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Sleeping Giants
Sleeping Giants | Sylvain Neuvel
An inventive debut in the tradition of World War Z and The Martian, told in interviews, journal entries, transcripts, and news articles, Sleeping Giants is a thriller fueled by a quest for truth—and a fight for control of earthshaking power.  A girl named Rose is riding her new bike near her home in Deadwood, South Dakota, when she falls through the earth. She wakes up at the bottom of a square hole, its walls glowing with intricate carvings. But the firemen who come to save her peer down upon something even stranger: a little girl in the palm of a giant metal hand.   Seventeen years later, the mystery of the bizarre artifact remains unsolved—its origins, architects, and purpose unknown. Its carbon dating defies belief; military reports are redacted; theories are floated, then rejected.   But some can never stop searching for answers.   Rose Franklin is now a highly trained physicist leading a top secret team to crack the hand’s code. And along with her colleagues, she is being interviewed by a nameless interrogator whose power and purview are as enigmatic as the provenance of relic. What’s clear is that Rose and her compatriots are on the edge of unraveling history’s most perplexing discovery—and figuring out what it portends for humanity. But once the pieces of the puzzle are in place, will the result prove to be an instrument of lasting peace or a weapon of mass destruction?   Advance praise for Sleeping Giants   “This stellar debut novel . . . masterfully blends together elements of sci-fi, political thriller and apocalyptic fiction. . . . A page-turner of the highest order.”—Kirkus Reviews“Reminiscent of The Martian and World War Z, Sleeping Giants is a luminous conspiracy yarn that shoots for (and lands among) the stars.”—Pierce Brown, New York Times bestselling author of Red Rising   “First-time novelist Sylvain Neuvel does a bold, splashy cannonball off the high dive with Sleeping Giants. It bursts at the seams with big ideas and the questions they spawn—How much human life is worth sacrificing in the pursuit of scientific progress? Can humanity be trusted with weapons of ultimate destruction? And the biggest: Are we alone? But all that really matters is that this book is a sheer blast from start to finish. I haven’t had this much fun reading in ages.”—Blake Crouch, author of Dark Matter and the bestselling Wayward Pines trilogyFrom the Hardcover edition.
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InLibrisVeritas
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I apologize for the delay in announcing the winner, I have some issues with my phone not loading most of my apps. It finally let me upload this today.

Anyway, our next read is Sleeping Giants by Slyvain Neuvel! #BBBBC #scififantasybookclub

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jackilynn
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My birthday gift to myself. While I highly recommend the audiobooks for this series I knew I needed to add the physical books to my permanent collection. Such an exciting & emotional thrill ride!!

Erofan Happy birthday 🎂🎁📚 1mo
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LiteraryLona
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Why on earth have I waited so long to read this?! It‘s great!

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Scochrane26
Sleeping Giants | Sylvain Neuvel
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I‘m very excited to go see the giants tomorrow with my yoga instructor & friends! We have a great forest in Ky that I‘ve never been to. Hoping that rain holds off, so we can hike & do some yoga. This is a pic that I didn‘t take.

Clwojick This looks amazing! We have a location called the Sleeping Giant as well, but its a mountain. I would love to this in person though! 1mo
Scochrane26 @Clwojick I just randomly picked the book, the forest is named Bernheim Forest. Sometimes I think I‘ve been everywhere in Ky, but still lots of places to explore. 1mo
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Megabooks
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I love Sylvain Neuvel, and I love his multiple perspective Sleeping Giants trilogy. Really fantastic full-cast audiobooks as well! But I think it‘s #AMatterofPerspective on what you think multiple narrator books. Some people love them, others don‘t. Some authors do it better as well.

Now on to the episode! This popular double facepalm 🤦🏻‍♀️ 🤦🏻‍♀️ gif started here. It‘s definitely one of my favorites to use. #TheMoreYouKnow #StarTrekSummerMay

julesG I once had this as a postcard. I love it. And I agree to multiple narrator audiobooks and Sylvain Neuvel. 😁 2mo
Megabooks @julesG That is awesome! Sometimes you just need a double shot! Neuvel is certainly my favorite in SF right now. 2mo
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JulietBoydAuthor
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Audio version. A giant metal hand is discovered underground, but where did it come from? This story is told mainly through interviews/conversations, which worked very well as audio. I enjoyed it. Off to see if the library has book two.

Geeklet This has been sitting on my shelves for ages. I gotta get to it sooner or later. 2mo
JulietBoydAuthor @Geeklet No time like the present. 😁 2mo
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LoveToReadLiveToRead
Sleeping Giants | Sylvain Neuvel
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Spa day! I‘ve got the whole wonderful day to myself to chill out and read and am getting off to a lovely start with some bubbly! This is such a treat thanks to my hubby for Christmas. Apparently there are some meditation sessions being run throughout the day so think I‘ll join one of those too.
Bliss! 🥰

youneverarrived Sounds perfect. Enjoy 😊 2mo
BethM Enjoy! 2mo
Freespirit Sounds amazing. Enjoy!! 2mo
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Pogue
Sleeping Giants | Sylvain Neuvel
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This is amazing! I love the mug, and the books! @Stephuhhnieee thank you so much! Did yours arrive yet? It should have. #sffs #SciFiFantasySwap

Stephuhhnieee Glad you‘re enjoying!!! 😊 I just got a notification of a package so I think so! I‘ll open as soon as I get home from work 😍 Thanks!!! 2mo
Avanders 🧬🦄♥️😁👏🏽 2mo
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shaynarae
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This story of the gradual discovery of an alien robot told through a compilation of interviews, diaries, and news stories (a la Dracula), was pretty cool and well done in the audiobook. There wasn‘t a satisfying conclusion, or even a real power-driven plot line to be honest, but the characters‘ intrigue were the most compelling elements for me. This is the 1st in a series, but jury‘s still out on whether or not I‘ll pick up the rest.

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AMVP
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The dip in #goodreads reviews for the third book was disheartening, but I couldn't pass up getting a full trilogy of #hardcovers for cheap.

Leniverse They are VERY pretty. 2mo
nikirtehsuxlol Wasn‘t a huge fan of this series bc I didn‘t like the overall plot tbqh. But I was engaged enough to finish out the series! 2mo
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Hooked_on_books
Themis Files | Sylvain Neuvel
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Have you guys seen this? New trilogy coming from Sylvain Neuvel with the first book next year! It sounds good.

https://www.tor.com/2019/03/20/tor-com-publishing-acquires-new-sylvain-neuvel-tr...

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BillBlume
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I decided to go with the audiobook version of Sleeping Giants after it was praised for having multiple readers for the various characters. Given the book is written mostly as recorded interviews, it works well. Only during the last third of the book did I start to feel as if the format hurt things a bit. The scene with Ryan staging a rescue comes across very artificial compared to the rest and took me out of the story. Still, I had a blast.

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AprilMae
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1) I'm in between big reads (cause I haven't started my book club book yet- whoops!!) So I'm trying to finish the tagged book
2) Either really. I love a good series, but I usually start it when a few are out already.
3)Inside, we three. The Weird Sisters. Hand in hand.
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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nosferatu
Sleeping Giants | Sylvain Neuvel
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Mehso-so

The literary equivalent of fast food. While I can‘t say I didn‘t enjoy the story, the final third did feel somewhat shallow and too eager to set up the inevitable sequels.

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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Circe!!! 🖤🧡🖤🧡🖤 4mo
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BiblioNyan
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Holy hell, that was good‼️

-Told via interviews, periodicals, & transcripts
-Wonderfully original premise
-Very realistic take on how various parts of the world would react/behave to circumstances portrayed
-Great balance of scientific facts, interpersonal relations, complexities of politics, & imaginative storytelling
-Interviewer can be a colossal asshole, but it‘s part of their charm
-Fast read
-Last 1/3 picks up even more & stays fast
-5/5

HippieChickHomeschool I loved this entire series! 4mo
BiblioNyan @HippieChickHomeschool I‘ve ordered the 2nd book from my library. Just waiting for it to come in. I‘ll admit I was hesitant on picking it up, but it ended up being quite amazing. 🙂🙂 4mo
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Merethebookgal
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This was a really good, quick read! The story is compelling and is told in a series of recorded interviews/journal entries/phone calls. This makes for an ideal audiobook, and it is was a cast recording, which makes it even more awesome. I‘m looking forward to picking up the next two books!

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Bookworm-Bobbie
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Mehso-so

This was my first audiobook. I don‘t feel I got the full impact of the story as I struggle with taking in information whilst listening. But it was a great idea. I wasn‘t overly bothered about listening to the next one, until the epilogue. I can‘t help but think I would have enjoyed it more if I‘d read it.

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TorieStorieS
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Wowza!!! This has been on my TBR since before it even came out but I had a feeling that I wouldn‘t have the patience to wait for the rest of the trilogy... and after that #cliffhanger of an ending am I ever glad that I waited!!! Can‘t wait to get started on book two!!!

Stephuhhnieee I have the same moon! I love it ☺️ 5mo
TorieStorieS Isn‘t it fun, @Stephuhhnieee ?!!! I have been enjoying reading by moonlight, hahahahaha!! 🤣🤣🤣 5mo
Stephuhhnieee @TorieStorieS Yessss 🙌🏻🙌🏻 5mo
TorieStorieS @Stephuhhnieee 😘😘😘😘 5mo
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Bookworm-Bobbie
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I joined audible. I don‘t normally get on with audiobooks but my friend suggested I try this. It‘s great! I have to really concentrate to take it all in, but a new way of reading has just opened up for me! 😁

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laurenalxo
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First post of the account! Currently reading this beauty of a book, keep finding myself reading it when I‘m supposed to be doing work 😂😅
Goal of 2019 is to read a book every two weeks, which I‘m hoping to be able to fit around uni work!

BarbaraTheBibliophage Hello—welcome to Litsy! 5mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 5mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 5mo
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Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!! 5mo
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BridgetteM Welcome to Litsy! 5mo
greenhairdontcare Welcome to Litsy! 💚 5mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!! 5mo
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Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺 5mo
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Amanda23
Sleeping Giants | Sylvain Neuvel
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My book haul from Christmas gift cards. I took advantage of the 30% off hardcovers at Chapters.

llwheeler Wow the Neuvel set looks gorgeous together! 6mo
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LoveToReadLiveToRead
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Thank you so much @Oryx so excited to read this! I‘m taking it with me on our Christmas travels! Glad to hear you liked it too.
The chocolate is about to be hidden from my husband and son so I can enjoy it in peace at some point!
Thank you @MaleficentBookDragon this was a great idea for a swap, would be a great Litsy Christmas tradition!
Merry Christmas everyone! 🎄📚🎁
#jolabokaflodswap

LoveToReadLiveToRead PS @Oryx did you make the card? I love it! (And may or may not steal the idea for future Christmases!) x 6mo
Oryx You're welcome! Hope you enjoy. Yes I made the card, glad you like it 😀 Happy Christmas 🎄🎄 6mo
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BooksOfAFeather
Sleeping Giants | Sylvain Neuvel
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5/5 Stars

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JaneyWaneyB
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Day 14 #adventrecommends @emilyrose_x

This is a series recommendation. The Themis Files is a good series written in a unique style made up of interview transcripts and journal entries. This is a must for Sci-fi fans as you look at what the ultimate weapon would mean to the world and beyond...oh and the covers are stunning

#BeautifulCovers #books #BookNerd #ReadABook #SciFi #science #Bookaholic #AlmostChristmas #AlmostTheWeekend

BethM These covers are gorgeous! 6mo
JaneyWaneyB @BethM the photos don't do them justice, my favourite book covers 6mo
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Soozee
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#70kgiveaway @TheLibrarian

Congrats on you achievement and your very generous giveaway. 👍

TheLibrarian Thank you and thanks for entering. Sleeping Giants was such a great book. I haven‘t read the rest in the series yet, have you? 8mo
Soozee @TheLibrarian Yes I‘ve read them all but I think the first was my favourite. 8mo
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Gissy
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Book discussed in September at BookMarkPR.I couldn't go or see author's interview, I wasn't in PR. Something was found, impossible to believe was created by human beings & then other parts were discovered what is it? What was the purpose to create it? What is the intention to keep it? Story & characters are developed through interviews conducted.Some scenes were repetitive.That ending was awesome.If you like SF this is for you 3.7⭐️That cover😍

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GivenLemons
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An amazing book! I really loved the blend of science, close human relationships and the re-evaluation of humanity‘s place in the world. Warning for some abstract body horror though. #scifi

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MidnightBookGirl
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Switched to the audio and am loving this book even more!

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SandyW
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I finished "Sleeping Giants" and am already on book 2 of The Themis Files. I don't love the interview/diary format the author chose to tell the story... But I love the story.

It's a fresh take on the sci fi genre and well worth reading if you haven't done so already.

I picked this up because a bunch of Littens were discussing it when I first joined Litsy. Yay Littens!

JamieArc I didn‘t love that format for reading it either, so I switched to audio for the second book and LOVED it. They did full cast, so it was like listening to radio theater. If you continue the series, I suggest trying out the audio version! 9mo
SandyW Thanks for the tip. I'm in the middle of book two now and have 3 lined up as well. I typically go back and forth when I do audio format. With such short chapters, that should be a breeze here. 9mo
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Cconnolly
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Listening to this book on this gorgeous Autumn day. Just over the hill is my office. Close, but far enough to enjoy the scenery at this new park/walking path.

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Kayla.Adriena
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My first swap in the books! Thank You Ashley @Skeebies05 ! I love everything! It was so thoughtful of you to include fall scarves for Lilah! I will definitely let you know what I think of Sleeping Giants. Happy Fall! My FIRST swap in the books! 🍁🍃🍂💛❤🧡 #FallingforFallSwap #FFFS @Avanders

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego What a great haul! 9mo
whatshesreadingnow Awesome! 9mo
Avanders ❤️🧡💛🎃🍁🍂😍 9mo
Kayla.Adriena Annnd I'm going to use this photo for #SisforSeptember for #Surpise because I'm way behind 😁 9mo
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Soozee
Sleeping Giants | Sylvain Neuvel
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1. 43
2. I don‘t have one.
3. The Themis Files.
4. Nothing particular
#2018checkin

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Soozee
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So today I intend to finish #2 of the Themis Files. Then I can get onto #3. Loving this trilogy. 😍
#holidayreads #thethemisfiles #justchillin

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Lizpixie
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#BookMail Pt1 Firstly, is like to say Thankyou to everyone who sent love my way while I was having one of the worst health weeks of my life, I love you all too. I only received a few books this week, The #GreatJulyAugustBookHaul is finally coming to an end. After receiving the 2nd book as a gift, I had to buy the matching editions in the series, right? Right?? #itsnothoardingifitsbooks #stillhere #littenlove

CouronneDhiver I‘m glad you‘re hanging in there. 😘😘 10mo
LiteraryinLititz Just looked at your previous post. I‘m so sorry you‘ve been having a bad time of it lately! Thinking of you. 💜 10mo
Dragon Hope you are feeling better @Lizpixie ! Take care of yourself , hugs 🤗 10mo
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Rissreads Right!!!! 10mo
minkyb Sorry Liz. I didn‘t realize. Take care. 😘 9mo
Lizpixie @Dragon thanks lovely, I‘m slowly getting there. Unfortunately my illness has a relapse-remitting pattern, which sux hard.😩 @CouronneDhiver by the skin of my teeth! @LiteraryinLititz Thankyou for the love sweetie💕 @Rissreads 🙌 @minkyb is cool lovely. Thank you for the 😘😘😘 9mo
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Essenbee
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Great audiobook! I don‘t always love audiobooks but I couldn‘t stop listening to this one!

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Lauren_Kraig
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Gripping, fascinating sci-fi. Absolutely loved it.

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Soozee
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Just ordered the other two in the trilogy from the library.
#sleepinggiants #thethemistrilogy #SF

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BookwormAndra
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I really liked this one, it‘s an interesting and quick read! If you plan to read it then I recommend the audiobook because the whole book is written as files and interviews. Next up - the sequels! 😊

#augustreads #audiobook #scribd

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BibliOphelia
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Started on audio and finished e-book; this was a propulsive, fun read. I wasn‘t sure I‘d like the format but it kept things moving and the characters and plot carried me through. Looking forward to the next one but can‘t decide which format 😩 📷: University of Chicago Magazine

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BookwormAndra
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Started Sleeping Giants audiobook yesterday, I have about 5 hours left and I‘m enjoying it so far. I think that audiobook is the best option for reading this book!

Also I just wanted to share this view of the river because why not. I hope you all have a beautiful day!! ☀️☀️☀️☀️

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JPeterson
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“How did I get up here!?” - a biography of cats.

Ps. This is the forth shelf up.

CoverToCoverGirl A leap of faith! 😂😍 11mo
Texreader 😻😻😻 11mo
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Expandingbookshelf
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Admit it: now you have the Katamari Damacy theme song stuck in your head. If you don‘t, you must not know the game. Get thee to YouTube. Now! Aaaah that dumb ass game is so good. And the music is honestly perfect to listen to while you read the Themis Files books. It‘s a match made in niche, weirdo heaven.

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Kimberlone
Sleeping Giants | Sylvain Neuvel
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My #libraryhaul today. And I still have three from my last trip 🤷🏽‍♀️

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Rachiiebookdragon
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This was one intense read from start to finish. I definitely recommend 5/5

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DuskAngelReads
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This book is amazing!!! I love the format of this book & it is awesome as an audiobook with a full cast narration!
The plot & world is so interesting that I want to start book 2 straight away! And might haha.
I also loved the characters. Kara is like my soul sister! Sarcastic, a little bitchy & doesn‘t tolerate crap. Yes that is my girl!

Eating: 4.5 ⭐️

Full review of www.duskangelreads.com

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BibliOphelia
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My first cast-read #audiobook, and while it felt a bit odd at first, I am enjoying it. I‘m so glad that this has finally been the year I‘ve learned to love audio - I get more books in and driving and cleaning and gardening has never been such fun!

LibrarianJen I love full cast audiobooks! It‘s how I imagine radio programs were back in the day. 11mo
BibliOphelia @LibrarianJen Yes! It really dramatizes it, and done well, can immerse you so quickly and really bring the book to life. 11mo
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DuskAngelReads
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#24in48 ended nearly an hour ago! So here is how much I completed!

Time read: 24hrs & 24 minutes. I know crazy haha.

Books finished:
✨ A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers
✨ HP and the Goblet of Fire

Books read:
✨ Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Books started:
✨ Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers
✨ Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
✨ HP & Order of the Phoenix

DNF:
✨ The Golden Fountain by Zuheb Alep

Jess7 🎉📚🤗 11mo
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Rachellynnwright
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After a good nights‘ sleep, I‘m rested and ready to start day two of #24in48 readathon! Excited to start this guy today!