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  • The Singularity Trap

  • Written by: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (1,618 ratings)

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The Singularity Trap

Written by: Dennis E. Taylor
Narrated by: Ray Porter
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Publisher's Summary

Dennis E. Taylor, author of the best-selling Bobiverse trilogy, explores a whole different, darker world in this sci-fi stand-alone. Determined to give his wife and children a better life back home, Ivan Pritchard ventures to the edge of known space to join the crew of the Mad Astra as an asteroid miner. He's prepared for hard work and loneliness—but not the unthinkable. After coming into contact with a mysterious alien substance, Pritchard finds an unwelcome entity sharing his mind, and a disturbing physical transformation taking place. With his very humanity at stake, Pritchard must save mankind from a full-scale interstellar war.

Brought to life by prolific, award-winning narrator Ray Porter, The Singularity Trap is a thrilling adventure rife with drama and action on a truly cosmic scale. 

©2018 Dennis E. Taylor (P)2018 Audible Originals, LLC. Cover illustration by Stephan Martiniere.

What the critics say

“Dennis Taylor serves up a top-notch outer-space adventure…. Ray Porter’s narration is simply brilliant…. In addition to suspense, action, futuristic detail, and moments of comedy, the book brings a light, investigative touch to the question of what exactly human identity is.” (The Washington Post

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Ray Porter is quickly becoming a favourite.

I am looking forward to more from Dennis E. Taylor. Another greatly enjoyable sci-fi story.

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Enjoyable list of events

The author writes without showing us why or how the protagonist is struggling. It makes the book a description of events rather than a narrative. I liked the Bobiverse books because it was an interesting hypothetical situation even without the story. The description of the strategy was neat. This one was less interesting. The author writes with a condescending tone at times (like bobiverse) especially toward government and bureaucracy. The voice actor amplified this withk his tone. I got through to the end of the book so it was entertaining enough.

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mixed

starts strong with some nice twists, but fades out in the last third of the book.

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Wow

This is even better than the bobiverse books which are awesome.
Definitely 100% recommended for science fiction fans.

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Good except radio parts

Very good. However, listening to it in my car, radio parts could be a bit hard to listen to. Some words were hard to make out.

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Taylor and Porter do it again.

Entrancing sci-fi backed by a top notch read. Do not hesitate: pick this one up. If you'ce enjoyed the Bobiverse, you'll like this one as well.

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A glorious space romp

Taylor and Porter are a winning combination. The characters are so well written, the story is intriguing, and I just couldn't stop listening.
In fact, I think I'm going to start it again right now.

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unmemorable characters

I liked the concept but didn't get to attached to the characters. The narrator did an excellent job of telling the story.

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More Please! great work Taylor and Porter!

Maybe a sequel in the future? how do you see humanity after having big brother Ralph watching over us? do we get better? I forsee a church of Ralph.

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They need to make this into a movie..

I am new to Audible but I totally loved this book. Ray Porter does a great job in narrating. I can't wait to see what else is in the future for Dennis Taylor.

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