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To Sleep in a Sea of Stars

Written by: Christopher Paolini
Narrated by: Jennifer Hale
Length: 32 hrs and 28 mins
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Publisher's Summary

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars is a masterful epic science fiction novel from the New York Times and Sunday Times best-selling author of the Inheritance Cycle, Christopher Paolini.

Kira Navárez dreamed of life on new worlds. Now she's awakened a nightmare.

During a routine survey mission on an uncolonized planet, Kira finds an alien relic. At first she’s delighted, but elation turns to terror when the ancient dust around her begins to move. As war erupts among the stars, Kira is launched into a galaxy-spanning odyssey of discovery and transformation. First contact isn’t at all what she imagined, and events push her to the very limits of what it means to be human. While Kira faces her own horrors, Earth and its colonies stand upon the brink of annihilation. Now, Kira might be humanity’s greatest and final hope.... 

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Critic Reviews

"Christopher Paolini is a true rarity." (Washington Post)

"'An authentic work of great talent." (New York Times Book Review)

"A breathtaking and unheard of success." (USA Today

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  • fcon
  • 29-09-20

Imaginative sci-fi epic. Well worth listening to .

Thoroughly enjoyed this story . Helped by FANTASTIC narration by Jennifer Gale . She really brought the numerous characters to life . SUPERB ! The story is complex and requires one's full attention . The Jellies and their society are well described .Making them credible as an alien species . There were a couple of missteps along the way for me. Nothing to stop me whole heartedly recommending this audio book . I will be buying the actual book so that I can dip into it and savour some of the beautifully written passages . Mr Paolini , Thank you for a book of great breadth ,imagination and heart .

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-09-20

editing issues marred what is an epic no less.

This has been a long slog, which had a a gratifying end. Only gripe are the editting isses but at over 24hrs are a minor blip when the scope of the book is considered.

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  • Rob
  • 28-09-20

Tentacles

So many tentacles ... very fun cast of characters and a cerebral story. Having read the and enjoyed inheritance cycle I was shocked by how much Paolini has upped his game.

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  • Andrew
  • 28-09-20

Disappointing final 20% of the book

A five star book for the first three quarters of the way, thereafter a 2 star book. Seems the author didn't have a clue how to end his story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-09-20

Waaaaaay tooooo loooong

I wish this had been cut to about 20hrs. It was a good story but just had too much fluff to make it a 5 star one. The soft blade alien was so cool and unique but the others really lacked imagination.

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  • lee taylor
  • 23-09-20

Good BUT?

This is now the third sci fi book of this type I've listened to and I have to say it going to be my last. Although I did enjoy it the story is much the same as All The previous books I've had they are all a much of a muchness. The narrition is very good if your a sci fi person this will be one for you but if like me you've listened to a few sci fi books and you want something more I would give it a miss.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-09-20

Worth the wait

Paolini spent the 9 years since the release of Inheritance well. A masterful space opera.

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  • michael
  • 16-09-20

Yawn

From the great job Christopher did at age of 16 I though this book was going to have in-depth alien races with there own language with a great story this just fell short it’s a sify story the end.