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Summary

On board a generation ship bound for a new Earth, the teaching device broken, the true nature of the ship long forgotten, the Captain unseen, Glyn stumbles upon the ancient journal of a young crewman of the third generation of travelers. Soon afterwards, a series of malfunctions brings about a revelation as to the true nature of their ship, and only then can their journey begin in a bewildering and dangerous land. 

There are three stories that were written to form a loose series called The Sapient Continuum - Transplant, Greenways, and The Tribe (formerly known as The Inosculation Syndrome). Purists would listen to them in that order, but Reynolds-Moreton has crafted his tales so cleverly that they can be listened to in any order, or just those that you choose.

Fans of prequels might enjoy listening to The Tribe first. The astute listener may even find nods to this series in his other books, of which we’re proud to publish over 20 at the time of writing this introduction.

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Brilliant just want more!

Listened to this almost in one go (barring a few comfort breaks) I really enjoyed it and had me guessing and suspecting from the start! Loved it! Only docked a star because I wanted more, I feel like the plot could have been elaborated with more mystery! I thought a little more action could have been added and would have brought the yarn to life better. Great ending that is very thought provoking as was the Seed garden. An excellent short story, looking forward to reading more.

I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review and I will be recommending it highly.

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  • Cheryl
  • 21-07-21

what happens after

I received a free code for this book.
Enjoyed the story, and particularly liked the bit of where the spacecraft was going, and where it ended up. Found some actions taken by the hero's to be a bit unbeleivable. A good read, and I will continue with the rest of the series.

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  • Eric
  • 01-06-21

An interesting far future adventure

I enjoyed this book. It's hard to discuss it without too many spoilers, but I'll do by best. Most of the story was fairly believable and relied on some established tropes of the genre. It was well executed and the performance was great. When the story takes a turn it loses some credibility, primarily because the characters seem to possess knowledge that they couldn't otherwise. How does a person who grew up on a spaceship understand where the sun will rise? Especially when the "Teacher" computer hasn't been functioning for generations? This is the sort of knowledge that would be lost without a reference point.

Overall a good read that I recommend. Given the direction the book takes at the end, any followups would be vastly different types of stories than this one.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-05-21

Started slowly...but I ended up loving it!

I received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

Like the title says, this book started out kind of slow, but it picked up and I really enjoyed it. However, if you are looking for an action packed novel, this one is not for you. This is a much more cerebral story with the characters needing to figure things out as they go along. The narrator could be a little more excited at times, but he does not detract from the story at all.

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  • Shanna Tidwell
  • 11-05-21

On to book 2

This story ends rather abruptly.
I knew where they really were in the beginning. Not to give it away but it was obvious to me.
The story progresses really well until the end, it seems a bit rushed and forced so that book 2 can get started. I did really enjoy it. It did seem odd that the inhabitants of the ship would just let their extensive knowledge and skills wain over time. It got to the point some didn’t even know what books were. For the initial planners of the ship it seems they didn’t plan all that well. Education and knowledge are key to survival.
Narration by Christopher Kendrick was great.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Rayc
  • 10-05-21

I want to listen to book 2 in the series

Transplant
I received a free copy of this audio book at my own request and voluntarily left this honest review.
It kept my interest throughout. Its not action packed but it keeps you reading.
There is a twist at the end.
I really hope the next book in the series is out soon.

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  • kyle wray
  • 05-05-21

pretty good listen

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I enjoy generation ship stories, this one was no exception. I do wish the author had gone more into detail regarding the ship and project, but it was entertaining none the less to follow the main character as he explores his environment. I enjoyed this listen and while some details seemed glossed over somewhat, the overall story was easy to follow and moved along at a good pace. The book room segments were probably the portions I found most enjoyable.