Themis Files

2 livres dans la série
4.5 out of 5 stars 33 notations

Sleeping Giants Description

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?

©2016 Sylvain Neuvel (P)2016 Random House Audio
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  • Livre 1

    • Sleeping Giants

    • Auteur(s): Sylvain Neuvel
    • Narrateur(s): full cast
    • Durée: 8 h et 28 min
    • Version intégrale
    • Au global
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Histoire
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Highly enjoyable and unique.

    • Écrit par Utilisateur anonyme le 2018-04-10

    Prix : CDN$ 37,05

  • Livre 2

    • Waking Gods

    • The Themis Files, Book 2
    • Auteur(s): Sylvain Neuvel
    • Narrateur(s): full cast
    • Durée: 9 h et 2 min
    • Version intégrale
    • Au global
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Histoire
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    As a child Rose Franklin made an astonishing discovery: a giant metallic hand buried deep within the earth. As an adult she's dedicated her brilliant scientific career to solving the mystery that began that fateful day: Why was a titanic robot of unknown origin buried in pieces around the world? Years of investigation have produced intriguing answers - and even more perplexing questions. But the truth is closer now than ever before when a second robot, more massive than the first, materializes and lashes out with deadly force.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyed greatly.

    • Écrit par Tristan Buxton le 2018-02-12
    • The Themis Files, Book 2
    • Auteur(s): Sylvain Neuvel
    • Narrateur(s): full cast
    • Durée: 9 h et 2 min
    • Date de publication: 2017-04-04
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 9 notations

    Prix : CDN$ 37,05