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Great North Road Audiobook

Great North Road

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Great North Road is a standalone science fiction adventure from Peter F. Hamilton, the author of The Night's Dawn trilogy.

When attending a Newcastle murder scene, Detective Sidney Hurst finds a dead North family clone. Yet none have been reported missing. And in 2122, 20 years ago, a North clone billionaire was horrifically murdered in the same manner on the tropical planet of St Libra. So, if the murderer is still at large, was Angela Tramelo wrongly convicted? She never wavered under interrogation, claiming she alone survived an alien attack.

Investigating this potential alien threat now becomes the Human Defence Agency's top priority. St Libran bio-fuel is the lifeblood of Earth's economy and must be secured. A vast expedition is mounted via the Newcastle gateway, and experts are dispatched to the planet - with Angela Tramelo, grudgingly released from prison.

But the expedition is cut off deep within St Libra's rainforests, and the murders begin. Angela insists it's the alien, but her new colleagues aren't sure. Did she see an alien, or does she have other reasons for being on St Libra?

©2012 Peter F. Hamilton (P)2012 Pan Macmillian Publishers Ltd

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  • Lochdog
    UK
    4/30/13
    Overall
    "Immersive"

    I'm not a sci fi fan. I'm jaded by crime fiction. Can stand books about wars and armies. So what made me choose this book I will never know. But I am so glad I did. It was so vivid that I almost believe the technology described in the book actually exists and that I am just too out of the loop to have downloaded it yet! The stories and characters are rich and believable and I was so pleased there was a part two to listen to once I'd finished part one. Amazing. Highly recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alison
    Bideford, United Kingdom
    4/22/13
    Overall
    "Completely addictive and absorbing, eventually!"

    After too many characters and details at the beginning I was completely hooked and have to buy part two immediately. There are several twists that as far as I can see don't add much to the story and are unnecessary however once into the plot you can follow the main characters and story easily.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Joe
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
    4/16/13
    Overall
    "too much sci fi!"

    I love the sci fi genre but this was just a little too much for me. I found that I couldn't picture or understand any of the elements spoken about. It took too long to get going and I never finished listening to it. sorry, this bored me to a point where I couldn't listen

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A
    Derby, United Kingdom
    4/15/13
    Overall
    "Totally absorbing"

    I loved this book and was hooked from the moment I started to listen. One of those books that I got so totally immersed in, I felt in many places that I was there, living the story and not just watching from the outside.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Miss J. Gordon-Clark
    Ponteland, Northumberland
    4/13/13
    Overall
    "4 Stars because of price, 5 stars otherwise!"

    I did not know this author before listening to Great North Road. I think it was the combination of science fiction and being set in Newcastle (where I have just moved to) that caught my eye. I am glad I did.



    It is gritty, well written and I think plausible about the future of the world and the use of its resources.



    Like other reviews, being split into two, thus twice the price of most other books might put some people off (and I agree with the other reviewers that this is a bit of a swizz!) but if you think it is long, stay with it as the characters develop, the plots intertwine and get more tricky. I think I changed my mind about the murdered about half a dozen times.



    PS: You really do need to have a street map of Newcastle open to be able to follow to get your bearings (I had my trusty Newcastle A-Z by my side)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Michael
    Warboys, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
    Overall
    "Great North Road"

    At first sight I wondered how the writer could hold my attention for the length of this book - it is indeed a "mighty tome"! I should not have worried as Peter Hamilton's ability to thoroughly immerse the reader in a new world, so very nearly but not quite the one we know, came to the fore straight away.



    His strengths lie in his holding together the threads of the storyline until they merge, satisfyingly at the denouement.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    London, UK
    4/13/13
    Overall
    "On the Road"

    Inadvertently I listened to this out of order; because it dips in and out of the past this at first did not matter but I became aggrieved (because I wanted to hear the rest of this new to me SF story) when I came to what I thought was the end - which in fact was halfway through! I finally listened to Part 1 from the proper start to the end and had no issue with relistening to the sections already heard; in fact it deepened my appreciation. It became a 'must read', oops must listen to! I hastened to download Part Two.

    This odd but rewarding experience could only have been achieved through Audible although not necessarily soemthing I would automatically recommend listeners do! I look forward to reading/being read to more of this author's work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Andrew
    DISS, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
    Overall
    "Another well written, well read Hamilton sci-fi"

    I've now read several of Hamilton's books, and find they are well written with believable characters and thoughtful story-lines. This is no exception, and is well read by Toby Longworth, who uses distinct voices for the characters.



    If you enjoy this, then you might also like Hamilton's Greg Mandel trilogy, starting with Mindstar Rising.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Adam
    Histon, United Kingdom
    4/12/13
    Overall
    "Thoroughly engaging sci-fi detective story"

    Set in Newcastle of the future, Peter F. Hamilton brings to life a wonderfully believable future and a story that kept me wanting more. The length (consider that this is only the first of two long parts) makes it daunting, but I was engaged throughout. As a fan of both detective and sci-fi, I found this a great mix of the two: introducing the technology in a way that made if feel natural, and slowly revealing parts of the puzzle as the story goes on.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • John
    Oldham, United Kingdom
    4/8/13
    Overall
    "Hamilton does it again"

    I've read and listened to several of Hamiltons series and this is no different - solid si-fi and in the audio book format very well narrated - recommended

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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