A Night Without Stars
Written by Peter F. Hamilton.
Narrated by John Lee
Bienvenido was a world that the Brandt Colony ships had crash landed on after they entered the Void and all their tech had stopped working. 3,000 years of dictatorship by the Captains led to a revolution after Nigel set off a Quantum Buster in the Faller Forest and got them expelled from the Void to…a deeper Void. At least their tech started working again in time for them to fight with the Prime and Faller invasions. Krysandra, the warrior Angel, can’t keep up with the idiocy of the planetary government.
Now Nigel’s backup plan of a cloned Paula Maio has engaged to rescue Bienvenido and the Fallers have accelerated their Apocalyptic time table. Maybe they’ll find some unexpected allies? As usual I thorough enjoy works by Peter Hamilton. The character voice ranges in this work may have stretched the ability of John Lee but I still enjoyed its telling. Overall five out of five entertainment units.
The Great Hunt: Book 2 of the Wheel of Time
Written by Robert Jordan.
Narrated by Kate Reading and Michael Kramer.
As the Gleeman tales unfold the legends of the Horn of Valere, Rand Allthor wants nothing but to hide from the Eye Sidai and the fact that he can channel the one power. Well we can’t always get what we want. Rand and his friends Matt, Perrin and Loyal (a young Ogyre of 90 years) embark on a perilous journey to find the Horn and a cursed dagger that is draining the life out of Matt. Rand’s lady friends from Emittsfield, Ygraine and Nine-Eve, are sent to the White tower to become Eye Sidai. They get pulled into the fight also.
I really enjoyed the crafting of this work and I expect to consume the entire series…in audio. It is a shame that Rand is such a responsibility shirking douche at times but he doesn’t want to be “Gentled” and I can sympathize with that. Five out of five enjoyment units, I recommend the series.