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Author: Stephen Baxter, Terry Pratchett Narrator: Michael Fenton Stevens Publisher: HarperAudio Audio Length: Release Date: June 2012 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780062189608

Publisher Description

An unmissable milestone for fans of Sir Terry Pratchett: the first SF novel in over three decades in which the visionary inventor of Discworld has created a new universe of tantalizing possibilities—a series of parallel “Earths” with doorways leading to adventure, intrigue, excitement, and an escape into the furthest reaches of the imagination.

The Long Earth, written with award-winning novelist Stephen Baxter, author of Stone Spring, Ark, and Floodwill, captivate science fiction fans of all stripes, readers of Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Carl Hiaasen, and anyone who enjoyed the Terry Pratchett/Neil Gaiman collaboration Good Omens.

The Long Earth is an adventure of the highest order—and an unforgettable read.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " My interest fizzled out after about 250 pages. The premise was good but the meager plot plodded along and I ceased to care about the characters. "

    - Cannibalcrowley, 2/15/2014
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " It could have been much better. The potential for the story is unlimited, just add The Long Earth. But the storyline just tackles slightly some of the possibilities, leaving much to desire. In the end, it's too flat, too simple, too one dimensional, while in the same time drawing from too many ideas in the same time. "

    - Maciek, 1/13/2014
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This was a fun, pleasant, easy read. The concept is great. The characters aren't particularly sympathetic, though, and there's very little tension. Or action. Nor is there any humor--which is fine, since this isn't a Discworld novel or marketed as humorous, but Pratchett's style feels a little empty without the humor laced in to support it. "

    - Aaron, 1/6/2014
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " The short extract from the 'High Meggas' was more enjoyable in style than the main book. An interesting idea but padded out into a whole book was not as good as I would have expected. Perhaps I've read too many Discworld novels "

    - John, 1/4/2014
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Good book. Not his greatest but worth a read. I love the multiverse idea. However late in the third act the book takes a weird philosophical turn, and is kind of heavy handed with it. Other then that, great book! "

    - Ed, 12/31/2013
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Great premise, execution could have been better. It meandered, and I'm not really sure where it landed. Maybe it just had too many good concepts, could even be a series, but too much was packed into one book. "

    - Stacey, 12/28/2013
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I liked it. I hadn't heard anything about it, so I had no expectations, other than liking Pratchett. It was interesting; not especially wrenching or complex. I finished it in a day. "

    - Laura, 12/26/2013
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Slow. Takes an interesting setting nowhere. "

    - Barbara, 12/25/2013
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Brilliant book but annoying ending - not saying why! "

    - Carol, 12/13/2013
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A decent 1st book in a series but at least a mini-conclusion would have been good. Will read the next though, and hopefully many more. Slightly reminiscent of Jasper Fforde's Shades of Grey, an unexpectedly serious book from a pun expert. "

    - Katie, 12/6/2013
  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Idea was interesting but it seemed to mainly ask the same question over and over without answering it. Slow read. More philosophically focused and less plot focused. Plus, I've read endings like that before so it wasn't surprising. "

    - Meg, 11/19/2013
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I wanted to love this book but it just lacked something. Still, it was an entertaining read and much of the premise was interesting. "

    - Eric, 10/30/2013
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Brilliantly captured feel of the parallel multiverse concept. A great read. "

    - Kat, 10/22/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Intriuging... "

    - Radhika, 10/8/2013
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I love Pratchett, but this book just didn't keep my attention. Interesting concept, but I had to return the library book and don't care about getting it back to finish it. "

    - Angie, 9/8/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I liked it way better the second time. The first time the science was a little beyond me and I spent longer trying to figure it out than enjoying the story. The second time I found pleasure in skipping over the quantum and fell in love with Lobsang. "

    - Kat, 7/29/2013
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Loved this! A different take on space travel I found fun. I listened to this one in the car. Wasn't thrilled with the narrator, but still an excellent story. Really hoping for a sequel. "

    - Raeanne, 2/20/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Would have given this book five stars except I didn't like the way it ends. Left something to be desired. Very interesting read, though. "

    - Ash, 11/11/2012
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " An engaging science fiction book about a perhaps-infinite string of parallel earths, and the mysterious creatures that inhabit the other earths. I enjoyed the mystery aspect but didn't like the cliffhanger ending. Eagerly awaiting the sequel! "

    - Samantha, 6/24/2012
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Slow paced, but interesting and fun for all that. "

    - Annette, 6/22/2012

About the Author

Stephen Baxter is an acclaimed, multiple award–winning author whose many books include the Xeelee Sequence series, the Time Odyssey trilogy (written with Arthur C. Clarke), and The Time Ships, a sequel to H. G. Wells’s classic The Time Machine. He lives in England.

About the Narrator

Michael Fenton Stevens is an actor and comedian, as well as a founding member of The Hee Bee Gee Bees, a pop music group. He is known for his work in television and for his voice work on BBC Radio 4.