Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

Summary:
A girl named Rose is riding her new bike near her home in Deadwood, South Dakota, when she falls through the earth. She wakes up at the bottom of a square hole, its walls glowing with intricate carvings. But the firemen who come to save her peer down upon something even stranger: a little girl in the palm of a giant metal hand.
Seventeen years later, the mystery of the bizarre artifact remains unsolved—its origins, architects, and purpose unknown. Its carbon dating defies belief; military reports are redacted; theories are floated, then rejected.
But some can never stop searching for answers.
Rose Franklin is now a highly trained physicist leading a top-secret team to crack the hand’s code. And along with her colleagues, she is being interviewed by a nameless interrogator whose power and purview are as enigmatic as the provenance of relic. What’s clear is that Rose and her compatriots are on the edge of unraveling history’s most perplexing discovery—and figuring out what it portends for humanity. But once the pieces of the puzzle are in place, will the result prove to be an instrument of lasting peace or a weapon of mass destruction?
Review:
What in the actual F just happened? I can’t even with this book. I one million percent understand the hype about this series now. Guys, I finally get it. Now I just need the second book and I will be okay. I will recover. But it’s more than a six-week wait for the next audiobook through my library and I might just die in the meantime.
Okay, sorry about that, but I just finished listening to this audiobook and I think I definitely died on the inside a little bit with that ending. Sleeping Giants was freaking incredible. I want to stand on the roof and shout at people walking by that they need to read this book. The story was just incredible. It was so creative and unique that I could not stop listening. I legitimately listened to this book in two days. It would have only been one day, but I’m a real adult and I had to be responsible and get my college work done. I’m honestly just blown away at how much I enjoyed this book.
First of all, the storyline was like nothing I’ve ever read before. It was so incredibly creative and unique that I’m just blown away. This book may just become one of my new all-time favorites depending on how I like the rest of the series.
The characters in Sleeping Giants were awesome. They all had such interesting and distinct personalities. Each character brought something important to the table. They each played an important part in the task that was this giant hand that they’re still researching and trying to learn more about. I can’t even write about half the things I’d love to mention because I don’t want to spoil anything.
I really liked how the story was written. Instead of the traditional story, it was read to me as a series of interviews. With a nameless, unidentified man heading this mysterious project he led interviews with all of those that were involved in the research. There were army pilots, geneticists, mathematicians and physicists that created an extremely interesting group of people that was hilarious and sad and explosive all at the same time. I’m still left wondering who this nameless interviewer is though. He seems to be the man in charge; even at the end of the book when everything is seemingly falling apart he still manages to flip the situation around to benefit him and the team.
I just still have so many questions that I know won’t be answered until I get the next book. I’m honestly still reeling from the craziness that was this story because I just finished listening and I think my brain is still trying to reform after being melted.
The audiobook for Sleeping Giants was seriously impressive. All the different characters had their own narrators so it was more like a performance rather than one person just reading the book. This was my first audiobook that had multiple narrators and it just makes the listening experience that much better.
I honestly have nothing bad to say about this book. Starting today I will be recommending this book to anyone and everyone who wants to listen to me. I will absolutely recommend it as one of my favorite audiobooks and just all around as an amazing story. There were fantastic characters who played their parts in an incredible story and I just wish there was more for me to read or listen to.

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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