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  • Proxima: Book 1

  • By: Stephen Baxter
  • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
  • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 433
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 397
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 395

The very far future: The galaxy is a drifting wreck of black holes, neutron stars, and chill white dwarfs. The age of star formation is long past. Yet there is life here, feeding off the energies of the stellar remnants, and there is mind, a tremendous galaxy-spanning intelligence each of whose thoughts lasts a hundred thousand years. And this mind cradles memories of a long-gone age when a more compact universe was full of light... The 27th century: Proxima Centauri, an undistinguished red dwarf star, is the nearest star to our sun. How would it be to live on such a world?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • No Sense of Conclusion

  • By Lisa Davidson on 04-24-16

I liked it

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

Reviewed: 05-12-16

Where does Proxima: Book 1 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Solid, not top, but solid

What about Kyle McCarley’s performance did you like?

McCarley's performance bugged some and did me too initially, but the voices and accents helped distinguish characters as he went along, so perfect? Nope. Effective? Pretty effective, yes.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

By the end

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