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  • The Children of the Sky

  • By: Vernor Vinge
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 27 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 498
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 449
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 449

Ten years have passed on Tines World, where Ravna Bergnsdot and a number of human children ended up after a disaster that nearly obliterated humankind throughout the galaxy. Ravna and the pack animals for which the planet is named have survived a war, and Ravna has saved more than one hundred children who were in cold-sleep aboard the vessel that brought them. While there is peace among the Tines, there are those among them - and among the humans - who seek power. And no matter the cost, these malcontents are determined to overturn the fledgling civilization....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The story isn't over yet

  • By Heidi on 11-03-11

Deeply unsatisfying

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-20-16

A Fire Upon the Deep, and A Deepness in the Sky made Vernor Vinge one of my favorite authors.

Unfortunately, this The Children of the Sky was profoundly disappointing. The story was convoluted in ways that were ridiculous, and sometimes clearly just for the purpose of adding length. Characters behaved in ways that weren't plausible, and the end was a level of absurdity that left me feeling Vernor never really wanted to write the book to begin with.

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