Curbside pickup and returns now available at 26 locations. View updated hours of operations here.

Six Wakes
(OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen)

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(0)
4 star
 
(1)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Author:
Published:
Hachette Audio 2017
Status:
Available from OverDrive
Description
In this Hugo nominated science fiction thriller by Mur Lafferty, a crew of clones awakens aboard a space ship to find they're being hunted-and any one of them could be the killer.
Maria Arena awakens in a cloning vat streaked with drying blood. She has no memory of how she died. This is new; before, when she had awakened as a new clone, her first memory was of how she died.

Maria's vat is one of seven, each one holding the clone of a crew member of the starship Dormire, each clone waiting for its previous incarnation to die so it can awaken. And Maria isn't the only one to die recently. . .
Unlock the bold new science fiction thriller that Corey Doctorow calls Mur's "breakout book".
Also in This Series
Formats
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Works on MP3 Players, PCs, and Macs. Some mobile devices may require an application to be installed.
Need Help?
If you are having problem transferring a title to your device, please fill out this support form or visit the library so we can help you to use our eBooks and eAudio Books.
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
Format:
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen
Edition:
Unabridged
Street Date:
01/31/2017
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781478944447
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Mur Lafferty. (2017). Six Wakes. Unabridged Hachette Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Mur Lafferty. 2017. Six Wakes. Hachette Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Mur Lafferty, Six Wakes. Hachette Audio, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Mur Lafferty. Six Wakes. Unabridged Hachette Audio, 2017.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailable
Shared Digital Collection21
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
7df742b1-c3a9-3709-b640-ffeb53f86205
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
Yes
Date Added:
Jun 12, 2018 15:42:16
Date Updated:
Jun 12, 2018 15:42:16
Last Metadata Check:
Sep 18, 2021 14:48:47
Last Metadata Change:
Jul 31, 2021 11:07:14
Last Availability Check:
Sep 18, 2021 14:48:50
Last Availability Change:
Aug 26, 2021 20:33:28
Last Grouped Work Modification Time:
Sep 19, 2021 03:19:57

OverDrive Product Record

sortTitle
Six Wakes
crossRefId
3127550
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/4575-1/{9BEE314A-5959-46ED-9FD8-D17EEA5B9B0F}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/4575-1/{9BEE314A-5959-46ED-9FD8-D17EEA5B9B0F}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/4575-1/9BE/E31/4A/{9BEE314A-5959-46ED-9FD8-D17EEA5B9B0F}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/4575-1/9BE/E31/4A/{9BEE314A-5959-46ED-9FD8-D17EEA5B9B0F}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
formats
      • identifiers:
            • type: 8
            • value: hachette_audio#9781478913474
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781478944447
      • name: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
      • id: audiobook-mp3
      • identifiers:
            • type: 8
            • value: hachette_audio#9781478913474
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781478944447
      • name: OverDrive Listen
      • id: audiobook-overdrive
mediaType
Audiobook
primaryCreator
    • role: Author
    • name: Mur Lafferty
id
9bee314a-5959-46ed-9fd8-d17eea5b9b0f
title
Six Wakes
starRating
3.8
dateAdded
2017-09-29T17:05:00-04:00
contentDetails
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=141&titleID=3127550
      • type: text/html
      • account:
          • name: Sacramento Public Library (CA)
          • id: 1151

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
formats
      • fileName: multipart.odm
      • partCount: 9
      • fileSize: 280418592
      • identifiers:
            • audience: retailer
            • type: 8
            • value: hachette_audio#9781478913474
            • audience: library
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781478944447
      • rights:
            • type: PlayOnPC
            • value: 1
            • type: PlayOnPCCount
            • value: -1
            • type: BurnToCD
            • value: 1
            • type: BurnToCDCount
            • value: -1
            • type: PlayOnPM
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferToSDMI
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferToNonSDMI
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferCount
            • value: -1
            • type: CollaborativePlay
            • value: 0
            • type: PublicPerformance
            • value: 0
            • type: TranscodeToAAC
            • value: 1
      • name: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
      • id: audiobook-mp3
      • onSaleDate: 01/31/2017
      • samples:
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-mp3
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-425/4575-1/3127550-SixWakes.mp3
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: audiobook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=9bee314a-5959-46ed-9fd8-d17eea5b9b0f&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: multipart.odm
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 280393555
      • identifiers:
            • audience: retailer
            • type: 8
            • value: hachette_audio#9781478913474
            • audience: library
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781478944447
      • name: OverDrive Listen
      • id: audiobook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 01/31/2017
      • samples:
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-mp3
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-425/4575-1/3127550-SixWakes.mp3
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: audiobook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=9bee314a-5959-46ed-9fd8-d17eea5b9b0f&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
keywords
      • value: space opera
      • value: clones
      • value: Genetic engineering
      • value: Science Fiction Thriller
      • value: science fiction mystery
      • value: sf thriller
      • value: space mystery
      • value: murder in space
      • value: 6 wakes
      • value: i should be writing
      • value: mur lafferty books
      • value: murverse
      • value: podcast author
      • value: sf mystery
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Lafferty, Mur
      • bioText: Mur Lafferty is a writer, podcast producer, gamer, runner, and geek. She is the host of the podcast I Should Be Writing and the co-host of Ditch Diggers. She is the winner of the 2013 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. She is addicted to computer games, Zombies, Run!, and Star Wars LEGO. She lives in Durham, NC with her husband and daughter.
      • name: Mur Lafferty
      • role: Narrator
      • fileAs: Lafferty, Mur
      • bioText: Mur Lafferty is a writer, podcast producer, gamer, runner, and geek. She is the host of the podcast I Should Be Writing and the co-host of Ditch Diggers. She is the winner of the 2013 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. She is addicted to computer games, Zombies, Run!, and Star Wars LEGO. She lives in Durham, NC with her husband and daughter.
      • name: Mur Lafferty
imprint
Orbit
publishDate
2017-01-31T00:00:00-05:00
edition
Unabridged
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
Six Wakes
fullDescription
In this Hugo nominated science fiction thriller by Mur Lafferty, a crew of clones awakens aboard a space ship to find they're being hunted-and any one of them could be the killer.
Maria Arena awakens in a cloning vat streaked with drying blood. She has no memory of how she died. This is new; before, when she had awakened as a new clone, her first memory was of how she died.

Maria's vat is one of seven, each one holding the clone of a crew member of the starship Dormire, each clone waiting for its previous incarnation to die so it can awaken. And Maria isn't the only one to die recently. . .
Unlock the bold new science fiction thriller that Corey Doctorow calls Mur's "breakout book".
reviews
      • premium: True
      • source: Publisher's Weekly
      • content:

        Starred review from November 28, 2016
        Lafferty (The Shambling Guide to New York City) takes readers aboard an ill-fated colony ship crewed by criminals in this taut science fiction thriller. Ecological collapse and social and political upheaval have convinced humans to colonize another world: the Earth-like planet Artemis, orbiting Tau Ceti. The ship Dormire carries 2,000 cryo-sleeping colonists and a crew of six clones with criminal pasts who are hoping to build new lives with clean slates. But nearly 25 years into the mission, the crew awaken in the middle of a bloody crime scene. One of them—maybe more than one—is a murderer, the ship is off course, the ship’s AI is offline, all records have been deleted, and there’s no way to communicate with Earth. As suspicions and hostilities rise, it’s not certain who, or what, will survive. Interleaving urgent scenes with telling flashbacks, Lafferty delivers a tense nail-biter of a story fueled by memorable characters and thoughtful worldbuilding. This space-based locked-room murder mystery explores complex technological and moral issues in a way that’s certain to earn it a spot on award ballots.

      • premium: True
      • source: Kirkus
      • content:

        November 15, 2016
        The fantasist author of the hilarious The Shambling Guide to New York City (2013) ventures into science-fiction horror.The immediate setup will be familiar to mystery fans: five dead bodies, variously stabbed, poisoned, or hanged, and no survivors. Whodunit? We're in the 25th century, however, on a sub-light speed starship whose controlling artificial intelligence, IAN, is offline. The six--gofer Maria Arena, Capt. Katrina de la Cruz, navigator/pilot Akihiro Sato, security chief Wolfgang, engineer Paul Seurat, and Dr. Joanna Glass--wake in new, cloned bodies, covered in slime, surrounded by vats, tubes, gore, and the horror of their own slaughtered corpses, with no idea of what's been happening since the voyage began. They do recall earlier lifetimes, but evidently they were all criminals, so nobody can afford to reveal anything or trust anybody else. And with both the clone-growth and memory-backup processes sabotaged, the bodies they now occupy are their last. Maybe this is all just too devious for its own good. In any event, the narrative never quite lives up to that remarkable opening. Momentum dissipates amid frequent pauses to belabor the cloning process and laws relating to clone succession, not to mention a succession of scientific howlers (for instance, the ship depends for power on a solar sail--but there's no "solar" in interstellar space). Still, as the characters delve separately and together into their previous lives in search of an explanation for their predicament, the tension rises, personalities are revealed, and common factors emerge--some of them, we learn, are retired, recovering, or repurposed homicidal maniacs. You have to wonder why, given Lafferty's manifest talent for humor, she didn't simply play it for laughs. Still, readers easily captivated and not overly concerned with structural dependability will find much to entertain them.

        COPYRIGHT(2016) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

      • premium: True
      • source: Library Journal
      • content:

        Starred review from December 1, 2016

        Waking up on a spaceship in gravity failure surrounded by dead bodies, the six crew members climb out of their cloning chambers, baffled by what might have caused the carnage. While they can see that their former bodies were attacked, none of them have any memories of the events. In fact, they have no recollection of the past 20-odd years they have apparently been aboard the Dormire. In all their other lives, the clones were brought back to life using stored mind maps that allowed them to keep a continuity with their earlier selves. But now the six survivors must figure out who killed their previous bodies and why. VERDICT Lafferty (Bookburners) delivers the ultimate locked-room mystery combined with top-notch sf worldbuilding. The puzzle of who is responsible for the devastation on the ship keeps the pages turning.--MM

        Copyright 2016 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

      • premium: True
      • source: AudioFile Magazine
      • content: A great advantage to having an author perform her own audiobook is that she knows what characters are thinking. The strongest feature of Mur Lafferty's narration is the insight she brings to the way lines of dialogue should be spoken and where emphasis should be placed in sentences. Lafferty's voice is clear, and her pacing is good, but her range is limited, and she makes little effort to distinguish individual character voices, so it's frequently hard to keep track of which character is speaking or tell where dialogue stops and narrative begins. Aside from that, Lafferty is a decent narrator, and listeners will enjoy her performance of this imaginative story of clones solving the mystery of their own murders. D.L.Y. � AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine
      • premium: True
      • source: Booklist
      • content:

        December 15, 2016
        Imagine a world in which dying is inconsequential because people can easily transfer their mindmaps to clones and essentially live forever. Even in such a world, it is shocking for the entire crew of a spacecraft to wake up in newly cloned bodies and discover their previous incarnations had all been murdered. Maria Arena and five other crew members on the Dormire mission to colonize a distant planet wake up in the middle of a gruesome murder scene with no memory of what happened. Not only do they have to solve the mystery of who murdered them; they must also work together to keep their malfunctioning ship on trackno easy task when you don't know whom you can trust. Six Wakes is a perfect blend of science fiction and mystery, complete with Clue-like red herrings and thought-provoking philosophizing about the slippery slope of cloning technology. Lafferty (the Shambling Guide series) jumps back and forth in time, developing each character and building a world in which human cloning is completely believable. Highly recommended for Firefly fans and fans of a good mystery.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2016, American Library Association.)

popularity
1061
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BWwAAAA2I/products/9bee314a-5959-46ed-9fd8-d17eea5b9b0f/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
id
9bee314a-5959-46ed-9fd8-d17eea5b9b0f
starRating
3.6
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/4575-1/{9BEE314A-5959-46ED-9FD8-D17EEA5B9B0F}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/4575-1/{9BEE314A-5959-46ED-9FD8-D17EEA5B9B0F}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/4575-1/9BE/E31/4A/{9BEE314A-5959-46ED-9FD8-D17EEA5B9B0F}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/4575-1/9BE/E31/4A/{9BEE314A-5959-46ED-9FD8-D17EEA5B9B0F}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
subjects
      • value: Fiction
      • value: Science Fiction
      • value: Thriller
publishDateText
01/31/2017
mediaType
Audiobook
shortDescription
In this Hugo nominated science fiction thriller by Mur Lafferty, a crew of clones awakens aboard a space ship to find they're being hunted-and any one of them could be the killer.
Maria Arena awakens in a cloning vat streaked with drying blood. She has no memory of how she died. This is new; before, when she had awakened as a new clone, her first memory was of how she died.

Maria's vat is one of seven, each one holding the clone of a crew member of the starship Dormire, each clone waiting for its previous incarnation to die so it can awaken. And Maria isn't the only one to die recently. . .
Unlock the bold new science fiction thriller that Corey Doctorow calls Mur's "breakout book".
sortTitle
Six Wakes
crossRefId
3127550
awards
      • source: World Science Fiction Society
      • value: Hugo Award Nominee
publisher
Hachette Audio