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Download The Sunless Countries: Book Four of Virga Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Sunless Countries: Book Four of Virga (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Karl Schroeder
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (253 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Karl Schroeder Narrator: Joyce Irvine, David Thorn Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2009 ISBN:
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In an ocean of weightless air, where sunlight has never been seen, only the running lights of the city of Pacquaea glitter in the dark. One woman, Leal Hieronyma Maspeth, history tutor and dreamer, lives and dreams of love among the gaslit streets and cafes. And somewhere in the abyss of wind and twisted cloud through which Pacquaea eternally falls, a great voice has begun speaking. As its cold words reach even to the city walls - and as outlying towns and travelers' ships start to mysteriously disappear - only Leal has the courage to try to understand the message thundering from the distance.

Even the city's most famous and exotic visitor, the sun lighter and hero named Hayden Griffin, refuses to turn aside from his commission to build a new sun for a foreign nation. He will not become the hero that Leal knows the city needs; so in the end, it is up to her to listen, and ultimately reply, to the worldwasp. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lucas | 2/14/2013

    " Not as good as the first three. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kitsuniku | 9/2/2011

    " Though it is mainly focused on a Historian, it is a really good addition to the series. There is the issue with the government and she deals with it while also contributing to the bigger story. Many references to past characters. As well as a return of Hayden Griffen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 8/10/2011

    " One of the best of hard SciFi writers around. His stories are still very human centered with very strong female characters that are not male clones. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric Warren | 4/30/2011

    " I love this series, and I think this was my favorite so far! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alpha | 11/5/2010

    " Not as good as the previous books. Too light, without enough SF. Also, Peter Watts explored the end concept in way more depth in Blindsight. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emerson Harris | 10/7/2010

    " Still a boatload of fun, but by far the weakest in the series so far (but not enough to dissuade me from reading Ashes of Candesce. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 1/26/2010

    " One of the best of hard SciFi writers around. His stories are still very human centered with very strong female characters that are not male clones. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alpha | 10/8/2009

    " Not as good as the previous books. Too light, without enough SF. Also, Peter Watts explored the end concept in way more depth in Blindsight. "

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About the Author

Karl Schroeder was born in Brandon, Manitoba, and is the second science fiction writer to come out of the small community. He now lives in Toronto with his wife and their daughter.