Lock In (Narrated by Wil Wheaton)

  • von John Scalzi
  • Sprecher: Wil Wheaton
  • 10 Std. 0 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch


AudioFile Best Voices - Sci Fi, Fantasy, and Audio Theater, 2014
2 editions. 2 narrators. 1 thrilling story. You can enjoy Amber Benson's narration here.
"I love working with Audible, in no small part because they’re committed to doing what’s right, both for my books, and the people who listen to those books. There's a really excellent reason for Lock In to have two entirely different versions, so when it came time to make the audiobook, Audible did an ingenious thing: they asked both Wil Wheaton and Amber Benson to record entire versions of the book. As the author, I’m impressed with Audible’s commitment to my narrative - and I’m geeking out that both Wil and Amber are reading my book. This is fantastic." (John Scalzi)
A blazingly inventive near-future thriller from the best-selling, Hugo Award-winning John Scalzi.
Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever, and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent - and nearly five million souls in the United States alone - the disease causes "Lock In": Victims fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, poor, people of every color and creed. The world changes to meet the challenge.
A quarter of a century later, in a world shaped by what's now known as "Haden's syndrome", rookie FBI agent Chris Shane is paired with veteran agent Leslie Vann. The two of them are assigned what appears to be a Haden-related murder at the Watergate Hotel, with a suspect who is an "integrator" - someone who can let the locked in borrow their bodies for a time. If the Integrator was carrying a Haden client, then naming the suspect for the murder becomes that much more complicated.
But "complicated" doesn't begin to describe it. As Shane and Vann began to unravel the threads of the murder, it becomes clear that the real mystery - and the real crime - is bigger than anyone could have imagined.
BONUS AUDIO: Audible's audio edition of Lock In contains the bonus novella, Unlocked: An Oral History of Haden's Syndrome, written by John Scalzi and narrated by a full cast.



"Hugo-winner Scalzi successfully shifts away from space opera with this smart, thoughtful near-future thriller resonant with the themes of freedom, ethics, and corporate greed….This powerful novel will intrigue and entertain both fans and newcomers." ( Publishers Weekly)
"The novel--which contains plenty of action, great character development, vivid and believable worldbuilding and a thought-provoking examination of disability culture and politics--is definitely worth the ride." ( Kirkus)
"Another brilliant novel from a writer who has quickly become one of the genre’s most successful and intriguing practitioners." ( Booklist)
"With narrator Wil Wheaton attacking Scalzi's text with both vigor and nuance, this story tells about a silent minority being given voice, then having that voice threatened.... Thanks to Wheaton's skillful efforts, this production is an enjoyable melding of narrator and material." ( AudioFile)


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John Scalzi hat es wieder einmal geschafft, einen Thriller in einer ganz unglaublich gut ausgedachten Welt der Zukunft anzusiedeln, die aber naturgemäß große Ähnlichkeit mit der amerikanischen Gegenwart hat. Manches ist zeitlos: Rivalität zwischen FBI und lokaler Polizei, arrogante Anwälte, Partner mit Alkoholprobemen,... anderes ist Scalzi-SF pur: neue Kunst-Körper etwa.
Jedenfalls eine spannende Geschichte, auch wenn es etwas dauert bis man die Zusammenhänge versteht, von Wil Wheaton adäquat erzählt.
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- Walter

John Scalzi & Wil Wheaton erschaffen wieder...

...einmal ein geniales Hörbuch!
Die Story war sehr spannend, mit unterhaltsamen, individuell Charakteren. Ich hoffe sehr, das Scalzi dieses Universum erweitert.
Auch der Bonus in Form eines Rückblickes mit anderen Sprecher war sehr unterhaltsam und hat im Nachgang die Atmosphäre verfeinert, die das Hörbuch geschaffen hat.
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- 7II8V

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  • Erscheinungsdatum: 26.08.2014
  • Verlag: Audible Studios