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The Heritage Universe
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  • 1

    Summertide: The Heritage Universe, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Charles Sheffield
    • Narrated By Geoffrey Howard
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    It was just before Summertide, the time when the twin planets, Opal and Quake, would orbit closest to their sun, subjecting both - Quake in particular - to vast tidal forces. It was to be the most violent Summertide ever, creating something that only happened every 350,000 years. Planetary Administrators Hans Rebka and Max Perry had no choice but to go to Quake - risking their lives to protect the others - and to learn, just maybe, the secret of Summertide and the Builders.

    Herve says: "Intriguing and leaving you wanting for more..."
    Intriguing and leaving you wanting for more...

    Fortunately, this is only the first volume of the Heritage Universe series. There are three more. I wanted to listen to this book because it's a clas..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 09 2005 by Herve (New York, NY, USA)
  • 2

    Divergence: The Heritage Universe, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Charles Sheffield
    • Narrated By Geoffrey Howard
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    For millennia, humankind and the other intelligent races have studied the bizarre and unfathomable constructs of the legendary beings known as the Builders. But for all that study, they are still no closer to figuring out who - or what - the Builders have been, or where they have gone.

    James Shelton says: "Heritage Universe series volume 2"
    Heritage Universe series volume 2

    This is the second volume of a 4 part series. The first hour is a recap of the major plot points of the first novel. I enjoyed the essays on the vario..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 27 2003 by James Shelton ()
  • 3

    Transcendence: Book 3 of The Heritage Universe

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Charles Sheffield
    • Narrated By Geoffrey Howard
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    The search for the Builders, the legendary alien race whose unfathomable constructs continue to perplex scholars and explorers alike, has led Builder expert Darya Lang, adventurer Hans Rebka, and treasure hunters Louis Nenda and Atvar H'sial to an unknown Builder artifact far outside the spiral arm. There they find the Zardalu, once the greatest menace ever known to the worlds of the spiral arm, enslaving entire races and exterminating others, guided by the unswerving belief in their own supremacy.

    David says: "The Heritage Universe series..THE BEST IN SCI-FI"
    The Heritage Universe series..THE BEST IN SCI-FI

    I have read then all...all sci-fi authors for the past 50 years and this is one of the finest(TO ME..N0 1)..And audible has RECENTLY put out ,..for us..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 18 2003 by David (Clyde, NC, USA)
  • 4

    Convergence: The Heritage Universe, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Charles Sheffield
    • Narrated By Geoffrey Howard
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    Humans first reached out to the stars traveling at a painfully slow sublight crawl - then they found the Bose network, which allowed ships to jump instantaneously from one node in the galactic arm to another. Once in the network they found the Artifacts: enigmatic structures, millions of years old, left by a vanished race. Incomprehensible to both human and non-human minds, the Artifacts seemingly defy natural law.

    Donald says: "Singularity of Thought"
    Singularity of Thought

    Sheffield's understanding of physics and quantum theory spill out in full force in this fourth installment of the Heritage Universe series. I appreci..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 29 2004 by Donald (Rogers, AR, USA)