Night's Dawn

7 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 5,986 ratings

The Reality Dysfunction Publisher's Summary

In AD 2600, the human race is finally beginning to realize its full potential. Hundreds of colonized planets scattered across the galaxy host a multitude of prosperous and wildly diverse cultures. Genetic engineering has pushed evolution far beyond nature's boundaries, defeating disease and producing extraordinary spaceborn creatures. Huge fleets of sentient trader starships thrive on the wealth created by the industrialization of entire star systems, and throughout inhabited space the Confederation Navy keeps the peace. A true golden age is within our grasp.

But now something has gone catastrophically wrong. On a primitive colony planet, a renegade criminal's chance encounter with an utterly alien entity unleashes the most primal of all our fears. An extinct race that inhabited the galaxy aeons ago called it the Reality Dysfunction. It is the nightmare that has prowled beside us since the beginning of history.

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  • Book 1

    • The Reality Dysfunction

    • Night's Dawn Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 41 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,507
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,326
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,316

    In AD 2600, the human race is finally beginning to realize its full potential. Hundreds of colonized planets scattered across the galaxy host a multitude of prosperous and wildly diverse cultures. Genetic engineering has pushed evolution far beyond nature's boundaries, defeating disease and producing extraordinary spaceborn creatures. Huge fleets of sentient trader starships thrive on the wealth created by the industrialization of entire star systems, and throughout inhabited space the Confederation Navy keeps the peace.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Finally on Audible!! My favorite Hamilton series!

    • By Patrick on 04-05-16

    Regular price: $48.99

    • The Reality Dysfunction

    • By: Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 41 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    The Reality Dysfunction by Peter F. Hamilton is the first in Night's Dawn, a sweeping galactic trilogy from the master of space opera. In AD 2600 the human race is finally realizing its full potential. Hundreds of colonized planets across the galaxy host a multitude of wildly diverse cultures. Genetic engineering has pushed evolution far beyond nature's boundaries, defeating disease and producing extraordinary space-born creatures.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great story but the performance is strained

    • By Julian on 02-08-17

    Regular price: $42.63

  • Book 2

    • The Neutronium Alchemist

    • The Night's Dawn Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 40 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,576
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,457
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,454

    The ancient menace has finally escaped from Lalonde, shattering the Confederation's peaceful existence. Those who succumbed to it have acquired godlike powers but now follow a far-from-divine gospel as they advance inexorably from world to world. On planets and asteroids, individuals battle for survival against the strange and brutal forces unleashed upon the universe.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Editing was bad .... again

    • By Leonard on 09-20-16

    Regular price: $48.99

    • The Neutronium Alchemist

    • By: Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 40 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    The ancient menace has finally escaped from Lalonde, shattering the Confederation's peaceful existence. Those who succumbed to it have acquired godlike powers but now follow a far from divine gospel as they advance inexorably from world to world. On planets and asteroids, individuals battle for survival against the strange and brutal forces unleashed upon the universe. Governments teeter on the brink of anarchy, the Confederation navy is dangerously overstretched, and a dark messiah prepares to invoke his own version of the final Night.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Broken recording

    • By Anonymous User on 03-28-18

    Regular price: $42.63

  • Book 3

    • The Naked God

    • Night's Dawn Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 48 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,373
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,268
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,266

    Quinn Dexter is loose on Earth, destroying the giant arcologies one at a time. As Louise Kavanagh tries to track him down, she manages to acquire some strange and powerful allies whose goal doesn't quite match her own. The campaign to liberate Mortonridge from the possessed degenerates into a horrendous land battle, the kind that hasn't been seen by humankind for 600 years; then some of the protagonists escape in a very unexpected direction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Storytelling in a league of its own

    • By Michael G Kurilla on 08-09-17

    Regular price: $48.99

    • The Naked God

    • Night's Dawn, Book 3
    • By: Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 48 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    The third book in the The Night's Dawn trilogy, The Naked God by Peter F. Hamilton is an epic conclusion to dramatic and compelling series. The Confederation is starting to collapse politically and economically, allowing the possessed to infiltrate more worlds. Quinn Dexter is loose on Earth, destroying the giant arcologies one at a time. As Louise Kavanagh tries to track him down, she manages to acquire some strange and powerful allies whose goal does not match her own.

    Regular price: $42.63

    • A Second Chance at Eden

    • By: Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 339
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 316
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 314

    Acclaimed best-selling author Peter F. Hamilton has taken the science fiction world by storm with his stunning, grand-scale epic: The Reality Dysfunction, The Neutronium Alchemist, and The Naked God. Now, with this collection of six stories and a short novel, Hamilton spans more than five centuries in the future history of bitek, affinity genes, Edenists, Adamists, xenocs, the Saldanas, and the starship Lady Macbeth.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great background for Night's Dawn series

    • By TJ on 07-17-16

    Regular price: $31.49