Rama
Books in series4
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(4.3 based on 944 ratings)
  • 1
    Rendezvous with Rama: Rama Series, Book 1 | Arthur C. Clarke

    Rendezvous with Rama: Rama Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated By Toby Longworth
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (389)
    Performance
    (373)
    Story
    (374)

    At first, only a few things are known about the celestial object that astronomers dub Rama. It is huge, weighing more than ten trillion tons. And it is hurtling through the solar system at inconceivable speed. Then a space probe confirms the unthinkable: Rama is no natural object. It is, incredibly, an interstellar spacecraft. Space explorers and planet-bound scientists alike prepare for mankind's first encounter with alien intelligence.

    New Narrator is briliant

    I had listened to this book when it was first published in Audible format and the narrator performance was so dull.
    Then they brought in Toby Long..Show More »

    Reviewed on 06 July 2014 by Richard ()
  • 2
    Rama II: Rama Series, Book 2 | Arthur C. Clarke

    Rama II: Rama Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated By Toby Longworth
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (188)
    Performance
    (176)
    Story
    (176)

    In 2130, an alien spaceship, Rama, entered our solar system. The first product of an alien civilisation to be encountered by man, it revealed many wonders to mankind; but most of its mysteries remained unsolved.... Sixty-six years later, a second approaching spacecraft was detected; four years on, the Ramans are definitely returning. But this time, Earth is ready. And maybe now, with the arrival of Rama II, some of the questions posed by Rama will at last be answered.

    Worst sequel I've read in a long time.

    This book would be enjoyable to those who are not familiar with good sci-fi, though as they would have read the first book presumably I expect everyon..Show More »

    Reviewed on 01 November 2015 by Athos ()
  • 3
    The Garden of Rama: Rama Series, Book 3 | Arthur C Clarke, Gentry Lee

    The Garden of Rama: Rama Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Arthur C Clarke, Gentry Lee
    • Narrated By Toby Longworth, Louise Jameson
    Overall
    (145)
    Performance
    (134)
    Story
    (135)

    In the year 2130 a mysterious spaceship, Rama, arrived in the solar system. It was huge, but empty - apparently abandoned. By the time Rama departed for its next unknown destination many wonders had been uncovered, but few mysteries solved. Only one thing was clear: everything the enigmatic builders of Rama did, they did in threes. Eighty years later the second alien craft arrived in the solar system. This time, Earth had been waiting. Now Rama II is on its way out of the solar system.

    Darkness & Light. Really enjoyable

    Yes I would, in a year or so. I'm sure I'd enjoy it again. There is so much detail in the Rama books that you are bound to find bits you missed the fi..Show More »

    Reviewed on 27 February 2015 by redfeend ()
  • 4
    Rama Revealed: Rama Series, Book 4 | Arthur C. Clarke

    Rama Revealed: Rama Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs)
    • By Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated By Toby Longworth
    Overall
    (125)
    Performance
    (117)
    Story
    (117)

    Years after the appearance in the solar system of the immense, deserted spaceship, Rama, a second craft arrived, destined to become home for a group of human colonists. But now the colony has become a brutal dictatorship, terrorizing its own inhabitants Nicole Wakefield, condemned to death for treason, has escaped to New York. There she is reunited with her husband, but pursuit is not far behind and they are forced to flee to the subterranean corridors of New York inhabited by the menacing octospiders.

    Wonderous

    First off, I must say that I found this book to be by far the best of the entire Rama series. The story was not hurried and went into exquisite detail..Show More »

    Reviewed on 26 August 2015 by S. Morris (London, UK)