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Sunstorm

A Time Odyssey, Book 2
Lu par : John Lee
Série : Time Odyssey, Volume 2
Durée : 10 h et 29 min
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Returned to the Earth of 2037 by the Firstborn, mysterious beings of almost limitless technological prowess, Bisesa Dutt is haunted by the memories of her five years spent on the strange alternate Earth called Mir, a jigsaw-puzzle world made up of lands and people cut out of different eras of Earth's history.Why did the Firstborn create Mir? Why was Bisesa taken there and then brought back on the day after her original disappearance?

Bisesa's questions receive a chilling answer when scientists discover an anomaly in the sun's core - an anomaly that has no natural cause, evidence of alien intervention over two thousand years before. Now, plans set in motion millennia ago by inscrutable watchers light-years away are coming to fruition, in a sunstorm designed to scour the Earth of all life through a bombardment of deadly radiation.

Thus commences a furious race against a ticking solar time bomb. But even now, as apocalypse looms, cooperation is not easy for the peoples and nations of the Earth. Religious and political differences threaten to undermine every effort. And all the while, the Firstborn are watching...

©2005 Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Anderson Silva
  • 28/07/2016

amazing book. I strongly recommend it!

For the Scifi lovers, this book is a state of art! I strongly recommend it!

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  • Kristi R.
  • 10/05/2012

Part 2 of the end of the world as we know it!

What did you like best about Sunstorm? What did you like least?

I loved what I learned about the Sun and how scientists would work together to solve the impossible. It was great science fiction.
I didn't like the fact that even though this was a continuation of another book, "Time's Eye" there was only one character from the original book in this one. Disappointing.

What did you like best about this story?

I learned a great deal about options in cases of the Sun going crazy and the ingenuity of humanity.

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

My favorite characters were the AI's Aristotle, Athena and Thalius. There was a little bit of Hal in them that reminded me of 2001.

Was Sunstorm worth the listening time?

Yes, definitely. Can't wait to listen to the third book, "Firstborn" to see how it all turns out!

Any additional comments?

Arthur C Clarke is one of my favorite authors. His books never disappoint and are always based on science fact. You can't go wrong with him or John Lee as the reader!

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  • Larry
  • 29/04/2012

Very scientific

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I love time travel novels. The first in this series was more time travel related. This book was very informative about the sun. Good but not great.

Would you recommend Sunstorm to your friends? Why or why not?

Yes. It's part of the series.

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  • Jim "The Impatient"
  • 05/02/2013

Educated people won't War?

This is the second book of a series, but so little from the first book is used in this book, you really don't have to start with the first book if you don't want.

Neither Clarke or Baxter are known for character development. The are know for Science and showing the epic size of our Universe. This book is no different from the most of what Clarke writes, so if you like Clarke you will like this. I have always been interested in our Sun and there is a lot here on the Sun. If you are not into science or the Sun then you will not want this book.

I liked the old fashioned Can Do attitude of this book. I am not sure I have the confidence in the human race to work together, as suggested here, but it was nice to dream. I also believe having one big shield instead of several small shields, may have been a little old fashioned. In the eighties we thought one big lens for Hubble was the way to go. After putting it into space and having nothing but problems with the lens, we discovered that a group of smaller lenses working together would have worked better and that is the way our big telescopes are being built today.

Some may be offended by Clarke's views on religion. If you have read Clarke before you know he hates religion and blames them for the woes of the earth. He also makes it plain here again that people who believe in a Creator are Idiots. He also uses again, the Star of Bethlehem, to represent evil. I am able to look past this, but you might not. Clarke is dead now, so he is finding out the truth.

I was a little surprised by the anti Chinese sentiment in this book. I laughed at Clarke and Baxter's, couple of attempts at sex scenes. You could certainly tell two nerds wrote them. At the beginning there is an attempt to show sympathy for a pretty person being taken serious in a group of scientist. There was more feeling shown for an AI dying then for millions of people dying, or one scientist's own daughter. One AI was even the biggest hero. Clarke believes that if everyone was educated we would not have wars. I believe it would help, but Clarke has evidently not seen what happens when a group of tenured College PHD's, don't want someone with different political views entering there departments.

I often have different views on John Lee's strange voice and his lack of doing different voices, even between genders, but I felt he fit this book well.

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  • Robert
  • 21/01/2009

Great SF

With the other books in the series a fine, wide spanning part-fantasy, part hard science fiction story. Well written, well read, worth the money.

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  • Andy
  • 20/06/2019

Gets Better As It Goes.

This 2nd installment in this series took a while to grab my attention. About half way through it picked up considerably and I couldn't put it down.

Classic Clarke and Baxter. I haven't read a ton of Stephen Baxter but I've almost read every single book that Arthur C Clarke has ever written and I've loved almost all of it. The "almost" might apply to the beginning of this book.

Coming off the heels of the time slip adventure of the 1st volume of this series, I was little let down and confused by the change of direction for the narrative. I had so many unanswered questions about the eyes, Mir, the time slip mechanics, the modern characters from the last book, and this book just jumps ahead into a modern era Earth based adventure with a "sun about to explode and wipe us out" story line that didn't interest me at first.

After what felt like a long-ish set up dealing with lots of global politics and built up suspense, the book finally started to grab my attention when they started working out the master plan to build a shield. Up until then, I was having trouble keeping interested and engaged. Especially after how moved I was by the story of the humans from different timelines being thrown together, this felt a little too "disaster movie" by contrast for my taste.

Like all Clarke stories, they grow on me and get better as they unfold. I eventually became invested and was all about it by the end.

Excited to see what the final book of the series does with 2 such different books to start out. I want to know more about the 3 AI minds laser shot across the stars, I want to learn more about the first born and their story, I wish I knew what became of the Mir world and the alternate timeline inhabitants. Where is Mir and where are those humans now?

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  • Nicholassmith
  • 15/04/2015

great!

I really enjoyed this book much more than Time's Eye. I look forward to the series finale.

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  • Jorge G. Aroche
  • 25/01/2015

Even better than the first one

Exceeded my expectations
Creates an utterly believable reality grounded on a scientific framework and given life through a great story and believable characters. Science fiction at its best.
The narrator is excelent and really brings the story to life.