• The Rise of Endymion

  • By: Dan Simmons
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Series: Hyperion, Book 4
  • Length: 29 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 20-01-09
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (350 ratings)

Summary

In the stunning continuation of the epic adventure begun in Hyperion, Simmons returns us to a far future resplendent with drama and invention. On the world of Hyperion, the mysterious Time Tombs are opening. And the secrets they contain mean that nothing - nothing anywhere in the universe - will ever be the same.
©1996 Dan Simmons; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
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Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
By Sara on 29-06-10

Absolutely superb conclusion

This four-book series kept its momentum until the very end and was a pleasure to listen to from start to finish. This is my all-time favourite series of sci-fi books and I cannot recommend them highly enough. Excellent, interesting Sci-fi, beautifully written and read.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Guy on 04-03-10

The final book

I think each book in the series was better than the last. This is definitely the best.

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Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
By Chaim on 26-06-09

Well written and narrated

The grand finale of the Hyperion Cantos! Well written, gut wrenching and ends well. I'm sad to see the series end, but.... That's life, right? I'll give it a year or two and then re-listen to the entire cantos again.

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13 of 13 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Chad on 01-03-09

Simmons' Magnum Opus

This is the crowning finale to Dan Simmons' sprawling Hyperion Cantos. There are resolutions, big reveals, and shocking twists a-plenty, but Simmons still leaves a some things in the shadows, only partly explained. But this is a good thing, as it heightens the mystery of his universe and spurs the reader to imagine what will happen next after the final paragraph.

This is epic sci fi at its very best: imagining an all-too plausible future universe where people struggle with age-old conundrums and ever-evolving moral responsibilities, shadowed by the persistent anxiety of man versus his machines. Though the Cantos is most definitely a polemic against organized religion, and Roman Catholicism in particular, Simmons shows a surprising gentleness to the church in the series' resolution, and allows the reader to draw their own conclusions about whether the church saved its own soul or not.

If you are a fan of science fiction, this series has it all: time travel, space battles, realistic physics and limitations in space travel, artificial intelligence, and, yes, a sweeping romance. This is a series of immense ideas and mind-bending scope. Do not miss it.

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