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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,575 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: S. M. Stirling Narrator: Todd McLaren Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: Emberverse 2: The Sunrise Lands Series Release Date: April 2008 ISBN: 9781400176755
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A generation has passed since the Change that rendered technology inoperable around the world, and western Oregon has finally achieved a degree of peace. But a new threat has risen in Paradise Valley, Wyoming. A man known as the Prophet presides over the Church Universal and Triumphant, teaching his followers to continue God's work by destroying the remnants of technological civilization they encounter-and those who dare use them. Rudi Mackenzie, son and heir of the mystic Juniper, must journey with seven friends across a continent in chaos to the Sunrise Lands to solve the riddle of what destroyed a civilization. And as the friends journey farther into the interior, enemies may be within their own band as well as outside it. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Thought-provoking and engaging Publishers Weekly
  • “The thought-provoking and engaging storytelling should please Stirling’s many fans.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Stirling is a perfect master of keep-them-up-all-night pacing, possibly the best in American sf, quite capable of sweeping readers all the way to the end.”

    Booklist, praise for the author

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chip | 2/13/2014

    " Meh, I personally thought it was a tad corny. The series is weird too, as each story skips a generation or two. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacy | 2/7/2014

    " I am really enjoying these books. I hate finishing one without having the next on ready to go. But there is a lot going on in the books, multiple points of view, and not everyone enjoys the switch. I however, am loving it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gwen | 2/6/2014

    " Got a little tired of all the battle scenes and sometimes skimmed them. But it has a total cliffhanger ending... I must read the next one immediately! Just went and got it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shawn Manning | 2/4/2014

    " One of the problems I had with this book was that I had just finished a spectacular book and this one was fair to middling. I was concerned that it had been sometime since I had read the last book in the series. That turned out not to be such an issue. You can get a summary of the plot elsewhere. One thing that did detract from the book was some of the terminology. A lexicon would have been nice as well as a list of characters and how the relate to each other. I will most likely give the next book a shot, but am not sure about the rest of the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jay | 2/3/2014

    " This book continues the story of the "Change". It was an enjoyable read but it felt like it was setting up for something big. Obviously it is a series and each book needs to set up for the next. It just felt like there should have been a bit more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam Shelton-anderson | 1/27/2014

    " Fair bit of action. Many parts are told as a flashback. Works well for Ingolf's earlier adventures but not so well with Edain's. I just want to know what happens to the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 1/25/2014

    " Continues the saga from Dies The Fire into the next generation. Also converts the survival story of the first trilogy into a quest saga with overtones of the Arthurian stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jackie | 1/20/2014

    " the jump in years was confusing at first. good start to the next part of this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shane | 1/20/2014

    " A welcome return to the Emberverse series. A few small nitpicks, but otherwise felt like visiting old friends. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jutta | 1/13/2014

    " the series has taken a definite turn into fantasy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meg | 12/13/2013

    " I liked this much better than any of the previous books. Stirling seems to have gotten a hang of characters since "Dies the Fire" and his dialogue is monumentally better. I'm glad I didn't give up on the series after "The Protector's War." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 11/14/2013

    " Mr. Sterling...write more...write faster! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim Wells | 11/10/2013

    " Loved it. Can't wait for the next one. Expands the world of the "change" considerably. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hj | 10/25/2013

    " Exciting, charming, thought provoking. Love this world "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gene | 11/18/2012

    " I good follow up to the first three books, continuing hte story a generation later. Looking forward reading the next one. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rustinhead | 11/14/2012

    " I tried, but this one did not, could not keep me interested enough to stick with it. I could not care enough about the next generation characters to stick with this book through the sloggingly slow start to their journey to Nantucket. I read about half of this book before I gave up... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Taters | 9/24/2012

    " Even more annoyingly smug and self-satisfied characters who are a billion percent unsympathetic than ever before. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Art | 4/19/2012

    " S.M. Stirling has done it again! I'm really enjoying this series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 3/17/2012

    " Is interesting and a good read. Just wish Stirling were more knowledgeable about archery. The bow string of a good archer doesn't slap the bracer every time he shoots. Just the opposite in fact. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Winter Wren | 11/17/2011

    " Yep, definitely got myself reconnected with Stirling's work and loving it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 George | 9/17/2011

    " I'm glad to have discovered this series. Very well written and an engaging story line. I look forward to reading some others in hte series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Redsteve | 5/18/2011

    " More "mystical" than the previous three books, but I liked it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mieczyslaw Kasprzyk | 5/17/2011

    " Excellent - I wish he'd do something like this with the Nantucket series! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nes | 5/13/2011

    " Huge disappointment. Does not carry the weight of the earlier books in this series. I probably won't make and effort to read the next one unless someone passes it on to me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Redsteve | 4/15/2011

    " More "mystical" than the previous three books, but I liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ronald | 3/29/2011

    " Stopped reading the Emberverse series after this book. Needed a break and not enough was happening. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rafe | 1/30/2011

    " See my review of the first book 'Dies the Fire'. "

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

    " Excellent - I wish he'd do something like this with the Nantucket series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 12/15/2010

    " Great book. Didn't notice that it was #4... hmmmm "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 12/11/2010

    " Loved it. Can't wait for the next one. Expands the world of the "change" considerably. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacy | 10/7/2010

    " I am really enjoying these books. I hate finishing one without having the next on ready to go. But there is a lot going on in the books, multiple points of view, and not everyone enjoys the switch. I however, am loving it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Madhatter555 | 6/9/2010

    " The first three books are great, but once you get to this one it seems like it's all been done. I'll probably read the others, but the first three are where it's at. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 6/2/2010

    " My favorite in the series so far. The plot really moved along, and I was done before I knew it. Can't wait to read the "Scourge of God"!! Good stuff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 2/26/2010

    " I love this whole series. I've read half of the last book; Stirling posted it on his website. Since the new one is now out, I'm re-reading the series so I'll be all nice and fresh for it. "

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About the Author

S. M. Stirling was born in France but is Canadian by origin and American by naturalization. Stirling is the author of numerous science fiction and fantasy novels, including the popular Nantucket series that began with Island in the Sea of Time and, more recently, Dies the Fire and The Protector’s War. A former lawyer and an amateur historian, he lives in the Southwest with his wife, Jan.

About the Narrator

Todd McLaren was involved in radio for more than twenty years in cities on both coasts, including Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. He left broadcasting for a full-time career in voice acting, where he has been heard on more than five thousand television and radio commercials, as well as television promos; narrations for documentaries on such networks as A&E, Discovery, and the History Channel; and films, including Who Framed Roger Rabbit?