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Truth of the Divine

Written by: Lindsay Ellis
Narrated by: Abigail Thorn, Kaveh Taherian, Stephanie Willis
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PLEASE NOTE: An earlier version of this audiobook had chapters out of order, but this error has been corrected.

Truth of the Divine is the new alternate history first contact novel from the instant New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and LA Times best-selling video essayist Lindsay Ellis.

The human race is at a crossroads; we know that we are not alone, but details about the alien presence on Earth are still being withheld from the public. As the political climate becomes more unstable, the world is forced to consider the ramifications of granting human rights to non-human persons. How do you define “person” in the first place?

Cora Sabino not only serves as the full-time communication intermediary between the alien entity Ampersand and his government chaperones, but also shares a mysterious bond with him that is both painful and intimate in a way that neither of them could have anticipated. Despite this, Ampersand is still keen on keeping secrets, even from her, which backfires on both of them when investigative journalist Kaveh Mazandarani, a close colleague of Cora’s estranged whistleblower father, witnesses far more of Ampersand’s machinations than anyone was meant to see.

Since Cora has no choice but to trust Kaveh, the two must work together to prove to a fearful world that intelligent, conscious beings should be considered persons, no matter how monstrous-looking, powerful, or malicious they may seem. Making this case is hard enough when the public doesn’t know what it’s dealing with, and it will only become harder when a mysterious flash illuminates the sky, marking the arrival of an agent of chaos that will light an already unstable world on fire.

A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press

©2021 Lindsay Ellis (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

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You have to hear it. Astounding narration!

Best audio narration I’ve ever heard. Don’t miss out! Lindsay gave her narrators so much to work with. This book makes audiobooks shine!

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hope and despair collide.

This story drew me in and wrecked me. It speaks about Humanity, trauma, despair and hope. I enjoyed the narration of Cora the best, but the text of Kaveh. I was saddened by the ending but hope that some of the despair at be rectified in the next volume.

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An intense experience

This sequel takes the original alien love story and kicks you in the feels.
The voice acting is incredible and makes you believe the intense trauma that the main characters are going through.
It does deviate from what the first book's general theme was, so if you were expecting more of the same you might be disappointed.
Contains some heavy topics that may make people uncomfortable.

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Lovely follow up to a wonderful story

Stephanie Willis in another brilliant performance portraying some deeply felt emotions. the anguish at points were beautifully painful to share with the protagonist. tarnished though by a poor showing by her cast mate that left one eager for the perspective to shift back to our heroine.

thank you ms Ellis for another great story!

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A tragic sequel

This one took me awhile to get through… primarily because I was frustrated with some decisions made by the characters. But here we are and I guess I’ll read book 3.

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I don't know how I feel

I am still in shambles over the ending so let me just say it's not for the faint of heart. I might update the review later when I have recuperated from this existential crisis.

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Intense

An excellent sequel to Lindsay Ellis's debut novel Axioms End. This tale is very intense and deals with challenging subject matter in a thoughtful and intelligent way. I am already looking forward to the 3rd volume in what is becoming my favourite science fiction series.

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