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The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

Wayfarers, Book 1
Narrated by: Rachel Dulude
Series: Wayfarers, Book 1
Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
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The acclaimed modern science-fiction masterpiece, included on Library Journal's Best SFF of 2016, the Barnes & Nobles Sci-Fi Fantasy Blog Best Books of 2015, the Tor.com Best Books of 2015, Reader’s Choice, as well as nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Kitschie, and the Bailey's Women's Prize.

Follow a motley crew on an exciting journey through space - and one adventurous young explorer who discovers the meaning of family in the far reaches of the universe - in this lighthearted debut space opera from a rising sci-fi star. 

Rosemary Harper doesn’t expect much when she joins the crew of the aging Wayfarer. While the patched-up ship has seen better days, it offers her a bed, a chance to explore the far-off corners of the galaxy, and most importantly, some distance from her past. An introspective young woman who learned early to keep to herself, she’s never met anyone remotely like the ship’s diverse crew, including Sissix, the exotic reptilian pilot, chatty engineers Kizzy and Jenks, who keep the ship running, and Ashby, their noble captain. 

Life aboard the Wayfarer is chaotic and crazy - exactly what Rosemary wants. It’s also about to get extremely dangerous when the crew is offered the job of a lifetime. Tunneling wormholes through space to a distant planet is definitely lucrative and will keep them comfortable for years. But risking her life wasn’t part of the plan. In the far reaches of deep space, the tiny Wayfarer crew will confront a host of unexpected mishaps and thrilling adventures that force them to depend on each other. To survive, Rosemary’s got to learn how to rely on this assortment of oddballs - an experience that teaches her about love and trust and that having a family isn’t necessarily the worst thing in the universe.

©2015 Becky Chambers (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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interesting

I enjoyed listening to this book. it kept my attention throughout. I recommend it to others

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phenomenal book

outstanding story, lovable characters beautifully written, I couldn't put it down after picking it up

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A perfect book to bring your mood up.

This book has great and lovable characters. It can be funny at times, but my favorite parts were how love and thoughtfulness can be shown and multiple different ways people can look out for eachother.

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Great space opera

This was like a good soap opera. You cared about the characters no matter if they were human or alien. It moved along, didn't drag. Looking forward to the second book.