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Do You Dream of Terra-Two?

By: Temi Oh
Narrated by: Nneka Okoye
Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
4 out of 5 stars (44 ratings)
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Summary

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet meets The 100 in this unforgettable debut by a brilliant new voice.

A century ago, scientists theorised that a habitable planet existed in a nearby solar system. Today, 10 astronauts will leave a dying Earth to find it. Four are decorated veterans of the 20th century’s space race. And six are teenagers, graduates of the exclusive Dalton Academy, who’ve been in training for this mission for most of their lives.

It will take the team 23 years to reach Terra-Two. Twenty-three years spent in close quarters. Twenty-three years with no-one to rely on but each other. Twenty-three years with no rescue possible, should something go wrong. And something always goes wrong.

©2019 Temi Oh (P)2019 Simon & Schuster UK

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Are We Nearly There Yet?

I left our intrepid crew of astronauts after about seven hours into the book as they were trying to decide how to cheer one of their number up on their birthday. I felt as if I had heard enough and this simply isn't a book that suits me at all. I've had a quick check and reviews are mostly more positive than mine with an indication that if I keep listening for another three of four hours then things might start happening.

I'm probably, therefore, rating it a little harshly but I can't give a book that didn't grab my attention enough that I at least finish it any better! What is certain is that this is a very character-focused work, there is a lot of internal wrangling by the multiple characters whose point of view we see the story through. The plot kind of limps along behind a lot of angst and if this will appeal to anyone it's those that enjoy a lot of in-depth character development in a sci-fi setting.

I'll definitely pop back to see if others have got more out of it and to see if I have made a mistake by abandoning ship at this point as the performance by Nneka Okoye was pleasing enough and Temi Oh invests a lot into her characters rounding them all out very fully.

It just felt lacking in terms of plot development and eventually, my patience ran out, like a child on a long distance car journey I kept asking, are we nearly there yet?

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Do You Dream of Terra-Two? I do now!!!

I love this book. What a brilliant story sci-fi with a human interest story. I was not expecting those plot twists and now I can’t wait to know what happens next. There must be a sequel! What a brilliant new voice.
And the narrator was wonderful too! She brought the characters to life.
Excellent debut novel. I loved it.

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Good listen

I enjoyed this book it’s well read and has a good story line it’s a easy listen which doesn’t take much concentration to follow
It’s down sides are no real twists or surprises that you don’t see coming a mile off
And it spends a lot of time filling out the characters
In some cases unnecessarily
But I did enjoy it for the most part

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Skip to the last two hours.

Nearly gave up on this after it seemed to be going nowhere but the last few hours were not too bad and I found it quiet intresting and well put together. Unfortunately, the many hours at the beginning did mot make the ending any better and could and should have been shortened without losing much. Only my opinion tho.

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Growing pains & the meaning of life in space!

Excellent story, great idea with so much potential but just way too slow in pace!

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This is Unique !

Well alas I listen to most of my audible books in day and night ,when I doze off stiil have a feeling and some spoilers ,go back to reset ,alas missed the middle but the adventure continues !
What can I say about this ,well all about UK Space Exploration in 2012 ,they need kids to go to Terra 2 ,23 years at light speed!
This is all about characters ,emotions ,betrayals love ,passion family ,suicide ,living in minus 20 degrees at times ! Young kids bought up to lead a 23 year mission to Terra 2 .......Well have to say this book is totally incredible , a totally different style and makes you think even from the beginning WHAT are the right decisions ,the Characters are the story
Space their enemy ,this is like way more scary than Alien ,because it could happen ,just wait until you get to -18 degrees .Oxygen 60 % ,5 .days for relief,makes the Martian look like a holiday trip and the end will spin your brain out of control ,ENJOY..Temi Oh ...Thanks for a total masterpiece of sci fi , so original ,haunting ,so emotional still will never know the answers ,great stuff !
Never ,ever expected the ending , amazing!

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it just got so whiney

its a book that almost made it in my view. Just stuck a little but to much with whiney characters . Narrator was good but book let it down.

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teen sci-fi done badly

It is hard to imagine that this was not listed for and intended for a teen/ very young adult market.Single handedly terrible science fiction and terrible drama, the real life science is beyond terribly inaccurate and the futuristic stuff, not worth bothering with.To summarize a bunch odf kids on a space mission to colonise another world (we know its there because of very powerful telescopes that can see the coral reefs) .falling out and having hissy fits , things go wrong and then someone comes to theire rescue.The end.
The author plainly go fed up half way through and ended this book aroubd the halfway point with a very curt and totally unsatisfying ending.
By far the worst story in an audiobook I have ever purchased.
Well read and that is its only saving grace.
If this was an attempt at anything other than teen scifi at its worst ,it failed miserably

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  • Stephen
  • 12-01-19

Terrible

Weak plot and character development. The most uninspired monotone narration I have encountered. I could not finish it.

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