Night Without Stars
But all is not right in this new Eden. The galaxy has seen great empires rise and fall. Planets have shattered and been remade. Amongst the ruins of alien civilisations, building our own from the rubble, humanity still thrives. And there are vast fortunes to be made, if you know where to find them Captain Rackamore and his crew do. Humanity has colonized the planets - interstellar travel is still beyond our reach, but the solar system has become a dense network of colonies. But there are tensions - the mineral-rich outer planets resent their dependence on Earth and Mars and the political and military clout they wield over the Belt and beyond.
Now, when Captain Jim Holden's ice miner stumbles across a derelict, abandoned ship, he uncovers a secret that threatens to throw the entire system into war. Tom Dreyfus is a Prefect, a law enforcement officer with the Panoply. His beat is the multifaceted utopian society of the Glitter Band, that vast swirl of space habitats orbiting the planet Yellowstone, the teeming hub of a human interstellar empire spanning many worlds. His current case: investigating a murderous attack against one of the habitats that left people dead, a crime that appalls even a hardened cop like Dreyfus.
The sun is bloated, diseased, dying perhaps.
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Beneath its baneful light, Shadrapar, last of all cities, harbours fewer than , human souls. Built on the ruins of countless civilisations, Shadrapar is a museum, an asylum, a prison on a world that is ever more alien to humanity. Bearing witness to the desperate struggle for existence between life old and new is Stefan Advani: rebel, outlaw, survivor.
This is his testament, an account of the journey that took him into the blazing desolation of the western deserts and into the labyrinths and caverns of the underworld. The war raged across the galaxy. Billions had died, billions more were doomed. Moons, planets, the very stars themselves, faced destruction - cold-blooded, brutal, and worse, random. The Idirans fought for their Faith; the Culture for its moral right to exist. Principles were at stake. There could be no surrender. Within the cosmic conflict, an individual crusade Population: 1.
Her name is Eve She is the result of a year project by the robots of Earth to restore the planet after all life was wiped out in Immortal, but with memories of sensations they can no longer experience, some renegade robots now have a daring agenda. They want human bodies. Hamilton's Chronicle of the Fallers. The planet Bienvenido is in crisis.
It has finally escaped the Void, emerging into regular space. But it's millions of light-years from Commonwealth assistance, and humans are battling the Fallers for control of their world. This rapacious adversary, evolved to destroy all sentient life, has infiltrated every level of human society - hijacking unwilling bodies so its citizens fear their leaders, friends and family. A mysterious figure known as the Warrior Angel leads a desperate resistance. She's helped by forbidden Commonwealth technology, which gives her a crucial edge.
But the government obstructs the Angel's efforts at every turn, blinded by prejudice and technophobia. As Fallers also prepare to attack from the skies, she might need to incite rebellion to fight this invasion. But the odds seem impossible. Then astronaut Ry Evine uncovers one last hope. On a mission against the enemy, his spacecraft damages an unidentified vessel. This crash-lands on the planet, carrying unexpected cargo: a baby.
This extraordinary Commonwealth child possesses knowledge that could save them all. But if the Fallers catch her, the people of Bienvenido will not survive. It is with some sadness that I complete this book. I have existed through the entire commonwealth saga and enjoyed it. Now I must move on. Oh well. I love the continuing stories of the Commonwealth.
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This book is amazing. You can shut your eyes and easily go to another part of the universe.
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Characters are amazing and you really love some and really hate in a good way others. Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why? I would recommend this book to anyone who likes detailed web like storylines that drag you deeper and deeper into the story with ever passing word. Any additional comments? Peter F Hamilton is a master at his craft. If you have never read his work then do so and soon.
Wow, this was an incredible read! It was one of those amazing books that you really wish you were able to forget just to read again. Decent end to the series and some nice tying up of lose storylines. Hamilton keeps getting better! Peter f Hamilton at his best, I listened up to two chapters from the end and started again just to make it last longer.
A Night Without Stars
This is the first Peter Hamilton book I have listened too and it won't be the last. I really enjoyed the plot and how the characters interwove through it. It can be confusing to remember which planet a character was on, or is on, or is going to, or even if it is a duplicated character Great book, great story, great narration. A part of me wished he spent more time exploring all the different communities and aliens Thank you for the book Mr Hamilton.
I like all of the author's books, and this is a decent conclusion to the previous book. The narration is excellent, the narrator knows how to do Peter f Hamilton stories. The story is so rich and detailed. The future technology and not so future technology fits in so well. I kept wanting to hear more of the story, it was hard to pause or stop listening as I wanted to know what was going to happen. Just a brilliant page turner or just another few minutes of listening to find out the next amazing part of the story.
The narrator did a fantastic job and he sounded like what I believe Nigel Sheldon would sound like in reality. Gripping and thought provoking. Threatened by Paula's existence, the Fallers have raided one of the government's nuclear weapons facilities, detonating one of the weapons at the facility to cover their tracks. Both Stonal's and Paula's groups deduce that the Fallers have presumably stolen several bombs to use in an effort to overcome Paula's and Kysandra's force fields and destroy them.
Meanwhile, Chaing and a squad of marines are staking out the ship they believe Paula will use. As the ship departs, several nests of Fallers and Breeder Fallers attack in force. In the confusion, Paula's ship departs, later pursued by a ship commandeered by the surviving Fallers. Stonal and Alophus launch a military ship to pursue the Fallers, and launch a space capsule into polar orbit to look for the ships and attempt to make contact with Paula.
At the polar continent, Paula's team locate the lost ship and begin a trek towards it. In desperation, Stonal and Adolphus speak with Joey Stein. Although Joey is able to offer some technical assistance, Adolphus reveals that he his dying of cancer and asks Joey to cure him. After curing Adolphus, Joey stores Alophus's memories, then replaces most of his memories and personality with a copy of Joey's own, and implants some Commonwealth technology.
Stonal is suspicious but does not appear to realize the switch. In an effort to destroy the Faller's nuclear weapons, they contact Anala in the orbiting capsule and convince her to order a nuclear strike from the government ship against the Fallers' vessel. That strike beaches the vessel, but the Fallers are able to salvage seven bombs and begin their own trek towards the colony ship. As Paula and two of the ANAdroids continue to work on restoring the colony ship's equipment, the remaining team members head out to intercept the nuclear armed Faller seibears. They successfully destroy four bombs, but one of the Fallers is able to set off its bomb, and two more survive to continue to approach the ship.
In a race against time, the team is able to activate a wormhole projector and transport a set of Commonwealth equipment and the projector itself to a lifeless nearby world, shortly before the Fallers arrive and destroy the ship with their remaining bombs. In desperation, Stonal plans a strike against the Fallers, and continues attempting to contact Paula in the event she somehow survived the blast.
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Chaing discover's Jenifa's link detector and deduces that she is spying on him, ending their relationship. Jenifa's mother offers to pull her out and arrange shelter in the government's final fortress, but Jenifa refuses, now obsessed with proving that Chaing is an Eliter and thereby finally defeating him. Although Jenifa becomes increasingly frustrated, Chaing works with the town's Eliters, using their intelligence to locate and capture Roxwolf and his gang.