Darwinia

  • by Robert Charles Wilson
  • Narrated by Kevin Pariseau
  • 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In 1912, history was changed by the Miracle, when the old world of Europe was replaced by Darwinia, a strange land of nightmarish jungle and antediluvian monsters. To some, the Miracle was an act of divine retribution; to others, it is an opportunity to carve out a new empire.Leaving an America now ruled by religious fundamentalists, young Guilford Law travels to Darwinia on a mission of discovery that will take him further than he can possibly imagine...to a shattering revelation about mankind's destiny in the universe.

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What the Critics Say

"Wilson's two-tiered story structure reminds one of Michael Moorcock's work, but it is much more coherent and accessible. In the blurring of character identities, he is comparable to Philip K. Dick or to A.E. Van Vogt. He owes something to Colin Wilson and Lovecraft as well, in the discovery through dreams and archeological wonders of a hidden reality. That he is able to weld the two realities so fluently is remarkable indeed." (Publishers Weekly)

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A bit of a let down

I got this audio book after listening to Charles Wilson's other titles on this site. I really liked The Chronoliths and Blind Lake, but this was a bit of a disappointment in comparison. It seems to take a while for the story to get going and even then it is disjointed and doesn't flow. I didn't connect with any of the characters and found I didn't care about their fates. I would recommend both Blind Lake and The Chronoliths, but this one I wouldn't bother with.
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- Benjamin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-09-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios