Quintaglio Ascension
Books in series3
UNABRIDGED
(4.6 based on 93 ratings)
  • 1
    Far-Seer: The Quintaglio Ascension, Book 1 | Robert. J. Sawyer

    Far-Seer: The Quintaglio Ascension, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Robert. J. Sawyer
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (38)

    The Face of God is what every young saurian learns to call the immense, glowing object which fills the night sky on the far side of the world. Young Afsan is privileged, called to the distant Capital City to apprentice with Saleed the court astrologer. But when the time comes for Afsan to make his coming-of-age pilgrimage, to gaze upon the Face of God, his world is changed forever- for what he sees will test his faith...and may save his world from disaster!

    A great book with a great performance.

    Well, it's unabridged, so I'd say "no". Just as good, mind you - just a different experience than reading it to one's self.

    Reviewed on May 27 2016 by Peter Daly ()
  • 2
    Fossil Hunter: The Quintaglio Ascension, Book 2 | Robert. J. Sawyer

    Fossil Hunter: The Quintaglio Ascension, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Robert. J. Sawyer
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    Fossil Hunter is hard SF in the tradition of Larry Niven about a world inhabited by the Quintaglios, a dinosaurian species that has evolved a human level of intelligence and culture. Toroca, a Quintaglio geologist, is under attack for his controversial new theory of evolution. But the origins of his people turn out to be more complex than even he imagined, for he soon discovers the wreckage of an ancient starship - a relic of the aliens who transplanted Earth's dinosaurs to this solar system.

    A fantastic book with a great narrator. Top notch!

    Easily in the top 5.

    Reviewed on May 27 2016 by Peter Daly ()
  • 3
    Foreigner: The Quintaglio Ascension, Book 3 | Robert. J. Sawyer

    Foreigner: The Quintaglio Ascension, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Robert. J. Sawyer
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    In Far-Seer and Fossil Hunter, we met the Quintaglios, a race of intelligent dinosaurs from Earth and learned of the threat to their very existence. Now they must quickly advance from a culture equivalent to our Renaissance to the point where they can leave their planet. While the Quintaglios rush to develop space travel, the discovery of a second species of intelligent dinosaur rocks their most fundamental beliefs.

    Best of the series

    It's a deep dive, a what if dinosaurs had an intelligent civilization. Excellent storytelling weaving multiple threads together into an epic saga.

    Reviewed on October 04 2016 by Donato ()