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Blue Remembered Earth Audiobook

Blue Remembered Earth

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Publisher's Summary

Critically acclaimed author Alastair Reynolds holds a well-deserved place “among the leaders of the hard-science space opera renaissance." (Publishers Weekly). In Blue Remembered Earth, Geoffrey Akinya wants nothing more than to study the elephants of the Amboseli basin. But when his space-explorer grandmother dies, secrets come to light and Geoffrey is dispatched to the Moon to protect the family name - and prevent an impending catastrophe.

©2012 Alastair Reynolds (P)2012 Recorded Books

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    Diana 04-30-16
    Diana 04-30-16 Member Since 2013

    Practicing Idealist, Dabbling Realist ;)

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    "Fabulous narration, detailed and interesting story"

    This book was found because I enjoy the narration of Kobna Holdbrook-Smith and was looking for another enjoyable performance of an audio book.

    What a great story! The intricate details and descriptions along with the fantastic narration made this a wonderful experience. If I was interrupted, I would be sure to go back and go over the part I just missed. It was that good.

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    Joel M Cohen 04-08-16 Member Since 2014
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    "great book!"

    well written, brilliantly conceived, terrific narration. loved the approach taken to near-future connectivity. downloading the sequel asap!

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    Amazon Customer 03-30-16 Member Since 2013
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    "great job on the storyline"

    was hard at first to get into but after a few chapters really got into it

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    Brian 01-23-15
    Brian 01-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Very Disappointed"

    the story lacks direction. many great ideas that didn't fit well. very boring characters. I wasn't even interested until the very end when I could see the whole picture. At that point I'm usually blown away by Al's work. Not this time.

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    MJC 01-08-15
    MJC 01-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Classic Reynolds"

    As stated by previous reviewers, this story needed a rolling start to turn the engine over. Once started, however, this story is classic Alistair Reynolds. Colorful prose, excellent character development, and a good story to boot. You won't be sorry when you get this title.

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    Tim Rogers Taylors, SC United States 08-08-13
    Tim Rogers Taylors, SC United States 08-08-13
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    "My favorite Reynolds book, with a great narrator"

    This is probably the best book I've listened to from audible, when you combine quality of the narrator and quality of the text. The narrator is absolutely the best I've heard -- he does voices well, and his voice fits this text perfectly. The book is also very strong, especially in the way it presents a very distinct view of the future without spending a lot of time expostulating on how we got there; I've enjoyed other Reynolds books, but this one is smart, engaging, and subtle in many interesting ways. And there's a mystery! Or eight!

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    Rodger Springfield, IL, United States 07-26-13
    Rodger Springfield, IL, United States 07-26-13
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    "It Takes Awhile To Get Going"
    Any additional comments?

    This is an unusual book. I've never read or listened to anything quite like it. Alastair Reynolds has to be my favorite writer Sci-fi still in the business. I loved his earlier works like Chasm City and Pushing Ice. This is entirely different, but still eventually in the Reynolds style. But with this book I had to keep at it. Honestly, I was about to give up a few hours into it. If it hadn't have been Reynolds I would have. I would have missed out. Once this book finally gets going it is a good one! I don't know that it's great, and I still prefer his earlier, Revelation Space series, but this book rewards nicely for sticking around.

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    Kim 01-16-13
    Kim 01-16-13
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    "Different, but good"

    This is quite different in style and tone from the usual work of Alastair Reynolds, but the story was good. The narrator delivered the story well, and did a good job of bringing the characters to life.

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    Amazon Customer Orange County, CA 07-07-12
    Amazon Customer Orange County, CA 07-07-12 Member Since 2009

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    "Good Story--Awesome New Narrator"

    This is my third Alastair Reynolds novel. The other two I listened to were narrated by John Lee. He's okay, but not one of my favorites. However, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith is a narrator I will be looking out for in the future. He's phenomenal. There's an epilogue that's told in first-person plural where the narrator mixes the voices of the characters who are telling that part of the story. It sounds so interesting and I can't imagine any other narrator who could pull it off so well. It could have ended up being either confusing or hokey, but it was neither.

    As for the story, I thought it was very good. It's not like the other Alastair Reynolds books I've listened to, but it's good on its own terms. There were a couple of times when I wanted to slap the characters and tell them to think a bit harder. It took quite a while for them to realize that Eunice was sending them on a treasure hunt. It wasn't the most original story, and it did have some fairly predictable moments, but it was very well done.

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    R. Morgan 10-03-13
    R. Morgan 10-03-13

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    "Music was distracting"
    If you could sum up Blue Remembered Earth in three words, what would they be?

    Good story, the simplistic " Ethnic Type Music" is distracting and annoying. could have done better without it.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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