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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,762 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Brin Narrator: George Wilson Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Uplift Series Release Date: February 2017 ISBN: 9781440789953
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The final volume of the Uplift trilogy by Hugo and Nebula Award winner David Brin, Heaven's Reach brings readers back to the planet Jijo one last time. The starship Streaker is still on the run with its dangerous cargo of ancient artifacts when the prophesied Time of Changes rocks the galaxy. As each race battles for control and chaos reigns, the truth about the Five Galaxies and The Progenitors finally comes to light. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Evans | 1/16/2014

    " The final book in this 6 book story is epic. Like most long space epics, the plot and ramifications grow and grow. The expectation for the eventual resolution grows in parallel. Usually this all deflates with a whimper instead of a good resolution. Heaven's reach does a great job of bringing the main plot to a truly epic conclusion with implications not just for one galaxy but for lots of them. Great book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 11/25/2013

    " This was my favorite of the Uplift books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ken | 10/16/2013

    " So I've finished the second Uplift trilogy and I'm still a bit underwhelmed. First, what was good: Mr. Brin delves into some interesting concepts regarding the nature of sapience and ecological stewardship. He also investigates questions of tradition versus innovation in a long-term galactic civilization. Mr. Brin tries to portray a billion-year-old galactic civilization with an all-encompassing Galactic Library that believes that there is nothing new under the many suns. To his credit, he does a decent job but many of the stodgy alien races end up coming off like the elderly curmudgeon down the block. His setting also supposes that only the mythic Progenitors evolved into starfaring sapience by themselves and that every single starfaring race since then has been "uplifted" to sentience by a benevolent patron race. So when the feral "wolfling" Terrans arrive on the galactic scene, claiming to have had no assistance from a galactic patron race, hilarity ensues. Mr. Brin ends up taking the innovative, boot-strapping Terrans versus the hide-bound Galactic Civilization thing a bit too far. The Earthlings end up a little too clever and the aliens a little too easy to surprise. Then again, that seems to have been much of the author's point. The storytelling and characters were decent, but no standouts come to mind. The writing style is quite competent but lacks the flair of other SF authors such as Charles Stross or Iain Banks. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samantha | 9/28/2013

    " Nice wrap-up to the series, but I think it was a bit silly towards the end. It was like a Russian doll set in reverse, every small problem kept being swallowed by an even bigger problem, followed by an even BIGGER problem. After a whole book of that, it was a bit implausible and exhausting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Todd | 9/24/2013

    " Unputdownable. (And I've read it before. So that should tell you something.) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dylan Northrup | 5/29/2013

    " It ultimately did not pay off the "epic" story that was built up in the first two books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 1/5/2013

    " Although I read these Uplift books a long time ago, I seem to recall that this final volume was pretty hot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wes | 2/13/2012

    " Satisfied immensely with this final book in the trilogy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelly Lynn Thomas | 3/16/2011

    " I think I was probably way too young to understand this book when I read it. Oh well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Craig | 2/19/2011

    " An ending, not a conclusion - we don't get all the answers in the end, but really, isn't that life? I found it to be a fitting and satisfying end to this story arc, but I hope that Mr. Brin ends up writing more in this universe in the future - I still do want those answers..... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 9/27/2010

    " I read the first books in this series maybe 5 years ago; don't know why I never read the last one. Brin has very interesting ideas, but he's sort of facile and simplistic in what he does with them. It's good interesting fun, but not *quite* top-tier sci-fi. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colin | 5/27/2010

    " A fantastic ending to the second uplift trilogy although there were a number of loose ends that could be tied up (in a third trilogy, perhaps :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hector Ibarraran | 4/6/2010

    " A great read. I really enjoyed the whole series, and was left wanting more. The Uplift Universe made me fall in love with Space Operas over and over again. "

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About the Author
Author David Brin

David Brin is a scientist, speaker, technical consultant, and winner of the Freedom of Speech Award. His novels—including Earth, The Postman, Startide Rising, and Kiln People—have been New York Times bestsellers, winning multiple Hugo, Nebula, and other awards. He lives near San Diego, California.

About the Narrator

George Wilson (1927–2014) received a bachelor’s degree in English in 1949 from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. He was an author and former Washington Post reporter who covered the military from the perspective of soldiers crawling in the mud and from the offices of decision-makers in Washington, and who played a notable role in the Pentagon Papers case.