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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (282 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Catherine Asaro Narrator: Andy Paris Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Saga of the Skolian Empire Series Release Date: May 2009 ISBN: 9781440760433
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Two-time Nebula Award winner Catherine Asaro takes her immensely popular Skolian Empire saga to new heights. The renegade son of the Ruby Dynasty, Del prefers rock music to interstellar politics. His singing career has recently gained momentum on Earth, which has an uneasy relationship with his family’s empire. But with intergalactic tensions running high, Del finds it harder and harder to avoid family expectations. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Asaro’s Skolian saga is now nearly as long and in many ways as compelling as Dune, if not more so.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Asaro ventures into new territory while still showcasing his ability to combine sensual prose with vivid action and bold characterization…A good pick for adventurous sf readers.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jana | 1/30/2014

    " Nice little piece of mind candy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamie Zalot | 1/26/2014

    " Great book, but I didn't remember reading it until I started reading her other books. Weird huh? But it had a great plot anything more constistute spoilers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marty | 11/17/2013

    " I've mostly enjoyed this series but this one feels like a not very good memoir. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 tynia | 10/19/2013

    " holy nuts, why did i read this? i picked this book up thinking it'd be just as good as the others in this series, but wow...so disappointing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bondama | 9/4/2013

    " This has got to be one of the all-time worse books I've ever encountered - The protagonist is a self-centered "ruler" of the Universe who wants to be a rock star. AAARRRRGGGHH!! I quit!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 8/29/2013

    " one the best book of the of a great serise "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Scribal | 7/7/2013

    " I didn't finish this one although I read the rest of the series. It was too far from the main storyline and Asaro chose to pass on all opportunities to link it back into the characters I was invested in. Read it if you like Romance or futuristic treatments of celebrity pop star life. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ssawyer | 2/27/2012

    " Weakest of the Skolian Novels - hopefully they return to their former glory! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brendan | 5/30/2011

    " I loved this book. It mixes two of my favorite things, rock and roll and science fiction, and blends it up with Asaro's flair for creating interesting characters. I only wish I could find the kind of music she describes in this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rainbowjay2 | 4/28/2011

    " Great book, but I didn't remember reading it until I started reading her other books. Weird huh? But it had a great plot anything more constistute spoilers. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 tynia | 2/2/2011

    " holy nuts, why did i read this? i picked this book up thinking it'd be just as good as the others in this series, but wow...so disappointing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kristin | 3/16/2010

    " This is basically a Harlequin Romance for the sci fi set. Predictable from the very beginning and not very well written. Disappointing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ssawyer | 2/25/2010

    " Weakest of the Skolian Novels - hopefully they return to their former glory! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jana | 11/21/2009

    " Nice little piece of mind candy. "

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About the Author
Author Catherine Asaro

Catherine Asaro, science fiction and fantasy author, grew up near Berkeley, California. She earned a PhD in chemical physics and an MA in physics, both from Harvard, and a BS with highest honors in chemistry from UCLA. The Quantum Rose won the 2001 Nebula Award for Best Novel, and The Spacetime Pool won the 2008 Nebula Award for Best Novella.

About the Narrator

Andy Paris is an actor and writer. A member of the Tectonic Theater Project, he and others wrote The Laramie Project, which was nominated for an Emmy in 2002, and in which he played Stephen Belber. He has also appeared in Law & Order. Paris is the winner of two AudioFile Earphones Awards.