The Children of the Sky

The Children of the Sky

Downloadable Audiobook - 2011
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"Ten years have passed on Tines World, where Ravna Bergnsdot and a number of human children ended up after a disaster that nearly obliterated humankind throughout the galaxy. Ravna and the pack animals for which the planet is named have survived a war, and Ravna has saved more than one hundred children who were in cold-sleep aboard the vessel that brought them. While there is peace among the Tines, there are those among them--and among the humans--who seek power ... and no matter the cost, these malcontents are determined to overturn the fledgling civilization that has taken root since the humans landed. On a world of fascinating wonders and terrifying dangers, Vernor Vinge has created a powerful novel of adventure and discovery that will entrance the many readers of A Fire Upon the Deep. Filled with the inventiveness, excitement, and human drama that have become hallmarks of his work, this new novel is sure to become another great milestone in Vinge's already stellar career."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: [New York] : Macmillan Audio, [2011]
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781427216885
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eAudiobook
Additional Contributors: Wyman, Oliver


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mvkramer Jun 08, 2015

I found this offering a bit inferior to the previous two volumes. The plot seemed really unfocused, and several characters were carrying around the idiot ball for the duration of the book. Maybe when the next volume comes out, it'll all have been leading up to something. If not, I'll be disappointed. I liked that we got to explore more of Tines' World - especially the Choir in the tropic zone. WHat I didn't like was that the most dramatic moment of the book - Amdi taking charge and duping the villain - happens offscreen while humans do boring stuff. Also, despite the POV characters being mostly young women of color, the audiobook reader is a middle-aged white man with the most soporific voice imaginable. I'm not sure who made that decision, but it was not a good one.


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