Dark Eden (Beckett)
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  • 1
    Dark Eden: A Novel | Chris Beckett

    Dark Eden: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Chris Beckett
    • Narrated By Matthew Frow, Jayne Entwistle, Ione Butler, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    On the alien, sunless planet they call Eden, the 532 members of the Family shelter beneath the light and warmth of the Forest's lantern trees. Beyond the Forest lie the mountains of the Snowy Dark and a cold so bitter and a night so profound that no man has ever crossed it. The Oldest among the Family recount legends of a world where light came from the sky, where men and women made boats that could cross the stars. These ships brought us here, the Oldest say - and the Family must only wait for the travelers to return.

    A Ripping Yarn

    I don’t read a lot of fiction, and I can count the number of science fiction books I’ve read on the fingers of one hand, so I was quite curious to see..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 23 2014 by Mark (Raglan, New Zealand)
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    Dark Eden | Chris Beckett

    Dark Eden

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Chris Beckett
    • Narrated By Oliver Hembrough, Jessica Martin
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    A marooned outpost of humanity struggles to survive on a startlingly alien world. John Redlantern, one of the 532 degenerating descendants of two marooned space explorers, will break the laws of Eden, shatter the Family and change history. He will be the first to abandon hope, the first to abandon the old ways, the first to kill another, the first to venture into the Dark, and the first to discover the truth about Eden....

    slow start but engaging eventually

    Slow start but engaging eventually. at first it seemed like a novel aimed at young adults. it slowly turned into something more engaging. stock at it!

    Reviewed on October 28 2016 by N ()
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    Mother of Eden | Chris Beckett

    Mother of Eden

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Chris Beckett
    • Narrated By Jayne Entwistle, Bruce Mann, Heather Wilds, and others
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    Civilization has come to the alien, sunless planet its inhabitants call Eden. Just a few generations ago, the planet's 500 inhabitants huddled together in the light and warmth of the Forest's lantern trees, afraid to venture out into the cold darkness around them.

    My Pick for Best Book of 2015

    I'm actually surprised that Mother of Eden is my top pick of the year. It's a second book in a sci-fi trilogy that I was super excited to listen to - ..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 07 2015 by Emily - Audible (NJ, United States)
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    Mother of Eden | Chris Beckett

    Mother of Eden

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Chris Beckett
    • Narrated By Jessica Martin, Oliver Hembrough
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    We speak of a mother's love, but we forget her power. Power over life. Power to give and to withhold. Generations after the breakup of the human family of Eden, the Johnfolk emphasise knowledge and innovation, the Davidfolk tradition and cohesion. But both have built hierarchical societies sustained by violence and dominated by men - and both claim to be the favoured children of a long-dead woman from Earth that all Eden knows as Gela, the mother of them all.

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    Daughter of Eden: Dark Eden, Book 3 | Chris Beckett

    Daughter of Eden: Dark Eden, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs)
    • By Chris Beckett
    • Narrated By Imogen Church
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    Angie Redlantern is the first to spot the boats - five abreast, with men in metal masks and spears standing proud. As the people of New Earth declare war on the people of Mainground, a dangerous era has dawned for Eden. After generations of division and disagreement, the two populations of Eden have finally broken their tentative peace, giving way to bloodshed and slaughter. Angie must flee with her family across the pitch black of Snowy Dark to the place where it all started.

    Surprising ending

    This book unlike the other two left me feeling somewhat sad. It also makes you do a lot of inner searching about life, social order, science etc. It ..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 25 2017 by yvonne ()