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A Hole in the Sky

By: Peter F. Hamilton
Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
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From New York Times best-selling author Peter F. Hamilton comes his first audio original, A Hole in the Sky, Book 1 in the Arkship Trilogy.

Sixteen-year old Hazel lives in the Daedalus, a starship that is flying in search of a new world. The ship has been traveling for 500 years, searching for a world to settle in after having to abandon its last world. Everyone on board Daedalus lives a very simple existence in farming villages. The age of machines supplying their needs was lost during a mutiny 500 years ago. The captain regained control of the ship after a huge struggle. Now, with finite resources, everything in the habitat is Cycled, including humans, who essentially are suicided at 65 so they don't deplete the biosphere's resources.

Hazel encounters the Cheaters, people who refused to Cycle, who tell her the Daedalus has been damaged and its atmosphere is leaking away. When her brother has a paralyzing accident which condemns him to be Cycled since he can no longer be productive, Hazel runs off with him to join the Cheaters. While with the Cheaters, she discovers that much of what has been told to the people living on Daedalus for the last 500 years is untrue, and soon, Hazel is in a thrilling race to help repair the ship and help the people of the Daedalus.

©2020 Peter F. Hamilton (P)2021 Tantor

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Definitely not the authors best work.

PFH has some magnificent stories and is one of my favorite authors. This series has a great concept, but the characters are constantly saying and doing things that make no sense at all. There’s practically none of the wit and attention to detail that I love about PFH’s stories. I’ve listened to the first two books in the series and this one seems phoned in. I won’t be continuing the series.

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Great story

Enjoyed very much, can’t wait to see where it goes. Great performance as well, highly recommend