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Shards of Earth Audiobook

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Read By: Sophie Aldred Publisher: Orbit Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 12.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 9.38 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Final Architects Trilogy Release Date: August 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781549106392

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

33

Longest Chapter Length:

60:50 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

20 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

34:02 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

19

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Publisher Description

The Arthur C. Clarke award-winning author of Children of Time brings us an extraordinary new space opera about humanity on the brink of extinction, and how one man's discovery will save or destroy us all.

The war is over. Its heroes forgotten. Until one chance discovery . . .

Idris has neither aged nor slept since they remade him in the war. And one of humanity's heroes now scrapes by on a freelance salvage vessel, to avoid the attention of greater powers.

After earth was destroyed, mankind created a fighting elite to save their species, enhanced humans such as Idris. In the silence of space they could communicate, mind-to-mind, with the enemy. Then their alien aggressors, the Architects, simply disappeared - and Idris and his kind became obsolete.

Now, fifty years later, Idris and his crew have discovered something strange abandoned in space. It's clearly the work of the Architects - but are they returning? And if so, why? Hunted by gangsters, cults and governments, Idris and his crew race across the galaxy hunting for answers. For they now possess something of incalculable value, that many would kill to obtain.

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“Sophie Aldred narrates an intriguing new series…Aldred juggles a large and varied cast with strong attention to unique tones, inflections, and accents…Aldred shoulders the narrative with aplomb. A promising start to a new series coupled with an engaging narration makes this a must-listen for sci-fi fans.”

— AudioFile 

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  • “A rip-roaring space opera featuring starship battles, genetically enhanced superhumans and multiple weird and wonderful aliens…I can’t wait to read the next one."

    — New Scientist

Awards

  • An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick

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  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Narration Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Story Rating: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    — Lennart Kulf, 3/20/2023

About Adrian Tchaikovsky

Adrian Tchaikovsky is the author of the acclaimed ten-book Shadows of the Apt series, the Echoes of the Fall series, and other novels, novellas, and short stories. Children of Time won the Arthur C. Clarke Award in 2016, and its sequel, Children of Ruin won the British Science Fiction Award in 2020). He lives in Leeds in the United Kingdom, and his hobbies include entomology and board and role-playing games.

About Sophie Aldred

Sophie Aldred is an English actress and television presenter best known for her role as Ace in the popular BBC television series Doctor Who during the late 1980s.