The Long Utopia : The Long Earth

  • by Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
  • Narrated by Michael Fenton Stevens
  • Series: The Long Earth
  • 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It's 2045-2059. After the cataclysmic upheavals of Step Day and the Yellowstone eruption, humanity is spreading farther into the Long Earth, and society, on a battered Datum Earth and beyond, continues to evolve.
Now an elderly and cantankerous AI, Lobsang, lives in disguise with Agnes in an exotic, far-distant world. He's convinced they're leading a normal life in New Springfield - they even adopt a child - but it seems they have been guided there for a reason. As rumours of strange sightings and hauntings proliferate, it becomes clear that something is very awry with this particular world.
Millions of steps away, Joshua is on a personal journey of discovery: learning about the father he never knew and a secret family history. But then he receives a summons from New Springfield. Lobsang now understands the enormity of what's taking place beneath the surface of his Earth - a threat to all the worlds of the Long Earth.
To counter this threat will require the combined efforts of humankind, machine and the superintelligent Next. And some must make the ultimate sacrifice....

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Customer Reviews

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Great Series of four stories

Would you consider the audio edition of The Long Utopia to be better than the print version?

I am a big fan of audio book as I am dyslexic and so I find it hard to hold the story in my head in a paper book. This is a great book/series and well worth the listen.


What did you like best about this story?

I love the bazar nature of stepping and that it would offer a host of future opportunity


Which scene did you most enjoy?

All of it.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

You could listen in one sitting but it would be an all day listen.


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- Simon

A good book at the end of the series

Probably the 2nd best book of the series after the 1st one.
Managing to give endings to many of the characters as well as using a inventive and original story.
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- MR

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-06-2015
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks