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  • The Reality Dysfunction

  • By: Peter F. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 41 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 709
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 668
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 663

The Reality Dysfunction by Peter F. Hamilton is the first in Night's Dawn, a sweeping galactic trilogy from the master of space opera. In AD 2600 the human race is finally realizing its full potential. Hundreds of colonized planets across the galaxy host a multitude of wildly diverse cultures. Genetic engineering has pushed evolution far beyond nature's boundaries, defeating disease and producing extraordinary space-born creatures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding but...

  • By Ag Miller on 14-11-16

Great story of true Galactic scale.

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

Reviewed: 24-09-17

a very exciting story which is a must for any sci-fi fan. A story that requires your full attention to keep track of the various characters, threads and arcs.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Year's Top Short SF Novels

  • By: Stephen Baxter, Geoffrey A. Landis, David Moles, and others
  • Narrated by: Tom Dheere, Adam Epstein, Nicola Barber
  • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14

Short novels may well be the perfect length for science-fiction stories. They are movie-length tales that resonate with moxie while fully exploring characters, new worlds, and ideas. The stories in this unabridged audio collection are the best-of-the-best short science-fiction novels published in 2010 by current and emerging masters of this form.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The Year's Top Short SF Novels

  • By Robyn on 01-03-12

Great stories for every taste

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-12

I was really pleased to listen to this audiobook.... It was my first collection I had ever bought on audible and so didn't know what to expect in terms of quality or content.



Well the content was amazing - every story was well narrated and kept me on the edge of my seat. The order of stories gives you a good range of topics and means you never get bored. Anyone who is looking for a great value, bite size stories that are perfect for a drive - get this!

  • Blue Remembered Earth

  • By: Alastair Reynolds
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 21 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 376
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 261

One hundred and fifty years from now, in a world where Africa is the dominant technological and economic power, and where crime, war, disease and poverty have been banished to history, Geoffrey Akinya wants only one thing: to be left in peace, so that he can continue his studies into the elephants of the Amboseli basin. But Geoffrey's family, the vast Akinya business empire, has other plans.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Superior space opera

  • By Amazon Customer on 24-06-14

Not up to par

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-12

I wanted to love this but it failed to grab me in the same way all his other books have. The sense of a massive galactic world has been lost and i no longer feel immersed within a space opera.

9 of 12 people found this review helpful