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The Rise of Endymion Audiobook

The Rise of Endymion

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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.

©1996 Dan Simmons; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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    Neal 04-26-16
    Neal 04-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A real science division epic"

    It's been a while since I've found a real science epic and, for me, this tetralogy delivers... good science, interesting: themes, morals, worlds, and technology. what is this Shrike? What is Aenea's true purpose? All will be told.

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    David Mullen 04-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "The Weaver finishes the tapestry"

    You know those things you wanted to know? to see resolve? here they are, yet you'll be left wanting more anyway. you know the feeling.

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    Frederick N. Markle III 04-11-16
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    "awesome series"

    one of the best sci-fi series I have ever read. what a great way to wrap things up.

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    John Doe New York 04-02-16
    John Doe New York 04-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Should have stopped with Hyperion"

    It's a decent story, but the original Hyperion is orders of magnitude better than this.

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    March113 03-19-16
    March113 03-19-16
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    "A Moving Story to say the least."

    This series brings out all emotions.
    A Classic if ever there was.
    I loved It.

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    farm 03-18-16
    farm 03-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "more voice actors"


    wish the characters would each have a different voice actor but the narrator did very well i understand it cost more for more actors.

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    Outtops 03-12-16
    Outtops 03-12-16 Member Since 2014
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    "And epic conclusion to a phenomenal series"

    An ambitious and complex story is completed with detailed focus and grace. Many works that operate on this scale make many of promises and develop a plethora of characters only to hastily tie up loose ends or even simply leave the interpretation to the reader. Mr Simmons delivers a well orchestrated, thorough conclusion to a Millennium spanning space epic in a way that satisfies all unknowns and leaves you feeling fully sated from the journey. This is a masterful contribution to a series that may not see an equal in craft for quite some time.

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    Simon Smith 03-08-16
    Simon Smith 03-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Perfect"

    Everything about this series Is perfect. wonderful ending, expansive futurism, sci-fi at its best. The narrator nails the performance with some of the widest range of expression I've heard. This may be my most favorite series I've read and I cannot recommend it enough.

    Simmons' writing makes you feel like you are there, a silent observer witnessing true events. I feel that the best books convince me absolutely that what I'm reading is true instead of fiction and I had that feeling deeply throughout the series.

    There is so much depth and intrigue within the philosophies explored that I feel I must re read the series soon. I cannot believe I considered myself a well read Sci-fi enthusiast before I got ahold of these books.

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    Regulus7 03-08-16
    Regulus7 03-08-16
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    "A masterpiece of epic sci fi"

    Just finished all 4 books in audible format. The narration is among the best I have encountered and t scales up excellently at 3x speed. Overall the 4 books span a great galactic empire replete with political, military and social upheaval. There is ample use of temporal paradox and a memorable cast of characters. The author interweaves a healthy mix of social commentary with far future demographic crisis which both serves as a reminder of mortal humanity while also suggesting risks and opportunities for the evolution of our species. There is a good reason Simmons' masterpiece is often listed next to Dune as among the best sci fi epics of all time. It did not disappoint! Thank you Mr Simmons!

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    Jason 03-07-16
    Jason 03-07-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Spectacular story"
    What did you love best about The Rise of Endymion?

    Okay, I loved the entire series. It's over, but now that it's over, I want to find something else that is as good. The story is every bit of what I like about Sci-fi. It's smart, it's funny and it's human. The tribulations are 'out there' but Simmons makes a compelling story that was unique and different and the 'out there' while balancing on, "Can that really happen?" I feel like all that is good sci-fi. It's a book you can read twice and still find dimensions you had missed in the first reading. Well worth the time. Enjoy. I did.


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