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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (864 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Greg Bear Narrator: Charles Leggett Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In a time like the present, three young people dream of the fabulous ruins of a decaying city somewhere in the distant future called the Kalpa. The dreams of Ginny and Jack overtake them without warning into the minds of two inhabitants of the Kalpa—a would-be warrior, Jebrassy, and an inquisitive explorer, Tiadba. In turn, the dreams of Tiadba and Jebrassy carry them back, into the minds of Jack and Ginny. As for the dreams of Daniel, they are even stranger and more disquieting. Hunted by others with similar powers who seek the sum-runners on behalf of a fearsome godlike entity, Ginny, Jack, and Daniel are drawn despite themeselves into a mission to rescue the future of their dreams. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “This complex, difficult, and beautifully written tale will appeal to sophisticated readers who prefer thorny conundrums to fast-paced action.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Charles Leggett’s narration flows with the action and maintains a steady pace through the long explicative passages. He is an apt guide through this dense and complex plot.”


  • “Plunging readers into a visceral experience of cosmological theory and the big creation stories of mythology, this challenging and imaginative work will receive critical attention.”

    Library Journal

  • “In a post-human future, one city, guarded by reality generators and surrounded by the terrible maelstrom of Chaos, is the sole bastion of order…Fascinating.”


Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Greg | 2/17/2014

    " Painfully difficult to finish. I'm a fan of Bear's other work like the Darwin's children series. The structure of the story made it really hard to keep going... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jen | 2/12/2014

    " A hard novel to read and enjoy. Also quite long, so better read in long sessions otherwise the plot and characters can get mixed up. Story about twisted time lines as the world as we know it comes to an end. Ginny and Jack are able to jump from line to line, but as the end approaches, they find that the number of strands become less and less. They are also mirrored by creatures in another world who are themselves/parts of themselves. Frankly, a bit metaphysical for me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Dan | 2/11/2014

    " Oh dear lord, this was horribly long, confusing and boring. Worst of all, he took a promising premise and created impenetrable mythology and made up ridiculous new "laws" of physics that were never explained or even contextualized. What the hell just happened?? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Obsidian Eagle | 2/10/2014

    " Not Greg Bear's best book but one which successfully weaves superstring theory and chaos math into a compelling, fantastical narrative. Wider leaps leaps in credibility than his previous works like Forge of God/Anvil of Stars or Eon/Eternity although it's nice to see a hard sci-fi writer run with his far-fetched ideas. This actually reminded me more of his early fantasy books (Infinity Concerto/Serpent Mage). "

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