The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.

  • von Neal Stephenson, Nicole Galland
  • Sprecher: Laurence Bouvard, Shelley Atkinson, Laural Merlington, Joe Barrett, Will Damron, Luke Daniels
  • 24 Std. 29 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch

Beschreibung

From best-selling author Neal Stephenson and critically acclaimed historical and contemporary commercial novelist Nicole Galland comes a captivating and complex near-future thriller combining history, science, magic, mystery, intrigue, and adventure that questions the very foundations of the modern world.
When Melisande Stokes, an expert in linguistics and languages, accidently meets military intelligence operator Tristan Lyons in a hallway at Harvard University, it is the beginning of a chain of events that will alter their lives and human history itself. The young man from a shadowy government entity approaches Mel, a low-level faculty member, with an incredible offer. The only condition: She must sign a nondisclosure agreement in return for the rather large sum of money.
Tristan needs Mel to translate some very old documents, which, if authentic, are earth-shattering. They prove that magic actually existed and was practiced for centuries. But the arrival of the scientific revolution and the Age of Enlightenment weakened its power and endangered its practitioners. Magic stopped working altogether in 1851, at the time of the Great Exhibition at London's Crystal Palace - the world's fair celebrating the rise of industrial technology and commerce. Something about the modern world "jams" the "frequencies" used by magic, and it's up to Tristan to find out why.
And so the Department of Diachronic Operations - D.O.D.O. - gets cracking on its real mission: to develop a device that can bring magic back and send Diachronic Operatives back in time to keep it alive...and meddle with a little history at the same time. But while Tristan and his expanding operation master the science and build the technology, they overlook the mercurial - and treacherous - nature of the human heart.
Written with the genius, complexity, and innovation that characterize all of Neal Stephenson's work and steeped with the down-to-earth warmth and humor of Nicole Galland's storytelling style, this exciting and vividly realized work of science fiction will make you believe in the impossible and take you to places - and times - beyond imagining.
Full cast of narrators includes Robert Fass, James Foster, Tavia Gilbert, Arthur Morey, David Stifel, Charlie Thurston, and Kate Udall.

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Ich hab mir jetzt vier Stunden davon angehört und finde das Hörbuch einfach langweilig. Die Grundidee könnte spannend sein, aber der Autor verliert sich in Details, Erläuterungen fiktiver technischer Details, Alltagsthemen....gelesen wird das ganze auch mit einer überbetonung von m.E. nebensächlichen Dingen wie dämliche Akzente usw. Ich kann gar nicht einordnen ob das satirisch-parodistisch sein soll oder ernst gemeint oder wie. Die Geschichte hat kein Tempo und keinen Spannungsbogen und macht keine Lust zum weiter hören.
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- Mina

Nice concept but not very exciting

Does there really have to be a 2nd part? I suspect it will end up as a triology.
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- Daniel Höllisch

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  • Erscheinungsdatum: 13.06.2017
  • Verlag: Harper Audio