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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,672 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alastair Reynolds Narrator: John Lee Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Revelation Space Series Release Date: June 2009 ISBN: 9781400179589
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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. And as she leads them to an apparently insignificant moon light-years away, it begins to dawn on Clavain and his companions that to beat one enemy, it may be necessary to forge an alliance with something much worse. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Fulfills all the staggering promise of [Reynolds's] earlier books, and then some.... A fitting finale to the series, a landmark in hard SF space opera. Publishers Weekly Starred Review
  • “A book of great fascination, rich description, and memorable action.”

    Locus

  • “Reynolds writes a lean and muscular prose where the intense action scenes are leavened with the kind of bright, shining, mind-boggling science talk that characterizes the best of post-modern space opera.”

    Science Fiction Weekly

  • “A fitting finale to the series, a landmark in hard SF space opera.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 2/18/2014

    " The final answers to.....what de fuck is going on there!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Scotto Moore | 2/14/2014

    " aggravating ending that almost (not quite) destroys the good will i had for this series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claire Botman | 2/5/2014

    " No, not as good as the first 2 books + Chasm City, agree with most of the reviewers here, and yes the ending was very disappointing. I miss Volyova, I miss Felka and Clavain, those wonderful characters from Redemption Ark. The captain was what kept me reading though, that we were given a glimpse into his mind & feelings after such a long silence. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Noel G | 1/24/2014

    " This perhaps deserves more than three stars, however, compared to the two other books i the series, it is a touch disappointing. I got the sense that some parts of the story were forced together to fit. And some characters were killed off simply to be able to close the tale. This could have been so much better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ed James | 1/23/2014

    " This series is a massive disappointment for me after the excellent standalone work. It's worth reading for the excellent world building but the story is pretty forgettable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Mcjunkin | 1/21/2014

    " Another strong story in the Revelation Space/Inhibiters Universe, if you are fan of the Space Opera genre you will probably like this. If you haven't read any Alistair Reynolds I would start with "Revelation Space" and read the books in chronological order because of the rich history the author develops. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paddythemic | 1/19/2014

    " doesn't quite provide specific closure on a number of topics; but good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Guy | 1/13/2014

    " I've read a bunch of this guy. He's not some literary genius who breaks sci-fi out of the genre, but his books are entertaining as all hell. Reynolds' ideas and characters can be highly gratifying. I was thinking of Absolution Gap when I wrote this. Good fun, but any of the Revelation Space series will be sure to engross "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ainar Miyata | 1/10/2014

    " A wonderful conclusion to a mind-boggling series. Best book in the trilogy imao. Read all night. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richard | 1/9/2014

    " A good yarn. Last of the trilogy. Anticlimactic ending. Author is an astronomer who understands physics, so the book is believable for the most part. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Arsen Zahray | 12/30/2013

    " the book is lengthy at times, and while it is not predictable or boring, it feels anticlimactic against the other revelation space books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Edward | 12/15/2013

    " The series takes a very pronounced turn with this one, introducing a disturbing and original antagonist and some very hard to figure out but rewarding elements that work from the sidelines to move the story along. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Björn Günzel | 12/11/2013

    " I'm giving up after 200 pages. It is very well written, but too long winded with too many side plots for my taste. I've been trying to finish it on and off for over a year... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 12/9/2013

    " Perhaps it is the cumulative effect of the trilogy, but the final volume was superb. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sean Drybrough | 12/9/2013

    " great book, must read for sci fi lovers "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen | 2/19/2013

    " A great sequel to Revelation Space! If you loved the first book in this series you will love this follow-up. Big and imaginative ideas abound in this book that unlocked my imagination about the potential of technology and how it could impact human society. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scythan | 2/5/2013

    " A great book. It is huge, but I didn't want it to end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 12/16/2012

    " Kind of slow to get into at first, even knowing that he's going to pull all the storylines together. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wulfansur | 10/24/2012

    " I really liked this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 James | 10/7/2012

    " Great series until this book. Slow, dull and a terrible ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clint | 5/3/2012

    " There was a good 200+ pages where I honestly was just forcing myself to keep going, and it took forever. I love plot build up, but this became almost painful at parts, thankfully it picked up again at the end and saved itself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 10/12/2011

    " Conclusion to Reynolds space opera - a great book, really enjoyed it, but it did leave the ending open for another book. I liked the introduction of some new characters, especially Aura, Ana's daughter. Shame to see the end of Clavain though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carmen | 7/8/2011

    " I finished it! The last part really picked up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scythan | 6/10/2011

    " A great book. It is huge, but I didn't want it to end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daniel Reading | 5/20/2011

    " The last in the trilogy is not as good as the other two. I read this back-to-back with the other two and the momentum took me so far but i found the parts with the little girl a bit boring and the resolution left me wanting more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alberto | 2/23/2011

    " Rushed at the end. Too bad. I was getting into it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patrick | 12/6/2010

    " A bit of a disappointment; the ending of the trilogy just shudders to a halt when it started so grandly with Revelation Space. Same old characters, same old plot, with none of the wonder of the original. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lord | 5/5/2010

    " cool concepts, big space opera ideas "

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About the Author
Author Alastair ReynoldsAlastair Reynolds was born in Barry, South Wales, in 1966. He studied at Newcastle and St. Andrews Universities and has a Ph.D. in astronomy. he stopped working as an astrophysicist for the European Space Agency to become a full-time writer. Revelation Space and Pushing Ice were shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award; Revelation Space, Absolution Gap, Diamond Dogs, and Century Rain were shortlisted for the British Science Fiction Award, and Chasm City won the British Science Fiction Award.
About the Narrator

John Lee, a stage actor and writer and a coproducer of feature films, has narrated more than one hundred audiobooks of every conceivable genre, earning some three dozen Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award.