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Publisher's Summary

I'M LOST. I'M SCARED. AND THERE'S SOMETHING HORRIBLE IN HERE.

My name is Gary Rendell. I'm an astronaut. When they asked me as a kid what I wanted to be when I grew up, I said, "astronaut, please!" I dreamed astronaut, I worked astronaut, I studied astronaut. I got lucky; when a probe exploring the Oort Cloud found a strange alien rock and an international team of scientists was put together to go and look at it, I made the draw.

I got even luckier. When disaster hit and our team was split up, scattered through the endless cold tunnels, I somehow survived.

Now I'm lost, and alone, and scared, and there's something horrible in here.

Lucky me.

Lucky, lucky, lucky.

©2019 Adrian Tchaikovsky (P)2019 Tantor

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  • pamela
  • 2019-10-17

Recommended

I liked Children of Time so well that when I saw Walking to Aldebaran available I purchased it. The author did a very good job with the narration. The story held my interest and it's a story I will re-listen to (something I don't do often). I prefer longer books but one of the most memorable books that I have ever read was a short story The Mist by Stephen King. Thirty five to forty years later that I still remember that story. IMO this was worth the price. I gave the story and performance 4 stars, unlike a lot of other reviewers I don't slap 5 stars on every book I listen to.

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  • Bob
  • 2020-06-27

Well written but pointless

Too many questions and too unresolved. Good performance and good prose keep you going, but why?

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  • Joe
  • 2021-11-30

Enjoyable short story with great narration

Definitely a "short story" in terms of depth but fun writing and great narration really elevated it - hope Adrian narrates more of his work!

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  • Alan R Mack II
  • 2020-12-21

Riveting!

I love everything about this one! Adrian Tchaikovsky delivers magnificence yet again! Tchaikovsky performed his own work brilliantly! I have great respect for an author who also does the voice acting too!

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  • Benjamin
  • 2020-06-03

I love Tchaikovsky’s style!

Being a big fan of Children of Time/Children of Ruin series, I was very excited to read/listen to this book, and was not disappointed. I love the way he plays with ones perspective and or prejudices and gives something unexpected. Although, I must admit, I had figured it out before the ending.

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  • Ashleigh west
  • 2022-07-31

A unique read

I really did love it. I was looking for a space thriller and settled on this because the reviews said it had a good twist. I was pleasantly surprised with the humor, it wasnt what I was originally looking for or expecting but I found myself literally laughing out loud at certain parts and it really made the story more enjoyable. It is a quirky story but it still satisfied the craving for a space thriller because there was suspense and gore. It is not very long, but that is fitting for the story.

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  • Ralph Freaster
  • 2021-01-28

Intriguing, funny and surprising!

Good lead character who's fun to spend time with. Countless great ideas, lines, details and surprises (!). And brief--you could read or listen to this book in one night. In any case, after you do you'll want to read it again!

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  • Lincoln
  • 2020-12-20

So delightfully disturbing!

Being someone who has actually been lost in a wilderness for days, this book was eerily familiar. Such creative concepts and as the proragonist morphs and changes because of his experience, you morph and change as a reader as well. We, the readers, become Toto and he is dead on with his interpretations of the emotional transition Toto makes. What a fun and disturbing book! Great read!

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  • Amazon User
  • 2020-01-21

amazing (per usual)

fantastic story, per usual. well rounded plot with good science fiction, humor, and enough depth to make you care about the characters. has a real HHGTTG vibe but not afraid to explore darker and more serious emotions. author does a fantastic job narrating his own story. highly recommend!!!!