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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,033 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alastair Reynolds Narrator: John Lee Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The award-winning author of the Revelation Space trilogy presents a spectacular, galaxy-spanning space opera with a very human heart.

Six million years ago, at the very dawn of the starfaring era, Abigail Gentian fractured herself into a thousand male and female clones: the shatterlings. Sent out into the galaxy, these shatterlings have stood aloof as they document the rise and fall of countless human empires. They meet every 200,000 years to exchange news and memories of their travels with their siblings.

Not only are Campion and Purslane late for their thirty-second reunion, but they have also brought along an amnesiac golden robot for a guest. But the wayward shatterlings get more than the scolding they expect: they face the discovery that someone has a very serious grudge against the Gentian line, and there is a very real possibility of traitors in their midst. The surviving shatterlings have to dodge exotic weapons while they regroup to try to solve the mystery of who is persecuting them and why—before their ancient line is wiped out of existence forever.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A thrilling, mind- boggling adventure.”

    Times (London)

  • “[A] sprawling novel of intergalactic intrigue…A fine example of grand-scale relativistic space opera.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Hans | 2/17/2014

    " Enjoyable. The grand scale of space and time in this novel gives a sense of wonder. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Neil | 2/1/2014

    " Wow, how did the author come up with a story like that. Very far out Sci-Fi story, with a narrative that crosses millions of years as civilisations rise and fall. The book is full of far out concepts such as humans that have evolved into clouds of micro machines, and the ability to slice people into 256 slices and keep them alive. Wasn't too sure about the pseudo-love story between the robot and Purslane, but overall kept me reading (albeit slowly). If you are looking to have your Sci-Fi itch scratched, then this is as far out science fiction you can get. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Benitha | 1/24/2014

    " A book that's really about the journey. What starts of as a mere space opera, becomes an examination of revenge, paranoia and forgiveness in human society. If your looking for a sci-fi romp, you'll only like the first 250 pages or so, after that the pacing and the focus of the story slows down and changes into something much more interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Elizabeth | 1/24/2014

    " Not one of my favorites by this author, but even his less than stellar books are better than other's best works. "

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