Redemption Ark : Revelation Space

  • by Alastair Reynolds
  • Narrated by John Lee
  • Series: Revelation Space
  • 27 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Late in the 26th century, the human race has advanced enough to accidentally trigger the Inhibitors---alien-killing machines designed to detect intelligent life and destroy it. The only hope for humanity lies in the recovery of a secret cache of doomsday weapons---and a renegade named Clavain who is determined to find them. But other factions want the weapons for their own purposes---and the weapons themselves have another agenda altogether.

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What the Critics Say

"Reynolds confirms his place among the leaders of the hard-science space-opera renaissance." (Publishers Weekly Starred Review)
"The best of the new breed of space opera. Wild action on a grand scale spans well-imagined and developed worlds." (The Denver Post)

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Customer Reviews

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Well written and brilliantly read

Just to put things right this book is the SECOND in the series. There are other books in the same universe parrallel to this one. However this one continues the story on most directly from "Revelation space" Time has moved on though and new charecters take the lead. Its as fantastic as the first and exceptionaly well read. Can't wait for the next installment. Wikapedia has a good entry on Reynolds and all his books and short stories.
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- Michael

Good quality Hard SF

This is the sequel to 'Revelation Space', which was a truly terrific book. I enjoyed this one too but, frankly, it's not in the same league as 'Revelation Space' - narrative momentum does flag at times and the plot is not so skillfully knitted together, so you feel the length as it were. But still worth a listen.

The third book in the series 'Absolution Gap' is a mess by comparison - easily skipped.

John Lee does a fine job on the narration.

Recommended.
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- Tom

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-02-2009
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio