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The Fall of Hyperion | [Dan Simmons]

The Fall of Hyperion

In the stunning continuation of the epic adventure begun in Hyperion, Simmons returns us to a far future resplendent with drama and invention. Onthe world of Hyperion, the mysterious Time Tombs are opening. And the secrets they contain mean that nothing - nothing anywhere in the universe - will ever be the same.
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Publisher's Summary

In the stunning continuation of the epic adventure begun in Hyperion, Simmons returns us to a far future resplendent with drama and invention.

On the world of Hyperion, the mysterious Time Tombs are opening. And the secrets they contain mean that nothing - nothing anywhere in the universe - will ever be the same.

©1990 Dan Simmons; (P)2008 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Dan Simmons was a star from the outset. It was the Hyperion books that made him a superstar. The man, quite simply, is what we in the trade call a writer's writer." (Mike Resnick, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author)
"State of the art science fiction...A landmark novel." (Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine)

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    This is a great story, what I have liked the most is that the story was never predictable.

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    Will Roanoke, VA, United States 07-08-13
    Will Roanoke, VA, United States 07-08-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent! Only ONE complaint, though."

    I missed having the expanded cast of narrators from the first book in the series, but Victor Bevine does really well as a solo narrator. My only issue is that a few of his pronunciations (names of characters and planets, mostly) changed about half-way through the book. That's not a huge deal, but the lack of quality control was a little distracting. Looking forward to diving into "Endymion" when my next credit gets here!

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    "The First Sci-Fi I really got into!"
    If you could sum up The Fall of Hyperion in three words, what would they be?

    Insert far-casting brilliance


    What other book might you compare The Fall of Hyperion to and why?

    The Fourth Realm Trilogy might be of interest to those who enjoyed this series as it provokes similar musings related to the possible dangers of too closely incorporating technology with humanity.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The Ultimate Quest for Truth


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    John 05-14-13
    John 05-14-13 Member Since 2013

    Say something about yourself!

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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Wonderful ideas, crisp writing.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The world-building and some of the characters like the Hegemony CEO.


    What about Victor Bevine’s performance did you like?

    Great ability to capture the unique voice of each (of many) characters.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The conclusion, don't want to spoil it.


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    Glen Manly West, Australia 04-03-13
    Glen Manly West, Australia 04-03-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Excellent read - do the series!"
    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    This is a great book, but an absolute epic so you must have control! (Yes you must go to work, you must eat, you mustn't sit listening all day - well that's what I kept telling myself). This is a very compelling anthology.


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    Skitique 03-14-13
    Skitique 03-14-13 Member Since 2015

    I like mostly fantasy - Robert Jordan, Charlaine Harris, Jim Butcher, Patricia Briggs, etc.

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    "Supporting Actor Nomination to Hyperion"

    This is the 2nd in the Hyperion saga & it finishes the story of 7 pilgrims that went to Hyperion to face the Shrike, the alien creature that controls the Time Tombs. The author is extremely descriptive, which I like however be warned that this may not be for everyone. The story line is complex & detailed with many unseen developments. Book 1 won The Hugo award & was outstanding. This finale is very good but has more description of detail than even book 1 and sometimes it seemed if the author digressed without a point. I definitely recommend this especially if you are a Dan Simmons fan.

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    TIMOTHY Manheim, PA, United States 02-22-13
    TIMOTHY Manheim, PA, United States 02-22-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Wow!"

    So glad I started this series! Wow! Just an amazing story, I love it. Cant wait to start the third book!

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    Christine Sandy Hook, CT, United States 02-06-13
    Christine Sandy Hook, CT, United States 02-06-13
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    "Glad I stuck with it"

    I was almost furious with the first book, feeling that it was disjointed, verbose and scientifically ambiguous.
    It was only my near obssesive personality that made me continue the duology. Thank goodness for personality quirks. This book was great! It explained many of the issues that I had with the first book (something that the first book should have done).
    This was a geat listening experience, though a little heavy on the poetic flourish

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    "Just as good as when I read it years ago"

    I tend to consider this book and Hyperion as a single book. Broken in two because it would be too heavy as a single book, or too intimidating for many people. So, my review for Hyperion is also my review for Fall of Hyperion.
    I first read this book years and years ago. One of my first forays into "hard" sci-fi. I loved it. I've revisited many books I read way-back-when, and sometimes find myself disappointed. Not Hyperion or Fall of Hyperion. Still as good. Still as thought provoking. I liked how each character had their own voice, it was well done. Very smooth transitions, voices at the same volume. Not at all like the "dramatic readings" I've listened to before. I did not like the voice of Martin Silenus, the poet. He annoyed me. But maybe that was the point of casting that particular voice actor, Martin Silenus is a very annoying character.

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    Charles Stienhatchee, FL, United States 11-23-12
    Charles Stienhatchee, FL, United States 11-23-12 Member Since 2014

    I love all things sci fi, fantasy, history, and philosophical. I have read many books on all these subjects, but audible opens everything up in a whole new light for me. Love it!!!!

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    "The Cantos rules!"
    What did you love best about The Fall of Hyperion?

    A perfect sequel to Hyperion. You can't ask for a better follow up!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Fall of Hyperion?

    The speech between Uman, Keets, and Lamia. It really opens up the true depth of the story and bends your mind to a new way of thought.


    What does Victor Bevine bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He does a great job of bringing each character to life and really helps to keep you inline on who's who.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    There is another.


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