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Summary

Know your enemy - or be defeated.

AD 2204
An alien shipwreck is discovered on a planet at the very limits of human expansion - so Security Director Feriton Kayne selects a team to investigate. The ship’s sinister cargo not only raises bewildering questions but could also foreshadow humanity’s extinction. It will be up to the team to bring back answers, and the consequences of this voyage will change everything.

Back on Earth, we can now make deserts bloom and extend lifespans indefinitely, so humanity seems invulnerable. We therefore welcomed the Olyix to Earth when they contacted us. They needed fuel for their pilgrimage across the galaxy - and in exchange they helped us advance our technology. But were the Olyix a blessing or a curse?

AD 50,000
Many light-years from Earth, Dellian and his clan of genetically engineered soldiers are raised with one goal. They must confront and destroy their ancient adversary. The enemy caused mankind to flee across the galaxy, and they hunt us still. If they aren’t stopped, we will be wiped out - and we’re running out of time.

Salvation is the first title in a stunning science fiction trilogy, The Salvation Sequence, by Peter F. Hamilton.

©2018 Peter F. Hamilton (P)2018 Macmillan Digital Audio

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New universe but same high-quality

Peter F Hamilton new book is a new universe but the same high-quality that you always expect from him. This book drew you in as it built layer bilayer and expanded the universe Peter has created I love that from beginning to end.

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Very good listen - next book please!

It took a little while for me to get into this - I guess the scene for the trilogy needed to be set, but by the end I was enthralled. Roll on the next two books!!

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A brand new journey into the future for mankind -

- but this time we won't have it all our own way!

Peter F Hamilton begins a brand new Human journey of discovery; a new journey of creativity, but now with the threat of extinction chasing us in hot pursuit.
A wonderfully crafted tale of twisting intreage that seeks to pull the very best out of the human race and seek a future that might one day give us all peace.
A great performance.once again by John Lee, pulls us along with baited breath as we instinctively identify with his powerful voiced characters. Just can't wait for the next book!

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Loved it

Classic Hamilton, epic world building and every backstory a novella. Very entertaining, excellent performance too

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was hoping for different

this seems a different style to what I expected. I did tend to get lost and hope I would catch up later. even now I'm not too sure what's happening but I enjoyed it as lots of small story's rather than one big one

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Very poor plot and irritating narration

I was really looking forward to this as Peter F Hamilton is one of my favourite authors, but this was terrible!

The narrator's accents and voices for the characters were comical and very contrived. The Russian mobster, the Cockney wide boy, weird stilted delivery with no specific region, etc. I found this very off-putting and it took me out of the story every time certain 'characters' spoke. If the narrator had used one voice it would have been better; I've had narration irritate me on other audio books, but usually only for the first 45 min to and hour... I usually find that mild annoyance at a narrator's style will fade as a story gets going, but on this occasion it really didn't: he annoyed me as much at the end as he did at the start!

The story was, in my opinion at least, banal: it didn't go anywhere; I could guess the 'twist' about a third of the way in and frankly I feel unwanted my time listening to it. I'm just glad I didn't read this one, which I usually do with Hamilton books as I love the massive winding stories and character development that absorbs me whilst reading. This is only the second or third Hamilton audio book I've bought and based on this, I won't buy any more. I believe the same narrator is used on them all and I've found him annoying previously now I think about it, but not to the extent I did with this book.

I'm really gutted more than anything. I usually find Hamilton stories to be an event that's worth waiting for, but not this time.

Very disappointed.

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Decent story spoiled by terrible narration

An interesting storyline but almost impossible to listen to. The accent and, in particular, the intonation of the narration was beyond irritating!

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monotone narration

makes it impossible to tell characters apart. story was great though. it's a book that needs full attention of the listener.

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  • 10-09-18

20 hours of only slightly interesting snippets

I am a Huge Peter F. Hamilton, but I feel this book stretched too much what is essentially an introduction to the story.

It tells only motheratly interesting fragments of many characters and different events, trying to create a big mistery, but ends up making an entire book filled with unimportant stuff.

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  • 22-09-18

It's OK. I usually Love Hamilton though

Canterbury Tales style stories within stories told around a table of pilgrims, also used in the Hyperion books.Great literary device. These stories however are only quite interesting.

For some reason Hamilton has made all his characters incredibly ethnically diverse which has proved a real challenge to the usually fantastic John Lee. I struggled to keep track of who was who while this nuance added nothing to the plot.

The far future stuff is pretty uninspired. Lord of The Flies meets Brave New World meets Enders Game while rehashing the animal servants from The Void. The enemy is very disappointing.