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Publisher's Summary

The Sunday Time best seller. 

From the ground, we stand. From our ship, we live. By the stars, we hope. 

The incredible new audiobook by Becky Chambers, author of the beloved The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet.

#SpacebornFew

Centuries after the last humans left Earth, the Exodus Fleet is a living relic, a place many are from but few outsiders have seen. Humanity has finally been accepted into the galactic community, but while this has opened doors for many, those who have not yet left for alien cities fear that their carefully cultivated way of life is under threat.

Tessa chose to stay home when her brother, Ashby, left for the stars but has to question that decision when her position in the Fleet is threatened.

Kip, a reluctant young apprentice, itches for change but doesn't know where to find it.

Sawyer, a lost and lonely newcomer, is just looking for a place to belong.

When a disaster rocks this already fragile community, those Exodans who still call the Fleet their home can no longer avoid the inescapable question:

What is the purpose of a ship that has reached its destination?

©2018 Becky Chambers (P)2017 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

Critic Reviews

"A quietly profound, humane tour de force." (Guardian).

"The best speculative fiction currently being written." (John Connolly)

"An emotional, moving look at what it means to be human, and the importance of heritage and legacy." (Lauren James, author of The Loneliest Girl in the Universe)

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-26-18

Beautiful

A heartwarming love letter to community spirit. Very progressive. With interesting nuance regarding planned economies vs free markets. And excellent narration.

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  • Misspelt
  • 08-11-18

Another disappointment!

The first Wayfarer book was good, the next two just spin-off stories in the same universe. This is a book about 'why am I here', 'who or what is God' etc.. No sci-fi really, no excitement and no real point. The narration was its best point. The more I listened the quicker I had to turn the speed up to just get through it. You can do x1.4 without a problem.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-03-18

not science fiction, however good social thinking

enjoyed the social and emotional thinking, great if you have children even the grown ups. expected this book to be continuation from the previously 2.

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  • E. Parkyn
  • 08-27-18

A wonderful third book in the series

I loved this just as much as the other two books...finding myself transported to another world, sharing the lives of a spaceborn few...the story is as much history, myth, legend and predictions and doesn’t balk at posing questions that challenge and inspire...the reading was fantastic and I will be keeping my fingers crossed for more books in the future...

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  • 08-22-18

A Story of belonging

A story about nothing... But belonging and finding a place in the universe.

Excellent Moving.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-15-18

A sweetshop of treats!

A lovely book to continue the adventures in the GC. A different style to the previous two but a lovely account of different lives in the Exodan fleet. Becky Chambers’ writing consists of well rounded, believable characters who are brought to life by a fantastic reading! An enjoyable book that thrilled throughout! Thank you!

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  • Ian Goodban
  • 08-11-18

A great addition to the Galactic Commons series

It is about a way of life, everybody's way of life, the differences, the similarities, and the point of it all. A simple story asking complicated questions. I loved it

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  • Tristan Krautz
  • 08-06-18

So human!

On the back of Becky Chambers last books which take you on far flung adventures with new species and worlds to explore. This book is grounding. It shows what happens to humans when we fuck up, but how we move on and make it “all fixed” and perhaps makes us better. In a dark world, this book reflects the best of us. It is a book of hope.

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  • Anna
  • 08-05-18

I want to live in this book

Compassionate, fascinating and fun. My favourite of Becky Chambers so far, I loved every chapter.

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  • David
  • 08-01-18

Another glimpse into the Wayfarers Universe

As comforting as a warm cup of mek on a cool day, Record of a Spaceborn Few provides an insight into life aboard the Exodan fleet. Wonderfully written and expertly read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-16-18

great

great world building, i really had an understanding of the culture and history of the fleet

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  • phoebe
  • 09-11-18

Sweet. better than book 2

Better than book 2. Still not as good as book 1. Really hoping Chambers returns to the wayfarer crew next.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-27-18

Enjoyable

An enjoyable story, even if it lacked a little in action compared with the first two.

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  • Katrina
  • 08-07-18

Oh stars! Love love loved it!

I adore the world Chambers has created. Her characters are so good and relatable to a contemporary reader despite their lives being set far in an imaginary future. The way Chambers introduces new people but still keeps them linked to the ones we’ve read about before is awesome!

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  • Jason
  • 07-27-18

Simply Wonderful

If you like the way (as in her first two books) Becky Chambers explores humanity through what feels like real people, then this book will not disappoint.

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  • John
  • 07-26-18

stunning.. as always

Becky has extended her universe. familer names linked to a great scifi story with an emotional roller coaster which leaves you satisfied. never let this end!