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Salvation Lost

Narrated by: John Lee
Series: Salvation Sequence, Book 2
Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (53 ratings)

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Fight together - or die alone....

In the 23rd century, humanity is enjoying a comparative utopia. Yet life on Earth is about to change, forever. Feriton Kane’s investigative team has discovered the worst threat ever to face mankind - and we’ve almost no time to fight back. The supposedly benign Olyix plan to harvest humanity, in order to carry us to their god at the end of the universe. And as their agents conclude schemes down on earth, vast warships converge above to gather this cargo.

Some factions push for humanity to flee, to live in hiding amongst the stars - although only a chosen few would make it out in time. But others refuse to break before the storm. As disaster looms, animosities must be set aside to focus on just one goal: wiping this enemy from the face of creation. Even if it means preparing for a future this generation will never see. 

Salvation Lost is the second book in the Salvation Sequence by Peter F. Hamilton.

©2019 Peter F. Hamilton (P)2019 Tantor Media, A Division of Recorded Books

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Fantastic!

Hamilton at his best!! Fast pace , action packed heavy SCI-FI.

If you like sci-fi, recommend ++

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Fantastic

Another fantastic story and performance.
Can not wait for the next book in the series.

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Great

Another great experience from Peter F. Hamilton and John Lee. Can't wait for the conclusion!

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Such talent!

The narration, matches with the story, is just so very good. These are a quality production and I love them.

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Bit monotonous

Bit hard to follow, not sure there is a part 3.worth persevering,live long and prosper

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  • Marco
  • 27-12-2019

slow and unfulfilling... again

I cant really say what is wrong with this book, it follows a similar pattern as other sagas, but it feels fragmented and with many characters and events that seem unimportant, I understand that probably they will be crucial for the last book in the trilogy, but you can't have half of the books narrating stuff that doesn't quite connect to anything and seems unimportant that just makes it a bad book.

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  • Trex
  • 25-11-2019

Much Better Than The Last One

I wasn't mad about the first book. This is better. (Not a spoiler) Actually the best bit is the stuff with the High Flyer.

I still mix up some of the guys from the assessment team apart from the Scottish guy which is a bit weak.

A lot of hate for John Lee in the reviews ? Maybe the American ear doesn't suit his voice but I think he & Hamilton go together like rejuvenation clinics and enzyme bonded concrete.

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  • Roy
  • 10-11-2019

Not as good as the first book

An ok story but the character voices put me off, nearly every character has what sounds to me like an East London accent and the 'posh' characters all sound like reformed gangsters from East London. Ainsley's contributions are basically saying F#ck a lot, without actually coming up with any useful ideas - so much for the technical genius. Peter is one of the best in my opinion but I think I'll skip the final book in this series and wait for the next series.

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  • Vinay Sastry
  • 12-11-2019

Good story marred by bad narration

The overall story is good, but the narrator's attempts at non English accents is horrendous irrespective of the accent he tries to emulate

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  • kieran J Kelly
  • 04-11-2019

Would make for Fantastic TV

An excellent follow up to the superb Salvation. The story whips along much faster this with none of the character flashbacks this time. My only mild criticisms are: it’s over too soon! Obviously it lacks some of the mystery of the first book...

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  • Mo
  • 21-11-2019

Latest Instalment

This is the first Peter F Hamilton book that I've read that is just an instalment rather than a novel on it's own right but part of a series.

Exciting and full of the future tech you expect from him. The best stuff happens towards the end, then it tells you have to wait until next time. Grrrr!

Can't wait for the next part though.

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  • Steve M
  • 16-11-2019

Excellent Story

Really looking forward to the concluding 3rd book. But don’t rush it Peter, hopeing for surprise’s in the plot

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  • Veritas traders
  • 14-11-2019

great listen

very pacy, can't wait for the final installment... but I will because he's not written it yet.

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  • Damion Humphreys
  • 13-11-2019

Just brilliant!

Peter F Hamilton is still the best contemporary Sci Fi writer. The layers of interwoven stories, the cast of characters and the detail of narrative are unsurpassed. Dense subjects and theories are made accessible to the layman. The narration is wonderful with each character being given their own voice and personality so that one always knows who is speaking. Cannot recommend enough!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-11-2019

Awesome

I can't wait for part 3! Please don't make me wait for a year! Excellent

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  • Iron Duke
  • 17-12-2019

The narrator kills this

John Lee narrates all of Hamilton’s books so I’m used to the delivery of.ev.ery.word.syll.able.by.syll.able but this book has some heavy dialog which John Lee mutilates in his awful attempt at accents. Often I can’t tell who is the speaker or even the supposed gender of the speaker. Can’t really review the book because I spent so much time reuniting trying to work out what was going on.

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  • MAX
  • 10-02-2020

Loving this series

I was amazed when he read the parts happing in Croydon, some of it was right on my doorstep down Beddington Lane. Great work Mr Hamiltion. Glad John Lee was narrating again to.

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  • SarahLM
  • 07-01-2020

Poor story, terrible narration

I did listen to this to the end to make sure that I wasn’t being unfair about this audible book and I can say with confidence that it is awful.
The story is hackneyed and made so much worse by the random accents used by the narrator.

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  • victoria macdonalf
  • 01-01-2020

Loved it!

This is a great follow up to Salvation without as many flashbacks to fill out the characters. The story romps along at a good pace and is laugh out load funny in places. I have the hardback but I do like to repeat listen to a favorite book especially if it's part of a series to remember the plot line and characters. I'm really looking forward to the concluding book.