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Carleton

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  • Pandora's Star

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4155)
    Performance
    (2470)
    Story
    (2509)

    The year is 2380. The Intersolar Commonwealth, a sphere of stars some 400 light-years in diameter, contains more than 600 worlds, interconnected by a web of transport "tunnels" known as wormholes. At the farthest edge of the Commonwealth, astronomer Dudley Bose observes the impossible: Over 1,000 light-years away, a star...vanishes. It does not go supernova. It does not collapse into a black hole. It simply disappears.

    Devin says: "Great Epic Scifi"
    "Great ideas in search of a plot"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made Pandora's Star better?

    This book and its sequel (really the second half of the story) are 2000 pages or 80 hours of setting and character sketches in search of a plot. I don't wont to spoil the story for those that want to slog through this, Hamilton had some great ideas for settings, technologies and characters and tried to string them together with a plot that was a variation on the


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Relief that I'd finally finished it.


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