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Children of Time

Sprecher: Mel Hudson
Serie: Children of Time Series, Titel 1
Spieldauer: 16 Std. und 31 Min.
4.5 out of 5 stars (315 Bewertungen)

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Adrian Tchaikovksy's critically acclaimed stand-alone novel Children of Time is the epic story of humanity's battle for survival on a terraformed planet.

Who will inherit this new Earth?

The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age - a world terraformed and prepared for human life.

But all is not right in this new Eden. In the long years since the planet was abandoned, the work of its architects has borne disastrous fruit. The planet is not waiting for them pristine and unoccupied. New masters have turned it from a refuge into mankind's worst nightmare.

Now two civilizations are on a collision course, both testing the boundaries of what they will do to survive. As the fate of humanity hangs in the balance, who are the true heirs of this new Earth?

©2016 Adrian Tchaikovsky (P)2017 Audible Ltd

Kritikerstimmen

" Children of Time is a joy from start to finish. Entertaining, smart, surprising and unexpectedly human." (Patrick Ness)

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Conceptually very interesting

"Story"
There are a whole range of really interesting concepts and ideas in this this book. This makes the story quite unique and gives you plenty to think about.

"Writing Style"
In many ways this is refreshingly different. No classic story arch, barely any clichée. But the story is spread out over quite a long time and characters, so I couldn't really bond with any of them. About half the chapters are written like lab book entries (not really, but at least really detached and observing).

"Narrator"
I think I would have chosen a male speaker - partly for just personal preference, partly because most main characters (that actually have a spoken language) are male. Anyways, I think Mel Hudson does a quite good job -- the sample provided is quite indicative.

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One of the best SciFi I have read in a long time!

On par with the Hyperion Cantus. Amazingly mind-boggling. A whole new world. 1 2 3

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Great!!!

it's been ages since I last read something as fresh and original as this book

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maybe better when reading

As an audio book sometimes very hard to follow. can't exactly tell if it because of a confusing interwoven storyline. or because of the voice and manner. still happy that I listened till the unexpected ending.

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full marks. great voice artist and a great story.

This is science fiction at it's best, which I'd instantly place among the pantheon of great works in the genre. Similar to Kim Stanley Robinson's Aurora, it seeks to realistically portray the harsh realities of life on a "generation ship", but at the same time delves into bio-punk — just how alien, yet familiar, sentiences can arise from common terrestrial biology, if left of to evolution (and deus ex mechnina nano-tech) .

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straightforward

a competently constructed story that failed to engage me with its prose or themes. what you see is what you get, but I was hoping for something a bit more layered.

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Hervorragendes Buch!

Ich hatte sehr viel Spaß beim hören. Ein klasse Buch. Super Ende. Super Story.
Und eine sehr interessante Sichtweise auf die Welt wird nachvollziehbar erzählt.
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Good Idee for a short story, but only a short one

Lost me pretty fast, and kept droning on. Weird devolution and evoultion story.
Waited for somerhing special, but in vain.

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was anderes<br />

am Anfang ist die Geschichte wirklich sehr Sprunghaft und die Welt der Spinnen ist mir etwas zu genau beschrieben. Die erste Hälfte sieht man wenig Zusammenhabg zwischen den einzelnen Abschnitten und alles wirkt etwas grundlos. das verbessert sich deutlich in der zweiten Hälfte, wenn man allmählich erkennt, wer der wirkliche Hauptcharakter ist

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Breathtaking book, innovative story, brilliant.

I loved it and was sorry, that my commute is over and I'm at work or at home and have to wait so long for continuation.