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Imagine everything you thought you knew about human progress was wrong. What would you do?

Mia is not sure what she is, but she isn't human. Smarter, stronger than her peers, all she knows are the rules: there can never be three for too long; always run, never fight. 

When she finds herself in Germany 1945, she must turn the Nazis' most trusted scientist with an offer: abandon the crumbling Nazi party, escape Germany with your life, come to work for the Americans building rockets. 

But someone is watching her work. An enemy who's smarter, stronger, decidedly not human and prepared to do anything to retrieve something ancient that was long lost. 

If only she had any idea what it was.... 

©2021 Sylvain Neuvel (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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  • Chris Jenkins
  • 04-07-21

Brief but good

OK for a start to the series although a little short, can't wait for the next one to see where the story goes.

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  • Jonathan
  • 18-12-21

Really wanted to like this

I was increasingly frustrated by Neuvels previous trilogy, finding the final book deeply annoying in its characters and direction. Wanted to enjoy this as the concept is full of potential, but the first person narration just isn't satisfying here and it doesn't serve the characters well, to such an extent that they come across as really annoying, shallow and selfish. I really didn't care about them, at any point, or the larger story that was revealed, and I won't be waiting for the second novel. Cast of narrators give it all they can. Sorry Sylvain.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-11-21

Absolutely loved it!

This book was an absolute treasure to find I wasn’t expecting much when I got it but the writing blew me away!!

The narration was perfect in every way, and the way the author included real events into the story was fascinating.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-07-21

Pure excellent

Loved everything about it! Unexpected most of the time, hard to stop listening. Great book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-06-21

amazing

probably the best audio book performance I've ever heard!
Imagen Wilde is brilliant..
A story Brough to life.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-04-21

Brilliant story excellently narrated

Loved the story and how it weaves real life history with a fictional narrative. Cast were all excellent, particularly loved the portrayal of Mia. Sylvain Neuvel didn't disappoint again, after reading his sleeping giants trilogy I was eagerly anticipating this new book!

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  • John
  • 11-03-21

Entertaining romp

Another page turning romp by this author, excellently dramatised. Very well cast. A delight.

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  • Loretta.
  • 13-05-22

A History of what comes next by Sylvain Neuvel

I enjoyed this book it was different Thank you Sylvain 4 writing it and thank you everyone who read to me it was grate and I enjoyed it 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜

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  • Edan Mumford
  • 22-04-22

Wow! Finest audio book I have listened to to date!

This book kept me enthralled!

Audible production was amazing with each character being a different actor that brought the story to life. If you have not listened to this and want a great sci fi story based in science and history. This is the one for you. I knew nothing of the author and picked up on a whim.

Exceptional on every level from story to the actors who told this.

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