Sundiver

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Author(s): David Brin
Series: Uplift Series No: 1
Genre: Sci Fi
Imprint: Sci-Fi Audio
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (12.57 hours)
Product Number: Z01637
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781461834397
Narrator/s: George Wilson
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David Brin's Uplift novels are among the most thrilling, highly regarded works of contemporary science fiction. Beginning with Sundiver, Brin provides an intriguing exploration of humanity's future in the universe. For nearly a billion years, every known sentient species in the universe has been the result of genetic and cultural guidance--or "uplifting"--by a previously uplifted patron race. Then humans are discovered. Having already uplifted chimps and dolphins, humanity clearly qualifies as an intelligent species, but did they actually evolve their own intelligence, or did some mysterious patron race begin the process, then suddenly abandon Earth? The answer to this mystery might be as close as our own sun, but it will take a daring dive into its fiery interior to know for sure. Sundiver begins David Brin's thoughtful, exhilarating exploration of a future filled with an imaginative array of strange alien races, dazzling scientific achievements, and age-old enigmas. Narrator George Wilson gives a strong, enthusiastic voice to Brin's search for humanity's destiny in the cosmic order of life.

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Sundiver
Product Number: BX00006216
Product Number:DF012
Product Number:Z01637

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Author(s): David Brin
Narrator(s): George Wilson
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Genre: Sci Fi
Product Number DF012
Released: Jun 09, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781436120104
Text
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Author(s): David Brin
Series:
Genre: Sci Fi
Product Number 15191
Released: Feb 07, 2001
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Bantam Audio
ISBN: #9780553269826

Professional reviews

"Is there intelligent life on the Sun? Some two hundred years from now, a group of humans and extraterrestrials means to find out. Narrator George Wilson demonstrates an extraordinary gift for vocalizing creatures and characters who have no business talking at all. Dolphins, chimpanzees, extraterrestrials of many types, and, oh yes, humans receive careful and thorough attention, even when their accents change in the course of the story. Wilson's narrative passages sound like they were recorded on the "Star Trek" set. Engineering on this volume is, if anything, too clear, as every swallow, breath and moistening of lips comes across on the tapes, reminding us that we're listening to a human, not simply absorbing the story through his fine performance. R.P.L. (c) AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine"