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Blindsight Audiobook Review – a Peter Watts Sci-Fi Novel

Blindsight Audiobook Review by: Peter Watts, Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith
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Written by: Peter Watts

Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith

Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date: 10-23-08

Publisher: Recorded Books

To be honest I don’t think I’ve heard of or read anything from Peter Watts before Blindsight. If everything he’s written before is half as good, I’ll certainly be reading it at some point. Straight to the point – Blindsight is probably the best Sci-Fi audiobook I’ve read this year. Let me tell you why.

Blindsight has most of the elements that are common in Sci-Fi novels – the plot unfolds in the future, somewhere near the end of the century, we have some sort of a post-economic society where working is not mandatory, the human body and mind are completely explored and can be easily fixed, manipulated and upgraded as easily and routinely as it is to get an appendix removed or go the dentist. We’ve somewhat explored the Solar system – a few bases on Mars and several other planets but no interstelar travel. Yet, there are very unique themes and cool ideas I’ve not encoutered elsewhere.