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Infinite

Auteur(s): Jeremy Robinson
Narrateur(s): R.C. Bray
Durée: 10 h et 21 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (162 évaluations)

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Searching for a new home....

The Galahad, a faster-than-light spacecraft, carries 50 scientists and engineers on a mission to prepare Kepler 452b, Earth's nearest habitable neighbor at 1400 light years away. With Earth no longer habitable and the Mars colony slowly failing, they are humanity's best hope.

After 10 years in a failed cryogenic bed - body asleep, mind awake - William Chanokh's torture comes to an end as the fog clears, the hatch opens, and his friend and fellow hacker, Tom, greets him...by stabbing a screwdriver into his heart. This is the first time William dies.

It is not the last.

When he wakes from death, William discovers that all but one crew member - Capria Dixon - is either dead at Tom's hands, or has escaped to the surface of Kepler 452b. This dire situation is made worse when Tom attacks again - and is killed. Driven mad by a rare reaction to extended cryo-sleep, Tom hacked the Galahad's navigation system and locked the ship on a faster-than-light journey through the universe, destination: nowhere. Ever.

Mysteriously immortal, William is taken on a journey with no end, where he encounters solitary desperation, strange and violent lifeforms, a forbidden love, and the nature of reality itself.

...he discovers the infinite.

Jeremy Robinson, the master of fast-paced and highly original stories seamlessly blending elements of horror, science fiction, and thrillers, tackles his most ambitious subject matter to date: reality itself. An amalgam of the works of J.J. Abrams and Ridley Scott, Infinite is a bold science fiction novel exploring the vastness of space and a man's desire to exist, find love, and alter the course of his life.

©2017 Jeremy Robinson (P)2017 Jeremy Robinson

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  • Au global
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Excellent Excellent Excellent

I don't understand the negative reviews. This book is epic. A thrilling cerebral hidden love story. Very thought provoking and leaves you wanting more. I was thinking about it days after I finished. Fine writing.

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  • Au global
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One of the best SciFi stories ever written!!

As a lifelong SciFi fan whose favorite authors include the likes of Issac Asimov, Larry Niven and Dennis E. Taylor, I simply cannot express how wonderful this story is. Beautifully written, expertly narrated and inescapable in it's breadth and scope. A true masterpiece!

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very surprising

if you like sci fi with some adventure, danger, and comedy you'll absolutely LOVE this

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Not what I was expecting

I bought this on sale not expecting it to be too great... but was pleasantly surprised.

The story isn’t too dense, just a nice easy listen but without being stupid like some lighter sci-fi feels (IMO at least)... yet once you’re done reading it provokes some thought.

My only dislike was the main characters’s immortality. This never really sat right for me, but sometimes you just have to go with it.

If you’re in the mood for something a bit light then this is a good listen. For me this was a nice break between reading/listening to far more dense sci-if novels but was still satisfying.

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  • Au global
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Brilliant.

A wonderful story of existentialism coasting on a mix of comedy, sci-fi and and the fall of humanity.

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What an ending!!!!

Holy cow. Great book.
I never knew where it was going. 10/10 great book.

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Interesting plot twists.

I almost gave up on this after a few chapters. But I read the reviews and went back in. Turned out to be a really good novel with lots of plot twists.

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Amazing

Infinite is the best story I have ever experienced. Even on my second time through I was completely drawn in.

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Mind-bending adventure!

This was exciting and thought provoking. Get it. Immerse yourself. It's a beautiful story. I'll be thinking about this one for awhile.

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Enjoyable but undermines itself

The setting and characters were interesting, and it was a fun listen overall. Unfortunately, the plot twists came so close together near the end and changed things up so much, I was left feeling that the events in the book didn't really matter to any of the characters in it.

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  • Midwestbonsai
  • 2017-12-26

a rather complex science fiction story

“Infinite” is a well-crafted, complex, romantic, science fiction story that is so much more than what it seems at first glance.   It is written by Jeremy Robinson, who at the time of this review has nearly fifty books available on Audible.  The audiobook edition is exceptionally well narrated by none other than R. C. Bray.  Mr. Bray is ranked as one of the best narrators and he has a few quite popular titles under his belt; including “The Martian” by Andy Wier.  I mention this because the book, for me, felt, like a bit like “The Martian”, along with parts from the movie “Inception” and sprinkle in a few ideas from the movie “The 13th Floor”.  If you enjoy science fiction books that have a fair amount of action, mystery, artificial intelligence, along with time and space dilemmas, I recommend you pick up this book and give it a listen.

I will admit that the book was a bit confusing at the start.  You are dropped into a rather complicated and confusing scene with no real background allowing you to digest it.  A few chapters into the book, it opens up like a budding flower and you are able to see all the beauty of the story holds within.  There were a few additional bumps along the way where I thought I had missed something, but the author was able to get me back on track rather quickly.  Often this seemed like a writing technique the author implemented on purpose giving the listener a more unsettled feeling.  As stated earlier, the book had a feel of “The Martian” on a spaceship instead of taking place on Mars.  That simplifies the story and background, but knowing this you will have a better idea of what you are in for when you listen.  Like with that story, there were plenty of times the main character narrowly escapes death, has to perform undesirable tasks, and often just wants to survive this long and lonely trip in one piece.

What I liked was the author’s ability to blend many different genres without focusing too much on one.  Don’t get me wrong, this is a piece of science fiction, however, is also includes aspects of mystery, intrigue, romance, and endurance.  At times the book feels weighty and even a bit gloomy based on its backstory details, but the author is able to throw in pieces of humor so the story does not feel too overwhelming.  There was a fair amount of physics and space/time travel discussion I the book, but one does not need to be a rocket scientist to understand it; but if you are, you may enjoy it even more.  The author provides you with all the necessary concepts along the way so anyone understand it.  Things like the difference in time for someone on earth compared to time observed by a person in a ship traveling faster than the speed of light (FTL).  I felt the research as solid, believable and informative.  I enjoyed how the story unfolded and provided hints or clues on why such a tragedy occurred during the opening scene.

The narration of the book by R. C. Bray was what I would have expected from a veteran in his trade.  The book was professionally voiced across the many different characters and I do not remember any audio artifacts while listening; swallowing, page turns, etc.  The audio volume was consistent throughout the book.  I have never been disappointed by any narration done by Mr. Bray.

For parents and young readers, this book does at times have a fair amount of vulgar language.  There are also some quite graphic and violent scenes which may not be appropriate for younger readers.  The book has some storyline focused on romance; but nothing I can recall that was overly explicit or sexual.  There are a few scenes containing anti-religious pokes, but again, I do not feel the author was using this to get across some hidden agenda.

To summarize, I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a rather complex science fiction story involving artificial intelligence and time/space.  However, being in space is only one small part of the overarching message that I think others will enjoy.  There is quite a bit that will appeal to lovers of SciFi, but I would recommend it also to those who aren’t into science fiction but enjoy being challenged by a well-written story.  If you feel lost at the start, that is not a bad thing.  Stick with the book and buckle up as you will enjoy the flight.

Audiobook was purchased for review by ABR.

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  • Erik
  • 2019-09-06

What kinda neckbeard fantasy was that?

The novel started out well, interesting premise, good writing, engaging. Excellent narration(I listened to it on audible).
Spoilers ahead.
Then the ending came. There were hints all along that I should have picked up upon but kept ignoring, hoping it would hold together. Alas. The last few chapters devolved into the worst kind of socially awkward young male fantasy about a computer generated fantasy dream girl coming to life to fulfill all of the delusional sexual and emotional desires of the protagonist.

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  • nathan adkins
  • 2018-01-11

I really liked this book. If you like “the matrix” or “off to be the wizard”, or “we are legion (we are Bob)” check this one out

Not perfect but pretty dang good. I was hooked and binge listened until it was over. Lol. I like stories that touch on how people act when they’re stranded by themselves and often wonder how I’d react in similar situations. This book took a unique path, as our protagonist had some unique circumstances and I think I might have taken a similar path in the same situation. Hard to say, but it was quite entertaining to read about Will’s adventure. The guy reading it did a fantastic job.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Melissa and Josh
  • 2017-11-22

An existential bombshell!

- Josh here

This book came to my attention through the narrator’s Facebook page, R.C. Bray. Needless to say, I had to listen to it for the sheer fact that he was selected as the book’s narrator.

This book left me with several moments of questioning my own reality, reflecting on my own thoughts surrounding the very nature of our existence, and wondering about how we define our own reality. What started out as a space-based post-apocalyptic story quickly delved into areas that have fascinated me for quite some time, immortality and simulation theory. Mr. Robinson wrote a book that dragged me in and kept me hooked throughout the duration of the story.

I was immediately drawn to Will and his plights as he struggled with what to do given his new-found situation. I mean, what does a person do when they find out they are unable to die through traditional means? We quickly watched Will develop throughout the story, along with GAL, as Doubty McKnowitall/FB was thrust into some very unique situations.

I will say that I had the ending figured out about an hour prior to it arriving, but that still did not detract from any of the story/encounters. The plot was very well developed and the characters were relatable. I even found myself emotional at various points such as when the situation with Will’s brother (Steven) came up along with Will’s revelation later in the story.

The real impact of the story hit me around chapter 35 and highlights the nature of the title for my review. Again, the primary theory discussed in this book is one that has fascinated me all of my life.

R.C. Bray, per the norm, did a wonderful job with the narration. I could not imagine a better selection for this story.

This is an easy 5/5 book and one I am trying to get my wife to listen to. Give this one a listen, you will not be disappointed.

...engage!

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    3 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Oddoddessey
  • 2018-05-10

The Cotton Candy of Sci-Fi

Overall, this novel isn’t terrible. But it’s rather long and overblown considering how the narrative ends. The protagonist goes through numerous trials, dipping his toe into one high concept science fiction element after another. No one concept is explored in depth, almost like being rushed from one museum exhibit to another, wishing you could spend another moment or two with a strange and fantastic idea.

I’m not trying to spoil this book, but if you’d like something that I would consider better and following the same basic overall theme, read/listen to Ubik by Phillip K. Dick.

Hope this helps you make your decision.

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  • josh
  • 2017-11-25

Suprised this book isn’t more popular!

I just listened to this book in one sitting. As I finish it feels like I’m coming out of a trance back to reality. This book had me completely engrossed from start to finish, which is pretty rare for me these days. I’d highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys science fiction, horror, and thrillers and the books description details. I did find it to be predictable at times but that didn’t stop me from enjoying it.

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  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Ron
  • 2017-12-27

Lost in Forever

The story has a great start, but gets lost during the infinite space of time. R.C. Bray is as usual, superb in his delivery. In the last few hours of the listen, the story just came apart for me. I surmised the ending about about three hours from the finish, and those last three hours were not crafted well enough to keep my interest. Disappointed.

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  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
  • Michael Hayden
  • 2018-04-03

Its a tough one.

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would not. Great imagination. Not a lot of science at play.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Something with less gore and less heart ache

Have you listened to any of R.C. Bray’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Unique voice. A+

Did Infinite inspire you to do anything?

Love my wife more.

Any additional comments?

Good imagination. I listened to the whole thing even though at times I wanted to stop. Its like there was no solid backbone.

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    1 out of 5 stars
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  • Thomas J Moore
  • 2018-05-03

Terrible Cheap Unnecessary

This book is just weak. Deus ex machina exists on multiple levels. It is so incredibly lazy it is boring. The first half of the book is just plain depressing. The second half gets slightly more interesting, but there are so many cheap plot devices to move things forward that it is virtually impossible to care.

In some ways it is like We Are Bob by Dennis E. Taylor. In some ways it is similar to Ready Player One or even Ender's Game. However, it pales in comparison to all three. The prose is just so plain. All three of those books are written with a prose that pulls you along. This is written like a report that you have to read in order to perform some task.

You know who I really blame for this? Audible. Why did they recommend this terrible book. I want my credit back for this month.

Get We Are Bob. Much better series.

Good luck if you get it.

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    1 out of 5 stars
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  • TERRENCE P DUGAN
  • 2018-04-19

FAUX BOOK!

Let’s see: “life is a simulation “ ?!?
This book is a simulation of crap, only real...
A new low for SF. Too many cliches to mention.
But my favorite “life is more real in a simulation “. Are you serious?

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