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Ancillary Mercy

Written by: Ann Leckie
Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The stunning conclusion to the trilogy that began with the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke award-winning Ancillary Justice.

For a moment things seemed to be under control for Breq, the soldier who used to be a warship. Then a search of Athoek Station's slums turns up someone who shouldn't exist, and a messenger from the mysterious Presger empire arrives, as does Breq's enemy, the divided and quite possibly insane Anaander Mianaai - ruler of an empire at war with itself.

Breq refuses to flee with her ship and crew because that would leave the people of Athoek in terrible danger. The odds aren't good, but that's never stopped her before.

In the Ancillary world:

1. Ancillary Justice
2. Ancillary Sword
3. Ancillary Mercy

©2015 Ann Leckie (P)2015 Hachette Audio

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Painful Narration

The screeching voices of various characters made this book painful to finish. This will be the last Adjoa Andoh narrated book I will ever listen to. I'd rather listen to a computer generated voice via pdf file.

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  • Matthew F. Griffin
  • 2015-10-12

Excellent performance augments excellent conclusion of series

This intelligent, well-conceived performance brings to the forefront nuances within the relationships between the large cast of characters that are drawn together onto the stage for this final book in the trilogy. Having read much of this in print parallel to listening to this performance, I felt the performer's understanding of the irony and withheld information dancing around so many of these exchanges deepened my interest in (and understanding of) the evolution in these characters that brings this series from the lively action of the first book through to the dramatic changes that become possible by the end. There are those who have mentioned preferring the first book because of the action and genre play, but in my opinion the much more challenging and impressive work Leckie has accomplished is best recognized in this third book.

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  • iamawake
  • 2017-11-18

A complex, engrossing story with drama

This story was much faster moving than the second novel in the trilogy , with a number of very interesting plot twists and a great deal of further character development . those who are interested in the philosophical speculation of the series, about how artificial intelligences will relate to others , will be intrigued by not only the story but the way that it resolves .

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  • Robert Nuzzo
  • 2017-11-14

Great story and performance by Ms. Andoh. Listen!

The author brings insight from numerous disciplines though I was most intrigued by what I learned about ancient Roman society included, perhaps, to highlight the immutability of human nature: nice is not always the same ad good. The core of the work is well written, very character-driven, very satisfying and an extraordinarily good read or listen.

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  • Reid Branson
  • 2016-07-30

Really great

Excellent story, gripping. The narration was first rate, the choice differentiation precise and the choices made very good. Highly recommended.

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  • T. H. Snell
  • 2019-01-04

Exceptionally creative and engaging

I thoroughly enjoyed all 3 books in this series - but especially this one because of the way it addresses all of the various aspects of the story set up in the first 2, and gives us so many good insights about our own universe and human interactions via the remarkably well constructed setting and the characters we've gotten so attached to.

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  • D. Lockwood
  • 2018-12-25

The rousing end to an engaging series.

"Ancillary Mercy" follows directly on the foundations laid by "Ancillary Justice" and "Ancillary Sword". However, "Sword" and Justice" are more closely bound. I would suggest reading or listening to them sequentially. It is amazing how much humanity can be brought into an inhumane universe by an A.I. Great food for thought.

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  • Andrew Jones
  • 2016-02-24

Boring

Honestly, the first book was great, the second half as good, and this... Was just so boring. Hardly any adventures, just dry space station politicking. Lame.

Reader was wonderful.

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  • AKB
  • 2016-03-23

The World of Tea

Lacklustre story and mediocre conclusion reminiscent of lukewarm tea served from a chipped, second-hand tea set.

If only Leckie spent as much time thinking about plot as she did about drinking tea.

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  • kafka.and.coffee
  • 2019-08-22

Tremendous and Powerful

I was worried after reading the Broken Earth Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin that I'd never have another profound reading experience (if you've never read it, go read it now), but the Ancillary trilogy blew me away. It lived up to its description as an epic space opera, and was layered with incredible characters and character development, novel ideas, and a powerful story, lined with what I interpret to be strong political and social commentary, all narrated perfectly. If you're on the fence about reading this series, do yourself a favor and start reading.

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  • Robert E. Watters
  • 2019-08-14

great performance by Adjoa Andoh

I can’t say enough about how well Adjoa brought the characters to life! Such a delight and so many laughs