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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,482 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Arthur C. Clarke Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2008 ISBN:
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The Light of Other Days tells the tale of what happens when a brilliant, driven industrialist harnesses the cutting edge of quantum physics to enable people everywhere, at trivial cost, to see one another at all times: around every corner, through every wall, into everyone's most private, hidden, and even intimate moments. It amounts to the sudden and complete abolition of human privacy - forever.

Then, as society reels, the same technology proves able to look backwards in time as well. Nothing can prepare us for what this means. It is a fundamental change in the terms of the human condition. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shane M. | 1/29/2014

    " Excellent Science Fiction book involving instant communication and it's effect on society. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stefan | 1/22/2014

    " This is a well written, readable, and highly interesting science fiction read that speculates how humanity deals with the complete and total lose of privacy. Sadly, this book only gets 4 stars because its plot was not as good as Trigger. Overall, this book gave me some new ideas and concepts to explore. Some of the speculation by the authors became a bit painful at points because of the extended speculation (then again, science fiction is about speculation.) Overall, a shocking, thought provoking, and fun read that explored a large amount of varied issues in a easy to understand way. The light of other days is a good science fiction read because it uses the full power of fiction combinded with the factual basis of science to make it a incredible read. Recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 1/21/2014

    " The time-traveling sequences towards the end of the book were mind-stretching. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenton | 1/8/2014

    " How does the world react to a new technology, initially which eliminates the speed-of-light limitation on television transmissions using molecular worm-holes, which later allows virtual cameras to pop up at any physical location, and later unveils yet another shocking ability at the world's fingertips to explore. The novel covers the consequences of these events, from cheap voyeurism to a much large scale analyzation of human nature. I don't want to give too much away. This is a highly recommended read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johan | 1/5/2014

    " So you think Facebook is an invasion of your privacy... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brad | 12/23/2013

    " i've read this twice and found it completely thought provoking both times. forces one to question their own sense of morality and the secrets we keep to ourselves and from ourselves. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan | 12/23/2013

    " This was one of the best books I have ever read. It was the most fascinating book that I have read since the Ender's Game series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 12/10/2013

    " The advent of Google Glass made me want to re-read this book again. You should read it to. This means you, everybody... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave | 11/29/2013

    " One of my favorite non-award-winning books co-authored by one of my favorite award-winning authors. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charles McGonigal | 11/18/2013

    " Excellent exploration of what total transparency would mean to a society, both current and historical. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashen | 11/12/2013

    " I thought it didn't had the usual Arthur C. Clarke charm. Neverthless it's a very interesting one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sparky | 10/12/2013

    " Kind of on an Arthur Clarke sweep here... This one was fascinating. Loved reading about the technology that provides instant communication. I confess I even felt a bit uncomfortable while reading about the past viewer!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel | 7/1/2013

    " Excellent look at how humanity would cope with time viewing and the lack of privacy. Raises very interesting questions on what history is and how we would handle being able to see any past moment in time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Yishai | 11/18/2012

    " pretty lame writing, but an enjoyable one-dayer or airplane ride fodder. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ted Hopkins | 11/11/2012

    " I enjoyed this book but that is all. The element of solid SF remains but the spark of high interest I usually find in Clarke's writing just was not there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 7/10/2012

    " Good read. Probably written by Stephen Baxter, with some ideas contributed by ACC, as ACC was pretty much done writing novels at that point in his life. The book dragged at times but the last two chapters were so good that it was worth the trip. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 4/9/2012

    " Interesting concept but I was a bit disappointed by the linear view of spacetime that the authors stuck to. The evolution of consciousness as they conceptualized it was pretty cool but I'll leave it at that so I don't spoil it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lorraine | 12/28/2011

    " the only part I liked about this was the science. characters and stuff about humanity altogether cliched, imo. nothing really touching. use of christianity appalling and hubris of authors unimaginable. "

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

    " Absolutely love this fantastic story! 10 of 10 stars "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yuka Matsugu | 10/25/2011

    " What one technology would do to humans and their society? Makes me think what I really want from my life. A must read book. Recommended by Christ Shipp, and I am very thankful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave | 5/17/2011

    " One of the more perfect science fiction stories ever written. Page after page of tantalizing hints of greater things not seen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hank | 4/7/2011

    " Loved the concept even though it lagged in the middle some. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yuka | 2/14/2011

    " What one technology would do to humans and their society? Makes me think what I really want from my life. A must read book. Recommended by Christ Shipp, and I am very thankful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Renee | 12/11/2010

    " Fun read with an interesting premise. Towards the end I was running low on enthusiasm but still a unique enough premise to make it a good read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Norby | 7/24/2010

    " Second Arthur C. Clarke book I've read and I'm starting to notice a common theme of transcendence. Definitely a fun read and with thought provoking ideas as all scifi should have. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shane | 7/12/2010

    " Excellent Science Fiction book involving instant communication and it's effect on society. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ronald | 7/10/2010

    " Not one of his better books.
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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

Dick Hill, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, is one of the most awarded narrators in the business, having earned several Audie Awards and thirty-four AudioFile Earphones Awards. In addition to narrating, he has both acted in and written for the theater.