• The Reality Dysfunction

  • By: Peter F. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Series: Night's Dawn, Book 1
  • Length: 41 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 22-09-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (587 ratings)


The Reality Dysfunction by Peter F. Hamilton is the first in Night's Dawn, a sweeping galactic trilogy from the master of space opera.
In AD 2600 the human race is finally realizing its full potential. Hundreds of colonized planets across the galaxy host a multitude of wildly diverse cultures. Genetic engineering has pushed evolution far beyond nature's boundaries, defeating disease and producing extraordinary space-born creatures.
Huge fleets of sentient trader starships thrive on the wealth created by the industrialization of entire star systems. And throughout inhabited space, the Confederation Navy keeps the peace. A true golden age is within our grasp.
But now something has gone catastrophically wrong. On a primitive colony planet, a renegade criminal's chance encounter with an utterly alien entity unleashes the most primal of all our fears. An extinct race which inhabited the galaxy aeons ago called it the Reality Dysfunction, and it is the nightmare which has prowled beside us since the beginning of history.
The Reality Dysfunction is followed by The Neutronium Alchemist and The Naked God.
©2016 Peter F. Hamilton (P)2016 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Ag Miller on 14-11-16

Outstanding but...

Great book and great narrative abs reading. However it's let down by one small but massive issue. Not enough of a pause between sections! This makes it easy to get confused as to who is saying what to whom or where the action is going on.

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16 of 16 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By P Hardwick on 18-11-16

Great story spoiled by poor audio editing..

You really have to listen hard and be prepared to skip back. Whoever editing the sound removed every pause between scenes. Within a chapter the story is told from many perspectives. Without any pauses to e a change in scene they all merge in to one and you only realise after some time the scene has changed. Frustrating.

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12 of 12 people found this review helpful

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4 out of 5 stars
By Julian on 08-02-17

great story but the performance is strained

epic story but the storyteller does not pause, at all, at the paragraphs. this causes a little confusion when the story takes a new focus.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Mette on 15-05-17

The narrator was really good, but

the edditing had let no space between scene shifts. This results in some confusion...

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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