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4.00010641677255 out of 54.00010641677255 out of 54.00010641677255 out of 54.00010641677255 out of 54.00010641677255 out of 5 4.00 (6,296 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter F. Hamilton Narrator: John Lee Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Void Trilogy Release Date: June 2008 ISBN: 9781400177271
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AD 3580. The Intersolar Commonwealth has spread through the galaxy to over a thousand star systems. It is a culture of rich diversity with a place for everyone. A powerful navy protects it from any hostile species that may lurk among the stars. For Commonwealth citizens, even death has been overcome. At the center of the galaxy is the Void, a strange, artificial universe created by aliens billions of years ago, shrouded by an event horizon more deadly than any natural black hole. In order to function, it is gradually consuming the mass of the galaxy. Watched over by its ancient enemies, the Raiel, the Void's expansion is barely contained. Inigo dreams of the sweet life within the Void and shares his visions with billions of avid believers. When he mysteriously disappears, Inigo's followers decide to embark on a pilgrimage into the Void to live the life of their messiah's dreams-a pilgrimage that the Raiel claim will trigger a catastrophic expansion of the Void. Aaron is a man whose only memory is his own name. He doesn't know who he used to be or what he is. All he does know is that his job is to find the missing messiah and stop the pilgrimage. He's not sure how to do that, but whoever he works for has provided some pretty formidable weaponry that ought to help. Meanwhile, inside the Void, a youth called Edeard is coming to terms with his unusually strong telepathic powers. A junior constable in Makkathran, he starts to challenge the corruption and decay that have poisoned the city. He is determined that his fellow citizens should know hope again. What Edeard doesn't realize is just how far his message of hope is reaching. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A real spellbinder from a master storyteller.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • A real spellbinder from a master storyteller. Kirkus Starred Review
  • “In the tradition of grand-scale SF sagas…Densely plotted and intensely thought-provoking.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Truly epic adventure.”

    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew Reeves | 1/25/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. First of Hamilton's books I've read and will definitely be exploring more of his work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Björn | 1/17/2014

    " Not just another superb book by Peter F. Hamilton, but a universe in its own right - inventive, ingenious, incredible. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tankerbay | 1/13/2014

    " Very good beginning to the series. Some excellent ideas about where the Human race is headed, paired with a sub-story that could have come straight from L.E. Modessitt. I'll be recommending this to friends. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zaphoddent | 12/29/2013

    " This guy knows how to do epic! Be aware if you haven't read Hamilton before he tends to end books in his series on cliffhangers so you're committing to about 1800 pages to get a resolution to the characters. I thoroughly enjoyed his Commonwealth Saga and this is just as good with the return of several characters from the Saga. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Seidel | 12/22/2013

    " After Judas Unchained I was sad to say goodbye to the Commonwealth universe. I am very happy that Hamilton has returned to that universe with this new trilogy. The story starts with Hamilton's trademark of extrapolating the characters way far out from the crux of events, but it is still well paced and I was happy to see some of my favorite characters from the previous books return. The Edeard story line was confusing to start because it lacked any explanation of what some of the fantastical elements were, and it was the slightest touch boring, because it rings more as fantasy (which I don't like) than science fiction. However, the cliffhanger was a sheer delight to read, epic and touching. If only I could have written down the soundtrack that was playing in my head while reading it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam Harvey | 12/20/2013

    " Another fantastic space opera from Peter F Hamilton "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 12/9/2013

    " While this is the first book of a trilogy, it would probably help to read the stories that occurred before it, to get more out of it. I didn't get to do that, but still enjoyed this book immensely. Now I need to just go get the other books in this saga. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeff Goodman | 11/23/2013

    " The plus side... This is real SCIENCE fiction, that is, fiction based on science, something the book world has seen far too little of for far too long. The minus... Its 600+ pages will leave you with no closure whatsoever. This is the first in a trilogy that assumes you will be reading all three from page one. Many of the characters are aparently carry-overs from a previous series as well. I picked up this book looking for a taste of what today's SF should be. Got it! Not ready to get married to it just yet. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John | 11/3/2013

    " Yikes, don't think I'll be rushing out to read the other 2 in the trilogy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jordan Ingram | 10/16/2013

    " I was glad to have the story finish, but i didn't enjoy this book as much as pandoras star. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Olof | 2/25/2013

    " Feels so great to com back to the world of Pandora/Judas! I loved all but what happened inside the void! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jack | 6/1/2012

    " The series keeps getting more engaging even as it passes 2 kilopages (educated guess, I didn't actually add them up) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/29/2012

    " A continuation of the Pandora Star series. Complicated story lines. You have to pay attention! Dreaming Void is only part one of the Void series. Have the next one ready to go when you finish this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul Crittenden | 2/25/2012

    " I'm actually listened to this book on CD in my car. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert Schertzer | 2/18/2012

    " Takes 3/4 of the book for worlds to collide to understand the story and left hanging with lots of material for the sequels. I listened to the Audible.com version and it is well done though best heard at double speed. Really well written and read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emmanuel | 12/16/2011

    " Interesting follow through from the Commonwealth Saga. Have to see how it develops to see if it doesn't just rely on the original. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 4/6/2011

    " I really liked it, and it's sequel. I think it's just below the Pandora's Star/Judas Unchained books, but not by much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan Zimmerman | 4/1/2011

    " Started slowly, then I got caught in the story. Danm Mr. Hamilton, I thought I was going to be disappointed and get to pen a scathing condemnation – instead I am excited and I have to put my hands on the sequel in pretty short order. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas | 3/21/2011

    " I little confusing at first, too many characters, but very enjoyable if you can keep track of everyone and story lines that do not intersect. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ben | 1/18/2011

    " Another solid page turner and a good start to the trilogy, although a bit light on events and not much of an ending to the book. Looking forward to the temporal void. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim | 1/5/2011

    " An epic, enjoyable, space opera, with some interesting fantasy elements entwined via one of the parallel stories. This book is the first in a trilogy, and the author does a good job at making you want to jump to book #2 straight away. "

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About the Author
Author Peter F. Hamilton

Peter F. Hamilton was born in Rutland in 1960 and still lives near Rutland Water. He began writing in 1987 and sold his first short story to Fear magazine in 1988. He has also been published in Interzone and the anthologies In Dreams and New Worlds, as well as in several small-press publications. His novels include the Greg Mandel series—Mindstar Rising, A Quantum Murder, and The Nano Flower—and the bestselling Night’s Dawn trilogy, The Reality Dysfunction, The Neutronium Alchemist, and The Naked God. He is also the author of A Second Chance at Eden, a novella and six short stories set in the same brilliantly realized universe, and The Confederation Handbook, a vital guide to the Night’s Dawn trilogy.

About the Narrator

John Lee, a stage actor and writer and a coproducer of feature films, has narrated more than one hundred audiobooks of every conceivable genre, earning some three dozen Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award.