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  • The Reality Dysfunction

  • Night's Dawn Trilogy, Book 1
  • Written by: Peter F. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 41 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

In AD 2600, the human race is finally beginning to realize its full potential. Hundreds of colonized planets scattered across the galaxy host a multitude of prosperous and wildly diverse cultures. Genetic engineering has pushed evolution far beyond nature's boundaries, defeating disease and producing extraordinary spaceborn 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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly good

  • By Iain on 2017-10-18

Long

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-09-14

Keep in mind when starting this book that you will have to keep listening through the whole trilogy. Each new book doesn’t waste time catching people up that jumped in part way, so you’re best off listening to all three in a row.

If you like more hard sci fi, like long books, and like multiple plot lines... this is for you.

If you want a light read that has a story line that wraps itself up in the first book... this isn’t for you.

#Audible1

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  • Infinite

  • Written by: Jeremy Robinson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123

The Galahad, a faster-than-light spacecraft, carries 50 scientists and engineers on a mission to prepare Kepler 452b, Earth's nearest habitable neighbor at 1400 light years away. With Earth no longer habitable and the Mars colony slowly failing, they are humanity's best hope. After 10 years in a failed cryogenic bed - body asleep, mind awake - William Chanokh's torture comes to an end as the fog clears, the hatch opens, and his friend and fellow hacker, Tom, greets him...by stabbing a screwdriver into his heart. This is the first time William dies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Excellent Excellent

  • By daniel on 2018-05-14

Not what I was expecting

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-03-30

I bought this on sale not expecting it to be too great... but was pleasantly surprised.

The story isn’t too dense, just a nice easy listen but without being stupid like some lighter sci-fi feels (IMO at least)... yet once you’re done reading it provokes some thought.

My only dislike was the main characters’s immortality. This never really sat right for me, but sometimes you just have to go with it.

If you’re in the mood for something a bit light then this is a good listen. For me this was a nice break between reading/listening to far more dense sci-if novels but was still satisfying.

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