Weaponized Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Weaponized is a thrilling far-future adventure by acclaimed science fiction author Neal Asher.
A bright new future for humanity—or a dark and inescapable past.
Ursula has lived twice the normal human lifespan, courtesy of the latest technology. But now she’s struggling to find excitement and purpose, so signs up to the Polity’s military. She excels in weapons development, and progresses rapidly up the ranks. But after botching a powerful new ammunition test, she’s dismissed from service.
Hunting for a simpler, more meaningful existence, the ex-soldier heads for the stars. And after founding a colony on the hostile planet of Threpsis, Ursula finally feels alive. Then deadly raptors attack and the colonists are forced to adapt in unprecedented ways. The raptors also raise a deeply troubling question: how could the Polity miss these apex predators? And alien ruins? Meanwhile, biophysicist Oren has formed his own survival plan—one he’ll pursue at any cost.
As a desperate battle erupts to consume the planet, Ursula finds she must dig deep into her past to ensure humanity’s future.
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|Listening Length||20 hours and 21 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||26 May 2022|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 19,615 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
104 in Hard Science Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
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Unlike some others though, I did like the way it wrapped up - it was neat little arc - it doesn't need to be anything more (but may yet be).
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There also seemed to be some plot weaknesses- Ursula supposedly has been courted by the military and ECS for her near AI tactical ability but then seems to make repeated fundamental mistakes ( with hardly a murmur of complaint or anger from her colleagues). A couple of continuity glitches also jarred ( sauroforms before the prador war???)
Overall I would have given a lower rating but there are some intriguing snippets about AI fallibility and preparations for first contact with the prador and the last few chapters came together better than the first 3/4 of the book.
I got an attempted deep-mind exploration of Jain instead.
Still a good book. Would have been a better short story or as part of a larger storyline IMO. For once I’d have likely enjoyed it more if I’d known what to expect! My own fault though :-P
It doesn't end well, really for any(one/thing) involved but along the way there is vast amount of carnage and destruction.
Weaponised shows us what could be.. And how individuals can be seen by the elite.. Simply as a means to an end..
Just buy it.. You know you want to.. Lol
I found this distracting, and without any great depth of character even then.
The other characters get practically nothing, yes they all do stuff to contribute to the narrative, but they seem to be regarded very much as bit players…
The initial enemies are the classic alien monsters, morphing and being ruthless..
It does all end up in a suitable crescendo of violence..
This is the first,err,’pot boiler’, I have read from an otherwise great author..l