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Description

The number one best-selling author of the Bobiverse trilogy returns with a space thriller that poses a provocative question: Does our true destiny lie in ourselves - or in the stars?

If it were up to one man and one man alone to protect the entire human race - would you want it to be a down-on-his luck asteroid miner? 

When Ivan Pritchard signs on as a newbie aboard the Mad Astra, it's his final, desperate stab at giving his wife and children the life they deserve. He can survive the hazing of his crewmates, and how many times, really, can near-zero g make you vomit? But there's another challenge looming out there, in the farthest reaches of human exploration, that will test every man, woman and AI on the ship - and will force Ivan to confront the very essence of what makes him human.

©2018 Dennis E. Taylor (P)2018 Audible Originals, LLC. Cover illustration by Stephan Martiniere.

Ce que les critiques disent

“Dennis Taylor serves up a top-notch outer-space adventure…. Ray Porter’s narration is simply brilliant…. In addition to suspense, action, futuristic detail, and moments of comedy, the book brings a light, investigative touch to the question of what exactly human identity is.” (The Washington Post

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Au global

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  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
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Ray Porter is quickly becoming a favourite.

I am looking forward to more from Dennis E. Taylor. Another greatly enjoyable sci-fi story.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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More Please! great work Taylor and Porter!

Maybe a sequel in the future? how do you see humanity after having big brother Ralph watching over us? do we get better? I forsee a church of Ralph.

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  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars

Not Great

While it contained some interesting ideas, the story just doesn't hang together very well. Characters act, but not in any particularly coherent fashion. The primary conceit of the story ends up more headscratchingly odd than horrifying or inspiring.

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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Fantastic story and delivery

Dennis E. Taylor and Ray Porter have made another amazing story come to life.
Fantastic narration of a gripping story full of interesting twists and turns.

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars

Same great ideas driven sci-fi as bobiverse

The plot is driven by excellent ideas and well thought out scenarios which strive to be both believable and mind-blowing. The characters are well flushed out and interesting; even if Ivan's proficiencey with does feel a little unearned at times. Only complaint is that in working to make the conclusion feel earned one idea gets a little over repeated towards the end of the book.

Overall the book is outstanding; and the authour is well on his way to becoming one of the true masters of contemperary science fiction.

  • Au global
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Great Sci fi

Good story building, the way the chapters are constructed annoyed the hell out of me. But that's pretty minor, good take on the alien aspect of space. 100% recommended

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Enjoyable and thought-provoking

Fantastic extension of the singularity discussion so popular today. Enjoyable and thought-provoking and well delivered.

  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars

Good story, but not great.

Good read, but lacked the amazing diversity of storylines that Bobiverse weaved. Still an acceptable sci fi, well performed.

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For fans of scifi

Expected more from the writer of Bobiverse but still satisfying. I struggled to stay interested at times but I'm glad I powered through. Would recommend.

  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars

Loved the reading, the story not as much

Love Ray and Dennis combo. The two of them are out of this world good. Which is why I was surprised to find myself bored by the first three quarters of the book. Even the ending left me feeling let down. I know I hold an unpopular opinion, but what Dennis did with the Bobiverse he didn't do here.

I could go on, but I'm wishing the Singularity Trap went in a more robot super power type of direction instead of the way it did.

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  • Au global
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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-07-16

Good comibination

I have listened to Taylor/Porter combo before. Bobiverse Series was a great listen and this one is too. I am looking forward to more from these two!

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  • Au global
    2 out of 5 stars
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  • Abdur Abdul-Malik
  • 2018-06-08

Not As Compelling as the Bobiverse

First off, I loved the Bobiverse and I think Dennis E. Taylor is a great addition to the world of sci-fi. That acknowledged, and it pains me to say this, The Singularity Trap is a miss. The narration is top-notch, but the story isn't arresting. I didn't make much of a connection with the protagonist. I also felt the dialogue wasn't riveting either. Too many times the author tells us the characters laughed at something I personally didn't laugh at. Also, referencing Star Trek was okay in the Bobiverse, but I cringed when it came up again in this book (even in passing). However, my central issue is the plot itself. I have read many books about the singularity and I don't feel the author portrayed the subject convincingly. The singularity is a huge idea, one that basically says no human being alive at this moment can fully comprehend what a post-human world would be like. It would be a universe of staggering complexity and wonders. Such grandeur wasn't really conveyed or even really hinted at. We have some gee-whiz moments, but not enough of them. This is a criticism that can be aimed at many authors. Read The Age of Spiritual Machines, Life 3.0, and Superintelligence, all non-fiction books. I wish more authors would borrow ideas from those tomes.

83 personnes sur 103 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Jerry
  • 2018-06-06

Excellent!

The Bobiverse trilogy quickly became a favorite for me. I was excited to see another book from Dennis Taylor come up as recommended. I burned through this in a day. Excellent book. The audio effects were top notch! When characters talked over the radio or phone there was a light change to the dialogue. It worked well and I hope other audiobooks take note of how well it works.

112 personnes sur 141 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Tavis
  • 2018-06-06

12 hour book within 24 hours

I couldn't sleep last night. It wasn't insomnia. It was THIS DARN BOOK! I couldn't turn it off. I swear I set my sleep timer for 15 minutes at least 10 times. I've had my Bluetooth headphone in my ear since I woke up this morning. I don't know how Mr. Taylor does it, but thank you for being a fast writer! The Bob series and then this book. I might be in love. I think I will be going to look up his previous books now. Lord help my sleep patterns.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Amy Snider
  • 2018-06-13

Excellent.

After reading the Bobiverse books, I craved more from Taylor. The Singularity Trap exceeded my expectations. I just love Taylor’s writing style and story telling ability.

As for this production, Ray Porter did an excellent job, as he always does. Also, the addition of how voices were portrayed over a phone call, radio, etc was really neat. I hope to find more audiobooks produced like this.

If you enjoyed anything Ray Porter has narrated or Dennis E. Taylor’s Bobiverse books, you will thoroughly enjoy The Singularity Trap.

6 personnes sur 7 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Mike Pluta
  • 2018-06-05

Five Stars Squared!

The team of Dennis E. Taylor and Ray Porter have again delivered audiobook good!

The Singularity Trap , penned by Taylor and voiced by Porter is a new hard sci-fi Audible exclusive release. The story incorperates first contact, nanotechnology, military conspiracies, interstellar conflict and more all wrapped in the warm quilt of Taylor-Porter fun and frivolity.

I've been patiently waiting for this release and have not been disappointed.

I wish I could give this five stars squared!

83 personnes sur 107 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • E.McReynoldsMadman
  • 2018-06-06

good book

I like this author and his ability to bring complex ideas into focus. ie. game theory alot of people don't know what it is or misunderstand what it is. his other books the bobiverse are totally amazing and I feel that while this book is good it isn't as good as his other books. still I enjoyed it.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2018-08-09

Review from First time Audible User

Narrater was impressive in articulating tones, creating immersion to story.
Clear and articulate. The strong made scenes incredibly imaginative. I could “see” the world of The Singularity Trap, and it’s amazing.
This audio book is for all sci fi lovers.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • T Heskett
  • 2018-06-07

Love this Narrator!

The story is great, and this narrator is the best thing an audible book author could ask for! If you loved the "Bob" books form Dennis E. Taylor, you will find this book a gem.

8 personnes sur 10 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Thomas M.
  • 2018-06-12

Taylor and Porter team up for another hit

I hadn't heard if either Dennis E. Taylor it Ray Porter before I listened to the Bobiverse series, but I'm happy someone brought it to my attention. I finished The Singularity Trap even faster than I did any book from the other series, and that's really saying something.

Taylor gives realistic depth to all characters, and spins an intellectual but fun tale. Porter is simply an amazing voice actor, sometimes making it sound like you're listening to an actual conversation between 2 people. I will read anything this team puts out in the future!

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