Dark Eden (Beckett)
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  • 1
    Dark Eden | Chris Beckett

    Dark Eden

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Chris Beckett
    • Narrated By Oliver Hembrough, Jessica Martin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (185)
    Performance
    (175)
    Story
    (174)

    A marooned outpost of humanity struggles to survive on a startlingly alien world. John Redlantern, one of the 532 degenerating descendants of two marooned space explorers, will break the laws of Eden, shatter the Family and change history. He will be the first to abandon hope, the first to abandon the old ways, the first to kill another, the first to venture into the Dark, and the first to discover the truth about Eden....

    Everything I look for in Science Fiction

    With shades of Lord of the Flies, Animal Farm and Pitch Black. It covers human culture, sexuality and belief systems.

    Chris Beckett used his ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 05 August 2015 by M (Bradford, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    Mother of Eden | Chris Beckett

    Mother of Eden

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Chris Beckett
    • Narrated By Jessica Martin, Oliver Hembrough
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
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    We speak of a mother's love, but we forget her power. Power over life. Power to give and to withhold. Generations after the breakup of the human family of Eden, the Johnfolk emphasise knowledge and innovation, the Davidfolk tradition and cohesion. But both have built hierarchical societies sustained by violence and dominated by men - and both claim to be the favoured children of a long-dead woman from Earth that all Eden knows as Gela, the mother of them all.

    Fantastic sequel to an equally fantastic book

    This is the third Chris Beckett book I've had the pleasure to enjoy, and as with the other two it is one of the best so-called science fiction books o..Show More »

    Reviewed on 16 June 2015 by Geoff Kendall ()
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    Daughter of Eden: Dark Eden, Book 3 | Chris Beckett

    Daughter of Eden: Dark Eden, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs)
    • By Chris Beckett
    • Narrated By Imogen Church
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
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    Angie Redlantern is the first to spot the boats - five abreast, with men in metal masks and spears standing proud. As the people of New Earth declare war on the people of Mainground, a dangerous era has dawned for Eden. After generations of division and disagreement, the two populations of Eden have finally broken their tentative peace, giving way to bloodshed and slaughter. Angie must flee with her family across the pitch black of Snowy Dark to the place where it all started.

    Unfortunately let down by the narration...

    A decent finish to the Eden trilogy, still full of interesting characters and thought-provoking themes but, unfortunately, as an audiobook, it is rath..Show More »

    Reviewed on 01 July 2017 by Miko (Guildford, United Kingdom)