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Hyperion Audiobook

Hyperion

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Publisher's Summary

On the world called Hyperion, beyond the law of the Hegemony of Man, there waits the creature called the Shrike. There are those who worship it. There are those who fear it. And there are those who have vowed to destroy it.

In the Valley of the Time Tombs, where huge, brooding structures move backward through time, the Shrike waits for them all. On the eve of Armageddon, with the entire galaxy at war, seven pilgrims set forth on a final voyage to Hyperion seeking the answers to the unsolved riddles of their lives. Each carries a desperate hope - and a terrible secret. And one may hold the fate of humanity in his hands.

©1989 Dan Simmons; (P)2008 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

Hugo Award, Best Novel, 1990
Locus Award, Best Novel, 1990
"Dan Simmons has the Midas touch: Every genre he writes - whether SF, horror, mystery, historical, or thriller - he turns to gold. Hyperion and The Fall Of Hyperion set a new standard for grand-scale science fiction." (Kevin J. Anderson, author of The Saga of Seven Suns)
"Dan Simmons was a star from the outset. It was the Hyperion books that made him a superstar. The man, quite simply, is what we in the trade call a writer's writer." (Mike Resnick, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author)
Each of [the pilgrim's] stories would make a superb novella on its own. (The New York Times Book Review, Gerald Jonas)

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    Jay IN 07-03-15
    Jay IN 07-03-15 Member Since 2014

    Real Estate Investor, sci-fi and fantasy reader

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    "Excellent stories"

    My friend told me about the title. I loved the story how it was broken into multiple stories all tied together somehow. Interested in how the second book will read since the characters may be together and up to date.

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    ndrwhr 06-20-15
    ndrwhr 06-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "What did I just listen to..."

    I'm a huge scifi fan and that while there were a ton of cool concepts and ideas presented in this story, the execution (both the writing and performances) left a lot to be desired.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Brandon 05-17-15
    Brandon 05-17-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Not worth the time. "

    Sure it's well written and the characters have depth. He didn't finish the story. Even if you choose to be generous and say that he left the ending open to interpretation, there is no climax. Unless you count the moment when the main characters choose to continue the story. The book ends right after that"cliff-hanger." Complete waste of a good setting and buildup. The voice work is great.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    james newport news, va, United States 05-12-15
    james newport news, va, United States 05-12-15 Member Since 2017
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    "20hrs of background filler for the next book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    only to those who can afford the second book .


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Hyperion?

    The prolog for the next book


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Orlando, FL, United States 04-22-15
    Robert Orlando, FL, United States 04-22-15 Member Since 2017

    Avid reader through college now with no time to read. Audiobooks saved my life!

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    "Good, not great."

    The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars was I felt like it was bait and switch. I thought this was a novel but it turns out to be a collection of (very good) short stories all relating to an overall plot line. I enjoyed it but I'm looking forward to the second book. Hopefully it's more about "present day" than the this one.

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    Justin 04-11-15
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    "Amazing!"

    If you love Sci-fi with emotional depth, download this book! The story and performance are both wonderful!

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    Jayson Akers Phoenix, AZ 04-09-15
    Jayson Akers Phoenix, AZ 04-09-15 Member Since 2015

    Nerd. Father. Lover (rowr). BOOK-lover (oh, meh). Gamer. Maker. Fixer.

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    "Wow - what an incredibly rich story!"

    An enjoyable tapestry of human misery, delight, action, romance and space battles. Rich characters, engrossing story telling, picturesque descriptions of far away.

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    __barnett 04-04-15
    __barnett 04-04-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Great Chapter"

    Clearly a partial story. You're taken through a number of stories to build up the primary plot but then it is simply abandoned, presumably to be picked up in the next novel. Definitely worth your time, so long as you're in it for the long haul.

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    undrwo 04-02-15
    undrwo 04-02-15 Member Since 2016
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    "some of the scariest scifi I've ever read"
    Where does Hyperion rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    High! I immediately had to recommend it to everyone I know just to have someone to talk to about it, and then promptly picked up the sequel. It's a creepy, sophisticated, sinister book, and I can't wait to hear how the series ends. Burning through them hard and fast right now!


    What other book might you compare Hyperion to and why?

    It's like Heinlein fused with Lovecraft, except instead of dysfunctional and trite it's just genuinely freaky.


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    My first experience.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Actually, this is one of those books that I took a vacation from. It's weird, I don't know if this happens to other people, but sometimes when I'm in a heavy book I need to pause it, and walk away fro a month, listen to other things, then come back and tackle the second half. I don't think it means I enjoyed it any the less, maybe it's just a sign that it contains some heavy theories, philosophies, connections- but no, this isn't a binge-listen book, it's too complex- though the suspense of the last chapter kept me up way past my bedtime.


    Any additional comments?

    Be patient with this one, it creeps up on you, but a staple on the shelf of any hardcore scifi fan.

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    Guilherme 04-01-15
    Guilherme 04-01-15 Member Since 2013

    You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take. —Wayne Gretzky

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    "Not what I expected, in a good way"
    What made the experience of listening to Hyperion the most enjoyable?

    The storyline is what captured my attention the most. It is written in a nonlinear fashion, very different from most of the books of the genre.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Given what our current state of technology most of the future predicted in tis book could come into fruition. I can easily imagine a future where google reins as the absolute authority over mankind.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I'm not sure which scene I liked the best. But I'm sure I liked the last chapter the least.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Maybe if I was high on energy drinks and coffee I could listen to all 20 hours in one sitting. Not sure if I would be paying much attention after the 10th hour though


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