Aurora

  • by Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Narrated by Ali Ahn
  • 17 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Our voyage from Earth began generations ago. Now we approach our destination. A new home. Aurora.
Brilliantly imagined and beautifully told, Aurora is the work of a writer at the height of his powers.

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Despite great ideas, terribly, terribly boring

This is not an engaging or compelling book. Despite a richness of ideas and observations, the writing style is genuinely dull and boring and the very simple plot is sounds on and on and on, with little or nothing actually happening. I doubt I'd have finished this if it hadn't been an audio book.
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- ikd

A very long journey

Would you listen to Aurora again? Why?

It's not necessarily the sort of thing you listen to more than once but I still enjoyed it.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Aurora?

No spoilers!


Would you listen to another book narrated by Ali Ahn?

Wasn't the best narrator but could have been worse.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

It's quite a slow one but it gets quite dramatic in the middle so I suppose that bit? And I guess the question of 'where is home?' is generally an emotive one.


Any additional comments?

It's quite slow-moving and I wasn't necessarily convinced by the speeches the ship makes about narratives etc. - felt a bit like the author was trying to force the work to be more meta/more 'literary' than it needed to be. I appreciated the attempts to create a coherent universe and to describe all the systems in it. I didn't totally love any of the characters, but there was a loving attention to detail in the descriptions of the many problems faced in settling a new planet that made me feel like I was experiencing the journey along with them. Wouldn't place amongst one of my favourite books but it's definitely worth a read if you're interested in the more mundane aspects of long-distance space travel.

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- Rhiannon

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-07-2015
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK