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The Temporal Void Audiobook

The Temporal Void: Void Trilogy, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

Long ago, a human astrophysicist, Inigo, began dreaming scenes from the life of a remarkable human being named Edeard, who lived within the Void, a self-contained microuniverse at the heart of the galaxy.

There, under the beneficent gaze of mysterious godlike entities, humans possessed uncanny psychic abilities, and Edeard's were the strongest of all. Equally strong was his determination to bring justice and freedom to a world terrorized by criminal violence and corruption.

Inigo's inspirational dreams, shared by hundreds of millions throughout the galaxy-spanning gaiafield, gave birth to a religion - Living Dream. But when the appearance of a Second Dreamer seemed to trigger the expansion of the Void - an expansion that is devouring everything in its path -the Intersolar Commonwealth was thrown into turmoil. With the adherents of Living Dream determined to set forth on a dangerous pilgrimage into the Void, interstellar war threatens to erupt.

With time running out, the fate of humanity hinges on a handful of people. There is Araminta, only now awakening to the unwelcome fact that she is the mysterious Second Dreamer - and to the dire responsibilities that go with it; Inigo, whose private dreams hint at a darker truth behind Edeard's legendary life; Paula Myo, the ruthless field operative of the Commonwealth, whose search for Araminta and Inigo is about to yield a most unpleasant surprise; and Justine, whose desperate gamble places her within the Void, where the godlike Skylords hold the power to save the universe...or destroy it.

Dream on: listen to the first book, The Dreaming Void.

©2008 Peter F. Hamilton; (P)2009 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Fusing elements of hard SF with adventure fantasy tropes, Hamilton has singlehandedly raised the bar for grand-scale speculative storytelling." (Publishers Weekly)
"This second book of a trilogy promises a spectacular finish." (Booklist)

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    David Harris 04-03-15 Member Since 2017

    Top 10: 1 Void Trilogy 2 Pandora Star 3 Fear the Skies 4 Armada 5 Magic 2.0 series 6 Ender's Game 7 Ready Player One

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    "I can't stop listening to these books!"

    These are the most creative, thought-provoking books I've ever heard in my life, and they just keep getting better!

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    R. A. Wormwood 04-02-15 Member Since 2014

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    I love a good twist and this had a couple but I feel it a little lacking from the first novel and yet completely contented by it.

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    john 03-26-15
    john 03-26-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Always good"

    Peter Hamilton's work is always exciting and intriguing.I cannot wait for the last installment luckily I already have it downloaded

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    Peter 03-14-15
    Peter 03-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Mind bender"

    Great balance of story and characters. The science-fiction was really interesting and different from other stories. I loved it.

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    Bart WICHITA, KANSAS, United States 01-23-15
    Bart WICHITA, KANSAS, United States 01-23-15 Member Since 2013
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    "A grand space opera that lost me on occasion"

    On occasion I would get lost in the plot but it's such a well told story it mattered not. A nice walk with the Waterwalker.

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    Donald G. Dennis MD 01-22-15
    Donald G. Dennis MD 01-22-15 Member Since 2014

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    "A unique Sci-Fi setting"
    Would you listen to The Temporal Void again? Why?

    I'm more likely to listen to The Dreaming Void again, because that's where more new concepts are first presented


    What did you like best about this story?

    The subversion of fantasy elements to construct a Sci-Fi story.


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

    A strong performance as always.


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

    The Temporal Void inspired a few instances of shock or outrage.


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    G. Kharonov 01-16-15
    G. Kharonov 01-16-15

    My favorites series: Dresden files, outlander, agent Pendergast, My favorite individual books: the ascent of money, Great Gatsby, the forgoten garden, or anything by Neal Stephenson

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    "Exceptional!"

    Great continuation of the trilogy. I highly advise this trilogy but only after you read the beginning of the common wealth saga.

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    david 01-07-15
    david 01-07-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Too long and drawn out."

    This story was very long and drawn out. The relationship between the two stories was too diverse to have a clear flow of the overall story

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    pbnhwt CT 01-06-15
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    "great book"

    loved it. The sex in the book could become distracting from the plot and i often skipped sections not due to the quality ofthe description and power of the act but because it took away from the story around it. the abundance of character and collection of setting and ideas of future kind is amazing and provoking. with a powerful political retoric relevent to today and human history.

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    thomas charlotte, NC, United States 01-02-15
    thomas charlotte, NC, United States 01-02-15 Member Since 2012

    I focus mainly on History, Endurance Sports and Science/Speculative Fiction books.

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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Temporal Void to be better than the print version?

    Maybe. The production issues continue (not enough space between sub-chapters), but John Lee is great and in a book this length his performance keeps the various plots from becoming confusing. I don't understand why there isn't a 5 second space between sections however. It would have been so easy to do.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This middel book in the trilogy is devoted largely to Endeard, hence the title. This means that most of the book is not Sci Fi but Fantasy based. Weaving elements of fantasy into Sci Fi is not unheard of (Jack Chalker comes to find) but Hamilton does this a separate plot device which make the trilogy so interesting and this middle book a respite from cosmological concerns.


    Which character – as performed by John Lee – was your favorite?

    Nigel. His character is brilliant, hysterical and profane and Lee does him exceptionally well. Ozzie is not in this installment, who is my favorite in the series, but I am sure he is waiting in the wings.


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

    Impossible. This is a lengthy book. This is not a book to rush through, rather I enjoyed it as part of my regular routine over a 2 week period.


    Any additional comments?

    Modern Sci Fi masterpiece. If you like Dune of The Foundation Series I think you will really like this combination of hard sic fi, space opera and fantasy. There are a lot of characters but all are well written and important to the story. Highly recommend.

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