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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 concept, meh execution

    As much as I loved the concept and premisse of the story, I disliked some of the concepts.
    Without getting too deep into spoilers, a lot of the story deals with the passage of time and how it is percieved differently from differwnt perspectives.
    As interesting as that may sound it brings a problem with it. It is hard to get attached to characters when suddenly a hundred years pass and almost everyone you "knew" is no longer alive.
    Some of the perspectives are also not the most engaging or deal with sci-fi topics. You'll know what I mean when you read the 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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    Great!!!

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

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    Super Buch aber sie Sprecherin....

    Hätte mir eine ruhigere, vlt männliche Stimme gewünscht, ohne hier als chauvinist gelten zu wollen. Die Stimme der Dame ist leider sehr aufgekrazt und man kann sich schwer konzentrieren. Sie spricht auch zu schnell.

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    • JJJ
    • 01.05.2022

    had to stop

    I had to stop soon after the first chapter. monotenous speaker voice with limited emotional range.

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    Beautiful beyond words

    This was Adrian Tchaikovsky’s first novel for me and I instantly fell in love. Intelligent, incredibly well-written and entertaining there is nothing to add or take away in this true masterpiece of modern science fiction.
    Wonderful reading by Mel Hudson, bringing this piece of art truly to life.

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    The best sci-fi I've ever read

    Mel Hudson made me cry just by lending the most iconic voices to so many great characters. This book is amazing and truly alien.

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    5/7 ... not enough water ..

    over and all a good listen , not a must for all scifi fans, I personaly enjoyed it