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Galileo’s Dream Audiobook

Galileo’s Dream

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Publisher's Summary

Kim Stanley Robinson’s illustrious SF career has earned him every major award in the business—including the Nebula and Hugo Awards.

With Galileo’s Dream, Robinson crafts an instant masterpiece that blends epic adventure and thoughtful alternate history. Ganymede, a rebellious Jovian, attempts to bring famed scientific mind Galileo forward in time to alter the course of history with astonishing results.

©2009 Kim Stanley Robinson (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

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    S. McQueen florida 04-27-17
    S. McQueen florida 04-27-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Exquisite intriguing Galileo"

    Galileo made so human and so extraordinary at once contacted by people from the future brilliant science humanism and philosophy infinitely imaginative novel unforgettable - the reader is the best and his voices like a good film

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    A Reader 06-21-12
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    "It felt like a dream"
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    I enjoyed this book. I knew very little about Galileo's life so it was a lovely experience getting to know such a famous historical figure through the novel. I also loved the insertion of the sci fi element and what that insertion taught Galileo without taking away from his genius. I like the book more and more the longer I am away from it. The whole book did feel a lot like a dream in many ways.

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    Dee 05-07-12
    Dee 05-07-12 Listener Since 2010
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    "Treat yourself to some wild imagination."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes! Especially to those that wonder how quatum fluctuation actually work.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way it came alive and helped me see the historical context of Gallileo's life.


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    He's my favorite reader. He reads so that you forget he's there. Every character distinct and vibrant.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No. But I did enjoy it. I laughed, I cried, I was glad I bought it.


    Any additional comments?

    No. Out of time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    William 08-20-10
    William 08-20-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Empathy for a brilliant jerk"

    Kim Robinson has done a great job with this story. I will definitely buy more of her audiobooks. She deftly manages to weave a complex, far-fetched future into the historical facts of Galileo's life in a way that is both fantastic and utterly rooted in the scientific method. The texture of Galileo's personality and relationships is vividly illustrated by the narrator, George Guidall, who's gritty and occasionally impatient speech almost makes you forget you're listening to a narrator and not to Galileo himself. If you like mysteries, you'll find this book plodding. If you're a scifi fantasy lover, it'll be good. If you are a scientist, you'll be enthralled. Well done, Kim. Well done.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jimbo Champaign, IL United States 04-17-10
    Jimbo Champaign, IL United States 04-17-10 Member Since 2017
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    "Excellent book"

    This is a very good book and fun to listen to. There is a nice story, interesting setting, likable characters and excellent narration. The author and the narrator are very talented.

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    Shawna Medford, OR United States 03-28-10
    Shawna Medford, OR United States 03-28-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Wonderful"

    I found the story captivating. It was entertaining and educational. As an armchair scientist, I enjoyed it very much.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Anonymous 03-30-10
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    "Deleted the third part of download"

    After listening to the first 2 parts of the download the third part sat unplayed in my MP3 player. Finally deleted it after 2 months, nuf said.

    3 of 17 people found this review helpful

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