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Sleeping Giants - Sylvain Neuvel
Sleeping Giants
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An inventive debut in the tradition of World War Z and The Martian, told in interviews, journal entries, transcripts, and news articles, Sleeping Giants is a literary thriller fueled by a quest for truth—and a fight for control of earthshaking power.  A girl named Rose is riding her new bike near... show more
An inventive debut in the tradition of World War Z and The Martian, told in interviews, journal entries, transcripts, and news articles, Sleeping Giants is a literary thriller fueled by a quest for truth—and a fight for control of earthshaking power.  A girl named Rose is riding her new bike near her home in Deadwood, South Dakota, when she falls through the earth. She wakes up at the bottom of a square hole, its walls glowing with intricate carvings. But the firemen who come to save her peer down upon something even stranger: a little girl in the palm of a giant metal hand.   Seventeen years later, the mystery of the bizarre artifact remains unsolved—its origins, architects, and purpose unknown. Its carbon dating defies belief; military reports are redacted; theories are floated, then rejected.   But some can never stop searching for answers.   Rose Franklin is now a highly trained physicist leading a top secret team to crack the hand’s code. And along with her colleagues, she is being interviewed by a nameless interrogator whose power and purview are as enigmatic as the provenance of relic. What’s clear is that Rose and her compatriots are on the edge of unraveling history’s most perplexing discovery—and figuring out what it portends for humanity. But once the pieces of the puzzle are in place, will the result prove to be an instrument of lasting peace or a weapon of mass destruction?   Advance praise for Sleeping Giants   “This stellar debut novel . . . masterfully blends together elements of sci-fi, political thriller and apocalyptic fiction. . . . A page-turner of the highest order.”—Kirkus Reviews
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781101886694 (1101886692)
ASIN: 1101886692
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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3.0 Gather Quest
A group of scientists and military types race to uncover the pieces of a giant alien robot buried on Earth thousands of years in the past. The novel is reminiscent of The Martian in the sense that it is almost entirely dialogue driven, and the plot is propelled by various successes and setbacks in t...
Audio Book Junkie
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3.5 "Sleeping Giants" by Slyvain Neuvel
"Sleeping Giants" got a lot of press when it came out. It was proclaimed as original and engaging Science Fiction and so I immediately downloaded a copy of the audiobook. It then sat in my TBR pile until I realised the sequel has been published and I still hadn't read the first book.I bumped it to t...
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Read With ME (207) rated it
5.0 Spring 2016 Debut Fiction Sampler
This is a difficult publication to review...obviously it's not my typical fiction read but I wanted to include it on my blog all the same because it's a wonderful little reference for readers out there, one that I've grown very fond of and slightly dependent upon. I received this little gem courtesy...
 Leah's Bookish Obsession
Leah's Bookish Obsession rated it
5.0 A little bit War of the Worlds meets Transformers meets…something…completely and totally unique.
Book Title: Sleeping Giants Author: Sylvain Neuvel Narration: Andy Secombe, Eric Meyers, Laurel Lefkow, Charlie Anson, Liza Ross, William Hope, Christopher Ragland, Katharine Mangold & Adna Sablyich Series: Themis Files #1 Genre: Science Fiction Source: Audiobook (Library via Overdrive) ✾G...
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4.5 Book 66/100: Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
Around the Year Reading Challenge Item #26: A Book Everyone is Talking AboutI usually don't explicitly review audiobook performances even though I listen to tons of audiobooks -- if something stands out, I'll mention it, but I focus my reviews on the things I would have noticed regardless of the med...
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