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"Narrator Suzy Jackson's assured, brassy tones and forceful delivery are an exceptional match for Sanderson's high-stakes, battle-driven space opera.... Jackson's gift for characterizations shines - she brings out the humor and heroism in Spensa's young classmates and friends (and the neurotic spaceship MBOT), along with the pain and perseverance of the generations that came before them. This is a high-octane futuristic narrative of hope, sacrifice, and courage, and a fast pace speaks to the rising urgency as war rages above the planet. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award." (AudioFile magazine)
From Brandon Sanderson, the number one New York Times best-selling author of the Reckoners series, Words of Radiance, and the internationally best-selling Mistborn series, comes the first book in an epic new series about a girl who dreams of becoming a pilot in a dangerous world at war for humanity's future.
Spensa's world has been under attack for decades. Now pilots are the heroes of what's left of the human race, and becoming one has always been Spensa's dream. Since she was a little girl, she has imagined soaring skyward and proving her bravery. But her fate is intertwined with her father's - a pilot himself who was killed years ago when he abruptly deserted his team, leaving Spensa's chances of attending flight school at slim to none.
No one will let Spensa forget what her father did, yet fate works in mysterious ways. Flight school might be a long shot, but she is determined to fly. And an accidental discovery in a long-forgotten cavern might just provide her with a way to claim the stars.
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|Duración del título||15 horas y 28 minutos|
|Fecha de lanzamiento en Audible.es||noviembre 06, 2018|
|Tipo de programa||Audiolibro|
|Clasificación en los más vendidos de Amazon|| nº585 en Audible Libros y Originales (Ver el Top 100 en Audible Libros y Originales) |
nº7 en Ciencia ficción y fantasía para adolescentes
nº8 en Ficción y literatura para adolescentes
nº418 en Novelas juveniles de acción y aventura: supervivencia
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The room grew quiet. "All right....," Jerkface said. "Well, that was...descriptive."
The easiest, and only, five star I've given this year. This book was intelligently crafted, a genuine pleasure to read and almost felt like a cinematic experience because the writing was so damn good. After her father infamously broke rank at the Battle of Alta and retreated from his wingmates who were later forced to shoot him down, Spensa, or "Spin" as she's largely known in this book, has been branded as the daughter of a coward - a label she just can't shake off. So despite the fact she is determined to become a pilot herself, almost everyone who knows who she is wants to stand in her way; after all, who could trust her as their wingman when her father ditched his?
Proving she isn't a coward has become part of Spensa's identity and this is portrayed really intricately in this book. Spensa competes for flight school knowing that only the best of the best will qualify. Whilst Spensa is a very complex and well-crafted, character equal parts headstrong, confident and defiant as much as she is strange (in a good way!), resourceful and funny that isn't actually what made her stand out for me. What I liked the most about her character was that she actually isn't the best at all. None of the characters really are. They are each remarkably flawed, rather than being the heroic special girl we've come to expect, and I absolutely adored her personality.
As a matter of fact, all of the characters in this book are developed exceptionally well. Subtle nuances between Spensa and her flight teacher Cobb (who manages to wrangle her a spot in the school) and her flight leader Jorgen (not-so-affectionally named Jerkface) make this book really special. Each of the members of the flight are interesting, have strong personalities but most importantly are really memorable - a large cast like this can be hard to identify and relate to unless they're well-imagined and each of these characters absolutely is. I felt completely invested in each of their well-beings, spending my time torn between feeling anxious alongside Spensa that one of her crew wouldn't make it back from a mission, the stark reality of which was perfectly captured, and wanting to throttle them myself for them making her life difficult!
Now add to that a talking ship. When Spensa is forced to live in a forgotten cave after Ironsides, the leader of the school, despises her enough to prevent her from being able to stay in the same quarters as her crew, she stumbles across a wreckage in the form of a ship. A much better ship in fact than the ones her crew are used to, particularly as it can talk. M-Bot is an advanced, personality coded, ship with the biggest attitude of an AI I have ever seen; almost every interaction between M-Bot and Spensa is hilarious. Sanderson explores the potential for AI's to build memories, personal opinions and personalities in a fun and unique way.
Whilst all of that constitutes the necessary ingredients for a really great book, it's perfectly achieved thanks to Sanderson's frankly phenomenal writing. A relatively complex world filled with quite foreign concepts for some readers - flight school, alien lifeforms, artificial intelligences, the engineering behind ships and so on - are simplified just enough to make the book entirely palatable but not so far as to patronise or lessen the experience of the reader. Equally, and most notably for me, there are no conveniences within this book.
Often authors will lead you towards an upcoming death, leaving bread crumbs in their narrative for you to follow, so you know what's about to happen. Often they will tease you with a character death, but really you just KNOW the character won't be dead and despite being happy they're not, you're also pretty disappointed the author was so unoriginal. Often they leave gaping great plot holes big enough for YOU to see without even trying so God only knows how THEY missed them. Not so with Sanderson, he was utterly ahead of me every step of the way, expertly filling in potential holes, acting on his decisions regardless of whether it's going to hurt or not and not at all finding a convenient eagle for anyone to fly off on at every turn to save the day.
This is a wonderfully created novel bursting with genuinely likeable characters and a snarky, talking space ship. I honestly don't know what more you need.
"Just for that, I shall hunt your firstborn children and laugh with glee as I tell them of your death in terrible detail, with many unpleasant adjectives!". "May a pox of unique human diseases - many of which cause an uncomfortable swelling - come upon you!". - MBot.
An alien race called the Krell exists simply to make attack after attack on humankind. Humanity's only way of defending themselves is to take to their ships and fight their enemy in the skies. Pilots are deemed to be the heroes of what's left of the human race, and seventeen-year-old Spensa has always dreamed of becoming one of them. However, her chances of that happening were always extremely unlikely; she is the daughter of a coward who tried to flee during one of the hardest battles humanity had ever seen, and no one would take kindly to the daughter of a coward taking to the skies. However, since the Krell doubled their attacks, it's possible that humanity's desperation to survive might finally take Spensa skyward...
I really liked the majority of the characters in this book. There were a lot to keep track of, and I think my favourite was definitely Admiral Ironsides. She isn't present in the book that much, but I spent the majority of it trying to decide whether to hate her or not. I definitely began to like her more and more as the book progressed, as I began to understand the reasons for the choices she was making. M-Bot was also really interesting, and I spent a lot of time wondering what his true intentions were. Spensa was a strong lead character who I could relate to a lot.
This took me so long to read; I just couldn't get into it as much as I thought I would. I spent the majority of the book wishing it would end so I could move on to something else, but I forced myself to finish it. I actually don't know if I'm glad I did this. I really struggled with the first three-quarters of the book, but I thought the last 25% was AMAZING. Amazing to the point where I NEED to know what happens next, but I'm not sure whether I want to sit through another book in order to find out.
This would have been equivalent to when you find a whole series on Netflix (or other such places) where you can easily binge it and it is so good that you do that: binge. I am super excited for the next episode of this series and I take heart from the fact that Sanderson is usually pretty good with not making his readers hang on ("book 3" anyone? ;) :p )
Sanderson had me laughing out loud (alone and in public), crying (luckily I was at home) and gasping in shock and actully shouting out loud (I was so immersed I looked around for others to be having the same reaction as me - being at home, alone, I of course didnt get one... not that I would have anyway because, well, they wouldn't have been reading the book and I would have felt sorry for them).
All of the characters were relatableand there was a lot of character building, the world was built up amazingly (as is the Sanderson Way) and you could really feel like you were there. I am hoping to see more of a few of the characters in the later books though.
There were parts of the story where you could possibly predict what would happen BUT... when it did happen you weren't disappointed, it wasn't cliched, it wasn't painful to read where you are like "really?!".
Sometimes the 'predictions' don't happen (and one that I am thinking of now I am actually [I]really[/I] hoping doesn't happen later) either at the time you expect it to or at all.
I hope we find more out about Doomslug.
In the acknowledgments page talks about how he channelled his own passion and inner struggles into Spin's character. This really show in the writing. The artwork and sketches on the cover and between the chapters are amazing and add another level to the book.
At the beginning I was not sure about Spin as the main character I did find her a bit much giving her speeches of death, destruction and vengeance, but as the book and story carried on she continued to impress me by over coming every obstacle or smashing through every road block.
The book is great scifi, even though I would have liked a bit more action the great character development made up for that. Even the side characters are extremely well done. Everyone has the own strengths and flaws. The way they come together is amazing. Dispite the book being 500 + pages as soon as I finished I wanted more. Now that the gauntlet has been thrown down let's see how defiant these characters could become.