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  • Queens of an Alien Sun

  • Arkship Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Peter F. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (60 ratings)

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Queens of an Alien Sun

By: Peter F. Hamilton
Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
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Peter F. Hamilton presents Book 3 in the Arkship Trilogy.

©2022 Peter F. Hamilton (P)2022 Tantor

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Average story further let down by terrible narration

This trilogy sounds like it is being read by a cut price Siri clone, devoid of emotion or drama. The story itself isn’t one of Hamilton’s best and is further let down by an American pretending to be an upper-class 18th century English woman who doesn’t know how to actually pronounce several of the recurring words in the text. To a non-British ear this might not be a problem but the stunted incongruous delivery surely will.

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Disappointing

I forgot how bad the narration of this series was. The story also went down hill. The whole plot was massively predictable and though I listened until the end I was very happy when it was done so I could listen to something else.

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Good concept

Not as good as neutronium alchemist trilogy. Good concept though. Main character did go on a bit.

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Klett again????

It’s like they never read reviews. She’s utterly unsuited to narrating sci-fi, or at least, as long as she puts on this dreadful accent with weird pronunciations and stilted delivery she is. John Lee would do a better job of narrating as a first person teenage girl. Please, re-record the whole series with a narrator who can.

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Really enjoyable!

Really enjoyable, good fast paced story. I did speed the narration up to 1.5, but that’s normal for me!

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Another excellent story from the master of Sci Fi

A different style of story telling for Peter Hamilton; the entire Trilogy is told from a single persons perspective. It took a little while to get used to both the story style and the narrator, but it didn’t detract from this excellent yarn. I enjoyed it and recommend.

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An enjoyable conclusion to the Arkship trilogy

Much like the previous books in the Arkship trilogy, this one focuses on Hazel, Fraser, and the rest of humanity on the arkship Deadalus as they try to wrest control back from the alien Yi and make their way to their new homeworld. If you're listened to the previous two audiobooks then you'll know what to expect, and without delving into story spoilers there isn't much to add. It's a great conclusion, delivered with a quick pace whilst not skimping on some tech and world-building Hamilton is known for. Definitely a trilogy aimed at a more YA audience despite some aspects that could come straight out of an SF horror movie. Klett once again delivers a performance suitable for the protagonist and story.

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Didn’t enjoy it

Several people have pointed out how annoying the narrator was. I can only concur with this. It was shambolic, and I found myself just happy to get through to the end of the story.

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Great story read by Jane Austin's posh aunt!

I'm a great fan of P. F. H. and even though this is a young adult's trilogy I found it very enjoyable and great fun,
BUT!!! Audible/Amazon/whoever what the hell were you thinking? Elizabeth Klett?? They have been living for generations on a spaceship and you have her talking like she is in a Georgian tea room. who is responsible for choosing the narrators? this is so badly cast!

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fantastic

I really enjoyed this and the other books in this series. I've enjoyed a number of series by Hamilton. I hope we have some more adventures with Hazel and Co.

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  • Andy
  • 07-12-22

Great addition to a pretty nice trilogy.

This book will definitely inspire a younger generation into the wonders of science fiction that might one day become reality. Just sad that these books are so short.

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  • Jack
  • 26-01-23

Love the trilogy

The stories are well written, well, narrated, and entertaining. Since the stories are set so far into the future, any leaps in technology can be easily overlooked.

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  • wood
  • 18-01-23

terrible performance lame hero

I really really like PFH and thought this was very excited to read this. Saw some of the reviews about the narration being bad, but bought all three anyway. It took all I had to get through the first book. I think it would have been better read by the default Kindle reader. Then I thought maybe the story would make up for it. After Pandora's Star and The Dreaming Void this deserved a full listen. In the middle of the third book I realized I couldn't stand the hero. She is constantly whining and crying along with the narrator middle of the third book I finally figured out the character was extremely weak. Did not enjoy these, but forced my way through. This desperately needs a new narration which might make up for really lame characters.

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  • David Hill
  • 14-01-23

Awesome

There is very little I can say about this amazing story about the fight against the evil of genocide!! The captain’s daughter determination and compassion to save her brother to saving many others!! I enjoyed listening to this story very much!!

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  • Jim Proctor
  • 06-01-23

Excellent story with a satisfying conclusion

This is the best of the three-book series. The story is excellent. The narration is the same as book 1 & 2. I won't repeat my comments about the reader yet again.

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  • Chris
  • 04-01-23

WHAT a TRILOGY

It took time for Klatt's style to grow on me, but it did! I thoroughly enjoyed th8s trilogy from start to finish, as with all of P.F. Hamilton's work.

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  • Solomon
  • 19-12-22

Great book - narrator was a bit monotone

Very fun finale, some points were a little monotone and emotionless. Which doesn’t let you feel the characters emotions .

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  • Michael G Kurilla
  • 14-12-22

Taking back the ship

Queens of an Alien Sun is the third installment in Peter F Hamilton's Arkship trilogy. A considerable portion of the arkship inhabitants have been moved to safer quarters. A small band, led by the captain's daughter, Hazel. With the help of the Daedalus AIs, the work out a plan to kill all the Yi, turn the Daedalus around and return to their new world. These plans involve work outside the spaceship and anti-matter bombs as well as tricky re-entry maneuver.

Hamilton provides satisfying closure to this intrepid band of youngsters. The action scenes are well executed as well as some last minute snafus requiring some above and beyond action.

The narration is well done with good character distinction and smooth, brisk pacing.