• by David Brin
  • Narrated by Kevin T. Collins, Robin Miles, L. J. Ganser
  • 32 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Best-selling, award-winning futurist David Brin returns to globe-spanning, high concept SF with Existence.
Gerald Livingston is an orbital garbage collector. For a hundred years, people have been abandoning things in space, and someone has to clean it up. But there’s something spinning a little bit higher than he expects, something that isn’t on the decades’ old orbital maps. An hour after he grabs it and brings it in, rumors fill Earth’s infomesh about an "alien artifact". Thrown into the maelstrom of worldwide shared experience, the Artifact is a game-changer - a message in a bottle, an alien capsule that wants to communicate. The world reacts as humans always do: with fear and hope and selfishness and love and violence. And insatiable curiosity.


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Customer Reviews

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Shame that the whole book is not on the download.

Don't bother. The end of the book is missing from the download.

Most dissappointing.

Shame that this was not seen by Audible.

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- Rod


As an avid listener of audiobooks and a real sci fi fan I was looking forward to this. Unfortunately I found it disjointed, difficult to follow and not a good listen. I got all the way through hoping it would improve but it never did. It seems to jump around a lot, discuss lots of good ideas and situations, but never gives you enough detail or explanation to real get into the characters and enjoy the story. I really could not see hte point of some of characters and the side stories at all, it just confused. The premise of the book is good, just did not like the way it was actually written. Traded it back in I am afraid.
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- Francis Drake

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-06-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios