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Regenesis

By: C. J. Cherryh
Narrated by: Gabra Zackman,Jonathan Davis
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The direct sequel to the Hugo Award-winning novel Cyteen, Regenesis continues the story of Ariane Emory PR, the genetic clone of one of the greatest scientists humanity has ever produced, and of her search for the murderer of her progenitor - the original Ariane Emory. Murder, politics, deception, and genetic and psychological manipulation combine against a backdrop of interstellar human societies at odds to create a mesmerizing and major work in Regenesis.  

Who did kill the original Ariane Emory? And can her personal replicate avoid the same fate? Those questions have remained unanswered for two decades since the publication of Cyteen. Now, in Regenesis, those questions will finally be answered.

©2009 C.J. Cherryh (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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Read Alliance/Union/Compact 1997 and Earlier First

If you are a fan of circular arguments and general repetition; if you enjoy feng shui or are a fan of The Sims, dive right into this book. Otherwise I suggest reading all the pre-1998 Alliance/Union/Compact novels first. A lack of assertive editing and some well-deserved end-of-career fantasy fulfillment will not stop you from reading absolutely anything Grand Master C.J. Cherryh puts out. Both Gene Wars books are good but save them for after Regenesis. Finally, read the Foreigner Series and save the Hinder Stars novel(s) for last.

I missed Gabra Zackman as the main narrator: she really made Cyteen quite special. While Jonathan Davis is a fine narrator in his own right, two vastly different production qualities are cobbled together into this volume; the effects are quite jarring. C.J. Cherryh and Jonathan Davis should insist that this novel be re-recorded.

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Great story poor narration and editing

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I read some of the reviews, but didn't anticipate just how bad the narration and sound editing are. Within sentences, every few words, there are completely different sounding narrations both in volume, tone, and "echo", sound much louder and with noticeable/strange echo quality, that are incredibly distracting. Nouns and names are pronounced differently from previous book. Why did the narrators not listen to even a small sample of previous book to pronounce things the same? CJ Cherryh is my favorite author and I'm excited to get to the audio books on audible, but this one is pretty bad. Listen to a sample first before purchasing. I purchased this a couple other CJ Cherryh books without much concern as Audible has always allowed returns if I didn't like the book. No longer. Unknown to me, Audible changed its return policy in October so that books purchased with cash are no longer returnable. I got this audiobook at a discount because I owned the kindle version so could get it cheaper for cash than the cost of purchasing a credit to then purchase it. This policy will ultimately lead me to purchase no more books than my yearly subscription of credits because I don't want to take the change on getting another poorly narrated book.

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Narration and Editing Ruins Book

From reading other reviews I knew it was going to be rough, but not just how bad it would get, it's not just the first hour either. You will hear a sentence for example, "I went to the ...pause... GROCERY STORE ...pause... to pick up" that's how it sounds, that's how horrific and inconsistent the sound editing is. Also I don't know why they chose a male narrator with the most middle America accent to continue these books after the female, European accented epic of Cyteen narration. Words and names are pronounced entirely differently than in Cyteen. The occasional French is butchered.

I suffered through three hours of this, I'm offended on Cherryh's behalf.

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Stumbles along without any closure

Has little feeling that something fundamental had been decided, a turning point passed in the evolution of either the book's main character, or the larger drama of the world and Cyteen civilization.

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Too long, bad editing

The first hour or so is poorly edited. Parts were re-recorded and spliced together which is very distractingly obvious due to different tone and sound. Acoustically, it’s very jarring and confusing as it make you think the speaker is switching characters.

If you can get past the first hour, there is little action until the last few hours end. Most of the book is spent ruminating in the character’s own heads. It moved very slowly and all of the internal monologue has little barring on the actual story line.

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Tedious

Too verbose and mired in individual thoughts normal people would take for granted. Tedious to follow.

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good ending for the Cyteen series but a little dry

I'm glad to have an ending to the story, but the book was a little tedious compared to its predecessors.

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OMG! Such an amazing ending to a story!

this book closed off so many loose ends! the beginning was a little slow, but as it moved on you become enrolled. this is the first audiobook that I have ever listened to all the way through and I was on the edge of my seat. if you were at all familiar with this universe, you will absolutely love this book there are so many deserved events for the characters I was literally had my yard rocked and was on the edge of my seat. please listen to it oh my God!

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A delightful book

I just listened to this book for the 10th time. I start with cyteen then regenesis. What I like is that there are some words I don’t know. I delight in the scientific and the characters built in both books.

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It's Alright

Smart prose that gradually unveils itself as a sort of inverted harem fantasy. The political elements are well considered but a bit of a bait-and-switch from the core relationship issues that really drive this series. In short we have a cop out from a writer who is capable of better.