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A Forest of Stars: The Saga of Seven Suns, Book 2 | [Kevin J. Anderson]

A Forest of Stars: The Saga of Seven Suns, Book 2

Kevin J. Anderson is the author of 27 national best sellers and several books in the popular Dune, Star Wars, and X-Files series. Forest of Stars is the second book in his acclaimed Saga of Seven Suns series, which begins with Hidden Empire.
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Publisher's Summary

Kevin J. Anderson is the author of 27 national best sellers and several books in the popular Dune, Star Wars, and X-Files series. Forest of Stars is the second book in his acclaimed Saga of Seven Suns series, which begins with Hidden Empire.

Early in the 25th century, humans ignited a fierce war with the hydrogues. Now the gas-giant planets, once a major source of fuel for Earth, are off limits, and the fearsome hydrogues scour the solar system, incinerating humans and the trees of the worldforest. As political unrest spreads throughout Earth's space colonies, a possible ally is discovered: an ancient race of water-based creatures. But is it too late to stop the war?

Forest of Stars is a breathtaking science fiction epic, encompassing the power of galactic politics and the poetry of private dreams. Audie Award-winning narrator Geroge Guidall voices each character, whether human or alien, with dramatic intensity in a work that seems written for audio.

Don't miss a minute of the action in Kevin J. Anderson's Saga of Seven Suns.

©2003 WordFire, Inc.; (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"Best seller Anderson turns up the heat in his second Saga of the Seven Suns installment, proving he has firepower to burn. He weaves action, romance and science with a rousing plot reflecting the classic SF of Clarke and Herbert and the glossy cinematic influence of Lucas and Spielberg....This saga soars." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Walter Round Rock, TX, United States 07-10-12
    Walter Round Rock, TX, United States 07-10-12 Member Since 2004
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    "Who did what?"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Less characters, less planets, less races. In hold it in your hands book form it may track better, just way to confusing for me.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Not enough difference in character voices to help keep them all straight.


    Any additional comments?

    I kept confusing the characters with similar sounding names.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Trish SevilleAustralia 04-21-08
    Trish SevilleAustralia 04-21-08
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    "Terrific characters"

    The characters are continually developing throughout this story and build into a terrific saga. I'm really looking forward to the next part of this series.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Dan El Paso, TX, United States 10-04-09
    Dan El Paso, TX, United States 10-04-09 Member Since 2006
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    "Payoff for enduring Book1"

    Very much better than book1. Moving on to Book2.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy Brigantine, NJ, United States 09-12-08
    Nancy Brigantine, NJ, United States 09-12-08 Member Since 2005
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    "Not stellar, just OK"

    The 1st of the series was disappointing, but I hoped that the 2nd book would gain momentum. Unfortunately it just wandered along at the same unfocused pace. Interesting concepts but the characters are vague, and it just never makes the leap from a fair story to good or great one.

    AND for some reason the author chooses to constantly refresh our memories on various storyline points, really annoying.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Mike From Mesa Mesa, AZ 04-22-06
    Mike From Mesa Mesa, AZ 04-22-06 Member Since 2003

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    "Great Stuff"

    I loved this book! The events and the characters just kept getting more interesting and I found myself getting drawn more and more to the characters. As soon as I finished it I got the next one in the series.

    Its sweep is enormous and things, as in real life, are often not as they were believed to be. The reader is great, the story is great and the characters are multi-faceted. What else could one ask of a book?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Richard Dallas, TX, USA 07-11-05
    Richard Dallas, TX, USA 07-11-05 Member Since 2004
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    "Great Fun"

    This story is fast paced and great fun to listen too. Like te first book it tells several parallel stories that get woven into a tight fabric. Well read and just an excellent story. I just picked up the third book... I can hardly wait for the download to complete.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Raymond Walsh Belmont, CA USA 06-21-12
    Raymond Walsh Belmont, CA USA 06-21-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Choppy & Shallow"

    I listened to books one, two and three, but by the time I was halfway through book two I realized I did not care about most of the characters nor their struggles. I suppose the reason I finished books two and three (besides the fact that I had used my credits on them) was to see if the series explained any of the larger mysteries it had hinted at.

    The chapters were all pretty short, which resulted in little more than the feeling the author was telling you which characters went to where. It was a bit like someone recounting a chess match.

    The societies were all stereotypes and simplified. Everyone from this character group is bad. Everyone from this character group is good.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    "Stellar follow up"

    Absolutley amazing follow up to a phenomonal beginning. I have become a permenant fan of Anderson, and cannot wait till I read the 3rd book in the series.

    Again the reader Guidall is the best in the business in my own opinion so this just puts an amazing book over the top... I would give the entire series 6 stars if I could.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Pie Saint Petersburg, FL, United States 10-31-08
    Pie Saint Petersburg, FL, United States 10-31-08 Listener Since 2007
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    "Just another soap opera. Chocolates anyone?"

    The first book: a LOT of characters, quickly sketched in and an interesting background premise. Kinda star warsyen. But by the end of book one the story is starting to wear thin.

    A Forest of Stars continues to wear even thinner. A couple of logic gaps are too big to leap (especially when the entire story is based on you making that leap ). Even MORE especially ...if you made the one or two that got the story started...somewhat reluctantly . Almost one third of the way through this book, I realized that I had fallen into the soap opera trap once again. The story starts becoming: he did this to her and she did this to him and they did this to them and .... the soap opera continues for many, many books to come. If that's what you like, this is the series for you. Me, I'm stopping here.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Rosemary Kramme 08-17-08 Listener Since 2005
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    "A Long Read"

    Sometimes a bit long, but the story eventually comes thru and satisfies.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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