Record of a Spaceborn Few: Booktrack Edition

Wayfarers, Book 3
Narrated by: Patricia Rodriguez
Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (112 ratings)

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Record of a Spaceborn Few: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience!

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.

And 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?

Booktrack is an immersive format that pairs traditional audiobook narration to complementary music. The tempo and rhythm of the score are in perfect harmony with the action and characters throughout the audiobook. Gently playing in the background, the music never overpowers or distracts from the narration, so listeners can enjoy every minute. When you purchase this Booktrack edition, you receive the exact narration as the traditional audiobook available, with the addition of music throughout.

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

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About the new age background music...

The soundscape in the background of the narration was at times distracting and times annoying. The audio book would stand alone perfectly fine without the constant hum. The book and the narration were great.

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Confused

Not about this book specifically, but the direction the trilogy took; it was almost unrelated to the first book. Maybe I should have known that but I normally avoid spoilers. Anyway the two sequels are fine but I wish it had been a traditional trilogy. Neither approached the first book imo

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Every book by this author is better than the last

I thought it would be hard to top the second in this series, but it seems that Becky Chambers has wells of inspiration, kindness and curiosity enough to keep on bettering her previous works until we, too, have ruined our planet, grown as a species, and pressed on into a wiser and more knowing, gentle future. If you have had your fill of stories written to pad out a series of explosions and meaningless twists, and if you miss the hopeful visions of what future life could be, which were embodied once in sci-fi visions like Asimov’s, or Star Trek: The Next Generation... then this author, I think, picks up that torch and blends her more modern sensibilities seamlessly with the best of what came before, creating a joyful space that I’ll be all too happy to inhabit once again each time she gifts us with another story like this. One fit, I think, to be treasured. The narrator does a beautiful job of imbuing the tale with all the heart and soul of the author’s deep and complex characters... going so far as to signal with small shifts in her voice, not just which characters are speaking, but even when a familiar character is shifting between their native tongue and an unfamiliar language. It’s so beautifully seamless that I think I’d like to try more of the books that she narrates as well... and I think the Booktrack that blends nicely with her rhythms and adds rich, musical swells at the right moments, is just gravy. If you’re questioning whether to pick this one up, worried perhaps whether lightning can strike yet again in the form of another set of characters that are so easy to love and to care about as the ones you remember from her previous works, then worry not. You won’t regret giving this one a try.

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I am crying because it is over

What a wonderful examination of what we are, what we can be, and what we may be. There are so many parallels and parables in here. It was just what I needed. It was neat to see all the disparate stories woven together at the end. I think I may be part Andrisk at heart. The harmageons remind me of the United States. It is interesting to see a representation of humanity as a minor force and not a dominant one in an interspecies fiction.

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A must read for an sci fi fan

What can I say, Becky Chambers is amazing world builder and phenomenal storyteller, the way she writes feels so compassionate. Her books just make me really happy

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  • 04-17-19

Lacked a story of note

Like the rest of the books in this series, there has been a lot of thought and imagination put into writing the book. However, unlike the other books there isn't really much of a story. The characters don't grab you and the book doesn't go anywhere. Shame really as I really like the other books.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-31-20

a future for us all

Here is a future where you can find your story. To feel that you belong out there, among the stars.

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  • Mr J R Hobbs
  • 09-27-19

the most enjoyable sci fi universe

the most enjoyable sci fi universe I have encountered. Steinbeck in space, except life is mostly OK.

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  • Rick
  • 02-07-19

More of a soap opera than space opera

Very different from previous books this one follows the lives of several people choosing to live on spaceships rather than a planet. The stories explore culture while following the lives of the protagonists but not a lot happens. If you're after action this isn't the book for you. It took a bit for me to adjust my expectations but I did it and just enjoyed what was on offer. The narrator was good and I liked her portrayal of the characters. Overall more like a soap opera or reality TV show than previous offerings from this author.

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