Themis Files

3 livres dans la série
4.5 out of 5 stars 78 évaluations

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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Histoire
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    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 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Histoire
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Narrating was mostly great but...

    • Écrit par Helena le 2018-06-19
    • 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 18 évaluations

    Prix : CDN$ 37,05

  • Livre 3

    • Only Human

    • Auteur(s): Sylvain Neuvel
    • Narrateur(s): William Hope, Charlie Anson, Laurence Bouvard, Autres
    • Durée: 8 h et 43 min
    • Version intégrale
    • Au global
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Histoire
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    Brilliant scientist Rose Franklin has devoted her adult life to solving the mystery she accidentally stumbled upon as a child: a huge metal hand buried beneath the ground outside Deadwood, South Dakota. The discovery set in motion a cataclysmic chain of events with geopolitical ramifications. Rose and the Earth Defense Corps raced to master the enigmatic technology, as giant robots suddenly descended on Earth's most populous cities, killing one hundred million people in the process.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Annoying storyline

    • Écrit par Helena le 2018-06-27

    Prix : CDN$ 35,09