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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (292 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steven R. Boyett Narrator: J. D. Jackson Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Change Series Release Date: November 2009 ISBN: 9781101079676
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A publishing event twenty-five years in the making: the long awaited sequel to the unforgettable post-apocalyptic fantasy, Ariel.

Thirty years ago the lights went out, the airplanes fell, the cars went still, the cities all went dark. The laws humanity had always known were replaced by new laws that could only be called magic. The world has changed forever. Or has it?

In a small community on the California coast are Fred Garey and his friend Yan, both born after the Change. Yan dreams of doing something so big his name will live on forever. He thinks he’s found it—a way to reverse the Change. But Fred fears the repercussions of such drastic, irreversible steps. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sierra | 2/13/2014

    " Boyette kept my attention through a lot of walking. He kept me going through odd punctuation, the lack thereof, and many, many sentence fragments. Even descriptions way past the thoughts of a teenaged boy. But the ending disappointed me. The final confrontation surrounding Yan was good. The final chapter needed to be edited. Too neat, too tidy, and a few incidents that were supposed to be profound and weren't. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don | 1/20/2014

    " A fitting sequel to the original novel and a good listen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle Morrell | 1/8/2014

    " A fantastic sequel to "Ariel," and well worth the wait. Thirty years past the change, when physics upended and technology quit working and magic took its place. Here's hoping for a third book, as hinted by in the afterward. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricrk patrick | 1/6/2014

    " This is a finish in one day as I couldn't stand to put it down. A world in which magic is real and mythical creatures are every day menaces. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christopher | 10/15/2013

    " Post apocalypse. Well fleshed out characters, excellent pacing. Very thought provoking follow-up to Ariel. Highly recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shawna Ballew | 9/2/2013

    " Though the end is bittersweet.. I LOVED THIS! I do suggest NO ONE read it before its prequel though. I truly feel it would ruin both stories though profoundly different. I wont ever stop believing in the magic..Ever! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeannine | 7/7/2013

    " Boyett's many, many years later follow up story to Ariel. This was a good story. I enjoyed it all the way through. Both of these books are keepers. I'm glad he wrote another book to follow Ariel, and tell us more about what happened after that book ended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pink | 7/3/2013

    " Nice similarity to the S.M. Sterling Change series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Onewooga | 5/16/2013

    " SO excited to see Steven Boyett back in print after all these years, and expecially excited to find a sequel to "Ariel," a book I really liked! Now let's hope one day he finished the trilogy he started in "Architect of Sleep!" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meagan | 4/6/2013

    " I almost liked this one better than Ariel. It seemed that there was more detail and the magic aspect was more developed and more present. I loved the fact that Ariel and Pete had some closure and that their story has set Fred on a path to bring the world back from the brink of extinction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy | 12/14/2012

    " Even better than the Ariel. Absolutly loved it.!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bradley Ebert | 9/29/2012

    " I liked it better then Ariel, good story, recommend to anyone who likes sci-fi fantasy genre, I rate a book based on if I was sad it was over, I want more books of the change!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian Binkley | 9/27/2012

    " This was well rounded and a fully realized character. I was pleasantly suprised to find I enjoyed it. Will definitely be looking up other titles by this author. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristin | 3/31/2012

    " Read from 11/30 - 12/3. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bryan457 | 6/1/2011

    " Definitely worth reading. A bittersweet ending. It was not exactly what I was expecting, but still very good. better than the first one in some ways. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeannine | 3/24/2011

    " Boyett's many, many years later follow up story to Ariel. This was a good story. I enjoyed it all the way through. Both of these books are keepers. I'm glad he wrote another book to follow Ariel, and tell us more about what happened after that book ended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 2/1/2011

    " This was well rounded and a fully realized character. I was pleasantly suprised to find I enjoyed it. Will definitely be looking up other titles by this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pink | 1/25/2011

    " Nice similarity to the S.M. Sterling Change series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Foggygirl | 1/11/2011

    " An excellent book, I really loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 12/26/2010

    " Stayed up late to finish it. Even better than Ariel IMHO. I loved how this turned from Fred's story to that of his father and it made sense that it do so.

    I am left wanting more and yet happy that may never happen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tasula | 12/4/2010

    " apocalyptic world;Fred Garey and Yan are teen buddies learning magic;Yan gets power crazy and tries to reverse the Change; Ariel unicorn, Fred, his dad and Yan's dad hit the road to find and stop him, meet Avy, centaur Bob
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg | 11/18/2010

    " This is a great sequel. Great hero's journey story line. I really like how the first book was wrapped into this one.

    If you liked the first, this is a must read. If you havn't read the first, then check it out before you read this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bryan457 | 5/20/2010

    " Definitely worth reading. A bittersweet ending. It was not exactly what I was expecting, but still very good. better than the first one in some ways. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricrk | 5/20/2010

    " This is a finish in one day as I couldn't stand to put it down. A world in which magic is real and mythical creatures are every day menaces. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 5/13/2010

    " A fantastic sequel to "Ariel," and well worth the wait. Thirty years past the change, when physics upended and technology quit working and magic took its place. Here's hoping for a third book, as hinted by in the afterward. "

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About the Author
Author Steven R. Boyett

Steven R. Boyett’s (steveboy.com) novels include the fantasy classic Ariel, The Architect of Sleep, Elegy Beach, and Mortality Bridge. He wrote a draft of Toy Story 2 for Pixar/Disney, and created the groundbreaking online music series Podrunner and Groovelectric. He has been a professional martial arts instructor, paper marbler, advertising copywriter, proofreader, writing teacher, website designer & editor, chapbook publisher, and DJ who has played in major cities and Burning Man. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

About the Narrator

J. D. Jackson is a theater professor, aspiring stage director, and award-winning audiobook narrator. He is a classically trained actor, and his television and film credits include roles on House, ER, Law & Order, Hack, Sherrybaby, Diary of a City Priest, and Lucky Number Slevin. He is the recipient of more than a dozen Earphones Awards for narration and an Odyssey Honor for G. Neri’s Ghetto Cowboy, and he was also named one of AudioFile magazine’s Best Voices of the Year for 2012 and 2013. An adjunct professor at Los Angeles Southwest College, he has an MFA in theater from Temple University.