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The Last Emperox

The Interdependency, Book 3
Auteur(s): John Scalzi
Narrateur(s): Wil Wheaton
Série: The Interdependency, Livre 3
Durée: 8 h et 7 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (165 évaluations)

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Description

The Last Emperox is the thrilling conclusion to the award-winning, New York Times and USA Today best-selling Interdependency series, an epic space opera adventure from Hugo Award-winning author John Scalzi.

The collapse of The Flow, the interstellar pathway between the planets of the Interdependency, has accelerated. Entire star systems - and billions of people - are becoming cut off from the rest of human civilization. This collapse was foretold through scientific prediction...and yet, even as the evidence is obvious and insurmountable, many still try to rationalize, delay and profit from, these final days of one of the greatest empires humanity has ever known.

Emperox Grayland II has finally wrested control of her empire from those who oppose her and who deny the reality of this collapse. But "control" is a slippery thing, and even as Grayland strives to save as many of her people form impoverished isolation, the forces opposing her rule will make a final, desperate push to topple her from her throne and power, by any means necessary. Grayland and her thinning list of allies must use every tool at their disposal to save themselves, and all of humanity. And yet it may not be enough.

Will Grayland become the savior of her civilization...or the last emperox to wear the crown?

©2020 John Scalzi (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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  • Au global
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So Short

Too many loose ends. Seemed rushed and hurried. I was expecting something twice as long.

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  • Au global
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if you liked this series, you're not wrong

While at times these books can feel like a series of shouted arguments leaving opponents ata loss of words , and they can be a bit repetitive - circling back to he same points a few too many times - the structure of the class system and I the twist of science that makes it all work is fun. the narration is well done -- how mr. wheaton keeps his accents straight is impressive.

overall a fun summer read.

  • Au global
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  • Histoire
    3 out of 5 stars

Worth the time but, more of a drama.

I generally like a little more sci-fi in my sci-fi, but it was an enjoyable series.

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not his best work

I was too bored to finish it. it took too long to get to the point. normally i would struggle through to see how the series wraps up but in this case it didnt seem worth it. will wheaton did a great job as usual.

  • Au global
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great series!

the storyline of this series wraps nicely in this book. I doubt that Scalzi intends to go further but space palace intrigued was a great premise.

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meh

Great premise for a series. underdeveloped sequels. the series as a whole was disappointing. too bad.

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Good, but ended abruptly

It was a good story, and at it was getting near the end, I was getting ready to look up the release date of the next book - then it ended. Conveniently wrapping everything up, but glazing over so many things. It really could have used one more book.

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Disappointed - no spoilers

I was looking forward to this latest book, and the first too sections were comparable to the rest of the series. But I found in the third act that Scalzi must’ve written himself into a corner and attempted to hack his way out with a dissatisfying ending and a hurried effort to tie all the loose ends together. So story wise not the best. The performance was again good.

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Words & Performance=WOW

I've been a big Scalzi fan for a while now, though I do prefer the works outside of the Old Man's War series. The confident writing, the inescapable calling bullshit on dumb ideas and the appropriate and always humourous language and trope-homage feels like a welcome back to a favourite watering hole, where everyone knows the game, and is entertained by the confident yes understated ways in which the fun happens never grates. Marrying the words with Wil Wheaton's ability to grasp all the characters, their voices and backstories, and his decades-long ability to deliver techno-babble in support of a story line make this a winning combination. I now want to go back to the first two volumes of this trilogy and listen to them as well. Knowing that Scalzi & Wheaton are friends makes these collaborations all the more impressive. Regarding the story itself, it was action packed, filled with intrigue and surprizes, and definitely ticked the boxes for quality entertainment.

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love it! great series. well done

huh.. although the app says this text is optional, it won't let me submit it if I don't write at least 15 characters of text. I just wanted to write a quick (great series love it) quote.. but audible wants a novel.. disappointing.

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  • Au global
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  • Roswatheist
  • 2020-04-14

A Solid End To a Trilogy

I typically don't like planned trilogies but my affection for Scalzi's writing isn't typical. It took me a bit to warm up to The Collapsing Empire-two listens, but once I did, I fell hard (in contrast, I immediately loved Lock In). Wil Wheaton, as always, is an absolute pleasure of a narrator, though I admit to my bias in that, super geek that I am, I probably would enjoy his narration regardless.

Good scifi requires a foundation in good science and this is no exception to Scalzi's collection. Accidentally relevant, the lessons in this trilogy pack a punch and I look forward to reading the next lesson.

P.S. without spoiling anything plot-wise, I have to say that, "glitter dumpster of a mother" is my favorite phrase now.

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  • Chandrian
  • 2020-04-23

Wait that’s it

Worth the read to wrap up loose ends but really feels like this one was phoned in. Just meh, good quarantine listen if your doing house work, but it left the world building and exploration the first books did so well with behind. Wil Wheaton’s narration is solid as usual.

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  • Harold
  • 2020-04-25

I bought 3 audiobooks for this crap.

I rate, but don’t write reviews often... but this ending seemed like slapped together crap from an author that got board half way through. When I picked up this series I didn’t think he was going to phone the ending in. Not only did the way he (not to give it away) leaned out the character pool leave very unfulfilling ending to character arcs, but the lack of details and thought behind it telegraphed the end of the book. It left only two possabilities. Either he left the ending twist to be written by an 8th grader, or it was going to end the way it did. There was no other way for it to end.
On the plus side the narration was great.

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  • Timothy D Hayes
  • 2020-04-23

What a let down

After everything, this is just a giant letdown. Will did a great job, but it’s like 3/4 of the way through the book Scalzi realized he hadn’t done anything to wrap it up, and then tried to do it all at once.

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  • Scott Mckenzie
  • 2020-04-20

What a way to ruin the series. Thanks Scalzi.

Wil Wheaton did an amazing job, like normal.

Scalzi took a great series and ended it so badly, I have no words. If you want experience the awful ending like I have, go ahead a buy this book.

You have been warned!

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  • Lauren L
  • 2020-04-16

Surprising ending

well written, fantastic story that leaves you sitting on the edge of your seat or swearing outloud at the events that take place. the ending floored me, and left me sobbing.

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  • CyaniCteC
  • 2020-04-16

boring end to a hollow series. no plot development

seriously, the premise had potential and instead it ends up just being a want-to-be game of thrones. no story development, and the most interesting elements to the story are glazed over for the sake of convenient plot changes. wheaton is not the best voice for the story either.

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  • Tiffany
  • 2020-04-26

wtf happened with this novel

I loved the first two, but this one was complete horsesh!t. I'm not entirely sure what Scalzi was aiming for, but he certainly didn't hit it. The performance was good, the story was not.

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  • Mike
  • 2020-04-22

Disappointing ending

A disappointing ending to the trilogy, with a deus ex machina conclusion. Has little of the spirit of the first two books.

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  • John Willis
  • 2020-04-15

The dance floor is rented, the band is paid

It seemed a tight story which didn't waste a lot of time in tying up loose ends. All of the characters developed in the previous books are back and given a moment to shine. The story however seemed to suffer at the expense of the goal of this book. Which was to wind things down and bring things to a type of conclusion.. with no promise to follow up with the characters later. It rather felt like the last episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation.. complete with a 'Q' stand in.. to answer all questions and teach a few lessons. I found myself grasping at threads of story lines that could have easily spun themselves off into entire novels.. but they were left as stage dressing for the reader to just imagine what happened to that story line.. but this book had one mainline core to its purpose which it relentlessly pursued to the end. In the end it reminded me of how they ended the Star Wars Saga in the most recent movies.. regardless of what the fans wanted.. or might have preferred.. this had to be the end. Oh well.

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