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Woken Furies

Altered Carbon, Book 3
Lu par : Todd McLaren
Série : Takeshi Kovacs Trilogy, Volume 3
Durée : 21 h et 50 min
4 out of 5 stars (7 notations)

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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 to 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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Pas mal mais pas parfait non plus.

On reste un peu sur sa faim au niveau de l'histoire, et j'ai cette impression depuis le second livre. La perf de Todd McLaren n'est pas mauvaise en soit mais les effets apposés à la voie peuvent effectivement devenir gênants sur les longues écoutes. J'ai vu dans une des critiques que les noms sont mal énoncés et, c'est pas totalement faux. Il m'a fallu des vérifications independantes sur les orthographes de noms propres.
pour une histoire qui se passe dans plusieurs siècles, les motivations et les enjeux sont un peu trop actuels à mon goût. Cela dit, j'imagine que ça serait moins vendeur.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • SrPCPCLT
  • 23/01/2019

REALLY ANNOYING Sound Effects

Why did they have to use these ANNOYING Effects? Totally spoiled it for me... Flashbacks sound like someone calling you from the bathroom.

Story okay... Not as good as the First one.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17/12/2018

Reader no good at all

I cannot listen to this.
The reader is so bad. Pronounces words incorrectly. Drives me insane.

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  • Kindar
  • 21/06/2020

trying very hard to do little

After a murder mystery and a military drama, Takeshi Kovacs becomes a side character in his own book.

or that's what this book feels like.

Takeshi spends the book going along with other people's decisions while telling us more than we wanted to ever hear about his past, and Harlan's world.

the book is long, so very long, and filled with details that serve no purpose for the story being told and it's frustrating because there are three stories in there that had the potential to be so much more interesting if each had been given its own book instead of being crammed in a book where they don't help the story at all.

a disapointing end to what the series

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  • Euan
  • 01/11/2018

Story is poor, but the narration is horrible

I really enjoyed the first two books int he series, and the narration in those was great. But when I started this I thought my phone was broken as it sounds like it was recorded in a toilet. That passes after a chapter, but then comes and goes throughout the book.

The story itself is just not of the same caliber as the first two books - to the point that it feels like it was written by someone else - but the narration just sinks it. I pushed through on a series of flights when I had nothing else to do, but this is not a good audiobook.

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  • Anne E Wilken
  • 25/08/2018

Just awful

Couldn’t get past the first chapter due to the horrible narration. He couldn’t even pronounce the main character’s name correctly! Will buy the ebook to finish the story. Very disappointed.

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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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  • paow.ma
  • 31/03/2019

Merkwürdige Halleffekte...

Geschichte und Sprecher eigentlich toll, allerdings sind regelmäßig merkwürdige Effekte auf die Erzählerstimme gelegt worden (immer, wenn gefunkt wird, aber auch bei Rückblenden, Traumsequenzen und inneren Monologen.) Meistens ist das nur irritierend, gelegentlich versteht man aber den Sprecher kaum noch. Ich vermute, das soll zur Atmosphäre beitragen, ich fand es leider einfach nur lästig.

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  • Amazon Kunde
  • 22/08/2018

Gutes Buch jedoch der Leser!

Leider hat bei diesem Buch der Leser gewechselt was mich bei einer Trilogie sehr stört daher der erste Stern Abzug.
Noch mehr gestört hat mich aber, dass der Leser nicht einmal den Namen des Hauptprotagonisten richtig aussprechen konnte. Daher der zweite Stern Abzug.

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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!

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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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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 07/06/2019

Audible... HAVE SOME TECHNICAL MINIMUM STANDARDS

From a technical point of view part one and two were already quite bad. At least the narrator was very good. Just listened to the first minutes of this one:
- They changed the speaker to someone who cannot pronounce the MAIN CHARACTER'S NAME ("Covats?!")!
- They added artificial reverb to an audio book ... why?!?!?
Since I cannot understand a word of what the narrator is saying, I cannot listen to the story.
I will return the audio book immediately. I am very disappointed, since I really wanted to listen to the trilogy's conclusion.

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  • Kure
  • 30/05/2019

please stop the audio effects

kofax... his name is not kovax... get familiar with the source material first.

also... these sporadic audioeffects such as hall and distortion make listening to this installment a pain... simulated phone-static is ok but obnoxious droning and almost never ending echo during flashbacks & the wailing of the narrator is just too much...

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  • Benjamin
  • 29/03/2019

Amazing Story until the last second

I am absolutely thrilled by Richard Morgans trilogy. It is beautiful how subtle he introduces themes into the plot, which are controversy for us today. The future which he paints in the three books is dystopia and utopia at the same time. I do hope, that we will never experience a wildly capitalist society as portrayed in these novels. Apart from these thoughts, I recommend books for an exciting and easy to read adventure!