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Forward
Written by: Andy Weir
Narrated by: Janina Gavankar
Length: 50 mins
4 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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Audible narration by Janina Gavankar (True Blood)

In the near future, if Vegas games are ingeniously scam-proof, then the heists have to be too, in this imaginative and whip-smart story by the New York Times bestselling author of The Martian.

An IT whiz at the Babylon Casino is enlisted to upgrade security for the game of keno and its random-number generator. The new quantum computer system is foolproof. But someone on the inside is no fool. For once the odds may not favor the house - unless human ingenuity isn’t entirely a thing of the past.

Andy Weir’s Randomize is part of Forward, a collection of six stories of the near and far future from out-of-this-world authors. Each piece can be read or listened to in a single thought-provoking sitting.

©2019 Andy Weir (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

What the critics say

“…a sensational project…” (Spine Magazine)

The Martian author Andy Weir brings his scientific flair to his novella about a Las Vegas casino heist...[Narrator Janina] Gavankar uses a well-balanced blend of accents, changes in tone, and varied pacing to infuse personality into her well-done character distinctions.” (AudioFile)

“This sci-fi collection boasts six stories from beloved authors, which can each be read in one riveting sitting.” (Paste Magazine

“This is exactly how I like my techno-anxiety…Happy bingeing!” (Audible, an October Editors Pick)

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  • Mark
  • 2019-12-17

Brilliant Heist Caper based on Quantum Computing!

If you've never read Andy Weir, this is a low-cost way to start.

If you have read Andy Weir, this has all the stuff you love: hard science presented in a "popular" way, well-constructed schemes, and perfectly plausible reasons why the scheme blows up in the protagonist's face.

And more!

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  • Jose Eduardo Deboni
  • 2020-01-07

A good nerdy short story

What do you expect in Andy Weir's book? A nerdy character, some cool technologies, some clever plot twist based on a problem to solve, where science can be used at their best. You have all this here. This is a short story, so you don't have all the time to develop the plot and the characters, but he is able to put everything here. Highly recommended.

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  • CR
  • 2019-10-30

So-so

I thought this was disappointing ... average story, average narration. My first Weir - hoped for more.

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  • ibillinsly@gmail
  • 2019-09-23

3.99 stars

This is a short, entertaining little story. There's nothing overly complex or fantastic about it, but I was engaged by it for the entire 40 minutes. I'm one of the few listeners who didn't care all that much for Weir's The Martian, but I did like this short work.

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  • ValleyDesi
  • 2020-03-27

Very much perfect for the theme

Loved this book/story. it was perfect fir this collection, especially the ending. You won't be disappointed by this.

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  • Sok11
  • 2020-03-25

interesting

This was a fairly interesting, low-commitment story with heist-y vibes. I disliked the narration: while done well, I feel it was done wrong. The narrator would be great for a romance novel, but the tone was just too flirty for what was actually happening in the story. From the text, there was zero flirting happening at any time. But the audio experience felt like some of the characters were constantly about to make out. Bizarre.

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  • Brian
  • 2020-03-22

I wish it was longer. this is the being of a great

this is the beginning of a great story. it is read amazingly and the story leaves your hanging for more

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  • taximplasm
  • 2020-03-21

fun enjoyable story

enjoyed this story immensely.
Short story. well read and performed.
kept me on the end of my seat.

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  • Roger
  • 2020-03-09

Learning Quantum

Andy, You are brilliant! How ever did you learn enough details about quantum computing to write this little story? Quantum computing is so esoteric that the only way most people will ever grasp it is by reading really good SF stories like this.

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  • Yecaln
  • 2020-03-07

Good short story

Perfect length for a quick listen. Very different than his other works. 1 2 3