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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,795 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alastair Reynolds Narrator: John Lee Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Three hundred years from now, Earth has been rendered uninhabitable due to the technological catastrophe known as the Nanocaust.

Archaeologist Verity Auger specializes in the exploration of its surviving landscape. Now, her expertise is required for a far greater purpose.

Something astonishing has been discovered at the far end of a wormhole: mid-twentieth-century Earth, preserved like a fly in amber. Somewhere on this alternate planet is a device capable of destroying both worlds at either end of the wormhole. And Verity must find the device, and the man who plans to activate it, before it’s too late—for the past and the future of two worlds.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Reynolds beautifully details this alternate-universe Paris and handles the developing mystery with aplomb.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Reynolds blends noirish sleuthing and hard sf remarkably well.”


  • Century Rain fuses time travel, hard SF, alternate history, interstellar adventure, and noir romance to create a novel of blistering powers and style.”


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Baltakatei | 1/23/2014

    " This is another one of those multi-threaded-narrative stories that rewards the reader for noting small details and events in seemingly disconnected storylines. Without giving away spoilers, this book contains a normal storyline similar to Alstair Reynolds' other hard sci-fi space operas. However, he manages to connect it to the very mundane and dull life of an unemployed Frenchman living in early 20th century Paris. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is familiar with Paris simply because Mr. Reynolds loves to mention street names and locations. I haven't been to Paris and I would love to know what these places are like in real life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Orijinalchris | 1/22/2014

    " yeah, great, second time I've read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Michael Harry | 1/9/2014

    " A very good stand alone book. It starts with two threads in completly different worlds, two principle characters but doesn't waste time in bringing them together and progressing the story. It always keeps you on edge. I'm usually turned off by post apocalyptic future earth stuff but this had a unique enough slant to be worthwhile. Nice characters, nice alternate history and good ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Michael | 1/6/2014

    " I have read several books by Alastair Reynolds. Most were set in his Revelation Space universe. This book is quite different from those books but never the less is a great read. The plot twists will keep you interested till the very end. "

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