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Redemption Ark

By: Alastair Reynolds
Narrated by: John Lee
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Summary

Late in the 26th century, the human race has advanced enough to accidentally trigger the Inhibitors---alien-killing machines designed to detect intelligent life and destroy it. The only hope for humanity lies in the recovery of a secret cache of doomsday weapons---and a renegade named Clavain who is determined to find them. But other factions want the weapons for their own purposes---and the weapons themselves have another agenda altogether.
©2008 Alastair Reynolds (P)2009 Tantor

Critic reviews

"Reynolds confirms his place among the leaders of the hard-science space-opera renaissance." ( Publishers Weekly Starred Review)
"The best of the new breed of space opera. Wild action on a grand scale spans well-imagined and developed worlds." ( The Denver Post)

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Great book

The story of the book is great and really enjoyable.
The narrator did a good job and this is well worth your time.

Enjoy it.

I certainly did

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Second reading

The span of this trilogy is such that a second listen is very worthwhile. The narrator is excellent.

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An excellent sequel

A little slow to begin with, but it proves itself a worthy successor to the first. A must grab for any scifi buffs

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what can i say

one day i will read the series. the performance is exquisite. the story is huge. the ideas. the ideas.

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Good story, big ideas

It is for sure a massive work. Amazing imagination and founded ins some fun aspects of popular science.
Some aspects of the writing feel dated (the roles of female characters not always in the best position) and the credulity of some of the characters belies the post-truth Trumpian world of social media we live in now - but then that’s quaint and enjoyable.

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the span of this story

I was an instant fan of Reynolds when i first read revelation space. This novel however is even better. It spans so much time and space, waeves fantastic, futuristic, yet somehow feasible technology into the story line that this could very well be i historic roman sent back from the far future.
Did I mention I liked it?

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Fabulous, addictive

I rushed straight into this from Revelation Space, let's face it, you either love or loathe this style of science fiction, me, I'm an addict, wonderful story-line , beautifully plotted, I'm an Alastair Reynolds customer !

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A fine scifi story

Thoroughly enjoyable! A nice balance between bright and dark overtones also neither too militaristic neither full of technobabble. I like this.

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Best one in the series so far

I’m halfway way through the Inhibitors series and this is by far my favourite. Great to see the various storylines coming together

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Brilliant

This is the second time I’ve listened, and I think it got even better (if that’s possible) great 2nd instalment of a wonderful sci-fi trilogy.

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