The Long Earth
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  • 1
    The Long Earth: A Novel | Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter

    The Long Earth: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated By Michael Fenton-Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The Western Front, 1916. Private Percy Blakeney wakes up. He is lying on fresh spring grass. He can hear birdsong and the wind in the leaves. Where have the mud, blood, and blasted landscape of no-man's-land gone? For that matter, where has Percy gone? Madison, Wisconsin, 2015. Police officer Monica Jansson is exploring the burned-out home of a reclusive - some say mad, others allege dangerous - scientist who seems to have vanished. Sifting through the wreckage, Jansson find a curious gadget.

    The Long Earth Falls Short

    Co-authored with Stephen Baxter this Terry Pratchett book is humorous at times but lacks the normal wit usually associated with his work. At eleven ..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 21 2012 by D (corona, ca United States)
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    The Long Earth | Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter

    The Long Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated By Michael Fenton Stevens
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    The Western Front, 1916. Private Percy Blakeney wakes up. He is lying on fresh spring grass. He can hear birdsong, and the wind in the leaves in the trees. Where have the mud, blood, and blasted landscape of No Man's Land gone? Madison, Wisconsin, 2015. Cop Monica Jansson is exploring the burned-out home of a reclusive - some said mad, others dangerous - scientist when she finds a curious gadget: a box containing some wiring, a three-way switch and a potato. It is the prototype of a life-changing invention....

    World and not Character Building

    I own all of Terry Pratchett's books and this book was a huge disappointment. The Long Earth is obviously meant to be part of a series, and this nove..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 28 2012 by Amy W (Winnipeg, Mb, Manitoba, Canada)
  • 2
    The Long War: The Long Earth, Book 2 | Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter

    The Long War: The Long Earth, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated By Michael Fenton Stevens
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    A generation after the events of The Long Earth, humankind has spread across the new worlds opened up by "stepping". A new "America" - Valhalla - is emerging more than a million steps from Datum - our Earth. Thanks to a bountiful environment, the Valhallan society mirrors the core values and behaviors of colonial America. And Valhalla is growing restless under the controlling long arm of the Datum government.

    Meh

    If I had to sum it up in one word it would, unfortunately, be "disappointing".

    I understand that a five book deal has been signed for the Lon..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 26 2013 by Amazon Customer (MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, United States)
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    The Long War: The Long Earth, Book 2 | Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter

    The Long War: The Long Earth, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated By Michael Fenton Stevens
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    A generation after the events of The Long Earth, mankind has spread across the new worlds opened up by Stepping. Where Joshua and Lobsang once pioneered, now fleets of airships link the stepwise Americas with trade and culture. Mankind is shaping the Long Earth - but in turn the Long Earth is shaping mankind...

    I may be biased in these ratings

    These are two of my favorite authors and the team up works really well. I rarely have time for audible books due to the number of podcasts I listen t..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 04 2016 by Citizen Gold (Sydney, Australia)
  • 3
    The Long Mars: Long Earth, Book 3 | Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter

    The Long Mars: Long Earth, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated By Michael Fenton Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    2040-2045: In the years after the cataclysmic Yellowstone eruption there is massive economic dislocation as populations flee Datum Earth to myriad Long Earth worlds. Sally, Joshua, and Lobsang are all involved in this perilous rescue work when, out of the blue, Sally is contacted by her long-vanished father and inventor of the original Stepper device, Willis Linsay. He tells her he is planning a fantastic voyage across the Long Mars and wants her to accompany him. But Sally soon learns that Willis has an ulterior motive for his request....

    More good story from this team

    If you're considering this one, you've read the other two already. No? Go read The Long Earth--now.

    The Long Mars was as enjoyable and intere..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 27 2014 by Rachel (YAKIMA, WA, United States)
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    The Long Mars: The Long Earth, Book 3 | Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter

    The Long Mars: The Long Earth, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated By Michael Fenton Stevens
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    The years 2040 - 2045: After the cataclysmic Yellowstone eruption, there is massive economic dislocation as populations flee Datum Earth to myriad Long Earth worlds. Sally, Joshua, and Lobsang are all involved in this perilous work when, out of the blue, Sally is contacted by her long-vanished father and inventor of the original Stepper device, Willis Linsay. He tells her he is planning a fantastic voyage across the Long Mars and wants her to accompany him. But Sally soon learns that Willis has ulterior motives....

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  • 4
    The Long Utopia | Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter

    The Long Utopia

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated By Michael Fenton Stevens
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    It's 2045-2059. After the cataclysmic upheavals of Step Day and the Yellowstone eruption humanity is spreading farther into the Long Earth, and society, on a battered Datum Earth and beyond, continues to evolve. Now an elderly and cantankerous AI, Lobsang, lives in disguise with Agnes in an exotic, far-distant world. He’s convinced they’re leading a normal life in New Springfield - they even adopt a child - but it seems they have been guided there for a reason.

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    The Long Utopia: A Novel | Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter

    The Long Utopia: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated By Michael Fenton Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    It's 2045-2059. Human society continues to evolve on Datum Earth, its battered and weary origin planet, as the spread of humanity progresses throughout the many Earths beyond. Lobsang, now an elderly and complex AI, suffers a breakdown and, disguised as a human, attempts to live a "normal" life on one of the millions of Long Earth worlds. His old friend, Joshua, now in his 50s, searches for his father and discovers a heretofore unknown family history.

    The series is losing its way

    I really enjoyed the earlier books in the series, but the plot (and worse, the constant exposition) is really getting pompous. The original stories lo..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 10 2016 by Thomas A Reeve (Lincoln, RI United States)
  • 5
    The Long Cosmos | Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter

    The Long Cosmos

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated By Michael Fenton Stevens
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    It's 2070-71. Nearly six decades after Step Day, and in the Long Earth the new Next posthuman society continues to evolve. For Joshua Valienté, now in his late 60s, it is time to take one last solo journey into the High Meggers: an adventure that turns into a disaster. Alone and facing death, his only hope of salvation lies with a group of trolls. But as Joshua confronts his mortality, the Long Earth receives a signal from the stars.

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    The Long Cosmos: A Novel | Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter

    The Long Cosmos: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated By Michael Fenton Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    It's 2070-71. Nearly six decades after Step Day, a new society continues to evolve in the Long Earth. Now, a message has been received: "Join us". The Next - the hyperintelligent posthumans - realize that the missive contains instructions for kick-starting the development of an immense artificial intelligence known as The Machine. But to build this computer the size of an Earth continent, they must obtain help from the more populous and still industrious worlds of mankind.

    A little weak to be honest.

    I have referred to the Long Earth series as comfort food. Even though none of the subsequent books in the series matched the first, happens all too o..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 08 2016 by chapmaan (Australia)