Neanderthal Parallax
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(4.1 based on 151 ratings)
  • 1
    Hominids: The Neanderthal Parallax, Book 1 | Robert J. Sawyer

    Hominids: The Neanderthal Parallax, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated By Robert J. Sawyer, Jonathan Davis
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    Neanderthals have developed a radically different civilization on a parallel Earth. A Neanderthal physicist, Ponter Boddit, accidentally passes from his universe into a Canadian underground research facility. Fortunately, a team of human scientists, including expert paleo-anthropologist Mary Vaughan, promptly identifies and warmly receives Ponter. Solving the language problem and much else is a mini-computer, called a Companion, implanted in the brain of every Neanderthal.

    Really Good

    I had no real preconceptions about this title, I'd never heard of the writer and only got it because I have an interest in Neanderthals - but I wasn't..Show More »

    Reviewed on 22 April 2009 by Philippa (UK)
  • 2
    Humans: The Neanderthal Parallax, Book 2 | Robert J. Sawyer

    Humans: The Neanderthal Parallax, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated By Robert J. Sawyer, Jonathan Davis
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    In this Hugo-nominated novel, Neanderthal physicist Ponder Boddit brings Canadian geneticist Mary Vaughan back to his world to explore the near-utopian civilization of the Neanderthals. Boddit serves as a Candide figure, the naive visitor whose ignorance about our society makes him a perfect tool to analyze human tendencies toward violence, over-population, and environmental degradation.

    ok book 1 better

    I did not find this quite so good as the first book in the trilogy but worth listening to and I liked it enogh to carry on with the third book.

    Reviewed on 30 July 2010 by lesley (chesterfield, United Kingdom)
  • 3
    Hybrids: The Neanderthal Parallax, Book 3 | Robert J. Sawyer

    Hybrids: The Neanderthal Parallax, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated By Robert J. Sawyer, Jonathan Davis
    Overall
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    Scientists (and lovers) Mary Vaughan, who is human, and Ponter Boddit, who is Neanderthal, embark on the harrowing adventure of conceiving a child together. To overcome the genetic barbed wire of mismatched chromosomes, they must use banned technology obtainable only from a Neanderthal scientist living in the northern wilderness.

    Overall a let down

    So as this is the final in the Hybrids series I was really disappointed in this. The main thing that got me was the change in the main character Mar..Show More »

    Reviewed on 02 December 2013 by Colin (aberdeen, United Kingdom)