. Ich mochte die verschiedenen Stimmen bis auf die knarrzige. Die Raumschiff Atmo ist großartig und ich mag besonders Katie und Aiden. Die letzten 2 Stunden waren wirklich nervenaufreibend und voller Spannung, eine absolute Kaufempfehlung! Ich lade gleich den nächsten Teil runter!!

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Carolina Füglister
  • 17/08/2017

Quite unique and very fascinating

There us a different voice for each person. I very much liked that. I have never listened to an audiobook that was so intricately made. Can't wait to listen to the sequel Gemina.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • N.
  • 17/04/2017

Super spannend

Ich höre Sciencefiction sehr selten. Und die Geschichte von 2 Jugendlichen, die in einem Raumschiff fliehen, auf dem ein Virus Leute mutieren lässt und der Hauptcomputer einen eigenen Willen hat, klang für mich wie "schon x Mal erzählt". Gehört habe ich das Hörspiel wegen des Awards und der positiven Rezensionen.
Aufgrund der Art wie es produziert wurde,
war es durchgehend spannend und den Schluss habe ich bis in die frühen Morgenstunden gehört. Absolut empfehlenswert.
Neben den verschiedenen Sprechern hört man Geräuche wie Atmen, Lautsprecherdurchsagen, eine computerverzerrte Stimme, die ein bisschen an Darth Vader erinnert, das Piepsen von Geräten, Einschläge von Geschossen u. ä.
Zu Beginn musste ich mich ziemlich konzentrieren, um "Darth Vaders" Stimme zu verstehen, mit der Zeit ging es dann.
Die Geschichte wird in Aufzeichnungen von Chats, Gesprächen, Videoaufnahmen u. ä. geschildert. Die weibliche Hauptperson ist die 17-jährige Kady, die im Gegensatz zu vielen anderen Heldinnen voller Tatendrang auf der Suche nach der Wahrheit ist und nicht ständig an sich selbst zweifelt, sondern handelt. Die Liebesgeschichte zwischen ihr und ihrem Ex ist zwar ein wichtiger Teil der Story, aber nicht das alles beherrschende Thema. Dafür haben Kady und Ezra mit viel zu vielen anderen Problemen zu kämpfen, die kontinuierlich auf sie einprasseln. Ich habe mit beiden gebangt, gehofft, geweint und mitgefiebert. Kein Buch das man alleine im Dunkeln hören sollte. Viele Szenen und Charaktere, die ich nicht so schnell vergessen werde.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Liz
  • 19/12/2016

eines der besten Hörbücher

Die Sprecher und die verschiedenen Soundeffekte unterstützen diese spannende Sci-fi Geschichte sehr gut. Das ist wirklich eines der besten und außergewöhnlichsten Hörbücher, die ich bisher gehört habe.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Tatiana S
  • 11/11/2016

Amazing story, amazing audio effects

I read the physical book last year and loved the format and the story. I kept hearing great things about the audio and decided to listen to it before continuing with Gemina, the second book in this series.
I'm not much of an audio book person, but this one blew me away.

  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Fhina Basbair
  • 15/03/2016

Die perfekte Ergänzung zum Buch!

Ich finde, dass man das physische oder zumindest das ebook braucht um das Hörbuch wirklich genießen zu können. Es ist also eine perfekte Ergänzung zum eigentlichen Buch, denn es ist mehr ein Hörspiel als ein Hörbuch.

Man sollte wissen, dass das Buch durch Dokumente wie schriftlichen Mitschnitten von Interviews, E-Mails oder Chats erzählt wird, daher ist das Buch selbst schon speziell und das Hörbuch unterstützt es durch Hintergrundgeräusche und die Erzähler perfekt.