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3.99986388946174 out of 53.99986388946174 out of 53.99986388946174 out of 53.99986388946174 out of 53.99986388946174 out of 5 4.00 (4,849 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: September 2010 ISBN: 9781400181841
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Spiced with plenty of action and intrigue.”

    San Jose Mercury News

  • The author's mastery of the art of the 'big story' earns him a place among the leading authors of dynastic sf. Library Journal
  • “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.”

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Listener Opinions

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

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pshem | 1/31/2014

    " So the story comes to an end. And it's quite a spectacular one, but still feels a little bit like a 'deus-ex-machina', so no five stars here. If you've read the other ones - you have no choice but to read this one too ;-) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jordan | 1/12/2014

    " I absolutely loved this book - far future sci-fi. Was also the first book I read on my Kindle... I couldn't put it down. Highly recommend reading Pandora's star and Judas Unchained before starting the Void trilogy (first book is the Dreaming Void) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ben Cops | 1/8/2014

    " Fantasic conclusion to a well crafted epic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Torben Rasmussen | 1/8/2014

    " Great conclusion to this trilogy. Highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve Hunter | 1/4/2014

    " Good book, and a fitting end to the trilogy. The trilogy itself is like a two-for-one deal, you get a high-tech space opera and a science-fantasy at the same time, both enjoyable reads. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emmanuel | 12/25/2013

    " Tidy but not entirely fulfilling wrap-up of the trilogy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 12/3/2013

    " As always superb read with some thought provoking aspects. We all dream of living in Utopia but would it really be that great if everything was perfect, would we be able to evolve or realise our true potential? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Josh Martin | 12/2/2013

    " Completely crap ending to an otherwise entertaining trilogy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Benny Bowen | 7/10/2013

    " Enjoyed the series. The author is a little confusing,as the book follows 2 main storylines. However both of them are fantastic. The scifi future imagined in this series is more advanced than anything else i've read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patrick | 5/30/2013

    " Just plain awesome! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt | 5/13/2013

    " Fantastic finale to the Void trilogy, and, really, the entire Commonwealth saga. His previous duology (Pandora's Star, Judas Unchained) isn't necessarily required reading before delving into this trilogy, but I'd highly recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frank | 2/13/2013

    " At last the series has a more drive and focus ! Good work Hamilton !! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melvin | 12/23/2011

    " Okay, not his best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Oleg Melnychuk | 12/22/2011

    " A tad too long and slow, but the ending is definitely worth it. Very smartly done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dominic | 9/30/2011

    " Mostly excellent stuff though the ending felt a bit hurried and weak. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martinxo | 6/10/2011

    " Very enjoyable final book in the trilogy. It got a little too sciencey at the grand finale and I didn't quite understand how it all ended but that's a minor point. A great SciFi soap and highly recommended if you like this kinda thing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richard Slater | 5/31/2011

    " Exceptionally good series, mopped everything up at the end but left so much unanswered in the universe Hamilton created. Really missing the characters from my journey to work now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan Zimmerman | 4/21/2011

    " Got a little slow at one point, but overall it’s a damn great book and a wonderful series (though, as one of my Goodreads Friends pointed out Mr. Hamilton doesn’t write series, he writes a single HUGE book that the publishers hack up into series). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 3/11/2011

    " An incredibly epic end to an epic series. Hamilton excels at tying all his disparate plot threads into on large grand ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steven | 2/18/2011

    " Brings the story to a satisfying conclusion with all the major plot threads resolved. This is not profound writing but it excels at what it sets out to be: a rollicking larger-than-life adventure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jordan | 2/9/2011

    " I absolutely loved this book - far future sci-fi. Was also the first book I read on my Kindle... I couldn't put it down. Highly recommend reading Pandora's star and Judas Unchained before starting the Void trilogy (first book is the Dreaming Void) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Justin | 1/30/2011

    " A fun, epic conclusion to this series. Not terribly well written, but enjoyable. As always with Hamilton space operas, fantastic space battles, interesting aliens, lots of sex and lots of breakfast. And some dude in a kilt. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas | 1/29/2011

    " A great conclusion to the Void Trilogy, nicely iterwoven story pieces fitting together beautifully. Peter F Hamiliton did a great job with this, well worth picking up the series (I may just go pick them up again now!) "

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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.