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Judas Unchained

Lu par : John Lee
Série : Commonwealth Saga, Volume 2
Durée : 40 h et 41 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (10 notations)

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The high-action concluding novel of the Commonwealth Saga from one of the world's bestselling Science Fiction writers.

After hundreds of years secretly manipulating the human race, the Starflyer alien has succeeded in engineering a war which should result in the destruction of the Intersolar Commonwealth. Now, thanks to Chief Investigator Paula Myo, the Commonwealth’s political elite finally acknowledges the Starflyer’s existence, and puts together an unlikely partnership to track down this enigmatic and terrifying alien.

The invasion from Dyson Alpha continues with dozens of Commonwealth worlds falling to the enemy. The navy fights back with what it believes to be war-winning super weapons, only to find that the alien fleet has equally powerful weapons. How the aliens got them is the question which haunts Admiral Kime. Could it be that the Commonwealth’s top-secret defence project has been compromised by the Starflyer’s agents, or is the truth even worse?

©2005 Peter F Hamilton (P)2008 Tantor Media Inc

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  • Sebastian
  • 13/04/2018

The book is great! audio issues tho.

The performance of John Lee is again, on point, but it's plagued by low volume and some weird production decisions that don't allow it to reach its full potential

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  • Paul
  • 26/04/2012

Great read

If you could sum up Judas Unchained in three words, what would they be?

Enthralling, gripping, brilliant

What was one of the most memorable moments of Judas Unchained?

all of it

Which character – as performed by John Lee – was your favorite?

All the characters are portrayed brilliantly

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

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Any additional comments?

This was my first science fiction read, Pandora's Star being Part 1 of the story. Well written story line, paced nicely, all the elements, plots and sub-plots along with the characters brought together perfectly. I would highly recommend this book, and have just bought another, The Void Triology. Really great from start to finish.

The reading by John Lee is utterly brilliant, as usual. I lost count of the different characters, and John Lee gave each one a different distinguishable character and accent. Without being told which character was speaking, you knew.

After many books read by him, I am still in awe of his talent.

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  • Givi Dochviri
  • 18/09/2019

Better than Pandora’s star

Second Book is more action packed than the first one and many questions that were left open in first book are answered.
Definitely a must!!!


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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 12/07/2019

Just one more chapter!

Exciting, thrilling. All i want from a sci-fi space opera. Now i cant wait to start on the next commonwealth-saga trillogy.

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  • Stig Ove Johnsen
  • 06/04/2019

This was sadly a waist of time

This book is possibly good in paper format, and may even work as a tv-show. But as an audio book, it didn't work for me.

Too many people and side stories that is difficult to keep track of, and at many times the story is dragged out with really uninteresting parts that last for 10-20 minutes.
This combined with really awful editing that have made the switching between scenes so short that for most times you are not aware it has happened. You are just suddenly pulled out of the story because you realize that the scene has changed almost mid-sentence. When this happens, it took me a little while to get back to actually listening to the story again.
And this is true between ALL story sections - in both books!
Was there no quality control of this before releasing the audio books?

And suddenly (I think it was about 10 hours before the end) they even changed the narrator for about 2 hours?? At least, that was what is sounded like. Totally different voice and audio quality of the recording.

I will try to return both of these books - only completed them due to foolishly hoping for an increase of quality or that maybe it would be easier to follow all the different story lines after a while. It didn't.

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  • Mathias
  • 18/07/2018

Good book, terrible editing

Great story and a great performance butchered by the editors. The audiobook skips entire chapters, and it is impossibly to tell when the viewpoints change because of the lack of pauses. Audio levels are also all over the place. Skip this and read it yourself instead, the story is worth it.

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  • Eric Jensen
  • 25/06/2018

fantastic story

other than a missing part, this book was great and the narrator also does voices to distinguish characters. Superb experience!

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  • Marcus
  • 03/12/2017

Good story - probably better to read

This is a massive piece of fiction with a lot going for it. Unfortunately, the narration doesn't do it justice. It's not that the narrator doesn't do a good job portraying the characters. Quite the opposite; I thought he did a great job of bringing the characters to life. The problem lies with the organisation of the reading. First, the narration suffers from weird shifts in tone and recording quality that I believe to be a result from the narrator taking a break from recording and starting up a while later. This means that the the narrator's tone of voice and the volume of the recording might switch at any time. Sometimes in the middle of a sentence. Second, given the large number of characters, it becomes confusing when the story shifts perspective between characters as the narrator does not mark this shift whatsoever. You might switch from the calm view of a mountain range to the center a frenzied battle in a heartbeat, without knowing that the two scenes belong to different characters. This is too bad, really, as this book features a number of bombastic action sequences featuring several main characters which become a confusing blur instead of the intense cataclysmic events that they try to be.

TL;DR: This is a good book that is marred by poorly structured narration.

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  • jason
  • 29/10/2017

Great series<br />

Exciting fascinating and fun ride. Great end to a thrilling story fine storytelling imaginative world.

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  • Katarina
  • 16/10/2017

Satisfying end of this 2-part saga

Judas Unchained continues where Pandora's Star left off. It follows the story through to the end, with a neat, not-very-rollercoaster-yet-satisfying-nonetheless climax and ending. All the characters you loved (and loved to hate) from the first novel are there, and every single one of the storylines is solved. Which is how it's supposed to be, especially after two of those immensely long novels. No annoying cliffhangers or unresolved plot points.

The narrator is still fantastic, and the breaks between sentences and chapters are still confusingly absent - as they were with Pandora's Star. If you liked that first part, you will like this sequel as well. The quality is the same and the stories are truly two halves of one saga.

Not a five-star novel for me (too long and detailed for that, which slowed it down) but I liked it enough to have bought the second saga as well (a trilogy in the same universe, but far into the future), starting with The Dreaming Void.

Recommend.

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  • Steffen
  • 10/02/2020

Too long.

This book could have been half as long and twice a good. No more enzyme-bonded concrete for me.

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  • JSGreen
  • 12/12/2018

Fantastic

A fantastic book and brilliantly performed.
The commonwealth truly is an amazing place.
Thank you Peter.

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  • Vino
  • 15/09/2018

Super Hörbuch seltsame Vertonung

Ich habe alle Bücher von Peter F. Hamilton gelesen/gehört aber hier habe ich ein Problem mit der Vertonung. Immer wieder wird der Sprecher durch eine dumpfe Tonspur schlechterer qualität ausgetauscht. Es ist die gleiche gute Stimme nur finde ich es extrem Irritierend wenn der Ton sich plötzlich ändert.
Ich möchte da jetzt nicht zu Viel Kritik äußern da bei so einem Goliath von Hörbuch natürlich mehrere Aufnahmesessions notwendig sind aber diese Wechsel sind nur mir geändertem Aufnahmeequipment zu erklären.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 26/05/2017

Das pompöse Ende

Was hat Ihnen das Hörerlebnis von Judas Unchained besonders unterhaltsam gemacht?

Wie ich es nur bei wenigen Anderen Hörbüchern gesehen habe, versteht es Hamilton, Charaktere so handlen zu lassen, dass es einfach nur natürlich scheint, dass sie sich so verhalten wie sie es tun. Es macht das ganze viel weniger zu einer Geschichte als zu einer Darstellung, der man folgen und die man glauben kann während sie sich wie ganz natürlich vor einem entfaltet.

Welche Figur hat Ihnen am besten gefallen? Warum?

Die beste Figur ist auf jeden Fall der Detective. Die Unnachgiebigkeit, mit der sie ihrem Gewissen folgt, stellt sie heraus, sogar noch über all die anderen wunderbar geschreibenen Charkatere der Serie.

Welche Figur hat John Lee Ihrer Meinung nach am besten interpretiert?

Erneut, die Frau Detective. Genial.

Gab es im Hörbuch einen Moment, der Sie ganz besonders berührt hat?

Alle Szenen in denen Ossi die Sache in die Hand nimmt sind genial und jagen einem eine Gänsehaut ein.

Was wäre für andere Hörer sonst noch hilfreich zu wissen, um das Hörbuch richtig einschätzen zu können?

Naja, auf jedenfall, sollte man vor dem Hören dieses Buches den Ersten Teil der Reihe kennen und sich nicht davon abschrecken lassen, dass am Anfang all die Charaktere so weit von eineander entfernt wirken und in solchem Detail beschrieben werden.

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  • Unbekannt
  • 20/03/2017

A long but really good ending to a great story

What a long and great story. Even though it was a bit long in some places, I really enjoyed this epic story with all the wonderful places and characters. As an audiobook read by John Lee it was great. I'm not sure if I would have been able to read it. :-)

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  • Nachtflug
  • 16/03/2011

Sehr spannend

Wer auf Transhumanismus und schöne neue Ideen in der SF steht wird dieses Hörbuch lieben. Ich war sehr traurig als es dann leider zu Ende war. Es ist nicht ganz so hart wie die Romane von Richard K. Morgan aber ähnlich packend.

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