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Salvation Lost

Narrated by: John Lee
Series: Salvation Sequence, Book 2
Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
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Summary

Fight together - or die alone....

In the 23rd century, humanity is enjoying a comparative utopia. Yet life on Earth is about to change, forever. Feriton Kane’s investigative team has discovered the worst threat ever to face mankind - and we’ve almost no time to fight back. The supposedly benign Olyix plan to harvest humanity, in order to carry us to their god at the end of the universe. And as their agents conclude schemes down on earth, vast warships converge above to gather this cargo.

Some factions push for humanity to flee, to live in hiding amongst the stars - although only a chosen few would make it out in time. But others refuse to break before the storm. As disaster looms, animosities must be set aside to focus on just one goal: wiping this enemy from the face of creation. Even if it means preparing for a future this generation will never see. 

Salvation Lost is the second book in the Salvation Sequence by Peter F. Hamilton.

©2019 Peter F. Hamilton (P)2019 Tantor Media, A Division of Recorded Books

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  • ctm
  • belfast
  • 11-11-19

disappointed compared to salvation

really disappointed compared to salvation.. nearly gave up on it ... too many future tech references descriptions and not enough story for my liking

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The story's great. The performance is poor.

The story from Mr Hamilton is as good always. That's not the problem. The problem is the awful performance from John Lee. I do not understand why he's chosen when there are so more many nuanced, capable artists out there. The accents are atrocious. The intonation, even when he's not trying one of his 'mystery' european accents is often weird and jarring. Please stop using him for these or any other books. Try listening to 'Ancillary Justice' (read by Adjoa Andoh) or any of the Culture novels (read by Peter Kenny) and you might appreciate how much more satisfying the experience can be.

It's my own fault. I keep going back and buying the latest and greatest, hoping beyond hope that he'll change. Foolish. I won't be doing it again. I'll buy the books instead!

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Would make for Fantastic TV

An excellent follow up to the superb Salvation. The story whips along much faster this with none of the character flashbacks this time. My only mild criticisms are: it’s over too soon! Obviously it lacks some of the mystery of the first book...

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Voices very similar

This is the first Peter Hamilton book I have returned for a refund. The voices used by the narrator were sometimes so similar that I had difficulty working out who was speaking.

In the previous book Salvation, John Lee was quite good. I don't know why this novel is not so clear. Perhaps it is a production quality thing

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  • DENNIS
  • SHEFFIELD, United Kingdom
  • 09-11-19

GREAT SECOND NOVEL IN THE SERIES

SOMETIMES A LITTLE CONFUSING WHEN SWITCHING TIME PERIODS BUT IT MADE ME KEEP RE-READING THOSE BITS BECAUSE I DIDN'T WANT TO LOSE THE NUANCES OF THE OVERALL PLOTS,ANXIOUSLY WAITING FOR THIRD PART OF THIS EXCELLENT SERIES.

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Awesome

I can't wait for part 3! Please don't make me wait for a year! Excellent

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  • Roy
  • 10-11-19

Not as good as the first book

An ok story but the character voices put me off, nearly every character has what sounds to me like an East London accent and the 'posh' characters all sound like reformed gangsters from East London. Ainsley's contributions are basically saying F#ck a lot, without actually coming up with any useful ideas - so much for the technical genius. Peter is one of the best in my opinion but I think I'll skip the final book in this series and wait for the next series.