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Riverworld
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(3.8 based on 750 ratings)
  • 1

    To Your Scattered Bodies Go, Riverworld Saga, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Philip Jose Farmer
    • Narrated By Paul Hecht
    Overall
    (418)
    Performance
    (214)
    Story
    (220)

    For explorer Richard Francis Burton, Alice Liddell Hargreaves - the inspiration for Alice in Wonderland - and the rest of humanity, death is nothing like they expected. Instead of heaven, hell, or even the black void of nothingness, all of the 36 billion people who ever lived on Earth are simultaneously resurrected on a world that has been transformed into a giant river valley.

    C. Leed says: "Fantastic World"
    Fantastic World

    Philip Jos? Farmer is a master of creating worlds, and Riverworld's probing of history and religion, mixed with a world of seemingly endless life is a..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 24 2009 by C. Leed (Colorado Springs, CO United States)
  • 2

    The Fabulous Riverboat: Riverworld Saga, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Philip José Farmer
    • Narrated By Paul Hecht
    Overall
    (147)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (72)

    The second entry in the Riverworld series, The Fabulous Riverboat tells of a world where all of humanity has been mysteriously resurrected on the banks of one mighty river. Samuel Clemens (a.k.a.Mark Twain) is tasked with finding a fallen meteorite and using its ore to build a massive riverboat. But in order to succeed, he'll have to outwit some of history's most nefarious villains.

    C. Leed says: "Good Follow-up"
    Good Follow-up

    In this installment of the Riverworld series, Farmer goes for somewhat of a reboot. Instead of following Richard Burton, this book focuses on Samuel C..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 26 2009 by C. Leed (Colorado Springs, CO United States)
  • 3

    The Dark Design: Riverworld Saga, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Philip José Farmer
    • Narrated By Paul Hecht
    Overall
    (86)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (52)

    Best-selling author Philip José Farmer crafted an SF landmark with his wildly imaginative Riverworld series. In this third installment, much has transpired since Earth’s denizens found themselves resurrected along the shores of a river 22 million miles long. With the truth of this strange river’s creators, the Ethicals, still shrouded in mystery, Sir Richard Francis Burton, Samuel Clemens, King John, and Cyrano de Bergerac face a fantastical voyage of discovery.

    Battaglia says: "The series seems to get longer and longer."
    The series seems to get longer and longer.

    The concept for the Riverworld series was good: An alien world were the people who died on earth are brought back to life in youthful bodies; where th..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 15 2011 by Battaglia (Miami, FL, United States)
  • 4

    The Magic Labyrinth: Riverworld Saga, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Philip José Farmer
    • Narrated By Paul Hecht
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (40)

    By universal critical and popular acclaim, Philip José Farmer’s Riverworld novels form one of the most original, majestically conceived science fiction works of all time. In this fourth entry in the saga, a great battle is brewing as extraordinary characters - including Samuel Clemens, U.S. Grant, and Cyrano de Bergerac - find themselves on the verge of discovering the origins of Riverworld.

    Michael G. Kurilla says: "Still exhibiting a negative slope"
    Still exhibiting a negative slope

    Unfortunately as this series has progressed, the quality has continued to deteriorate. Much of the opening portion is largely concerned with vain atte..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 15 2011 by Michael G. Kurilla (ROCKVILLE, MD, United States)
  • 5

    Gods of Riverworld: Riverworld Saga, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Philip Jose Farmer
    • Narrated By Paul Hecht
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (31)

    Hugo Award-winning author Philip José Farmer created one of SF’s most mind-blowing, critically acclaimed, and popular series of all time with the installments of his Riverworld series. In The Gods of Riverworld, Sir Francis Burton and his band have challenged the mysterious leaders of Riverworld and now control the mechanism that once held them in its sway. But the tower stronghold awaits, and the realm still houses awesome forces that could bring about their ultimate destruction.

    Michael G. Kurilla says: "The end to a sagging saga"
    The end to a sagging saga

    The 5th installment of the Riverworld saga appears to have been an afterthought. Book 4 saw the entry into the tower with an explanation of its origin..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 24 2011 by Michael G. Kurilla (ROCKVILLE, MD, United States)