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The Ashes of Worlds: The Saga of Seven Suns, Book 7 | [Kevin J. Anderson]

The Ashes of Worlds: The Saga of Seven Suns, Book 7

The culminating volume in The Saga of Seven Suns weaves together the myriad story lines in a spectacular grand finale. Galactic empires clash, elemental beings devastate whole planetary systems, and the factions of humanity are pitted against one another. Heroes rise and enemies make their last stands in the climax of an epic tale eight years in the making. The Saga of Seven Suns is one of the most colorful and spectacular science-fiction epics of the past decade.
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Publisher's Summary

The culminating volume in The Saga of Seven Suns weaves together the myriad story lines in a spectacular grand finale. Galactic empires clash, elemental beings devastate whole planetary systems, and the factions of humanity are pitted against one another. Heroes rise and enemies make their last stands in the climax of an epic tale eight years in the making.

The Saga of Seven Suns is one of the most colorful and spectacular science-fiction epics of the past decade.

Listen to more of Kevin J. Anderson's Seven Suns series.

©2008 Kevin J. Anderson; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio

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    Trudy Owens Orem, UT, US 03-16-15
    Trudy Owens Orem, UT, US 03-16-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Battleground Earth, finally!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have reserved recommendations for this book. Interesting, but they get weird, then there are lots of gratuitous deaths, and then it drags. The series was interesting, but nothing I would want to listen to or read again.


    What other book might you compare The Ashes of Worlds to and why?

    Perhaps Card's weird later Ender books that you read just because you started the series and have to finish it. I get that there are seven volumes to the Seven Suns saga, and I am the last person to say a beloved story is too long, but this is one series I actually would have shortened. It went on and on, and I really lost interest a few volumes ago, but stuck doggedly to it.


    Which character – as performed by David Colacci – was your favorite?

    Deputy Cain (Kane, Cane?) and Kato Okaya ended up my favorite people, but not because of David Colacci. I actually didn't care for his reading, and several things grated on me, some I have mentioned in reviews of previous volumes. In this one he suddenly changed his own pronunciation of the the planet Raindik-ko to Rinedik-ok.. I don't care either way, just let's be consistent, okay?


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. It is too long and I did sigh sometimes that it was too dragged out.


    Any additional comments?

    Sarane remains an idiot, hoping his any tiny gesture means a whole change of heart, and he will love me again. Whine. In what realistic world is an 18-year-old made an ambassador? She should have been killed. Sarane, Cain, and Capt. McHame waited an awfully long time to do anything, and again Sarane nearly blew it.King Peter didn't end up as strong and heroic as I had hoped, but he is okay. If not for Cain, nothing would have worked out.

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    F. Girlando Santa Barbara, CA USA 03-12-13
    F. Girlando Santa Barbara, CA USA 03-12-13 Member Since 2012

    Say something about yourself!

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    "An Enjoyable if long listen"

    I'm the kind of person who has to watch a movie to the very end, even if it's not very good. So I stuck with this and listenend to all the books. Like almost everyone who has reviewed this series, I hated the change in narrator. And even though the David Colacci ended up narrating most of the series, I never got used to him nor liked the different accents he gave the different groups.

    But the story is enjoyable, if not earthshaking, and I don't regret listening to the series. This final book ties up everyone's stories is a satisfying way.

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    Ryan United States 02-06-13
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    "A well crafted conclusion to a detailed story."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This wraps up a long detailed epic story, well worth taking the journey to get here.


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    Elizabeth Essexville, MI, USA 12-31-09
    Elizabeth Essexville, MI, USA 12-31-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Enjoyable Series"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this series. Just what you'd expect from Kevin Anderson.

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    Dan El Paso, TX, United States 10-17-09
    Dan El Paso, TX, United States 10-17-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Strong Finish"

    Both the story and the narrator finished strong.

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    Mary Charleston, IL, USA 10-03-09
    Mary Charleston, IL, USA 10-03-09 Member Since 2006
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    "Saga Of 7 Suns"

    This was an excellent series, multiple sub-stories that all interconnected well. I highly recommend this series, very well written and well narrated.

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    Bob Livingston, MT, United States 09-15-09
    Bob Livingston, MT, United States 09-15-09 Member Since 2013
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    "Never change narrators in the middle of a series"

    It took the last books in the series to get used to the new narrator. Bad form to change in the middle of the series.

    Enjoyable stories. Great series.

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    Brian 07-12-09
    Brian 07-12-09

    Choose your audiobook by the narrator with best being Guidall, Tull, Case/Davidson, Muller, Lee, Franklyn-Robbins, Dotrice, (no Brick)

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    "Finally done."

    It is always difficult to keep any series interesting or even exciting without the introduction of new characters or the invention of a magnificent plot line. Otherwise when main characters do not die despite all the odds the book (as in this series) becomes predictable & boring. I think this would have been better as a 3 book series with less characters & less "elements". I also agree that though I love a happy ending with ample allocation of "come-uppings" & "just deserves" that this final book wrapped up too neatly with too many good guys coming out on top. Also while I liked the robot factor I did not like the human emotions attributed to these robots, who could not be introspective & perhaps did not need chapters devoted to their own point of view. This series was too long, but otherwise reasonably entertaining.

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    Anthony Minneapolis, MN, USA 10-24-08
    Anthony Minneapolis, MN, USA 10-24-08 Member Since 2003
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    "I've reached that point..."

    Ya know... there is a point where you just sit back and say this or that character is getting ridiculous and it is making the whole story ridiculous. I've reached the point where the Chairman of the Hansa is so one-dimensional and such a pivot point for the enitre story that everything is getting predictable.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Saud 05-28-14
    Saud 05-28-14

    Learn, understand, then decide whether you accept or reject.

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    "Finally"

    The events of the saga don't deserve to stretch this long. I'm glad it's over. And while some exciting events take place in the final third of the book, I believe this book is longer than it should be.

    The "good" events that happened in the final third of the book should have happened two books ago, and wouldn't have taken away much of the book. In fact, it would have been an improvement.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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