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Night Without Stars Audiobook

Night Without Stars: Chronicle of the Fallers, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

Following the astonishing The Abyss Beyond Dreams, Night Without Stars is the epic second and final part to Peter F. Hamilton's Chronicle of the Fallers.

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. She's helped by forbidden Commonwealth technology, which gives her a crucial edge. But the government obstructs the Angel's efforts at every turn, blinded by prejudice and technophobia. As Fallers also prepare to attack from the skies, she might need to incite rebellion to fight this invasion. But the odds seem impossible.

Then astronaut Ry Evine uncovers one last hope. On a mission against the enemy, his spacecraft damages an unidentified vessel. This crash-lands on the planet, carrying unexpected cargo: a baby. This extraordinary Commonwealth child possesses knowledge that could save them all. But if the Fallers catch her, the people of Bienvenido will not survive.

©2016 Peter F. Hamilton (P)2016 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.

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    David 13/10/2016
    David 13/10/2016
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    "Excellent"

    Excellent way to round off what has been a 7 book epic saga. Going back to Pandoras Star to listen to then all again now :-)

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    S. Morris London, UK 11/10/2016
    S. Morris London, UK 11/10/2016 Member Since 2010
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    "A Great Adventure"

    Peter F Hamilton via his superb Commonwealth series of books has become one
    of my favourite science fiction authors. I was blown away by the first part
    of the Fallers Chronicle sub-series of books that form part of the
    Commonwealth saga and eagerly awaited the final part. In short, Night
    Without Stars was an absolutely superb conclusion to this sub-series and
    every bit worth the wait.

    What I absolutely love about these stories is how Hamilton really takes the
    reader on a journey. We see so much and travel to so many places in the
    pages of this story that I find that the reader is immersed into the varied
    and vivid worlds so skilfully depicted.

    Anyone reading this review who has read the previous books in this series
    can rest assured that this one is a real cracker and ranks right up there
    with Hamilton's best work. Night Without Stars is an epic rip-roaring
    adventure that will keep you hooked right from the start. I was unable to
    put this book down and finished it in 3 days flat which translates to 8 plus
    hours a day of listening!

    Narration is provided by John Lee who has voiced most of Hamilton's books
    which is also a welcome consistency. lee's narration is either one you love
    or hate. Fortunately, I like it and although it can sound a little odd in
    the style of its delivery, Lee is superbly competent.

    Night Without Stars was a compelling, thrilling, exciting and addictive
    read and I would highly recommend it. My hope for the future is that
    Hamilton decides to continue the Commonwealth series so we can meet many of
    our favourite and much loved characters once more while throwing some new
    nasties into the mix.


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    Martyn. R. Winters Cardiff UK 25/10/2016
    Martyn. R. Winters Cardiff UK 25/10/2016 Member Since 2011

    A reader of science fiction and other speculative musings for more than 40 years, I'm most fond of the grand themes found in space opera.

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    "Superb storytelling, great performance"

    John Lee is my favourite narrator by far. I have, in the past, bought books purely on the strength of him reading them. He does a superb job, as usual.

    Hamilton, similarly, ranks very highly in my author pantheon. He seems to have the ability to push my buttons and evoke an emotional response to his story. Again, he didn't let me down.

    Excellent.

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    Björn 05/10/2016
    Björn 05/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    The story is good but the order of the books are confusing , read these 2 books last

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    Amazon Customer 13/02/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Truly and epic story"

    I loved this story. I liked the characters and I enjoyed every second of it.

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    Andrew Delaney 05/02/2017
    Andrew Delaney 05/02/2017 Member Since 2012
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    "The king of interesting SciFi"
    What does John Lee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    I can't imagine anyone else doing Peter Hamilton books, for me John Lee is the commonwealth.


    Any additional comments?

    The Peter Hamilton/John Lee combo is just spot on, I love his books especially about the commonwealth. Such a rich and diverse universe he paints with his words. As for this book, it follows in such a tradition. Well recommended.

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    Vytautas Liesis Sibsey, UK 05/02/2017
    Vytautas Liesis Sibsey, UK 05/02/2017 Member Since 2015

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    "could not get any better"

    Another masterpiece from Peter F. Hamilton! it was really impressive. I could not stop listening! I hope he will come up with something more similar! I was just brilliant, like all his other books starting with the Night's Dawn Trilogy!

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    Liam 19/01/2017
    Liam 19/01/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "A decent end to the story "

    I enjoyed this story, it flowed well and really built up the tension to the finish. The voice acting was good too, lots of very northern characters!

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    Wolfman 14/12/2016
    Wolfman 14/12/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Great conclusion to this short series."

    This work takes us outside the Commonwealth to a society that many of Hamilton's readers may recognise. An isolationist regime that is so intent on maintaining the status quo that they cannot perceive the momentous changes going on around them. Only the forceful intervention of a few rebellious individuals on the fringes of society save the day.

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    Tim Marchant UK 06/12/2016
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    "Nice twist on previous books"

    I thought might just be same same but different with the fallers but was a nice refreshing look at the void story..

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  • Nilsson Denver
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    "Brilliant second part of the story"

    The narration is excellent, the narrator knows how to do Peter f Hamilton stories.
    The story is so rich and detailed. The future technology and not so future technology fits in so well.

    I kept wanting to hear more of the story, it was hard to pause or stop listening as I wanted to know what was going to happen.

    Just a brilliant page turner or just another few minutes of listening to find out the next amazing part of the story.

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  • Otto
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    "A Winner"

    Gripping and thought provoking. The detail of the worlds and plots created is just mind blowing.

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  • Sasha Talent
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    "amazing space opera!"

    Omg, just went out for Japanese. Pretty sure this is what second trimester feels like. I think I just felt it kick

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  • Jesper Bylund
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    "One of the best things you can listen to."

    If you don't like grab space opera than Hamilton is not for you.
    But if you do, the commonwealth series is possibly the best you can find. And this latest installment holds up wonderfully.
    Enjoy.

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  • Marco
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    "A bit rushed for my opinion"

    I like all of the author's books, and this is a decent conclusion to the previous book.

    but I fill it was stretched to much and concluded in a hurry.

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