Endymion

  • by Dan Simmons
  • Narrated by Victor Bevine
  • 23 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The multiple-award-winning science-fiction master returns to the universe that is his greatest triumph - the world of Hyperion and The Fall ofHyperion - with a novel even more magnificent than its predecessors.Dan Simmons's Hyperion was an immediate sensation on its first publication in 1989. This staggering multifaceted tale of the far future heralded the conquest of the science-fiction field by a man who had already won the World Fantasy Award for his first novel (Song of Kali) and had also published one of the most well-received horror novels in the field, Carrion Comfort. Hyperion went on to win the Hugo Award as Best Novel, and it and its companion volume, The Fall of Hyperion, took their rightful places in the science-fiction pantheon of new classics.Here, Simmons returns to this richly imagined world of technological achievement, excitement, wonder and fear. Endymion is a story about love and memory, triumph and terror - an instant candidate for the field's highest honors.

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On the book...
This continued well from the first story - recapping when necessary, but progressing well too. The new baddee is really good - and that whole idea of having the old baddee turn good (the shrike) and a new upgraded baddee appear - reminded me of the terminator 2 - which i loved (was this written first?). Catholicism as the bad guy - popularised by The Da Vince Code - is always a winner with me. The right wing, secretive and hierarchical nature of Catholicism lends its self well to being inherently evil! Saying that, the author took care to portray the notion that the evil doers in this case were not true Catholics - anyway - don't want to put any spoilers in... It's a good sequel, and it's well worth reading the last one!

On narration...
I didn't really think much of the narrator - it sounded like English wasn't his first language maybe. He pronounced every single word - like 'to' and 'a' - fully, which - when you actually hear it done - is quite strange. He occasionally made little errors in pronunciation - saying the 'chasm' with a soft 'ch' sound - which is a bit weird - or maybe he just did the whole thing in one take without bothering to fix the error. He also pronounced 'Aargh' exactly as it is written, with a clear 'r' and then a hard 'g' sound on the end. No-one really says that when they scream - that's just obvious - again - weird. The thing I disliked the most though was his inability to portray anything other than a small range of emotions. Whenever he took on a woman's voice - there was one set tone - and any emotion - such as anger - was not portrayed at all - it was always just 'the soft woman tone'. The range of accents for the different characters was good - just a bit more attention to tone and emotion was needed.

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- Thomas

Great adventure

I thought that this book was really fantastic. I thought Hyperion and fall of Hyperion were excellent novels.However from this point on in the series of books it just gets better. Its an excellent adventure, with plenty of action. I really enjoyed this book and I would recommend it to any reader.
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- Dean Wood

Book Details

  • Release Date: 20-01-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios