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The Rise of Endymion Audiobook

The Rise of Endymion

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Publisher's Summary

In the stunning continuation of the epic adventure begun in Hyperion, Simmons returns us to a far future resplendent with drama and invention. On the world of Hyperion, the mysterious Time Tombs are opening. And the secrets they contain mean that nothing - nothing anywhere in the universe - will ever be the same.

©1996 Dan Simmons; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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    Patrick Gutelius 04-10-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Great series of books."

    Great series of books. Very few plot holes in the story. Loved the mix of poetry and SxiFi

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    Tom Hillsboro, OR, USA 03-15-17
    Tom Hillsboro, OR, USA 03-15-17 Member Since 2001
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    "Dan Simmons' Cantos is a masterpiece!"

    This series is top 5 out of over 1000 titles read or listened to in any genre. I have rarely been so moved and deeply satisfied by a book or series as I was by this finale to an incredible epic .
    If you read only the first book, Hyperion, you have only the first taste and introduction of this magnificent mystery that Dan Simmons have woven for us with such breathtaking depth and poignancy.

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    Cliff Marquardt 02-06-17 Member Since 2015
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    "amazing book, and series."

    if you are looking to get completely lost in an amazing adventure then I highly recommend the Hyperion book series. In addition the the books being incredibly well done, the voicing for then Is absolutely fantastic.

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    Riku 02-03-17
    Riku 02-03-17 Member Since 2014
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    "best"

    Hyperion series is the Lord of the rings of scifi. I recommend this to anyone.

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    Gohar Issaquah, WA 01-11-17
    Gohar Issaquah, WA 01-11-17 Member Since 2017

    I enjoy sci-fi, fantasy, non-fiction, historical fiction genres. Liked Hyperion, Stormlight, Mistborn, GoT. Last read: Born a crime

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    "What an ending!!!"

    The book starts off slow followed by an equally slow build-up. The story is very rewarding if you read the whole series.from hyperion. All the pending questions were answered and all the loose ends were tied. Dan Simmons did a great job planning the whole series (intentionally or not). Things from the first book click together with the series climax in a way that could only be planned.

    The writing is brilliant and written very smartly. The reader was equally good and managed to keep me engaged.

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    bob LAWRENCEBURG, IN, United States 12-21-16
    bob LAWRENCEBURG, IN, United States 12-21-16

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    "Simmons' epic continues"
    What did you love best about The Rise of Endymion?

    This is a glorious sequel to the Hyperion books bringing satisfying closure and depth to the series. I'd recommend these as literature as much as good sf reading. Bravo.


    What other book might you compare The Rise of Endymion to and why?

    "Through the Looking Glass" Alice's adventures not only continue but rise to a new level. So here the characters who are gone return in the memories and deeds of their descendents.


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

    I listened to his work on the Hyperion books. He continues to be excellent.


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

    Yes and no. The plot drove me on...but then, I really didn't want it to end. Like coming to "The Return of the King" when I read Tolkien, I felt melancholy about losing friends--and actually a whole world.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like well written literature, read it. If you like thoughtful sf, then read it.

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    J.G. Brandt 12-12-16
    J.G. Brandt 12-12-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Good Listen, Really Long."
    Would you listen to The Rise of Endymion again? Why?

    Probably not. It was nearly 30 hours long and so bogged down with unnecessary details that it became a bit of a slog to get through it. I really like this series and would definitely recommend it to friends and family, but the book was rather tedious to be honest.


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

    The ending wasn't super surprising, it was hinted at and built up so that the listener wasn't super taken aback. It was pretty Okay.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I really liked the Shrike and Nemis getting into intense combat and switching back and forth into "quick time." Thought those were great scenes. And maybe Raul getting "eaten" by the gigantic sky squid. Thought that was funny/faintly deserved. ;)


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

    Honestly, I don't think this would ever become a movie. It's too long and filled with details and characters that are two dimensional at best. The only people who actually have personalities were Raul and Aneia. He introduced dozens of other characters but there was literally no development of them and I can't remember their names.


    Any additional comments?

    Again, not a bad book, just rather tedious in details and characters that really didn't matter that much to the actual story. I would have liked waaaaaaaaay more Shrike time. It didn't really do much in this story.

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    Rasmus 11-11-16
    Rasmus 11-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A Worthy conclusion."

    This was a worth conclusion, however it was a bitt tedeous and slow in the middle but the begining and ending made upp for that for sure.

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    Christopher 10-29-16
    Christopher 10-29-16
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    "well worth the money or credit. very well worth"

    I would listen to this again. excellent story and well acted, good plot and enough turns, twists and nods to much older poetry

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    William G. McQuaig 10-26-16

    William G. McQuaig

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    "Excellent Finale To An Epic Story"

    This review is for the Audible version of Dan Simmon's "Rise Of Endymion".

    The story is, of course, identical to the wonderful book, as it is the unabridged version. I won't review the story, as many good reviews can be found with a quick search. This is for the excellent reading done by Victor Bevine. In short, he is masterful. Mr. Bevine reads the story with a perfect combination of rhythmic cadences, emotional range, and vocal clarity.

    You have to appreciate the difficulty in doing this, and perhaps we take professional narration for granted until we hear a truly awful job of it. Bevine allows us to lose ourselves in the epic tale. No vocal pops, mouth noises, or other distractions. His choices of voice for the various (and too numerous to count) characters are always just right. Never overdone.

    If you want to hear a truly great audiobook, you can't go wrong with this series, all but the first one, "Hyperion", read by Bevine alone (The version of "Hyperion" which I listened to included other narrators for some of the characters, which I found distracting, especially because some of the people reading seemed to be less than professional and quite annoying).

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