The Heritage Universe
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  • 1
    Summertide: The Heritage Universe, Book 1 | Charles Sheffield

    Summertide: The Heritage Universe, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Charles Sheffield
    • Narrated By Geoffrey Howard
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    (115)
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    It was just before Summertide, the time when the twin planets, Opal and Quake, would orbit closest to their sun, subjecting both - Quake in particular - to vast tidal forces. It was to be the most violent Summertide ever, creating something that only happened every 350,000 years. Planetary Administrators Hans Rebka and Max Perry had no choice but to go to Quake - risking their lives to protect the others - and to learn, just maybe, the secret of Summertide and the Builders.

    deadliest dull reader of all time

    I've had this book for about 2 years. In that time, i have tried I dunno how many times to listen to it. I can't, I just can't; the reader is so deadl..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 08 2015 by Kelly Howard (Oregon)
  • 2
    Divergence: The Heritage Universe, Book 2 | Charles Sheffield

    Divergence: The Heritage Universe, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Charles Sheffield
    • Narrated By Geoffrey Howard
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    (190)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
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    For millennia, humankind and the other intelligent races have studied the bizarre and unfathomable constructs of the legendary beings known as the Builders. But for all that study, they are still no closer to figuring out who - or what - the Builders have been, or where they have gone.

    Heritage Universe series volume 2

    This is the second volume of a 4 part series. The first hour is a recap of the major plot points of the first novel. I enjoyed the essays on the vario..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 27 2003 by James Shelton ()
  • 3
    Transcendence: Book 3 of The Heritage Universe | Charles Sheffield

    Transcendence: Book 3 of The Heritage Universe

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Charles Sheffield
    • Narrated By Geoffrey Howard
    Overall
    (185)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (60)

    The search for the Builders, the legendary alien race whose unfathomable constructs continue to perplex scholars and explorers alike, has led Builder expert Darya Lang, adventurer Hans Rebka, and treasure hunters Louis Nenda and Atvar H'sial to an unknown Builder artifact far outside the spiral arm. There they find the Zardalu, once the greatest menace ever known to the worlds of the spiral arm, enslaving entire races and exterminating others, guided by the unswerving belief in their own supremacy.

    Even better than book 2

    Transcendence is even better than the first two books in the Heritage series. I know some people like their books to move a little faster, but Sheffi..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 07 2006 by L. (Travelers Rest, SC, United States)
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