Saturn Returns : Astropolis

  • by Sean Williams
  • Narrated by Sean Williams, Christian Rummel
  • Series: Astropolis
  • 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the 43rd millennium of human history, Imre Bergamasc awakens after 200 years to the realization that he has been the victim of an elaborate murder plot - one that has destroyed the intergalactic transport milieu known as the Continuum. But now that Imre has been reborn, he will stop at nothing to help bring forth the rebirth of the galaxy.

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What the Critics Say

"In the first book of the Astropolis trilogy, Williams renders the passage of aeons, and the rise and fall of civilisations, with cosmic poignancy." (The Guardian)
"Saturn Returns is a wildly original, totally convincing, all-round wonderful novel." (The Independent)

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Decent story, odd dialogue quirk

This is a fine story of a time far in the future.
The concepts of cloning and replicating characters allows the story teller to wipe out almost everyone and bring them back with a seperate fragment of the story.

The only thing which didn't work for me was the decision to base the dialogue of one of the characters on the lyrics of Gary Numan, this leads to very contrived, enigmatic utterances and didn't do much for my enjoyment of the story.
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- John Innes

Exceptional Sci-Fi

From its confusing and overwhelming introduction to its exciting finale, Saturn Returns is a thrilling and enthralling journey into the world of Astropolis and Imre Bergamasc. Filled with far-future sci-fi concepts, but following also some of the styles and devices of old-time gothic horror and Poe-esque thriller, you'll find it hard to put this one down. Williams does an exceptional job of creating not only believable and quickly familiar characters, but also of painting a world with such depth, such breathtaking scope, that listeners will have no problem being pulled into this incredible story, and Chistian Rummel, as a narrator, does an exceptional job of bringing the characters wholly to life. All in, by far one of the best, if not the best, series in my collection, and the story only gets better further into the series. All 4 books- more than worth the cost of getting them.
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- David

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-01-2008
  • Publisher: Audible Studios