Commonwealth Saga

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 15,689 ratings

Pandora's Star Publisher's Summary

Britain's bestselling SF writer returns to outer space.

In AD 2329, humanity has colonised over four hundred planets, all of them interlinked by wormholes. With Earth at its centre, the Intersolar Commonwealth now occupies a sphere of space approximately four hundred light years across.

When an astronomer on the outermost world of Gralmond, observes a star 2000 light years distant - and then a neighbouring one - vanish, it is time for the Commonwealth to discover what happened to them. For what if their disappearance indicates some kind of galactic conflict? Since a conventional wormhole cannot be used to reach these vanished stars, for the first time humans need to build a faster-than-light star ship, the Second Chance. But it arrives to find each 'vanished' star encased in a giant force field -- and within one of them resides a massive alien civilisation.

©2004 Peter F Hamilton (P)2008 Tantor Media Inc
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  • Book 1

    • Pandora's Star

    • By: Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 37 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 510
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 425
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 427

    Britain's bestselling SF writer returns to outer space.In AD 2329, humanity has colonised over four hundred planets, all of them interlinked by wormholes. With Earth at its centre, the Intersolar Commonwealth now occupies a sphere of space approximately four hundred light years across.When an astronomer on the outermost world of Gralmond, observes a star 2000 light years distant - and then a neighbouring one - vanish, it is time for the Commonwealth to discover what happened to them.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • And So this Massive Journey Begins

    • By Robert N. Stephenson on 12-13-12

    Regular price: $31.97

    • Pandora's Star

    • By: Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 37 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8,075
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6,140
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,159

    The year is 2380. The Intersolar Commonwealth, a sphere of stars some 400 light-years in diameter, contains more than 600 worlds, interconnected by a web of transport "tunnels" known as wormholes. At the farthest edge of the Commonwealth, astronomer Dudley Bose observes the impossible: Over 1,000 light-years away, a star...vanishes. It does not go supernova. It does not collapse into a black hole. It simply disappears.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ending Stupid

    • By i love this book on 03-19-13

    Regular price: $45.49

  • Book 2

    • Judas Unchained

    • By: Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 37 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 400
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 329
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 330

    The high-action concluding novel of the Commonwealth Saga from one of the world's bestselling Science Fiction writersAfter hundreds of years secretly manipulating the human race, the Starflyer alien has succeeded in engineering a war which should result in the destruction of the Intersolar Commonwealth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The book is great! audio issues tho.

    • By Sebastian on 04-13-18

    Regular price: $32.71

    • Judas Unchained

    • By: Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 40 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,320
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,908
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,925

    Robust, peaceful, and confident, the Commonwealth dispatched a ship to investigate the mystery of a disappearing star, only to inadvertently unleash a predatory alien species that turned on its liberators, striking hard, fast, and utterly without mercy.The Prime are the Commonwealth's worst nightmare. Coexistence is impossible with the technologically advanced aliens, who are genetically hardwired to exterminate all other forms of life.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Yawn and awe mixture

    • By Greg on 08-26-16

    Regular price: $48.99

    • Misspent Youth

    • By: Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 370
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 340
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 342

    It's 2040. After decades of research, scientists of the European Union believe that they have at last conquered humankind's most pernicious foe: old age. For the first time, technology holds out the promise of not merely slowing the aging process but actually reversing it. The first subject for treatment is 78-year-old philanthropist Jeff Baker. After 18 months in a rejuvenation tank, Jeff emerges looking like a 20-year-old. And the change is more than skin deep. From his hair cells down to his DNA, Jeff is 20 - with a breadth of life experience.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • I can only assume PFH needed a pay check quick.<br />

    • By John Schmidt on 02-25-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Misspent Youth

    • By: Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Jeff Baker is granted the gift of eternal youth. However, it's not all it seems.... It is 2040, and after decades of research we can finally rejuvenate a human being. At 78 years old, Jeff Baker - renowned inventor and philanthropist - has given the world much of his creative genius. He's therefore selected as first choice for this gift. At first rejuvenation feels like a miracle, until the glow begins to fade. Personal relationships start to break down, and the world waits for more brilliant new work. Living the dream will come at a cost, but can Jeff pay the price?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Waste of a credit

    • By Jered on 03-22-18

    Regular price: $23.44