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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (289 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tobias S. Buckell Narrator: Jonathan Davis Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2008 ISBN: 9781427206428
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Welcome to Chilo, a planet with corrosive rain, crushing pressure, and deadly heat. Fortunately, fourteen-year-old Timas lives in one of the domed cities that float 100,000 feet above the surface, circling near the edge of a monstrous perpetual storm. Above the acidic clouds the temperature and pressure are normal. But to make a living, Timas, like many other young men, is lowered to the surface in an armored suit to scavenge what he can. Timas’s life is turned upside down when a strange man crash lands on the city. The newcomer is fleeing an alien intelligence intent on invading the planet and discovering the secret hidden deep inside the perpetual storm—a secret that could lead to interplanetary war. As the invaded cities fall silent one by one, Chilo’s citizens must race against time to stop the enemy. And Timas will find out what kind of man he has become in the harsh conditions of Chilo’s surface.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gene | 2/20/2014

    " I gave this book 5 stars because it really was an engaging read even though there is a lot of information and background dumped on you (I didn't realize this was book 3 in a series lol). Sure, I got confused by factions and species and descriptive imagery, but I was very engaged. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patrick | 8/30/2013

    " What we have here is an entertaining homage to shotgun marriages between science fiction and "steam punk", but it stands in the shade of better genre writing like Joe Haldeman's "The Forever War." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 A. Non | 8/18/2013

    " Memorable for the floating city above a gas giant, and the selected few who go to the surface to face the awesome pressure. Pepper is back! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark Argent | 8/1/2013

    " not quite as imaginative or strongly written as the first two books in the Xenowealth trilogy/series, but still a rollicking actioner that I tore through in about a day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keith Bell | 5/1/2013

    " 50 cents on the clearance rack at Big Lots actually bought a pretty good book. Not the hardest sci-fi novel but at least there were zombies. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Doug | 7/15/2012

    " Fun but empty-headed space opera. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Steven Veldstra | 2/28/2012

    " Loved the setting, the story missed a decent plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 bick | 11/9/2011

    " a nice, quick read. nothing like zombies in space. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 8/1/2011

    " Full review at my blog! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jack | 5/19/2011

    " Any series that can take your from foot-battles with Aztecs to space battles with alien zombies totally has my vote. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan | 4/13/2011

    " Interesting plot, well-developed characters. It was a fun read. Kind of a random selection on my part, but some of the books I've enjoyed the most were random selections to help me break out of my normal genre. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kae | 7/9/2010

    " There is a lot of hard SF in this, which I don't usually like, but the characters were compelling, and the story got me hooked. The scientific parameters were presented in such away, it didn't feel like a physics (or future physics) lesson. I accepted it all. On par with Niven and Brin.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan | 5/7/2010

    " Interesting plot, well-developed characters. It was a fun read. Kind of a random selection on my part, but some of the books I've enjoyed the most were random selections to help me break out of my normal genre. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jack | 4/16/2010

    " Any series that can take your from foot-battles with Aztecs to space battles with alien zombies totally has my vote. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 bick | 7/19/2009

    " a nice, quick read. nothing like zombies in space. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colin | 2/2/2009

    " Zombies in Space--not my usual thing. But when the protaganist is a dreadlocked, centuries-old double-amputee kick-ass leader with a spacesuit assistive device, I'm so there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonathan | 12/22/2008

    " I feel like reading sci-fi, and I heard this guy is good. Yeah, vacation! "

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About the Author

Tobias S. Buckell is the author of Sly Mongoose, Ragamuffin, and Crystal Rain. His books have been finalists for the Nebula Award, the Prometheus Award, and the Romantic Times Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. He hails from the Caribbean, where as a child he lived on boats in Grenada and the British and US Virgin Islands. When he was a teenager, his family moved to Ohio after a series of hurricanes destroyed the boat they were living on, and he attended Bluffton University in Bluffton, Ohio, where he still lives today. He is a full-time author and freelancer.

About the Narrator

Jonathan Davis has received widespread critical acclaim for his narration in a variety of genres. He has won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2009, 2011, and 2012, as well as being a finalist for an Audie in 2007, 2013, and three times in 2014. He has also garnered accolades from Publishers Weekly, USA Today, and AudioFile magazine and has earned more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards.