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  • By: RR Haywood
  • Narrated by: Colin Morgan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (2,540 ratings)

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By: RR Haywood
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About the performer

Colin's theatre credits include Translations (The National Theatre); Gloria (Hampstead Theatre); Mojo (Harold Pinter Theatre); The Tempest (Shakespeare's Globe); Our Private Life (Royal Court); A Prayer For My Daughter, Vernon God Little (Young Vic) and All About My Mother (The Old Vic). Colin's television credits include Humans, The Living and The Dead, The Fall and Merlin. His film credits include The Happy Prince, Legend, Testament of Youth, Island and Waiting for You.

Colin will play the lead role in upcoming film Benjamin which premiered at London Film Festival this year.

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About the Author

A beard-keeping, caffeine befuddled, dog owning writer, and currently one of the top authors in the UK, with over a million books downloaded. He is the creator of The Undead. A self-published series that has become a cult hit with a readership that defies generations and gender. He is also immensely proud for his Extracted series. A world-wide best-selling time-travel series now optioned for a TV series by a major LA based media company. He hides his face because firstly, his beard is very ginger, and secondly, he's still involved in law-enforcement.

"My main love in writing comes from pushing ordinary people into extraordinary situations and seeing how they react, and in so doing, you see the pure goodness of unselfish acts and how only by working together can people ever really achieve everything they need."

- R.R. Haywood, on the impact of the post-apocolyptic setting.

"“Sam hacking the 3D adverts in the retail zone"
A scene from The Worldship Humility. Illustrated by Andrei Pervukhin.

Summary

About the audiobook:

The Worldship Humility is the start of The Code trilogy, written exclusively for audio by sci-fi author R. R. Haywood. Narrator Colin Morgan brings the colourful characters and treacherous escapades of The Worldship Humility to life, a gripping space adventure which will appeal to fans of Ready Player One, Bladerunner and Haywood’s previous best-selling works, Extracted and The Undead.

Summary:

It’s been 120 years since the 50 or so worldships containing the few million survivors set off after planet Earth was destroyed by a meteor.

On the Worldship Humility, Sam, an Airlock Operative, is bored. Living in space should be full of adventure, except it isn’t, and he fills his time hacking 3-D movie posters.

Petty thief Yasmine Dufont is also from the WS Humility, but she is not bored. Growing up in the Elfors, the lawless lower levels of the ship, has seen her surrounded by violence and squalor since birth, and now she wants out. She wants to escape to the luxury of the Ab-Spa on top of WS Abstinence, where they eat real food instead of rats and synth cubes.

Meanwhile, the sleek-hulled, unmanned Gagarin has come back from punching out ahead of the fleet in the ever-continuing search for a new home. Nearly all hope is lost that a new planet will ever be found, until the Gagarin returns with a code of information that suggests a habitable planet has been found. This news should be shared with the whole fleet, but a few rogue captains want to keep the information to themselves and colonise the new planet.

When Yasmine inadvertently steals the code, she and Sam become caught up in a dangerous game of murder, corruption, political wrangling and...porridge, with sex-addicted Detective Zhang Woo hot on their heels, his own life at risk if he fails to get the code back.

About the author:

R. R. Haywood is the author of Amazon UK’s number one horror series The Undead, which propelled him into the top 20 best-selling Amazon authors in the UK. Haywood is a Washington Post best-selling author and both the Undead series and the Extracted trilogy are Audible best sellers.

About the narrator:

Colin's television credits include Humans, The Living and the Dead, The Fall and Merlin. His film credits include Benjamin, The Happy Prince, Legend and Testament of Youth. Theatre credits include Translations (The National Theatre); Gloria (Hampstead Theatre); Mojo (Harold Pinter Theatre); The Tempest (Shakespeare's Globe); Our Private Life (Royal Court); A Prayer for My Daughter and All About My Mother (The Old Vic).

©2019 RR Haywood (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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best ever

I have found my favourite author, what a brilliant book. I cant wait for the next installment. I usually listen in my car whereby I have found myself parked up at home not going in till the chapter finishes!!!!

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Best book I’ve listened to in ages

What makes this book without doubt is the Narrator Colin Morgan, his use of accents is fabulous, his timing and delivery of the laughs is also fabulous.
The story itself is very well written I thought, with great character development.
This is in my top 3 audible books without doubt
I really hope there is a second book coming.

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Amazing performance

The performance is amazing, so many voices and engaging performance. Easy listening book, more like a play

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brilliant, funny and awesome.

well told story with great character's and amazing pace.
couldn't stop laughing, i think people around me thought i was mad. truly recommended.

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Not my usual

Not my usual sort of purchase, but I really enjoyed it. The performance is one of the best I've heard on here. The book feels like a slow burn at the start but give it a chance to set the world up and it's well worth it. Can't wait for part 2. Highly recomend.

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Slow start but worth it

Not my type of book normally and nearly gave up as the start was slow but pleased I stuck with it as I enjoyed it

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fantastic

Great story and I can not wait for the next installment. Probably the best audio book I've listened too so far.

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Huge fun.

R. R. Haywood is a new sci-fi author to me, but I really enjoyed this. It is quite light and concentrates on the characters and setting (an ark ship) rather than the science. The people are likeable and funny, the situations and plot develop nicely, and Colin Morgan's narration is excellent, voicing multiple characters, accents and male and female roles with apparent ease. An easy 5/5 all the way. I purchased book 2 after just 3 hours of listening to this one and will get into that straight away, even though my habit is to listen in order of purchase. I'm smitten!

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Highly entertaining

This was a good entreating story. Not top rate fiction, but very enjoyable after all. You really got to like the characters and it moved along with pace. I really want to try Porridge and Jam now! I want the next episode soon to be able to follow the final outcome. Well worth 4 stars - a good read/listen

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overall entertaining

Bit of a disappointing ending and too many and too much detail in fight scenes but overall entertaining with some funny moments.

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