The Confederation is starting to collapse politically and economically, allowing the "possessed" to infiltrate more worlds.
Quinn Dexter is loose on Earth, destroying the giant arcologies one at a time. As Louise Kavanagh tries to track him down, she manages to acquire some strange and powerful allies whose goal doesn't quite match her own.
The campaign to liberate Mortonridge from the possessed degenerates into a horrendous land battle, the kind that hasn't been seen by humankind for 600 years; then some of the protagonists escape in a very unexpected direction. Joshua Calvert and Syrinx fly their starships on a mission to find the Sleeping God, which an alien race believes holds the key to overthrowing the possessed.
The Naked God is the brilliant climax to Peter F. Hamilton's awe-inspiring Night's Dawn trilogy.
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"The depth and clarity of the future Hamilton envisions is as complex and involving as they come." (Publishers Weekly)
the first three quarters of the book are good. towards the end of the book however it starts to feel a little rushed and Deus Ex machina. however if you made it this far already it's certainly worth finishing. the narrator is as always fantastic
When I started the first of the three books, I was afraid when I got to The Naked God the story would go down hill. It was just the opposite, The Naked God being the best of the three. Great happy ending with very few loose ends.
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2016 has become a fantastic year for Peter F. Hamilton audiobook listeners. We finally got the long waited Night's Dawn Trilogy on audio all in the last five months. These books was first published in the 90's and we waited a long time for the audio version to come out. The final installment of the trilogy was a little of a bare to get through mainly because I've listen through my fair share of this author in the last few months, but I still enjoyed "The Naked God." It's still a good conclusion to the series. As a fanboy to these books, of course I would give it five stars.
The story line had enough coverage to tie up any open questions and the reader was outstanding as usual from John Lee. Could had the audio been a tad bit shorter than 48 hours and 38 minutes? Not with Lee's voice. He has always been an outstanding narrator.
I've exceeded my Peter F. Hamilton quota this year, but I'm always looking forward to the next one.
Finally a satisfying ending to a Sci-Fi meets occult story
Too many to remember
Mr Lee is a narrator that you either enjoy from the start, grow to tolerate, eventually like or give up on and blame the author...
When the hero gets to use 'Magic' too
In classic Peter Hamilton style, he jumps into many, many separate stories all at once. It takes a bit of perseverance to work through the sense of disconnection as you jump from story line to disparate story line. I stopped and started this book many times as my patience waned predictably. However, the patient reader is handsomely rewarded with a story with epic vision and a really strong central message. The characters are vividly drawn and only slightly over invested with outsized human character strengths and flaws. They don't quite slip into caricatures of innocence, heroism, evil and goodness. But, he skirts the line, intentionally close I believe. Naked God concludes the saga with a powerful leap of simple pragmatic advice. And a whole lot of alien technology. Great story, compelling told and brilliantly read.
it was a bit of a struggle for me to get through the former two books of this triology, but this book truly made it worth it! A fantastic conclusion to the series, really had me hooked towards the end!
I'd recommend reading Pandoras star and Judas unchained first, if this is your first Hamilton experience (though anyone reading this probably already read the first two books in ths series). It's a bit slow paced, but thar grows on you with Hamilton. And his books will only get better when you read them again!
Very long, but worth the effort. Complex plot with many well developed and complex characters. Must read/listen to two preceding books to understand the plot and characters. Unless you're interested in long, somewhat overwrought descriptive passages, this may be a difficult listen. Superb narration by Toby Longworth helps make the description palatable. Highly recommended, especially for Hamilton fans.
the trilogy (of which this is the third book) is really just one very long book. The author has created a very complex universe which leads to . lots and lots of explanatory writing. Because of this, it seems as if the only way to bring everything to a close was a bit of a deus ex machina ending. The narrator is very good. The story is okay.
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