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4.00013489027582 out of 54.00013489027582 out of 54.00013489027582 out of 54.00013489027582 out of 54.00013489027582 out of 5 4.00 (4,967 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter F. Hamilton Narrator: John Lee Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2009 ISBN: 9781400181834
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Long ago, a human astrophysicist, Inigo, began dreaming scenes from the life of a remarkable human being named Edeard, who lived within the Void, a self-contained microuniverse at the heart of the galaxy. There, under the beneficent gaze of mysterious godlike entities, humans possessed uncanny psychic abilities, and Edeard's were the strongest of all. Equally strong was his determination to bring justice and freedom to a world terrorized by criminal violence and corruption. Inigo's inspirational dreams, shared by hundreds of millions throughout the galaxy-spanning gaiafield, gave birth to a religion-Living Dream. But when the appearance of a Second Dreamer seemed to trigger the expansion of the Void-an expansion that is devouring everything in its path-the Intersolar Commonwealth was thrown into turmoil. With the adherents of Living Dream determined to set forth on a dangerous pilgrimage into the Void, interstellar war threatens to erupt. With time running out, the fate of humanity hinges on a handful of people. There is Araminta, only now awakening to the unwelcome fact that she is the mysterious Second Dreamer-and to the dire responsibilities that go with it; Inigo, whose private dreams hint at a darker truth behind Edeard's legendary life; Paula Myo, the ruthless field operative of the Commonwealth, whose search for Araminta and Inigo is about to yield a most unpleasant surprise; and Justine, whose desperate gamble places her within the Void, where the godlike Skylords hold the power to save the universe...or destroy it. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Fusing elements of hard SF with adventure fantasy tropes, Hamilton has singlehandedly raised the bar for grand-scale speculative storytelling. Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marc | 2/20/2014

    " A pretty hard read. Really enjoyed the storyline outside of the Void, and totally hated the storyline inside the Void. Unfortunately, the inside-Void storyline takes up a much larger portion of the book. Not sure if I'll read the conclusion of the trilogy ... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Grahambootle | 2/16/2014

    " I was so looking forward to reading this and it seemed to suffer so badly from being the book in the middle. It really came across as a long device that moved the plot forward just a little bit. There were some plot points expanded from void 1 but,,, to few and we seem to be moving to the authors favourite get out of jail free card, a character develops god like powers... Ah well, I'll still read the next one, but I won't be buying the hardback. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 2/3/2014

    " I liked this book more than the first one. There are portions that seem to have gone a bit slowly, but when I reached the end of the book I realized why it was written this way. Anxious to read the next book, I want to see how all of the various life stories shape up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darren | 2/2/2014

    " Even better than the first, really great, super smart and every character has such a great voice with humor every which way. "

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

    " Very Peter Hamiltonish if you have read any of his other books. Sure there is a story in there somewhere but the main attraction of the commonwealth sagas is the world Hamilton is inviting us to see. It is long because of the rich descriptions of almost everything which honestly does not contribute to the overall main story but as stated, telling a story is only one small point of reading the commonwealth saga. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff Daly | 1/6/2014

    " Loved this book. Particularly the story of Edeard the Waterwalker. Hamilton made magic work in fiction in a way I haven't read before (however, it still doesn't top my favorite treatment of magic, that of "fae" from C.S. Friedman's Coldfire trilogy). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edelhart Kempeneers | 12/27/2013

    " Middenstuk van het drieluik. Goed boek. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mj | 12/27/2013

    " What can I say. Happily awaiting Book 3 of the Void series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kernos | 12/25/2013

    " The fantasy and SF aspects are coming together. Indeed, the fantasy aspects are not fantasy at all, but imaginative SF. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim McGowan | 12/23/2013

    " The pace of both strands of the story really pick up in this second volume, and where in the first volume I found the 'void' story slow, and was more interested in the 'commonwealth' story, the void story really picks up in this volume and was the most engaging part of the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tal | 12/5/2013

    " another monster of a book but engrossing. now to wait for book 3... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Justin | 11/20/2013

    " A fantastic read and I can't wait to start the final part of the trilogy. What a author Peter Hamilton is, so glad to have found his work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abe | 10/29/2013

    " This was good! I can't wait to see what's in store in the final book of the trilogy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trip | 6/24/2012

    " It's Peter Hamilton space opera. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Simkine | 4/4/2012

    " The whole inside Void plot is ponderous. When I re-read this series, I just skip those chapters. The rest of the story makes up for that filling in the middle story and making your eager for final volume. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Prashant Kumar | 2/17/2012

    " Feel like kicking Edeard! Go Araminta, Oscar! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christopher | 10/17/2011

    " What is reality anyway? Location Location Location...... no no REALITY dumb dumb not Realty.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sam | 10/9/2011

    " The story on Macathran (sorry about spelling I listened to the audiobook) was predominate in this, and I guess I cared less for it than the story outside of the void. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan Zimmerman | 4/17/2011

    " DAMN! This is a very, very good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas | 4/13/2011

    " One of the best sequels ever. It's a masterpiece of pure sci-fi and pure fantasy, and they are about to mix... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Geoff | 3/30/2011

    " This series continues to be good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 2/2/2011

    " Easy to read, trashy science fiction. Pure joy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonathan | 11/19/2010

    " A good science read. Obviously the middle book of a trilogy, so things are left at loose ends, but it does set up well for the finale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emmanuel | 11/16/2010

    " Good job of filling in more details as the middle book in the series. Grand scifi with developed characters to keep it together. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel | 10/23/2010

    " Peter F. Hamilton again shows that you can be both a science fiction author and a literary virtuoso. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johan | 10/21/2010

    " A bit too long, but the ideas in it are still very interesting. Hamilton still has problems creating good characters, but the scope and sense of epicness almost makes up for it. "

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About the Author
Author Peter F. Hamilton

Peter F. Hamilton was born in Rutland in 1960 and still lives near Rutland Water. He began writing in 1987 and sold his first short story to Fear magazine in 1988. He has also been published in Interzone and the anthologies In Dreams and New Worlds, as well as in several small-press publications. His novels include the Greg Mandel series—Mindstar Rising, A Quantum Murder, and The Nano Flower—and the bestselling Night’s Dawn trilogy, The Reality Dysfunction, The Neutronium Alchemist, and The Naked God. He is also the author of A Second Chance at Eden, a novella and six short stories set in the same brilliantly realized universe, and The Confederation Handbook, a vital guide to the Night’s Dawn trilogy.

About the Narrator

John Lee has read more than 100 audiobooks. His work has garnered multiple Earphones Awards and won AudioFile‘s Best Voice in Fiction & Classics in both 2008 and 2009. He also narrates video games, does voice-over work, and writes plays. He is an accomplished stage actor and has written and co-produced the feature films Breathing Hard and Forfeit. He played Alydon in the 1963–64 Doctor Who serial The Daleks.