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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (936 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: S. M. Stirling Narrator: Todd McLaren Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: Emberverse 3: The Montival Series Release Date: September 2011 ISBN: 9781400184514
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It's Change Year 25, a generation after high-energy technology died in a catastrophe most of the human race didn't survive. The children born after the Change are now starting to take center stage-and Whoever or Whatever was behind the Change itself may be taking a hand in their rivalries. An expedition has travelled to Nantucked across a strange and hostile continent to find some answers. Download and start listening now!

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  • Longtime series reader Todd McLaren is comfortable with the setting and characters. . . . He handles the many action scenes with gusto, shouting, and emphasis in all the right places. AudioFile

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John Patrick | 2/15/2014

    " This was actually somewhat disappointing compared to the previous books in the series. The plot had no real focus and jumped around the timeline trying to hit on plot points that were happening currently in the timeline and filling back story with flashbacks. I very much liked all the previous books in this series but "Tears of the Sun" spends the whole book building up to a payoff that you won't get untill the next book. When I finished the last page it almost felt like it was a chore to have read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Harry Kloss | 2/3/2014

    " More of the same. It's missing some of my favorite characters (Juniper and even Rudi/Artos figure in precious little of the story). The plot following Tiphaine was interesting but the black op in Boise was upsetting. oh so obviously setting up the next in the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patrick | 1/12/2014

    " I was hoping that with this one, he would set things aright and get the lights turned back on... But alas, no. I am over it. It has turned into another medieval fantasy series and I never liked those one bit. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Steven Bass | 12/30/2013

    " Not impressed. Little plot advancement, it seemed like setup for he next book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew | 12/22/2013

    " I continue to enjoy this series. In all his series Stirling tends to weaken his premise's over time. But I still enjoy the characters and the world in general. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kati | 11/4/2013

    " Not the best book in this series, and the jumping around (flash-backs) had me a bit confused, but another good addition to the series. Looking forward to getting my hands on the next one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 1/6/2012

    " This was a disappointment for me. The story dragged on the entire time and the way they kept bouncing back and forth between the "current" time and stuff that happened while Rudi and the group were travelling got confusing at times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The_antichris | 11/8/2011

    " The ratio of infodumps to actual plot is getting alarmingly high, almost to Weberesque levels. Luckily I like food and postapocalyptic military logistics a lot more than I like loving descriptions of space missiles.

    I continue to wonder who the dude on the covers is. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicki | 10/22/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book where all the groups are pulling together, despite old grievances to battle the CUT. Artos(Rudi) is learning how to wield the Sword of the Lady to help defeat this horrible menace. It's a building feeling, that will take the next book to finally come to a conclusion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brianleedurfee | 10/17/2011

    " end of the world as we know it and the LARPERS save the day. kinda far fetched. but it has been a fun series to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 9/27/2011

    " I've been enjoying this series since the start, but it's beginning to feel like Stirling is dragging it out. Time to finish the series, please. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jmob | 9/25/2011

    " I'm yawning through this one. A struggle to finish. Pick up the pace man. "

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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?