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  • Children of Time

  • By: Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • Narrated by: Mel Hudson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,454
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,218
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,212

Adrian Tchaikovksy's critically acclaimed stand-alone novel Children of Time is the epic story of humanity's battle for survival on a terraformed planet. Who will inherit this new Earth? The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age - a world terraformed and prepared for human life. But all is not right in this new Eden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tchaikovsky is still writing Symphonies!

  • By Simon on 11-05-17

Narrator’s voice is intolerable

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-12-18

I love science fiction, I consume these books at record speed. A friend of mine recommended this book and I was so looking forward to listening to it.
But the voice of the narrator is like nails on a chalk board! Listening to her shrieking voice makes me so extremely agitated that I’m unable to hear a word of the story. I really want a refund :(

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  • The Lives of Tao

  • By: Wesley Chu
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 76

When out-of-shape IT technician Roen wakes up and starts hearing voices in his head, he naturally assumes he’s losing it. He isn’t. As of last night, he has a passenger in his brain - an ancient alien life-form called Tao, whose race crash-landed on Earth before the first fish crawled out of the oceans. Over the millennia his people have trained human heroes to be great leaders, to advance our species at a rate far beyond what it would have achieved on its own. Split into two opposing factions - the peace-loving, but under-represented Prophus, and the savage, powerful Genjix - the aliens have been in a state of civil war for centuries.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good idea poorly executed

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-11-18

Exciting and alive

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-07-15

I love the story, the narration is incredible, Mikael's range of voices and accents is really bringing characters alive.