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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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    John Sayre, OK, United States 04-04-15
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    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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    Stephen 03-21-15
    Stephen 03-21-15

    I am an outdoors person I love hunting fishing dogs and sailing. Born in Boston joined the USAF and served 8.5 years. Moved to Minneapolis.

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    "The Audible version of this book is disapointing"
    What would have made Judas Unchained better?

    A non iritating naraitive. Maybe R. C. Bray would have been a better choice. John Lee's gasping pronounciation is quite distracting


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator seemed to be gasping and charging into every sentence.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I will have to read the book to have any comment.


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    Tim 03-19-15
    Tim 03-19-15 Member Since 2003
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    "So. Much. Dialogue..."

    What these two books really needed was a good editor. Pandora's Star and Judas Unchained together would have made a really rousing 35 hour book. wait for the abridged version.

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    Mark 03-12-15
    Mark 03-12-15 Member Since 2014
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    "mind blowing Books. one of the best ever"

    the author has a great understanding of human nature. I can bleave this story could come true one day. I am devastated its over.

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    GoPro user 03-12-15
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    "Quite an epic tale"

    Really long but damn is it worth it. The narrator has a Captain Kirk style of speaking but if that doesn't bother you he did a good job.

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    psychicrhino 03-11-15 Member Since 2015
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    "mindbending goodness"

    So, this book weaves even more texture into the tapestry of the great saga .

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    Tony SAINT ALBANS, WV, United States 03-09-15
    Tony SAINT ALBANS, WV, United States 03-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Not the reader for me"

    I had a very hard time listening to these books. I missed most of the story because the reader doesn't grab my attention (probably good since I listen while driving.) I don't know how to rate the story since I missed so much.

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    David J. Hanley Oak Park, IL United States 03-07-15
    David J. Hanley Oak Park, IL United States 03-07-15 Member Since 2010

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    "Good, overlong."

    This is a very interesting story, though some of the surprises are not very surprising. There are a vast number of characters, to the point it gets a little hard to keep track. Some phrases are repeated ad nausem; I'll scream if I ever hear "ensyme-bonded concrete" again. That being said, I kept eagerly listening until the end.

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