Revelation Space
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  • 1
    Revelation Space | Alastair Reynolds

    Revelation Space

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Nine hundred thousand years ago, something annihilated the Amarantin civilization just as it was on the verge of discovering space flight. Now one scientist, Dan Sylveste, will stop at nothing to solve the Amarantin riddle before ancient history repeats itself. With no other resources at his disposal, Sylveste forges a dangerous alliance with the cyborg crew of the starship Nostalgia for Infinity. But as he closes in on the secret, a killer closes in on him because the Amarantin were destroyed for a reason.

    A well told and complex narrative

    Reynolds starts the story with several seemingly unrelated narratives that he gradually weaves together, generating interest, along with a lot of ques..Show More »

    Reviewed on 05 April 2015 by Thesle (Wyoming, Australia)
  • 2
    Chasm City | Alastair Reynolds

    Chasm City

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    The once-utopian Chasm City - a domed human settlement on an otherwise inhospitable planet---has been overrun by a virus known as the Melding Plague, capable of infecting any body, organic or computerized. Now, with the entire city corrupted - from the people to the very buildings they inhabit---only the most wretched sort of existence remains. The stakes are raised when Tanner Mirabel's search brings him face to face with a centuries-old atrocity that history would rather forget.

    Fantastic

    This is, while very different in some ways, superior to Revelation Space, the first in the series. It deals with certain themes and character in extre..Show More »

    Reviewed on 22 May 2017 by Amazon Customer ()
  • 3
    Redemption Ark | Alastair Reynolds

    Redemption Ark

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    Late in the 26th century, the human race has advanced enough to accidentally trigger the Inhibitors---alien-killing machines designed to detect intelligent life and destroy it. The only hope for humanity lies in the recovery of a secret cache of doomsday weapons---and a renegade named Clavain who is determined to find them. But other factions want the weapons for their own purposes---and the weapons themselves have another agenda altogether.

    Great for a middle book of a trilogy

    The narrator has grown on me since revelation space. Looking forward to book three to find out how it all ends up.

    Reviewed on 22 November 2015 by MR R S BROOKES ()
  • 4
    Absolution Gap | Alastair Reynolds

    Absolution Gap

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The Inhibitors were designed to eliminate any life-form reaching a certain level of intelligence - and they've targeted humanity. War veteran Clavain and a ragtag group of refugees have fled into hiding. Their leadership is faltering, and their situation is growing more desperate. But their little colony has just received an unexpected visitor: an avenging angel with the power to lead mankind to safety---or draw down its darkest enemy.

    Fantastic Continuation

    After listening to book 3, I didn't have the highest of hopes for book 4. After reading it however, I found my doubts dashed and my hopes for book 5 h..Show More »

    Reviewed on 11 August 2017 by Amazon Customer ()
  • 5
    The Prefect | Alastair Reynolds

    The Prefect

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    Tom Dreyfus is a Prefect, a law enforcement officer with the Panoply. His beat is the multifaceted utopian society of the Glitter Band, that vast swirl of space habitats orbiting the planet Yellowstone, the teeming hub of a human interstellar empire spanning many worlds. His current case: investigating a murderous attack against one of the habitats that left 900 people dead, a crime that appalls even a hardened cop like Dreyfus.

    Fantastic

    A great way to end a series in a sort of epilogue-ic way. As a standalone story within the universe, it's fantastic, like Chasm City. As a continuatio..Show More »

    Reviewed on 17 September 2017 by Amazon Customer ()
  • 6
    Diamond Dogs, Turquoise Days: Revelation Space, Book 6 | Alastair Reynolds

    Diamond Dogs, Turquoise Days: Revelation Space, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The planet Golgotha - supposedly lifeless - resides in a remote star system, far from those inhabited by human colonists. It is home to an enigmatic machinelike structure called the Blood Spire, which has already brutally and systematically claimed the lives of one starship crew that attempted to uncover its secrets.

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