Challenge Corner discussion

The Original
This topic is about The Original
24 views
Let's Buddy! - Science Fiction > The Original by Brandon Sanderson -> Starting September 23rd, 2020

Comments Showing 1-23 of 23 (23 new)    post a comment »
dateDown arrow    newest »

message 1: by Alaina, Head of Monthly Challenges & Keeper of BR Threads (new) - rated it 4 stars

Alaina (ameserole) | 59086 comments Mod
Hugo Award-winning authors Brandon Sanderson and Mary Robinette Kowal team up in this exclusive audio-first production of The Original, a sci-fi thriller set in a world where one woman fights to know her true identity and survive the forces that threaten her very existence.

In the near future, humans choose life - for a price. Injectable nanite technology is the lifeblood that flows through every individual wishing to experience the world through the lens of their own theme. While death from mortal wounds is still possible, life is made easier in a socially liberated society where automation and income equality allow passion pursuits to flourish over traditional work. Renewal stations are provided to every law-abiding citizen for weekly check-ins, which issue life-sustaining repairs in exchange for personal privacy. But what becomes of those who check out, of those who dare to resist immortality and risk being edited under the gaze of an identity-extracting government surveillance system?

When Holly Winseed wakes up in a hospital room, her memory compromised and a new identity imposed on her, a team of government agents wastes no time stating their objective. With intent to infiltrate and defeat the terrorist group ICON, the agents tell Holly that she is now a Provisional Replica and has one week to hunt down and kill her Original for the murder of her husband, Jonathan. If she succeeds, she’ll assume her Original’s place in society. If she fails, her life will end. Holly’s progress is monitored by an assigned contact that feeds her information as she confronts the blank, robotic world around her, discovering that others view life through the theme of their own choosing.

With her newly implanted combat and deduction skills, Holly fends off both attacks by terrorists and doubts about her own trustworthiness as clues lead her to her Original - and to the truth about Jonathan. In the end, one body remains and one walks away. Although questions persist, one thing is certain: Life will never be the same.


Kelly | 3824 comments Once I'm done with To Sleep in a Sea of Stars I'll be so happy to dive into this cute little 3h30 audiobook.


message 3: by Aly, Head of Solo Quarterly & Maker of BR Threads (new)

Aly (alyp_01) | 22617 comments Mod
I got a new phone so I have to re-download my audiobooks and this is now archived so I can't listen to it :(


Kelly | 3824 comments Nooooo :( not this one *I don't know if it's any good but you know... Brandon Sanderson...*


message 5: by Aly, Head of Solo Quarterly & Maker of BR Threads (new)

Aly (alyp_01) | 22617 comments Mod
Right? Maybe I'll buy the audiobook anyway


Kelly | 3824 comments 25% - (view spoiler)


message 7: by Kelly (last edited Sep 22, 2020 11:31PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Kelly | 3824 comments 50% - (view spoiler)


Kelly | 3824 comments 75% - (view spoiler)


message 9: by Kelly (last edited Sep 23, 2020 09:14AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Kelly | 3824 comments 100% - (view spoiler)


message 10: by Aly, Head of Solo Quarterly & Maker of BR Threads (new)

Aly (alyp_01) | 22617 comments Mod
Ooh since you liked it I'll have to buy a copy


Kelly | 3824 comments I hope you'll like it :)


message 12: by Alaina, Head of Monthly Challenges & Keeper of BR Threads (new) - rated it 4 stars

Alaina (ameserole) | 59086 comments Mod
Starting this now!


message 13: by Alaina, Head of Monthly Challenges & Keeper of BR Threads (new) - rated it 4 stars

Alaina (ameserole) | 59086 comments Mod
21%: (view spoiler)


message 14: by Alaina, Head of Monthly Challenges & Keeper of BR Threads (new) - rated it 4 stars

Alaina (ameserole) | 59086 comments Mod
Kelly wrote: "25% - [spoilers removed]"

Yes this is so good so far!


message 15: by Alaina, Head of Monthly Challenges & Keeper of BR Threads (new) - rated it 4 stars

Alaina (ameserole) | 59086 comments Mod
Kelly wrote: "50% - [spoilers removed]"

lmaoo.. (view spoiler)


message 16: by Alaina, Head of Monthly Challenges & Keeper of BR Threads (new) - rated it 4 stars

Alaina (ameserole) | 59086 comments Mod
50: (view spoiler)


Kelly | 3824 comments Alaina wrote: "Kelly wrote: "50% - [spoilers removed]"

lmaoo.. [spoilers removed]"


ahah me too.


message 18: by Alaina, Head of Monthly Challenges & Keeper of BR Threads (new) - rated it 4 stars

Alaina (ameserole) | 59086 comments Mod
75%: (view spoiler)


message 19: by Alaina, Head of Monthly Challenges & Keeper of BR Threads (new) - rated it 4 stars

Alaina (ameserole) | 59086 comments Mod
100%: (view spoiler)


Kelly | 3824 comments lmao I was hoping you would tell me!


message 21: by Alaina, Head of Monthly Challenges & Keeper of BR Threads (new) - rated it 4 stars

Alaina (ameserole) | 59086 comments Mod
Kelly wrote: "lmao I was hoping you would tell me!"

I'm so confused.. maybe we should just pick one over the other and hope we are correct?


Kelly | 3824 comments The clone survived and killed the original. I'll go with that.


message 23: by Alaina, Head of Monthly Challenges & Keeper of BR Threads (new) - rated it 4 stars

Alaina (ameserole) | 59086 comments Mod
Kelly wrote: "The clone survived and killed the original. I'll go with that."

LOL okay yes, lets.


back to top