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The Long Cosmos Audiobook

The Long Cosmos

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Publisher's Summary

It's 2070-71. Nearly six decades after Step Day, and in the Long Earth the new Next posthuman society continues to evolve. For Joshua Valienté, now in his late 60s, it is time to take one last solo journey into the High Meggers: an adventure that turns into a disaster. Alone and facing death, his only hope of salvation lies with a group of trolls.

But as Joshua confronts his mortality, the Long Earth receives a signal from the stars. A signal that is picked up by radio astronomers but also in more abstract ways - by the trolls and by the Great Traversers. Its message is simple, but its implications are enormous: Join us. The supersmart Next realise that the Message contains instructions on how to develop an immense artificial intelligence, but to build it they have to seek help from throughout the industrious worlds of mankind. Bit by bit, byte by byte, they assemble a computer the size of a continent - a device that will alter the Long Earth's place within the cosmos and reveal the ultimate, life-affirming goal of those who sent the Message. Its impact will be felt by and resonate with all - mankind and other species, young and old, communities and individuals - who inhabit the Long Earth....

©2016 Terry Pratchett (P)2016 Random House Audiobooks

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    Gary Robottom 18/07/2016
    Gary Robottom 18/07/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Weak, bland, no ummmf."

    The long series was a bit of a let down. I actually listened to the whole series and it went from ok to worse. All the plots failed to grow any balls. Every story line was just too shallow. I think the subject was so diverse that it was hard to get really going. I actually love the idea. Just where was the meat. It all seemed very convenient.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Andy F. 15/07/2016
    Andy F. 15/07/2016 Member Since 2013

    Graphic Designer. Writer. Festival Bar Owner. Trekkie. Music Promoter. Terrible Multitasker. Lover of fantasy, urban fantasy and crime.

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    "Massively anticlimactic"

    I've really enjoyed the rest of the Long Earth series. They've all left me wanting more and I was really looking forward to this final book wrapping up all the loose ends. Sadly, this book left me wanting more also and unfortunately it left more questions than it answered. So much so that having just finished it I'm a little bit angry!

    It's only saving grace has been the consistent and fantastic narrations by Michael Fenton Stevens.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    William Hayes Ireland 05/07/2016
    William Hayes Ireland 05/07/2016 Member Since 2014

    William James Hayes

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    "A bit of a flop really."

    This book was strange, it had a really good premise, with some wonderful ideas but then just seemed to stop before seriously exploring them.

    I can't help but think that the Long Earth concept is a great seed idea that is going to be turned into much better books by a later writer some day.

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    Mr. T. Heap Salford, UK 28/09/2016
    Mr. T. Heap Salford, UK 28/09/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "anti climatic"

    The whole long earth story is a good story however this is an anti climatic ending to it

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    sukie 06/09/2016
    sukie 06/09/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "great end to the saga"

    loved it as part of the series . but tricky standing alone as it is referencing earlier books all the way through.

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    Amazon Customer 05/09/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Great read"

    Well constructed story look lines. Good use of science. I suspect that physics doesn't care about some aspects that are posited. Overall a great read/listen. Great acting. Really strong characters.

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    Ross Scott 31/08/2016
    Ross Scott 31/08/2016 Member Since 2012
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    "Getting bored"

    Love the concept of the long earth and enjoyed the early books. But it's just getting boring.

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    Mr Page BURTON ON TRENT, United Kingdom 26/08/2016
    Mr Page BURTON ON TRENT, United Kingdom 26/08/2016 Member Since 2012
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    "A slightly disappointing end to the series."

    Excellent characterization. I'm going to miss this series. but plot seemed rushed and incomplete.

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    James Trimble 21/08/2016
    James Trimble 21/08/2016
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    "this last book make sense of the series"
    What made the experience of listening to The Long Cosmos the most enjoyable?

    A tying up of the concept and a rounding out of the characters, a feasible conclusion.


    What aspect of Michael Fenton Stevens’s performance might you have changed?

    Nothing


    Any additional comments?

    A good editor would have reduced this series by 30% and made it very good rather than just alright.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stephen 28/07/2016
    Stephen 28/07/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "a great end it a great series"

    an amazing series sadly comes to an end.
    A great collaboration and thoroughly riveting. read the first books if not done so already you won't be disappointed

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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