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Titan Audiobook

Titan: Gaean Trilogy, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

John Varley's monumental trilogy - Titan, Wizard, and Demon - has achieved cult status, hailed as a modern triumph of the imagination by critics and fans.

It begins with humankind's exploration of a massive satellite orbiting Saturn. It culminates in a shocking discovery: the satellite is a giant alien being. Her name is Gaea. Her awesome interior is mind-boggling - because it is a mind. A mind that calls out to explorers...and transforms all who enter.

Download more titles in John Varley's Gaea series, including book 2, Wizard, and book 3, Demon.

©1979 John Varley; (P)2008 Audible

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    bluestategirl Vermont 02-04-16
    bluestategirl Vermont 02-04-16 Member Since 2011

    I need more ears!

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    "Love the Gaia Series -- but not the narrartor. 😬"

    What can I say. I'm so disappointed that this series was completely ruined by a bad narrator. I wanted to revisit this world, while I wait for the next Koban book, but I just can't take this persons pedantic, and "reading a bedtime story," cadence. It's time to re-release this one.

    In the meantime, I'm going to go buy it on Kindle. It's better than nothing -- which is what this recording does for me.

    Blah.

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    Stephen Bergquist 05-06-14 Member Since 2013
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    "enjoyable"
    Where does Titan rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    High on the list


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    the main character successfully carried you thru


    Have you listened to any of Allyson Johnson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    my first Allyson Johnson book


    Any additional comments?

    thoroughly enjoyable

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lane D. Callahan 04-19-14
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    "Fantasy Ringworld Robinson Crusoe"

    The cover says the greatest epic of our time. The story really is just a hodgepodge of Ringworld, Rainbow Mars, greek mythology, and Xena. The book was OK since I only paid $4.95 for it. I am glad that I didn't use a full credit. I also grew tired of the lesbianism and anti-male sentiments written into the story.

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    thomas charlotte, NC, United States 11-26-13
    thomas charlotte, NC, United States 11-26-13 Member Since 2012

    I focus mainly on History, Endurance Sports and Science/Speculative Fiction books.

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    "Surprisingly Terrific"
    Where does Titan rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I would put it near the top of my second tier. I thought it was really good and I plan on reading the rest of the series.. I purchased it based on recommendation from an audible listener I follow (Michael) and I agree with his overall assessment. Initially I thought it was a bit juvenile but as the story went on I found myself contextualizing it in the era it was written and found it to be charming and entertaining. Not heavy handed or dark, but well plotted, clever and a lot of fun.

    This is my first reading of Varley and overall II thought it was great. You just have to realize that this is classic, Sci Fi from the 1970's and though I wouldn't cal it dated it is emblematic of that classic period in Sci FI. Good stuff.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sciraco is probably the template for many strong female leads. I grew to like her and she really drives the whole story.


    Have you listened to any of Allyson Johnson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    She was stunning in Hyperion, and she is equally good here. the material is less heavy, almost light hearted and she does a great job.


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

    Read the book instead!!!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    Great production, Good story, well worth the credit. Escapist Sci Fi at its best.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa Attleboro, MA United States 06-05-09
    Lisa Attleboro, MA United States 06-05-09 Member Since 2007
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    Interesting but kind of adolescent.

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    Kia 03-31-16
    Kia 03-31-16 Member Since 2015
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    "bit too technical for me"
    What did you like best about Titan? What did you like least?

    i like the creativity however it was too technical for me to listen to while i'm at work bcuz so much of the book was just describing the torus in such a way that i felt i needed to be an architect to really visualize what john varley was trying to to convey


    What about Allyson Johnson’s performance did you like?

    i liked that she accurately fluctuated her voice depending on which character she was reading from.


    Could you see Titan being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    yes. me! (why not?) *shrugs*


    Any additional comments?

    nope

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    Shirlene 07-10-14
    Shirlene 07-10-14
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    "A GOOD READ from a great book!"
    Where does Titan rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Although Titan is rather old in SYFI it is still an excellent read and will probably not go out of style for another 25 years.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The young woman who showed such bravery in the face of adversity.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Cimbing the great "Root tree" to the top of the world.


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

    Titan


    Any additional comments?

    Loved it in print 25 years ago. Still a great book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    preston farmington, NM, United States 02-25-14
    preston farmington, NM, United States 02-25-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Yawn...."

    I gave up after almost two hours. What I read was very similar to C. S. Lewis' "Out of the Silent Planet" (1965). Lewis can be forgiven for writing a slow Sci-Fi book almost 50 years ago. Varley tries to compensate by throwing in some sex scenes, but it wasn't enough to keep me listening. Fortunately, the book only cost me $4.95, so I can't complain....

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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