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Blue Remembered Earth Audiobook

Blue Remembered Earth

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Publisher's Summary

Critically acclaimed author Alastair Reynolds holds a well-deserved place “among the leaders of the hard-science space opera renaissance." (Publishers Weekly). In Blue Remembered Earth, Geoffrey Akinya wants nothing more than to study the elephants of the Amboseli basin. But when his space-explorer grandmother dies, secrets come to light and Geoffrey is dispatched to the Moon to protect the family name - and prevent an impending catastrophe.

©2012 Alastair Reynolds (P)2012 Recorded Books

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    Diana 04-30-16
    Diana 04-30-16 Member Since 2013

    Practicing Idealist, Dabbling Realist ;)

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    "Fabulous narration, detailed and interesting story"

    This book was found because I enjoy the narration of Kobna Holdbrook-Smith and was looking for another enjoyable performance of an audio book.

    What a great story! The intricate details and descriptions along with the fantastic narration made this a wonderful experience. If I was interrupted, I would be sure to go back and go over the part I just missed. It was that good.

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    Joel M Cohen 04-08-16 Member Since 2014
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    "great book!"

    well written, brilliantly conceived, terrific narration. loved the approach taken to near-future connectivity. downloading the sequel asap!

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    Amazon Customer 03-30-16 Member Since 2013
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    "great job on the storyline"

    was hard at first to get into but after a few chapters really got into it

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    Matt 03-06-16
    Matt 03-06-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Pretty fantastic"

    Very interesting character development, great voice acting, and nice and long. If you buy your space opera by the pound (of by the hour, in this medium) then you won't be disappointed. Over all, would strongly recommend.

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    Amazon Customer 05-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Another original book from Alastair Reynolds"

    Alastair Reynolds delivers another hard science fiction book. One gets use to his original stories by now as well as his unique characters. The reader is excellent.

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    Mary Baggott United States 05-13-15
    Mary Baggott United States 05-13-15 Member Since 2006
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    "difficult to get into the story and hard to unders"

    difficult to get into the story and hard to understand the narrator at the beginning.

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    G Temple, NH, United States 05-05-15
    G Temple, NH, United States 05-05-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Good but not epic"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    For a book this long, the universe, characters and plot need to be bigger. I am a big fan of Reynolds earlier books but struggled to find satisfaction with this one. This could easily be adapted to a short story and all the interesting stuff packed into 50 pages. The characters are few and his universe feels small and dim. The plot? It felt developed along the way and the whole mystery with the glove and box, and the wild goose chase, it played out for far, far to long. Much ado about nothing.... I loved Pushing Ice but this isn't in the same category.


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    Nicholassmith Phoenix, AZ USA 05-01-15
    Nicholassmith Phoenix, AZ USA 05-01-15 Member Since 2013

    A Tool in the shed

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    "Fantastic performance"

    Really enjoyed the performance. The story took a little while to get into, but it slowly warmed up. I look forward to the next book.

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    MJC 01-08-15
    MJC 01-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Classic Reynolds"

    As stated by previous reviewers, this story needed a rolling start to turn the engine over. Once started, however, this story is classic Alistair Reynolds. Colorful prose, excellent character development, and a good story to boot. You won't be sorry when you get this title.

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    D. Fyler 11-05-14
    D. Fyler 11-05-14 Member Since 2014

    chocoholic

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    "A more accessible Alastair Reynolds novel"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this to a reader that enjoyed RevelationSpace or Chasm City' or the Prefect. Blue Remembered Earth is much more similar in toneto those novels than, let's say, House of Suns.Let's


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The ending was a let down. The ending was relatively weak and unsatisfying which is why I only gave the story 3 stars.


    Have you listened to any of Kobna Holdbrook-Smith’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    He is A very nice narrator.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, this was solid Alastair Reynolds - nice combination of hard science and speculative fiction.


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