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  • Salvation Sequence, Book 1
  • Written by: Peter F. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 19 hrs and 2 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (203 ratings)

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Salvation

Written by: Peter F. Hamilton
Narrated by: John Lee
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Publisher's Summary

In 2204, humanity is expanding into the wider galaxy in leaps and bounds. Cutting-edge technology of linked jump gates has rendered most forms of transportation - including starships - virtually obsolete. Every place on Earth, every distant planet humankind has settled, is now merely a step away from any other. And all seems wonderful - until a crashed alien spaceship of unknown origin is found on a newly located world 89 light-years from Earth, carrying a cargo as strange as it is horrifying. To assess the potential of the threat a high-powered team is dispatched to investigate. But one of them may not be all they seem....

Bursting with tension and big ideas, Salvation is the first book of an all-new series that highlights the inventiveness of an author at the top of his game.

©2018 Peter F. Hamilton (P)2018 Tantor

What the critics say

“Peter F. Hamilton smashes through the crazy battlefield of space opera like a giant all-conquering war-robot. His newest is loud, proud, and beyond epic. Accept no substitutes, this is the real deal. You need Salvation, my friend.” (Ian McDonald, author of the Luna series)

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Good story but slow at first

Overall a well-written book with a decent plot. Reading the book would have been a bit less confusing as some of the pronouns for the omnisexuals (S/he and he/r) weren't properly verbally explained but have been obvious in print.

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So unbelievably dull

The narrator just put me to sleep. No emotion in the narration and just offering a dull mono-tone story telling. Reminds me of Rick and Morty's light house keeper's play.

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Interesting story, painful listen.

Tangled story, interesting but a little hard to follow due to the story jumping back and forth between plot threads.

Unfortunately for me the listen was quite difficult, even painful. The narrator has a pleasant enough voice, but his character accents layered over his natural accent created a lot of confusion for me. His rhythm, a bit of a lilt at the end of each sentence, combined with his decrease in volume at the end of nearly every sentence was a huge distraction for me. He even has a bit of James T. Kirk in him, with many sentences spoken as if there was a. period. after. every. word. Very distracting. It took me several listening sessions to get somewhat used to his style, but even as the book drew to a close I'd still find myself focusing on the style of reading rather than the story.

I'm afraid I won't be purchasing subsequent volumes in this story if they are read by the same narrator.

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Slower start but amazing ending

As title suggests the book starts out a little slow and the narration was somewhat confusing in the beginning before you sort out that different timelines are being utilized.

Gender neutral pronouns were used for various characters and it took me an embarrassing amount of time to realize what was going on so it was a little confusing for a while.

Overall great beginning to what I hope will be a truly epic story.

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Great book but John Lee's voice is aggravating

Great book but John Lee's voice is aggravating. I need 5 more words so there.

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Waste of my hard earned money.

Need my money back. The book were written by a drunk author and was hard to follow.

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An unexpected dud

I loved the Commonwealth Saga but this reads like a third rate tumblr fan-fic in comparison.

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Hamilton read by Lee, what else do you want?

One of the greatest science fiction writer of this age read by the greatest voice in audiobooks. It's is a very tantalising start to a new series, can't wait for the rest, this is pure Peter F. Hamilton delight.

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Great story but OH GOD what an awful reader!

Very slow story to start but it built up really well. But I had to restart chapters repeatedly due to the way the reader spoke. Two major issues with it were the way he. spaced. out. words like Will Shatner and they way his volume decreased after the first few words of nearly every sentence. When he started the next sentence it was like a gunshot since you had to strain some to catch what he just said. Awful. I want to get the other two books in the series but I will get them in paper form. I will not waste my credits on anything else this guy reads.

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chaotic

A bunch of stories over different timelines. hard to follow. glad when it ended.

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