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From the Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning Adrian Tchaikovsky, The Doors of Eden is an extraordinary feat of the imagination and an enthralling adventure about parallel universes and the monsters that they hide.

They thought we were safe. They were wrong.

Four years ago, two girls went looking for monsters on Bodmin Moor. Only one came back. 

Lee thought she'd lost Mal, but now she's miraculously returned. But what happened that day on the moors? And where has she been all this time? Mal's reappearance hasn't gone unnoticed by MI5 officers either, and Lee isn't the only one with questions. 

Julian Sabreur is investigating an attack on top physicist Kay Amal Khan. This leads Julian to clash with agents of an unknown power - and they may or may not be human. His only clue is grainy footage, showing a woman who supposedly died on Bodmin Moor. 

Dr. Khan's research was theoretical; then she found cracks between our world and parallel Earths. Now these cracks are widening, revealing extraordinary creatures. And as the doors crash open, anything could come through.

"Tchaikovsky weaves a masterful tale...a suspenseful joyride through the multiverse." (Booklist)

©2020 Adrian Tchaikovsky (P)2020 Hachette Audio

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Boring

Is this even Tchaikovsky's writing? The story is boring, more like a alternate history lesson in a class room with all the students fallen asleep. Stick with his better work "Children of time" and "Children of Ruin"

also one disclaimer I did not finish the book so take my review with a grain of salt

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rare miss by an outstanding author

I have read 9 books by AC, and I'll read whatever comes next. but skip this one.

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What an excellent piece of work

I read a few negative reviews that almost put me off from trying this book - what a loss that would have been. Like “The Children of Time” and its sequel “The Children of Ruin” I have never read an author that shows such breadth of vision when it comes to evolution, technology and the talent to blend these subjects into science fiction masterpieces. This book was an excellent piece of work, and became near impossible to pause.

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DONT LISTEN TO THE HATERS

This is a great story. It is everything you would expect out of a writer as skilled as tchaikovsky.

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Glad I didn't listen to the neg reviews

I saw this book was reviewed by some as a lame book by an otherwise good author but I found the book strong, interesting and enjoyable all the way through. One review noted lectures, it had lectures... I liked em. Another review noted unrealistic dialogue, the only time I noticed that, translations between very different cultures were taking place so that's okay. Sci-Fi has been and should be speculative... this, and everything else I've read by this author is intriguing and informed speculation and I'm having a great time going along for the journey.

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Pretty Good, not his best work

I liked his other books "children of time" and "children of ri ruin". This one was good, but came up a little short of those in terms of story. I enjoyed the segments on speculative evolution; I thought those were very interesting and well-done. The story relied a bit too much on characters who were a little weak in terms of their development. The villain character is a little too cartoonishly evil, and some other characters felt like caricatures. Some parts of the story have a bit of a political subtext relating to contemporary issues like Brexit and lgbt rights. I was fine with those, but sometimes the message the author was trying to convey was kind of awkwardly shoehorned in.

Overall the narration was well-done and easy to follow. I would recommend the audiobook especially for those who enjoyed Tchaikovsky's previous books.

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Magical

Within the first chapter I felt that rare magic like I was entering the world of Narnia again for the first time. Excellent narration and a story that that will illicit wonder.

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Great science fiction, concerning parenting

My only complaint is one that bothered me for over half the book. Why do Striker and Matchbox spare no thought to their children? Beyond establishing that they exist and, Matchbox remembering hers needed babysitting that one time, there was no thought given at any crisis or calm point.

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Solid book

This was an interesting book and very well performed. Good mix of science fiction, bit of a thriller and a bit of a love story. If you’re new to Adrian Tchaikovsky I think his Children of Time and Children of ruin books are much better, but this is definitely worth a listen!

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Fascinating and brilliant!

I love reading a book that makes me think, "how does anyone even come up with these ideas and descriptions?". This story is compelling (not too preachy) and has a wonderfully diverse cast of characters. I LOVE Kay. I also want to punch her in the mouth - and she'd probably love it. Mal is bad-ass, too. I'm off to search for every other AT book available!

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