Chronicle of the Fallers

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 5,771 ratings

The Abyss Beyond Dreams Publisher's Summary

The year is 3326. Nigel Sheldon, one of the founders of the Commonwealth, receives a visit from the Raiel - self-appointed guardians of the Void, the enigmatic construct at the core of the galaxy that threatens the existence of all that lives. The Raiel convince Nigel to participate in a desperate scheme to infiltrate the Void. Once inside, Nigel discovers that humans are not the only life-forms to have been sucked into the Void. The humans trapped there are afflicted by an alien species of biological mimics - the Fallers - that are intelligent but merciless killers. Yet these same aliens may hold the key to destroying the threat of the Void forever - if Nigel can uncover their secrets.

©2014 Peter F. Hamilton (P)2014 Tantor
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  • Book 1

    • The Abyss Beyond Dreams

    • Chronicle of the Fallers, Book 1
    • By: Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 22 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,172
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,902
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,900

    The year is 3326. Nigel Sheldon, one of the founders of the Commonwealth, receives a visit from the Raiel - self-appointed guardians of the Void, the enigmatic construct at the core of the galaxy that threatens the existence of all that lives. The Raiel convince Nigel to participate in a desperate scheme to infiltrate the Void. Once inside, Nigel discovers that humans are not the only life-forms to have been sucked into the Void. The humans trapped there are afflicted by an alien species of biological mimics.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Avoid this Void. An Abyss It Is. Step Away! 😱

    • By David D. Schneider on 03-05-16

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Abyss Beyond Dreams

    • By: Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 22 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166

    When images of a lost civilization are 'dreamed' by a self-proclaimed prophet of the age, Nigel Sheldon, inventor of wormhole technology and creator of the Commonwealth society, is asked to investigate. Especially as the dreams seem to be coming from the Void - a mysterious area of living space monitored and controlled because of its hugely destructive capabilities.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It has everything

    • By grannykempock on 03-10-17

    Regular price: $30.91

  • Book 2

    • Night Without Stars

    • Chronicle of the Fallers, Book 2
    • By: Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 26 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199

    The planet Bienvenido is in crisis. It has finally escaped the Void, emerging into regular space. But it's millions of light-years from Commonwealth assistance, and humans are battling the Fallers for control of their world. This rapacious adversary, evolved to destroy all sentient life, has infiltrated every level of human society - hijacking unwilling bodies so its citizens fear their leaders, friends and family. A mysterious figure known as the Warrior Angel leads a desperate resistance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant second part of the story

    • By Nilsson Denver on 12-16-16

    Regular price: $37.30

    • A Night Without Stars: A Novel of the Commonwealth

    • Chronicle of the Fallers Series, Book 2
    • By: Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 26 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,210
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,058
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,049

    The planet is isolated from the rest of the universe, unable to seek help as it's targeted by hostile aliens. Bienvenido's ruling authorities have slowly responded to this gradual infiltration, but they have no idea that a highly organized invasion is now under way, designed to wipe out all human life on the planet. All factions must work together to survive. Unfortunately, due to prejudice against enhanced Eliter humans and crippling technophobia, the parochial government won't collaborate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Space Opera

    • By Gr on 11-08-16

    Regular price: $41.99