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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (10 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Baxter Narrator: John Lee Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Time Odyssey Series Release Date: May 2008 ISBN: 9781455191574
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Returned to the Earth of 2037 by the Firstborn, mysterious beings of almost limitless technological prowess, Bisesa Dutt is haunted by the memories of her five years spent on the strange alternate Earth called Mir, a jigsaw-puzzle world made up of lands and people cut out of different eras of Earth’s history. Why did the Firstborn create Mir? Why was Bisesa taken there and then brought back on the day after her original disappearance?

Bisesa’s questions receive a chilling answer when scientists discover an anomaly in the sun’s core—an anomaly with no natural cause, evidence of alien intervention over two thousand years before. Now, plans set in motion millennia ago by inscrutable watchers light-years away are coming to fruition in a sunstorm designed to scour Earth of all life through a bombardment of deadly radiation.

Thus commences a furious race against a ticking solar time bomb. But even now, as the apocalypse looms, cooperation is not easy for the peoples and nations of Earth. Religious and political differences threaten to undermine every effort, and all the while, the Firstborn are watching.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Will especially appeal to fans of hard SF who appreciate well-grounded science and humans with a can-do attitude to problem solving…Will keep readers turning the pages.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The best of disaster adventure fiction and hard SF combine in this compelling sequel to Time’s Eye.

    Library Journal

  • “Splendid…Sunstorm is [Baxter] and Clarke’s most seamless collaboration to date.”

    Booklist

  • “An insidious vision of the future that’s sure to thrill fans of 2001: A Space Odyssey and other SF classics.”

    Bookmarks Magazine

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charles | 3/25/2011

    " Kind of a fun book. Very Arthur Clarke - lots of mega engineering and full of interesting details. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J. Pablo | 2/23/2011

    " It was a good read. The previous one left some nasty images in my mind so I postponed reading this one for a while, but I enjoyed. It was very vivid and the story is going into an interesting place. Very Clarke-style. Can't wait to read the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ralph | 2/22/2011

    " A good story of how mankind might pull together to survive in a cataclysmic event. The book give a good look at some of the knowledge we have about the Sun and its affects on our world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fejas | 2/17/2011

    " Better than the first book in the series, it connects the story from the first book well into a completely different main plot for this second story. And it also leaves a bit of a cliffhanger that makes you want to read the third book, just to see how everything is sorted out. "

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

    " As always I love Arthur's books and the closer I get to the end, the harder it is to put down and go to bed at a decent hour. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 7/21/2010

    " The second volume in the Time Odyssey series. I enjoyed this even more than the first one, since it was even more in the "mainstream" sci-fi genre. Many cool technically possible creations - the space elevator, the giant sun screen, etc., and a good cast of characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 4/2/2010

    " Couldn't put it down, mind you i'd buy a book full of blank pages as long as it had Stephen Baxter and Arthur C Clarke as authors. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey | 2/26/2010

    " A solid continuation. Be forewarned that only one character carries over from the first book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 1/26/2010

    " Tough to put down. One of Clark's best efforts. "

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About the Author
Author Arthur C. Clarke

Arthur C. Clarke (1917–2008) wrote the novel and coauthored the screenplay for 2001: A Space Odyssey. He was knighted by the British monarchy and is the only science fiction writer to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. His fiction and nonfiction have sold more than one hundred million copies worldwide. 

About the Narrator

John Lee has read more than 100 audiobooks. His work has garnered multiple Earphones Awards and won AudioFile‘s Best Voice in Fiction & Classics in both 2008 and 2009. He also narrates video games, does voice-over work, and writes plays. He is an accomplished stage actor and has written and co-produced the feature films Breathing Hard and Forfeit. He played Alydon in the 1963–64 Doctor Who serial The Daleks.