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The Unmaking Engine

The World Walker Series, Book 2
Lu par : Todd Boyce
Série : The World Walker, Volume 2
Durée : 10 h et 59 min
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An experiment that began 2.8 billion years ago is about to end....

Seb Varden is starting to get used to life as a World Walker. With a body full of alien nanotechnology, the ability to travel anywhere instantly and - most surprising of all - a steady relationship with Meera Patel, things are finally looking up.

Until Seb has his first blackout, starts meeting aliens and discovers a plan that threatens the entire human race. And, of course, Mason, the most dangerous Manna user, picks this particular moment to come after him and Meera.

Scariest of all, Seb is learning his transformation into a World Walker is far from complete....

Monkeys, aliens, technology, parallel universes, music, psychopaths, A.I., a magic tech spider, The Unmaking Engine has it all, including the explanation of how all life on Earth began. Did I mention monkeys?

©2016 Ian Sainsbury (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

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  • "_dax_"
  • 07/07/2017

Nice potential but ultimately not satisfying

Very imaginative but far to much exposition. This on top of a hero who never seemed to understand anything and needed the exposition dumbed down to a 5th grade level made portions of the book seem endlessly repetitive.

The narrator did a wonderful job with what he had and would likely shine even brighter if given a more mature story.

Over all this is bearable because of the narration, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.


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  • Tommy
  • 25/03/2017

Def worth a credit

Very cool premise, enjoyed the first book a little more but this one is def worth a read. Very nice blend of sci-if, fantasy, hero type book. Cool spin on explaining religion etc. This book just doesn't have that "can't put down factor." Also I save my 5 stars for the truly epic books which is rare, so 4 star is most people's 5. My last two books were on the amazing level. "The Call" was a really fun fantasy/horror book, premise might not sound good but trust me I couldn't put it down, almost gave 5 stars. The truly epic 5 star book was "Awaken Online." I gave "Ready Player One" five stars and Awaken was even better!!

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  • Josh
  • 28/01/2017

The path of least resistance

The story of a man who takes the path of least resistance. Every hard decision is handled in a clumsy way. None of his choices at the end make a lick of sense.

I mean this guy just starts lecturing about taking the easy way out, but... read about his past in the first book, and he's no different. Give him a God complex and insane powers, and now all that is glossed over.

What ever.

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  • Kalin Blaskoff
  • 21/02/2018

Best book in the series!

I've read all 4 books and I'm writing one review for them all with the hope to help you decide if it is worth listening them. My first impression is that it sound a lot like a tale (fairy tale if you wish). It is not such, but it does sound like one. It grabs you from the beginning, very original start. You might experience memories from your childhood while listening this book (the whole series actually), which was a great feeling for me and hopefully for you too. The author makes a wonderful job extending the story in a way that you don't get bored by useless character building. The character building happens while the story develops - the author takes a short chapters to show you something in the past and that's how it happens. Most of the times those short chapters in the past are accompanied with nice story, so even that is not boring.

The narrator - super, amazing job... I'm simply speech less. I can't imagine anyone better for this job. I'm big fan of R.C. Bray, but I think even he can't make that good narration of the book. I'd say he is half of the pleasure you get while listening the book. The main reason - he reads the book as a story-tale.

As for the story - you might think it is a sci-fi, then a fantasy.. then a mixture.. and the truth could be somewhere in between.. who knows :) But it is an original story and it is entertaining.

Now about each book:

The World Walker - 9 out of 10 - great beginning of the series.
The Unmaking Engine - 10 out of 10 - simply amazing, probably the best book of them all.
The Seventeenth Year - 7 out of 10 - now that's a problem. If you are pretty young, you will probably give it 10/10, but I'm nearly 40 and it did sound a lot like teenage action. Also too much love. Basically I think this was the weakest book of them all, but still interesting enough. You better don't skip it or you will regret :)
The Unnamed Way - 9 out of 10 - back in business again! All goodies are back again.. there's again a bit more love/romance then needed and a little flat end, but the end is just 1-2 chapters, while all the rest was very entertaining. The story prior the end was very interesting and the end itself was expected and nothing spectacular.

The author has a great potential. I see these are his first books. He has a great writing skills, very captivate style. I just wish he does a bit less distraction.. lets say 10-20% less would make his books even more interesting. But even with this I definitely put this author is my personal top 3 and I'm very keen on reading/listening more books by Ian W. Sainsbury !

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  • klaypigeon
  • 08/12/2017

creative plot.

good action. creative plot with some themes about where we may stand in the universal sentience. the writing itself is good enough, this isn't going to win awards for mastery of language or character development, but it is a fun series to read and I am looking forward to the third book.

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  • Nancy Chilton-Kendrick
  • 19/07/2017

Very Good

This is audiobook 2 and was good, action packed, and occasionally funny. Some of bad guys meet their maker but the main, Seb, hangs in there. Humanity needs saving so on to Audiobook 3. I recommend this audiobook.

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  • ByEqualMeasure - julie
  • 19/05/2017

BEST BOOK OF 2017 SO FAR!

I cant say enough about this series. If you are looking for brain candy these books will satisfy your craving! I enjoyed them very much and already know I'll relisten to them once the third book in the series finally hits Audible just because they are that much fun!

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  • Catalina OC
  • 17/04/2017

Great Follow-up to the First Book

The first book was so much brain candy. This one, you grow attached to Seb, Mee, and there's a surprise character you wouldn't expect you end up liking. ;) You learn more about the Rosser's and Manna. This is well written, with leading the reader on an epic adventure. Downloading the 3rd book after reading the cliff hanger. Thanks Mr. Sainsbury for not giving up on your dreams of writing.

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • D
  • 02/03/2017

Good story. Needs more editing.

This was an okay story but it needed more editing. For example, when Seb is standing on the shore and Mi finds him, she saw his face glowing, which was impossible because "it had been a moonless night", and yet she stuck her hand between his face and the moon to see if there was a shadow? What happened to the moonless night? This story also has a ton of distracting holes in it. For example when Seb saved the family from the fire by flying them out, yet when he saved Mi from Mason he had to jump out the window to the ground? Or Seb had to rely on Mi's meger science background for info when Seb 2 had been capable of accessing the internet at lightning speed? Seriously needed more editing or better editors.

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  • Michael
  • 11/04/2017

Hero is a little too super...

Action was disappointing. Even Superman had to try a little bit to win. And since there is no Kryptonite here, there was never and doubt that Seb could whip any adversary by twitching his eyebrow. The only unknown was how much mental anguish he would feel for squashing the bad bug...bad super evil, super powerful bug though he might be. I found myself hoping Mason might actually be a big enough bug to test Sebs abilities at least a little bit.

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