• by David Brin
  • Narrated by David DeVries, Kristin Kalbli
  • 26 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The long-awaited new novel by the award-winning, best-selling author of Startide Rising and The Uplift War- an epic novel set 50 years from tomorrow, a carefully-reasoned, scientifically faithful tale of the fate of our world.


What the Critics Say

"One hell of a novel.... has what sci-fi readers want these days; intelligence, action, and an epic scale".(Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine)
"The prime attraction of Earth is the author's unfailing resourcefulness in extrapolating a post-greenhouse-effect future that is plausible, dismaying, and amazing in equal parts…. Brin's prose ranges from regular to high octant…. His characters have vivid intellectual lives." (Entertainment Weekly)
"Brin has conceived his story on a supremely ambitious scale, and executed it with all the skills at this command." (Chicago Sun-Times)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Such an interesting book, David Brin is awesome.

I really love the way he deals with the big issues of the time with realistic plots, yet is optimistic. His characters can be a bit too wonderful, a bit too exceptional, and he's certainly US-centric. On the whole very thought provoking and inspiring
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- ajxYCzstV84

Let down

The narrators are not bad, but I just couldn't get into the story. Stopped listening half way through.
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- Brent

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-05-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios