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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 :-)

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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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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    Björn 05/10/2016
    Björn 05/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "good"

    The story is good but the order of the books are confusing , read these 2 books last

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    Amazon Customer 11/05/2017
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    "must read"

    As the first book brilliant
    Have a lot more of his books to listen to

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    Selso Xisto 09/05/2017
    Selso Xisto 09/05/2017 Member Since 2010
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    "Peter F Hamilton is back"

    Finally we have epic space opera and adventure on a par with the Night's Dawn Trilogy and Starflyer war. It's taken me a long time to warm to the tale of Bienvenido, but this chapter of the saga makes the slog through the earlier instalments worth it.

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    Mike D 03/04/2017
    Mike D 03/04/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Very good"

    very satisfying ending to a truly epic saga. characters of the "commonwealth" have acompanying me for the past couple of years, on and off. missing them already!...thankyou Mr Hamilton and thankyou Mr Lee...

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    MATT HOOPER 01/03/2017
    MATT HOOPER 01/03/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "The final chapter saved this from a 2 star."

    I Struggled to finish this, actually listed to 3 others in between these chapters. I'm a huge fan of Hamilton and have read everything, recently though (these last 2). Maybe it was because i was listening to it and sometime found the elaborate descriptions hard to stay focused on. But this story was a step to far in terms of centurys past by and faller threat. Loved the last chapter but it felt like it was bolted on as a wrap up of the entire void series, a fast review of all characters and a where are they now. Not my fave but I had to listen to it

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    Anonymous Coward Ashington, United Kingdom 27/02/2017
    Anonymous Coward Ashington, United Kingdom 27/02/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Surprised at how good this was"

    I was seriously discouraged by the summary. I enjoy the way John Lee performs, and I really like Peter Hamilton and I enjoyed the first book. The summary for this book really put me off though and I delayed by months before I decided to take the plunge. I'm glad I did.

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    Simon Guerrero 26/02/2017
    Simon Guerrero 26/02/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Good story; bad sex; unintentionally funny accents"

    I've enjoyed the series so far but it's spoiled somewhat by the frequent and cringeworthy sex scenes. And the narrator's range of accents is unfortunately limited and stereotypical. Anyone from the countryside has a Somerset accent. Anyone in authority is nasal. Anyone foreign sounds like a Bond baddie. And sorry, but why does every female character sound like a camp version of Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins?

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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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