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4.00020622808827 out of 54.00020622808827 out of 54.00020622808827 out of 54.00020622808827 out of 54.00020622808827 out of 5 4.00 (4,849 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter F. Hamilton Narrator: John Le Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Void Trilogy Release Date:
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An innovator praised as one of the inventors of “the new space opera,” Peter F. Hamilton has also been hailed as the heir of such golden-age giants as Heinlein and Asimov. His star-spanning sagas are distinguished by deft plotting, engaging characters, provocative explorations of science and society, and soaring imaginative reach. Now, in one of the most eagerly anticipated offerings of the year, Hamilton brings his acclaimed Void trilogy to a stunning close.

Exposed as the Second Dreamer, Araminta has become the target of a galaxywide search by government agent Paula Myo and the psychopath known as the Cat, along with others equally determined to prevent—or facilitate—the pilgrimage of the Living Dream cult into the heart of the Void. An indestructible microuniverse, the Void may contain paradise, as the cultists believe, but it is also a deadly threat. For the miraculous reality that exists inside its boundaries demands energy—energy drawn from everything outside those boundaries: from planets, stars, galaxies … from everything that lives.

Meanwhile, the parallel story of Edeard, the Waterwalker—as told through a series of addictive dreams communicated to the gaiasphere via Inigo, the First Dreamer—continues to unfold. But now the inspirational tale of this idealistic young man takes a darker and more troubling turn as he finds himself faced with powerful new enemies—and temptations more powerful still.

With time running out, a repentant Inigo must decide whether to release Edeard’s final dream: a dream whose message is scarcely less dangerous than the pilgrimage promises to be. And Araminta must choose whether to run from her unwanted responsibilities or face them down, with no guarantee of success or survival. But all these choices may be for naught if the monomaniacal Ilanthe, leader of the breakaway Accelerator Faction, is able to enter the Void. For it is not paradise she seeks there, but dominion.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Spiced with plenty of action and intrigue.”

    San Jose Mercury News

  • “Dazzling with complex story lines, compelling characters, and universe-spanning drama.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “As the story of the Void draws to a close, Hamilton takes up an extraordinary number of threads…Eventually, the scattered threads join in the Heart of the Void, where the truth about Makkrathan’s origins and the Void itself is revealed. It’s an altogether satisfying conclusion to the epic, and one of Hamilton’s strongest outings yet: a spectacular space opera.”


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Darin Stewart | 2/10/2014

    " A satisfying conclusion to the Void series but too long and convoluted of a plot spread over five volumes to completely keep straight with so long an interval between books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Allen Tsao | 2/7/2014

    " I was a little disappointed by the end of this series. The second book was great, but I didn't like ending as much in this book. Overall, it was a decent trilogy though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by 呉 | 2/4/2014

    " While the whole series was good, I wouldn't put those books on the same level as the original series in this universe. But I applaud the author for creating a very plausible future in e same universe. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mark | 2/2/2014

    " Not a great writer and a bit long winded but sometimes good ideas... "

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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.