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Absolution Gap Audiobook

Absolution Gap

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The Inhibitors were designed to eliminate any life-form reaching a certain level of intelligence - and they've targeted humanity. War veteran Clavain and a ragtag group of refugees have fled into hiding. Their leadership is faltering, and their situation is growing more desperate.

But their little colony has just received an unexpected visitor: an avenging angel with the power to lead mankind to safety - or draw down its darkest enemy. And as she leads them to an apparently insignificant moon light-years away, it begins to dawn on Clavain and his companions that to beat one enemy, it may be necessary to forge an alliance with something much worse.

©2008 Alastair Reynolds; (P)2009 Tantor

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    USCsteveO 11-25-16
    USCsteveO 11-25-16
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    "Great conclusion to the true trilogy."

    Read Chasm City before this to interrupt the constant barrage of multiple power groups trying to win the fight for survival. A few references in this book will be happy memories to you, in my opinion.

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    Peewee 11-17-16
    Peewee 11-17-16 Member Since 2013
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    "World beyond our minds eye"

    Fascinating work. It's details sometime get boring but, later they help the mind's picture what and where you are and how it should feel. Each of this group gets you to a point of frustration then in just phrase or chapter change ......BANG you hooked and can't wait for the next word or sentence or chapter.... you must not stop it won't let you go.

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    Zac F. Ga. 11-17-16
    Zac F. Ga. 11-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Alastair Reynolds does it again"

    Quickly becoming one of my all time favorite authors when it comes to science fiction, Alastair Reynolds weaves a story of impressive scale and wondrous adventure. spanning well over one hundred years, Absolution Gap brings the Revelations Space saga to an extremely satisfying conclusion. I only hope this isn't the last book in the saga as while it ends beautifully I feel like the story could continue without any issue.

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    Jolene Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 06-30-16
    Jolene Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 06-30-16
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    "Well done, as always."

    I love Reynolds. I love Lee. The entire series has been fantastic. Listen to the entire thing from start to finish.

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    John Kenmore, WA, United States 05-21-16
    John Kenmore, WA, United States 05-21-16 Member Since 2003
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    "Takes some Time"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would listen again. No friends have enough time to listen to this long book. Requires commitment.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The far reaching technologies of science fiction. Stay within our known laws of physics but push the envelop till breaking.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The love affairs.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Just You Wait


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyed the book but now exhausted. Narrator did a great job. Span of time plus numerous locations plus a large cast of characters. Next time I will set up a spreadsheet so I can keep track of everybody and everything.

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    Amazon Customer 02-26-16 Member Since 2013
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    "loving this you Series"

    these books little hard to follow if you don't pay attention to the date but it is a great book series can't wait for the next one

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    Steven 02-07-16
    Steven 02-07-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Best SciFi I've ever read."

    This series has completely changed my standards for good science fiction, raising it to a level I think will be difficult to meet. Absolutely fantastic. Great story, imaginative hardcore science fiction elements, believable characters. I'm going to have a hard time finding it's equal.

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    Michael Harrison 12-10-15
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    "Terrible frustrating nonsense."

    If you're a fan of the series, I have bad news for you. The story of the inhibitors in concluded here, but's it's the worst resolution that you ever could have imagined. Arbitrary ideas are invoked to justify arbitrary actions which lead to an offscreen resolution and an epilogue which immediately makes the whole thing pointless. It's the worst kind of bad. It's heavy and self indulgent, tedious and non sensical with barely any characterization, a plot seemingly made of holes and inconsistencies and an ending so awful it retroactively ruins the whole series. Avoid it like the melding plague.

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    Alex 09-16-15
    Alex 09-16-15
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    "A Frustrating and Disappointing Waste of Time"

    The personality of a couple of key characters and some of the group dynamics change to focus more on the drama of inter-personal politics. In situations where it would have been action stations, it's now let's have a meeting to discuss... literally... I'm not kidding!

    After over 7 hours of waiting for it to get better, I have given up and am returning this book.

    My recommendation is do not waste your time.

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    Dallin 08-20-15
    Dallin 08-20-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Enjoyable Experience- Doesn't Stick the Landing"
    What made the experience of listening to Absolution Gap the most enjoyable?

    The minutia of what made Revelation Space and Redemption Ark good are still present, interesting ideas, vivid characters and good voicing.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Reynolds sets the bar enormously high in Revelation Space, with Absolution Gap he does not quite go far enough in answering all the questions and implications. At several of the key moments in the book, decisions almost seem to be made because the author needed them, not because the characters did. Compared to Reynolds characters of the RS and RA this was a bit of a disappointment.


    Any additional comments?

    The listening experience was enjoyable, as was the process of wrapping my mind around the possibilities presented by Absolution Gap. To those on the fence about listening (or reading) this book, my advice is still to check it out.

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