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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Greg Bear Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Darwin Series Release Date: August 1999 ISBN: 9781436146913
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Greg Bear’s fiction ingeniously combines cutting-edge science and unforgettable characters. It has won multiple Hugo and Nebula awards and choruses of critical acclaim. Now, with Darwin’s Radio, Bear creates a nonstop thriller swirling with provocative ideas about the next step of human evolution. In a cave high in the Alps, a renegade anthropologist discovers a frozen Neanderthal couple—with a Homo sapiens baby. Meanwhile, in southern Russia, the UN investigation of a mysterious mass grave is cut short. One of the investigators, molecular biologist Kaye Lang, returns home to the US to learn that her theory on human retroviruses has been verified with the discovery of SHEVA, a virus that has slept in our DNA for millions of years and is now waking up. How are these seemingly disparate events connected? Kaye Lang and her colleagues must race against a genetic time bomb to find out. Darwin’s Radio pulses with intelligent speculation, international adventure, and political intrigue as it explores timeless human themes. George Guidall’s masterful performance heightens the excitement and keeps you enthralled until the final fascinating word. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[The reader’s] obvious enthusiasm for the text manifests itself in a riveting performance encompassing scientific theory and the requisite romance.”

    AudioFile

  • Darwin’s Radio is far superior to other recent thrillers on similar themes…not only because Bear creates fuller, more realistic characters and situations, but also because Bear understands the science behind his ideas more deeply.”

    Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine

  • “[The] idea that drives [the story] is an intriguing and nicely presented version of punctuated evolution…Bear is one of a handful of writers in the field who manage both the complexity of the intellectual material and the solidity and depth of feeling required for a ‘novel of ideas’ to be a real novel.”

    Locus

  • “Absorbing and ingenious.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Winner of the 2000 Nebula Award for Best Novel
  • A 2000 John W. Campbell Award Nominee
  • A 2000 Hugo Award Nominee
  • A 2000 Locus Award Nominee
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About the Author
Author Greg Bear

Greg Bear is an American author of more than forty books spanning the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres. His science fiction works have covered themes of galactic conflict, artificial universes, consciousness and cultural practice, and accelerated evolution. His fiction has garnered five Nebula Awards, two Hugo Awards, the Monty Award, and the Heinlein Award. He has also been an illustrator of science fiction works in both hardcover and paperback. He has written articles on film for the Los Angeles Times and book reviews for the San Diego Union. He is a founding member of the Association of Science Fiction Artists and of the San Diego Comic-Con. and has served as president and vice president of the Science Fiction Writers of America. He has also served as a consultant for NASA, the US Army, the State Department, and other organizations on such matters as crime and criminal justice, virology and evolution, and bio security.

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.