The Reality Dysfunction by Peter F. Hamilton is the first in Night's Dawn, a sweeping galactic trilogy from the master of space opera.
In AD 2600 the human race is finally realizing its full potential. Hundreds of colonized planets across the galaxy host a multitude of wildly diverse cultures. Genetic engineering has pushed evolution far beyond nature's boundaries, defeating disease and producing extraordinary space-born creatures.
Huge fleets of sentient trader starships thrive on the wealth created by the industrialization of entire star systems. And throughout inhabited space, the Confederation Navy keeps the peace. A true golden age is within our grasp.
But now something has gone catastrophically wrong. On a primitive colony planet, a renegade criminal's chance encounter with an utterly alien entity unleashes the most primal of all our fears. An extinct race which inhabited the galaxy aeons ago called it the Reality Dysfunction, and it is the nightmare which has prowled beside us since the beginning of history.
The Reality Dysfunction is followed by The Neutronium Alchemist and The Naked God.
©2016 Peter F. Hamilton (P)2016 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Giving voice to the characters, can't imagine this series ever getting made into a movie.
His perfect pronunciation of the quite complex writing style. His narration took time to get used to but now I'm loving it.
Can't wait to listen to the other Hamilton books.
"I can't listen to this!"
I tried, but the narration was so bad I had to give up! first book I've ever given up on and I listen to about 50 per year!
the story seems confusing, but this may be bacause I just struggled to concentrate. the narrator sounds so weird, like he is reading in a second language or this is the first time he has ever read out loud.
not for me. some other reviewers seem ok with it, so I would definitely recommend listening to a sample first!
"Worth the wait"
I have been waiting for these on the UK store for years now as they have been out in the USA for a while! But despite the wait the books are well worth it, an epic space drama story with gripping events and characters we all care about, a superb balance a possible tech, adult fun and hard science.
I have been waiting years for the Nights Dawn trilogy to appear on Audible. To my mind this is the best of Peter F Hamiltons trilogy's. Also, it's very well narrated.
I am clinging on to a feint grasp of a remote clue as to what is going on, and the narration; bloody awful. Why do all the peripheral characters have to sound like they're from Somerset? There must be better options for narration.And the story? well a collage of elements from previous books so far. Bit of this, bit of that. Unfortunately again made worse by the narration. Who decides these things? Bad decision.
Night's Dawn is a great epic, if a little waffly and superficial in places, but argh! John Lee! NO! I can't stand it!!!!
couldn't stop listening. glad there's two more sequels as I can't wait to see what happens next
"Original and engrossing."
Hell spaceships Technology
This story takes high-tech science fiction up to brink of the supernatural but doesn't fall over.
Yes, John Lee suits this kind of highly detailed book very well.
Space is hell
This whole trilogy is a romp. I read the paperbacks years ago and will be listening to the next two audio-books in the series. So please get the third one out asap.
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