Commonwealth Saga
Books in series4
UNABRIDGED
(4.2 based on 7393 ratings)
  • 1

    Pandora's Star

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (234)
    Performance
    (167)
    Story
    (168)

    Britain's bestselling SF writer returns to outer space.In AD 2329, humanity has colonised over four hundred planets, all of them interlinked by wormholes. With Earth at its centre, the Intersolar Commonwealth now occupies a sphere of space approximately four hundred light years across.When an astronomer on the outermost world of Gralmond, observes a star 2000 light years distant - and then a neighbouring one - vanish, it is time for the Commonwealth to discover what happened to them.

    Terry says: "Long Winded But Enjoyable"
    Long Winded But Enjoyable

    Pandora's star is no light read (or should I say listen to), be prepared for a long haul that seems to take, at times forever to get where it's going...Show More »

    Reviewed on October 14 2010 by Terry (Byron, WY, United States)
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    Pandora's Star

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (4027)
    Performance
    (2355)
    Story
    (2393)

    The year is 2380. The Intersolar Commonwealth, a sphere of stars some 400 light-years in diameter, contains more than 600 worlds, interconnected by a web of transport "tunnels" known as wormholes. At the farthest edge of the Commonwealth, astronomer Dudley Bose observes the impossible: Over 1,000 light-years away, a star...vanishes. It does not go supernova. It does not collapse into a black hole. It simply disappears.

    Devin says: "Great Epic Scifi"
    Great Epic Scifi

    "Pandora's Star" and its sequel are two of my favorite audiobooks, and I've listened to atleast 50 audiobooks over the last few years.

    I..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 17 2009 by Devin (STOUGHTON, MA, United States)
  • 2

    Judas Unchained

    • UNABRIDGED (40 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Peter F Hamilton
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (182)
    Performance
    (131)
    Story
    (130)

    The high-action concluding novel of the Commonwealth Saga from one of the world's bestselling Science Fiction writersAfter hundreds of years secretly manipulating the human race, the Starflyer alien has succeeded in engineering a war which should result in the destruction of the Intersolar Commonwealth.

    Paul says: "Great read"
    Great read

    Enthralling, gripping, brilliant

    Reviewed on April 26 2012 by Paul (Mount Merrion Ave, Ireland)
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    Judas Unchained

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (2950)
    Performance
    (1789)
    Story
    (1807)

    Robust, peaceful, and confident, the Commonwealth dispatched a ship to investigate the mystery of a disappearing star, only to inadvertently unleash a predatory alien species that turned on its liberators, striking hard, fast, and utterly without mercy.The Prime are the Commonwealth's worst nightmare. Coexistence is impossible with the technologically advanced aliens, who are genetically hardwired to exterminate all other forms of life.

    Susan says: "Exceptionally great book"
    Exceptionally great book

    This is essentially the second half of a single book - the first half is Pandora's Star. Judas Unchained begins where Pandora's Star left off, in the..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 09 2009 by Susan (Rockville, MD, USA)