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Judas Unchained Audiobook

Judas Unchained

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Publisher's Summary

Peter F. Hamilton's superbly imagined, cunningly plotted interstellar adventures are conceived on a staggeringly epic scale and filled with fully realized human and alien characters as complex as they are engaging. No mere world builder, Hamilton creates entire universes - and he does so with irresistible flair and intelligence.

His previous novel, the acclaimed Pandora's Star, introduced the Intersolar Commonwealth, a star-spanning civilization of the 24th century. Robust, peaceful, and confident, the Commonwealth dispatched a ship to investigate the mystery of a disappearing star, only to inadvertently unleash a predatory alien species that turned on its liberators, striking hard, fast, and utterly without mercy.

Coexistence is impossible with the technologically advanced aliens, who are genetically hardwired to exterminate all other forms of life. Twenty-three planets have already fallen to the invaders, with casualties in the hundreds of millions. And no one knows when or where the genocidal Prime will strike next.

Nor are the Prime the only threat. For more than 100 years, a shadowy cult, the Guardians of Selfhood, has warned that an alien with mind-control abilities impossible to detect or resist - the Starflyer - has secretly infiltrated the Commonwealth. Branded as terrorists, the Guardians and their leader, Bradley Johansson, have been hunted by relentless investigator Paula Myo. But now evidence suggests that the Guardians were right all along and that the Starflyer has placed agents in vital posts throughout the Commonwealth - agents who are now sabotaging the war effort. Is the Starflyer an ally of the Prime, or has it orchestrated a fight to the death between the two species for its own advantage?

Caught between two deadly enemies, one a brutal invader striking from without, the other a remorseless cancer killing from within, the fractious Commonwealth must unite as never before. This will be humanity's finest hour - or its last gasp.

©2006 Peter F. Hamilton; (P)2008 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"For flat-out huge widescreen all-engines-at-full I-dare-you-not-to-believe-it space opera, there is no one quite like Peter F. Hamilton." (Richard K. Morgan, author of Market Forces)
"Richly satisfying.... In more ways than one, this...work is monumental." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Mitch 05-05-15
    Mitch 05-05-15 Member Since 2016

    I really like books.

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    "Loved it!! Great story!"

    The performance is good. But took a little getting used to for me. I think it's just because of the accent. It's no big deal and don't let it dissuade you because he does a very good job and the story is fantastic.

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    Jade 04-23-15
    Jade 04-23-15 Member Since 2013
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    I almost gave up on these books. Glad I didn't. There is A LOT of detail and many characters. Just hang with it and know the basics of what is going on and you will be rewarded with a very good story.

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    Geoffrey 04-22-15
    Geoffrey 04-22-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great long story."

    Very entertaining. Excellent story lines. Very creative universe created by the author. Fun book to listen to while r out for long bike rides.

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    Dave.Dolan Pittsburgh, PA USA 04-21-15
    Dave.Dolan Pittsburgh, PA USA 04-21-15 Member Since 2011
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    "best Hamilton book I've read."

    this is the best Hamilton book I've read, and I've read most of them. I've heard it said that Hamilton didn't know how to end a book to save his life, but this one made me happy. I also like the tie in (relatively loose) to the next series. good show.

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    LauraRose Eugene, OR, United States 04-18-15
    LauraRose Eugene, OR, United States 04-18-15 Member Since 2015

    I am a fiber artist and teacher. I love moderate action, plot twists, diverse characters and much romance.

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    "Good long story; women OK not great"

    I enjoyed how Hamilton tied in so many ideas with all the characters and worlds and whatnot. I actually LIKE how the narration just flows from one scene to the next, and it is actually less monotone then I would think for reading 70 hours of the same story. The narrator changes how he says the name of a lake he has been talking about for the last book and s half partway through which was weird and there's the occasional misplaced emphasis, but like I said, not bad at all for 70 hours!The thing that lees me from giving it a 5 is that even with all these pages and this time the female characters are all just a little lacking. I can tell Hamilton is trying for strong women, which I appreciate, but all the main action/power players really are men. The women--all have some "reason" they are special and cool: Genetics/family power/sex appeal etc. He doesn't even bother to tell you what happens to one of the main women at the very end. After 70 hours I want a wrap up for everyone. I felt like he just got too tired to care by the end. Or maybe his editor made him cut it. Anyhow, I did enjoy it, but this bothered me when it was all over.

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    M. Brennan 04-13-15
    M. Brennan 04-13-15

    catbird

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    "Completely engrossing"

    A wonderfully complex story with characters that grow and change, and language that ranges between poetic and stark. I'm in awe of both the author and the narrator for bringing this to vivid life.

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    Marty United States 04-09-15
    Marty United States 04-09-15
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    "Truly Great!"

    Best science fiction series I've ever read. Excellent plot. Well developed characters. The kind of science fiction that makes you wonder what it will be like in 300 years. Top notch. Get it.

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    John Sayre, OK, United States 04-04-15
    John Sayre, OK, United States 04-04-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Epic!"

    Spot on preformance and a epic story. Well worth the price of admission. Do not hesitate to pick this one up!

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    BrianOC The OC, CA 03-25-15
    BrianOC The OC, CA 03-25-15

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    "Better than the first and that was good"

    Good two book story. Granted the books are 1 million hours each. lol great value when you factor that way

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    Joseph 03-23-15
    Joseph 03-23-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Great listen "

    This book was really great. Super long and sometimes I caught myself not paying attention to the details and would have to rewind, but it really is good. The narator was awesome and I was never confused by who was speaking.

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