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  • The Interdependency, Book 3
  • Written by: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (377 ratings)

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The Last Emperox

Written by: John Scalzi
Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
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The Last Emperox is the thrilling conclusion to the award-winning, New York Times and USA Today best-selling Interdependency series, an epic space opera adventure from Hugo Award-winning author John Scalzi.

The collapse of The Flow, the interstellar pathway between the planets of the Interdependency, has accelerated. Entire star systems - and billions of people - are becoming cut off from the rest of human civilization. This collapse was foretold through scientific prediction...and yet, even as the evidence is obvious and insurmountable, many still try to rationalize, delay and profit from, these final days of one of the greatest empires humanity has ever known.

Emperox Grayland II has finally wrested control of her empire from those who oppose her and who deny the reality of this collapse. But "control" is a slippery thing, and even as Grayland strives to save as many of her people form impoverished isolation, the forces opposing her rule will make a final, desperate push to topple her from her throne and power, by any means necessary. Grayland and her thinning list of allies must use every tool at their disposal to save themselves, and all of humanity. And yet it may not be enough.

Will Grayland become the savior of her civilization...or the last emperox to wear the crown?

©2020 John Scalzi (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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So Short

Too many loose ends. Seemed rushed and hurried. I was expecting something twice as long.

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Very satisfying

Good sci-fi, well paced. Well rounded story with intrigue, some violence, good small sex scenes but not gratuitous. Felt a bit politically correct but you know what? It really worked to have The females as the primary aggressors with the males being semi-passive. But it was a good turn of events. Looking forward to more of Scalzi’s work. To be honest I actually rolled my eyes when I saw that it was Will Wheaton who was the narrator but I like that he was able to consistently convey the characters intentions with his inflections. They were very consistent. My favourite character thanks to Will Wheaton, was the French AI former king that I actually found very funny great job. Definitely recommended.

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skip this one

deus ex machina ending.
all good guys win with nothing lost.
boring.

will Wheaton is a trash narrator. sounds like teenagers arguing the entire story.

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that's how you finish it!?!?

wow....really enjoyed first two but....damn, taking notes for game of thrones to wrap it up. I'm heartbroken.

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Suddenly, a shot rang out…

I did not expect this ending, but I should have. Space operas end happily ever after with interludes of wicked villains chewing up the scenery.

John Scalzi has never written that way.

And this story includes an impending apocalyptic event, which in the traditions of High Fantasy, requires great sacrifice.

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This series…

I loved, loved, LOVED, this series! WW is a force to be reckoned with, I cared about the characters, I cried, I laughed, I yelled OUT LOUD. It was great and I am voraciously trying to consume everything else WW narrates because he’s great and JS writes like I think. Perfection and a never miss!

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enjoyable book

good performance from the narrator. loved the setting. would recommend this trilogy to Sci fi fans

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Good way to End the Series

Well written with some twists and turns. Kept me entertained. Wil Wheaton did a nice job with the performance.

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Awesome

Fabulous trilogy. Wonderful story and outstanding narration by Will Wheaton. I wish there were more!

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Excellent story, mediocre performance

I was concerned that the ideas in the first two books couldn't be properly wrapped up by the end of this one, but I was wrong and Scalzi did an excellent job.

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