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Download A Forest of Stars: The Saga of Seven Suns, Book 2 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,973 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kevin J. Anderson Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2004 ISBN:
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Kevin J. Anderson is the author of 27 national best sellers and several books in the popular Dune, Star Wars, and X-Files series. Forest of Stars is the second book in his acclaimed Saga of Seven Suns series, which begins with Hidden Empire.

Early in the 25th century, humans ignited a fierce war with the hydrogues. Now the gas-giant planets, once a major source of fuel for Earth, are off limits, and the fearsome hydrogues scour the solar system, incinerating humans and the trees of the worldforest. As political unrest spreads throughout Earth's space colonies, a possible ally is discovered: an ancient race of water-based creatures. But is it too late to stop the war?

Forest of Stars is a breathtaking science fiction epic, encompassing the power of galactic politics and the poetry of private dreams. Audie Award-winning narrator Geroge Guidall voices each character, whether human or alien, with dramatic intensity in a work that seems written for audio. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aidan Hamill | 2/12/2014

    " Fantastic. Background story is more massive than I'd thought from Hidden Empire. Still after another entire book there's so much left to find out about the history never mind what's to come. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 2/2/2014

    " See the thing about character overload is most of the time you don't get to know them enough to care when they die. Unfortunately for my heart strings I became quite attached to many of the characters And with the relentless killings I feel hollow and empty inside. I never in a millions years thought is would be so caught up in a saga of this magnitude. 7 books. . . I am only through book two...how will I make it through and keep my sanity. The hydrogues make me ill every time they are mentioned. The chairman needs to be poisoned...I'm sorry but I adore the king and Basil just pisses me off! For as long as each book is, I find it difficult to put them down, more so with book two. For as much heartache as this book caused I still have hope. . . Which seems to be all the humans have left. This small glimmer of hope that we will survive. I can't wait to read another of the saga but for now I need a break. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha | 1/29/2014

    " Not bad, not bad. I hope the trees do something awesome later on though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric Braun | 1/22/2014

    " This book is pretty good. Anderson begins to really focus in on his characters here, even adding a few new ones. Yet he thickens the plot by changing some of the main characters in a unique yet for-seable way. The first two books could probably have been condensed down to one, but if it were, I feel that the characters wouldn't be as strong. So far, this is one of the best examples of character development I've seen in a while. The tense seems to shift ever so slightly, but it's not hard to adjust to. I'm interested to see what this series may have to offer in the next few novels. Trees growing spaceships? I can't wait to see/read that. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Faz | 1/14/2014

    " I have heard a lot of glowing reviews for Mr. Anderson's works, and figured I would start with the Saga of Seven Suns anthology since the premise was right up my SciFi alley. I was severely disappointed. While the basis of the stories was interesting and held great promise, the excruciating details of people, conversations and relationships turned me off. When there was action to be had, it was limited to very little writings, and had none of the depth as in the rest of the book. I 'read' this as an audiobook, and if you didn't pay attention at the right time (even for a second or two), you would completely miss the action sequences. However, you could easily fast forward a few chapters and still get all the details needed for the many and ever growing cast of characters. Why invest in character and relation development (or rather, pages upon pages of descriptive text), only to have that character killed off? I painstakingly suffered through 5 of the books, hoping each would get better, but they got worse. If I had to read the pages instead of listening to the audiobook, I would have probably thrown it away. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 William | 1/14/2014

    " Great follow up and story continuation - good series and nice escape "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 1/12/2014

    " Second in the series. See my review of #1 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aramis | 11/21/2013

    " Not much to say except that the plot keeps getting more involved. Five more books to go. I have now read over one million words since this academic year started. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg Sidor | 9/15/2013

    " The pace accelerates in the second book, with some nice surprises to keep you engaged in the sometimes-thick text. The situation is not as clear cut as it seems, and some exciting possibilities open up. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Clint | 7/15/2013

    " 2nd book in the series so the story is starting to pick up. Still felt like one giant prologue. I definitely can feel that the author has some great idea up his sleeve, but it feels like hes holding back in the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ghola | 7/5/2013

    " Much better than the first. Enjoyed it. Here Anderson begins to flesh out the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cliff Newman | 6/19/2013

    " Best Sci Fi Series Ever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave Johnson | 2/13/2013

    " this is when this series got really good. i think that KJA had to get his story warmed up during the first book. i cant say that i blame him. he had so many character threads that it really had to take a long time to get interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessie Candle | 10/2/2012

    " Love this series. Kevin J Anderson keeps you wanting more! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ed | 7/7/2012

    " Another alien race of ant-like creatures to decipher. I thought I saw the last of ant-like creatures in Ender's Game but nooooo! These ant shaped robots are up to no good, I can feel it. I guess I'll have to read the next one to find out how mis-guided they really are. I'm addicted. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Cook | 6/9/2012

    " Another satisfying chapter in the Saga of Seven Suns epic. But the ending of the book was not nearly as compelling as Hidden Empire. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andypants | 6/6/2012

    " better written then the first one, but less novelty. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diana | 5/1/2012

    " I am totally in love with these books and fully recommended to all the sci-fi lovers out there "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nor'dzin Pamo | 12/1/2011

    " This is as good as the first one and the story is still holding my interest so I will be reading book 3. I do hope that some of the characters find some happiness / survive eventually. Kevin J Anderson is certainly not afraid of killing off major characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mercedes | 6/6/2011

    " Not bad... a little repetitive at times. There are ALOT of characters to keep track of. Can't wait to read the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nordzin | 5/22/2011

    " This is as good as the first one and the story is still holding my interest so I will be reading book 3. I do hope that some of the characters find some happiness / survive eventually. Kevin J Anderson is certainly not afraid of killing off major characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Misty | 2/9/2011

    " So far so good. Moving a little slowly but it's a good plot and I'm sticking with it.

    Good story, just got a bit aggravated with some of the repetition. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Clint | 1/23/2011

    " 2nd book in the series so the story is starting to pick up. Still felt like one giant prologue. I definitely can feel that the author has some great idea up his sleeve, but it feels like hes holding back in the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Strahd | 12/22/2010

    " I'm enjoying the series, it's not spectacular. But it's holding my interest enough to read book 3, I have alot of hope for it, but also a few issues. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 5/6/2010

    " Second in the series. See my review of #1 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andypants | 1/9/2010

    " better written then the first one, but less novelty. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg | 12/29/2009

    " The pace accelerates in the second book, with some nice surprises to keep you engaged in the sometimes-thick text. The situation is not as clear cut as it seems, and some exciting possibilities open up. "

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About the Author
Author Kevin J. Anderson

Kevin J. Anderson is a New York Times bestselling author. Copies of his books number over twenty million and appear in thirty languages—among them the bestselling prequels to Dune, cowritten with Frank Herbert’s son Brian. He has written more than forty national bestsellers and has been nominated for the Nebula, Bram Stoker, and SFX Readers’ Choice Awards.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of eighty AudioFile Erphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. Among Guidall’s narration achievements are Crime and Punishment, The Iliad, and John Irving’s A Widow for One Year, which earned him an Audie Award for best unabridged narration of a novel, an honor he captured again for his rendition of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True. Guidall’s forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.