The Long War : The Long Earth

  • by Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
  • Narrated by Michael Fenton Stevens
  • Series: The Long Earth
  • 13 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A generation after the events of The Long Earth, mankind has spread across the new worlds opened up by Stepping.
Where Joshua and Lobsang once pioneered, now fleets of airships link the stepwise Americas with trade and culture. Mankind is shaping the Long Earth - but in turn the Long Earth is shaping mankind...
A new 'America', called Valhalla, is emerging more than a million steps from Datum Earth, with core American values restated in the plentiful environment of the Long Earth - and Valhalla is growing restless under the control of the Datum government...
Meanwhile the Long Earth is suffused by the song of the trolls, graceful hive-mind humanoids. But the trolls are beginning to react to humanity's thoughtless exploitation...
Joshua, now a married man, is summoned by Lobsang to deal with a gathering multiple crisis that threatens to plunge the Long Earth into a war unlike any mankind has waged before.

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Audible Editor Reviews

The outstanding audiobook series The Long Earth is back after much anticipation with Book Two The Long War written by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter and expertly narrated by British actor Michael Fenton Stevens. There are murmurs of conflict spreading throughout the lands. The trolls of Long Earth are amassing while Valhalla is prickling with turmoil. There is nowhere to escape from the clutches of a full scale war. Lobsang seeks Joshua's help but together can they put a stop to the inevitable? This epic series is filled with suspense, action and fantasy. Available now from Audible.

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Customer Reviews

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Disappointing

After reading and enjoying The Long Earth very much, I was keen to get to grips with The Long War. Sadly the plot leaves much to be desired and most of the characters seem to have mud for brains and little to no sense of empathy for the most part. For the last third of the book I was gritting my teeth determined to simply get to the end, however the last third is the worst; Joshua seems utterly determined to kill himself with stupidity, Sally and Lobsang appear happy hang him out to dry if it were not for the trolls and meanwhile the rest of the cast limp along like overly cooked spinach. Roberta appears to fulfill absolutely no purpose whatsoever! I cannot begin to imagine how two otherwise excellent authors could manage to turn out a story so poorly written. I imagine they have a third book in mind (this can be the only reason for the inclusion of the otherwise pointless Roberta); one can but hope they improve ... well, everything, when they work on it. After the poor experience of listening to The Long War, I won't be purchasing it however; I'm sure it'll turn up in a second hand bookstore at some point and I won't feel bad about abandoning it if I've paid second hand prices for it.
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- Mitchell Quinn

Slow start too drawn out

The language, world and narration are all good. However it felt like close to nothing happened in the first half of the book.
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- Charlotte

Book Details

  • Release Date: 25-07-2013
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks