We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
The Nano Flower Audiobook

The Nano Flower: The Greg Mandel Trilogy, Book 3

Julia Evans, billionairess owner of Event Horizon, has for 15 years been the power behind England’s economic renaissance – but now she’s in trouble. With her husband missing, and rival companies suddenly claiming to have acquired a technology impossibly superior to anything on Earth, she has no time to take notice of a single flower delivered anonymously. But this flower possesses genes millions of years in advance of any terrestrial DNA.
    • 1 audiobook per month
    • 180,000+ titles to choose from
    • $14.95 per month after free trial

Publisher's Summary

Julia Evans, billionairess owner of Event Horizon, has for 15 years been the power behind England’s economic renaissance – but now she’s in trouble. With her husband missing, and rival companies suddenly claiming to have acquired a technology impossibly superior to anything on Earth, she has no time to take notice of a single flower delivered anonymously. But this flower possesses genes millions of years in advance of any terrestrial DNA. Is it a cryptic alien message, or a poignant farewell token from her husband?

One man might discover its origin – but Greg Mandel will not be alone in his desperate search. And, as they both now discover, simply being first in the race isn’t nearly good enough when the Nano Flower begins to bloom.

©2011 Peter Hamilton (P)2011 Audible Ltd

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.4 (746 )
5 star
 (371)
4 star
 (301)
3 star
 (68)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (3)
Overall
4.4 (657 )
5 star
 (333)
4 star
 (242)
3 star
 (75)
2 star
 (5)
1 star
 (2)
Story
4.6 (656 )
5 star
 (415)
4 star
 (209)
3 star
 (29)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (1)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Nurlip 05-07-13
    Nurlip 05-07-13 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    54
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    89
    32
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    15
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "The best of Mandel"

    This was a really fantastic book and the connection to 'modern' Hamilton books is much more evident in this book than in the first two of the series. Don't get me wrong, the first two are great also but the Commonwealth Saga and the Void trilogy are all masterworks of space operas and that quality can be seen in the third and final Mandel book. If you already read the first two, you don't need to read my review to convince you to get the third so i'll just say that its worth it. If you haven't read the other Greg Mandel books, look up Mindstar Rising and A Quantum Murder, all three are really great detective stories.

    Toby Longworth did a great job and it was nice to hear a British voice that wasn't John Lee. I think John Lee is fantastic but every book by a British author that i listened to prior to the Mandel series is narrated by John Lee and i was starting to think that maybe they only had one male narrator over there..(kidding).

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Nikolas 08-27-12
    Nikolas 08-27-12 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    21
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I love Toby Longworth"

    I love Toby Longworth and would really enjoy hearing him again. I also really enjoy this book's post apocalyptic but uplifting setting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Colin Detroit 08-22-12
    Colin Detroit 08-22-12 Member Since 2015

    Thanks Audible for your continued support of "This Week in Tech" over at TWiT.tv

    HELPFUL VOTES
    172
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    134
    103
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    25
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Last case for Psychic Detective Greg Mandel"

    Well this is the last case that Greg gets pulled into by his long time friend Julia Evans a young beautiful owner of Event Horizon one of the top 5 biggest companies in the World, this time there is some things that take place in Space which is really cool.

    The first 2 books had Greg introduced to some strange cases but this one is the strangest of them all, I don't want to give anything away here but there is parts in Space and an Alien, but its not what you think just like the last book you probably didn't guess how the murder happened, same with this one.

    Like I said in the past reviews this is a totally different story as the first 2 but just has most of the same characters but this one is not better than the others but not worse, I guess being the 3rd and last book I was thinking it would be just great but it could have been better I guess but I can say that for the whole series - don't let this put you off but do request Audible.com get the next trilogy that Peter F. Hamilton has The Nights Dawn, its already in audio format you can find it on some torrent search engines I got it but I would still buy it if I can

    The latter stuff by PFH like The Commonwealth Saga books and The Void Trilogy are better than this one so if you like this author give those a try

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Mike 08-14-12
    Mike 08-14-12 Member Since 2012
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "sequels can be tough"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Nano Flower to be better than the print version?

    Yes, I wouldn't have the patience to read soft sci-fi but can listen to it whilst doing other things


    Which character – as performed by Toby Longworth – was your favorite?

    Greg has to be my favorite - what a hero!


    Any additional comments?

    I liked the first book in the series so much that I'v enow listened to all three. The first book was far better for me (5 stars) than the others, but the whole package was an enjoyable foray into a genre I don't always enjoy

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Loren Levy 07-11-12
    Loren Levy 07-11-12 Member Since 2015

    I enjoy good sci-fi and fantasy books. I also enjoy listening to Mysteries and Business marketing.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    0
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    58
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    15
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A highly possible future"
    Where does The Nano Flower rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This among the top 15% of the 100s of books I have listened to so far. It offers all that I want and expect from current science fiction.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I started this series on this book. But it can stand alone. This author creates a future that seems very possible. The action is fun and exciting too. I am going to try to the prequels too. The technology and the terminology of the possible future.


    What about Toby Longworth’s performance did you like?

    The performance is excellent. Toby brings it to life.


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

    See what's a tech merch and a hard liner.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    george United States 06-16-12
    george United States 06-16-12 Member Since 2011

    I'm a technician that does a lot of driving for his job. I use the "windshield" time to listen to audiobooks.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    78
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    126
    64
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    11
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Better than book 2, but not as good as book 1"

    The first book in this series I enjoyed. Book 2 and 3 were good, but not as good, and there's no real reason to read the final two books. Read some of his more recent books, they're better.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Frank Lawrence 03-25-12 Member Since 2014

    Cougar

    HELPFUL VOTES
    99
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    839
    45
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    21
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Best of the three"

    This is the best of the trilogy. Hamilton has created an interesting, exciting, and engaging SciFi book; Longworth does a magnificent job of presenting it. I found the other books in the Mandel series sort of mundane but this one is very well done.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
Sort by:
  • Mark
    4/7/13
    Overall
    "Strangely good."

    What a pleasant change not to have American voices and a really good book even if the trilogy is a little strange. Glands, gigaconductors and space ships all a bit weird but I really got into the characters. Although he is a bit too straight laced - he could definitely get up to more mischief with his talents!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Matt Carter
    Hastings, East Sussex United Kingdom
    4/6/13
    Overall
    "More fun to travel than arrive"

    And what an amazing journey it has been!

    There is a cleverness in the way Peter Hamilton writes that always delivers subtle twists and unexpected consequences. This is a grand finale to an excellent trilogy.

    Toby Longworth delivers another great performance bringing the characters to life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • steve
    droitwich, United Kingdom
    7/31/12
    Overall
    "great chemistry...writer & narrator"

    I loved it, good story that finishes of a great mini series well, I love the attention to detail and if i have any complaint its the lack of a good " proof reader" no one listened to the small background noises that slipped into the reading.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sean
    READING, United Kingdom
    5/9/12
    Overall
    "Quite the finale"

    Again another great book. It nicely capped off the end of the whole story. Well told, but as mentioned by another user, some of the editing (page turning etc) is a little off here and there. Altogether excellent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.