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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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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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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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Another Peter f Hamilton classic

A great start to hopefully another great trilogy from peter f Hamilton. Can’t wait for the next instalment.

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Great story, just a little slow getting going.

Good story, lots of threads across time and space, and Hamiltons treatment of portals is great.
Unfortunately I'm not too keen on the narrator - but this is just a personal niggle, the audio is very clear.

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  • PL
  • 01-10-18

great sci-fi

read really well. great voice acting.

Loved the story. would recommend reading this as it links the present to future quite well.

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A little deja vu

But having loved the previous Commonwealth books, I'm more than happy to listen to more of the similar.

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I loved It!

The beginning of the recording is not very well edited and so it is sometimes difficult to tell when a new chapter begins. I might have used another actor, someone fresher sounding? John lee is sounding a bit hackneyed although he did a brilliant job on some of Peter F Hamilton's other books.
The book itself is very cleverly constructed and a great series of yarns with each person divulging their back history on the way out to the alien ship. There is a whole mixture of things in the 'short stories' from detective to spy. this is inter spaced with the far future chapters. If this makes it sound like a mess, it's not! It is very well crafted and a fascinating story but beware it dose leave you on a cliffhanger. I will be buying the hardback and can't wait for book 2.

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Doesn’t disappoint!!

This is a very clever and insightful premise and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed listening to it - myself re please Peter!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-09-18

I couldn't follow the narrator/writer.

Might be better to pick up the hardcopy book. I found this quite monotonous. DNF

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  • Marco
  • 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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  • Trex
  • 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.

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  • Michael
  • 25-09-18

Excellent build-up

The scene is now set for the next couple of books in this series. Can’t wait!

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