Provenance by Ann Leckie audiobook

Provenance

By Ann Leckie
Read by Adjoa Andoh

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12.58 Hours 1
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An ambitious young woman has just one chance to secure her future and reclaim her family's priceless lost artifacts in this stand-alone novel set in the world of Ann Leckie's groundbreaking, NYT bestselling Imperial Radch trilogy, which won the Hugo and Nebula awards. Though she knows her brother holds her mother's favor, Ingrid is determined to at least be considered as heir to the family name. She hatches an audacious plan -- free a thief from a prison planet from which no one has ever returned, and use them to help steal back a priceless artifact. But Ingray and her charge return to her home to find their planet in political turmoil, at the heart of an escalating interstellar conflict. Together, they must make a new plan to salvage Ingray's future and her world, before they are lost to her for good.

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Summary

Summary

The 2018 Audie Award Winner for Best Narration in Science Fiction

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Finalist for the 2018 Hugo Award for Best Novel

Finalist for the 2018 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel

An ambitious young woman has just one chance to secure her future and reclaim her family's priceless lost artifacts in this stand-alone novel set in the world of Ann Leckie's groundbreaking, NYT bestselling Imperial Radch trilogy, which won the Hugo and Nebula awards. Though she knows her brother holds her mother's favor, Ingrid is determined to at least be considered as heir to the family name. She hatches an audacious plan -- free a thief from a prison planet from which no one has ever returned, and use them to help steal back a priceless artifact. But Ingray and her charge return to her home to find their planet in political turmoil, at the heart of an escalating interstellar conflict. Together, they must make a new plan to salvage Ingray's future and her world, before they are lost to her for good.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

If you don't know the Ancillary series by now, you probably should. Ann Leckie's sociopolitical space opera almost singlehandedly breathed new cool into the stereotype of spaceships trundling through far-off systems amid laser battles. ... [Ancillary Mercy] earns the credit it's received: As a capstone to a series that shook genre expectations, as our closing installment of an immersively realized world, and as the poignant story of a ship that learned to sing. NPR Books on Ancillary Mercy
"An entertaining, thoughtful, and clever entry that both Leckie's new and returning readers can delve into and enjoy."—The Los Angeles Review of Books
A perfect follow-up to the trilogy. The New York Times
"The trademarks of Leckie's talent are on display, with even more worlds for readers to discover and some teasing overlap with her previous series. But what makes this book is watching Ingray overcome her poor self-esteem and discover who she actually wants to be, demonstrating again the genre's capacity to tell compelling, human stories."—RT Book Reviews
"Leckie investigates what it means to be human, to be an individual and to live in a civilized society."—Scientific American on Ancillary Sword
"No science-fiction series as descriptive of our current political and cultural moment or as insistent that we open our eyes to it."—Slate on Ancillary Mercy
"Complex and beautiful."—SYFY Wire
"A careful look at how no one's immune from politics, even if they think themselves outside the fray . . . A story about the necessity of exploring the edges of the known."—NPR
The intricacies and oddities are a delight.... A thrill for fans of heists and capers. Washington Post
"Character-centered space opera from one of SF's brightest stars."—Library Journal
"A gripping read, with top-notch world building and a set of rich subtexts about human rights, colonialism -- and (yes) hive mind sex."—io9 on Ancillary Sword
"This trilogy will stand as a classic of SF for the ages."—Library Journal on Ancillary Mercy
"The sort of space opera audiences have been waiting for."—NPR Books on Ancillary Sword
"There are few who write science fiction like Ann Leckie can. There are few who ever could."—John Scalzi
“Narrator Adjoah Andoh creates a stunning tapestry of characters within the vast galaxy this audiobook spans. Her theater background allows her to give distinctive timbres and accents to every character, which helps to keep the large cast and complex story straight…Andoh is utterly convincing as Ingray blossoms into a confident, self-assured individual…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
"More intriguing cultures to explore, more characters to care about, more Leckie to love."—Kirkus
The trappings of widescreen sci-fi, and the attention to character, to the small moments, to the inner lives of those living through outsized events . . . Just read it. B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog
"[Leckie] raises provocative questions about identity, family and self-esteem. By the end, both neophytes and longtime Leckie fans are likely to be pleased."—The San Francisco Chronicle
"Powerful."—The New York Times on Ancillary Sword
“The action focuses on Ingray, who wants her foster mother’s love but fears her scheming brother will forever be the favorite….[A] character-centered space opera from one of sf’s brightest stars.” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Ann Leckie

Author Bio: Ann Leckie Ann Leckie is the author of the Hugo, Nebula, Arthur C. Clarke, and British Science Fiction Award-winning novel Ancillary Justice, and its Locus Award-winning sequel Ancillary Sword. Ann has worked as a waitress, a receptionist, a rodman on a land-surveying crew, and a recording engineer. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 12.58
Audience: Adult
Language: English