Ancestral Night

CD - unabridged
Audio (13 discs)
Product Number: DD41930
Released: Mar 05, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781508281559
Narrator/s: Nneka Okoye
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"OutstandingAmid a space opera resurgence, Bear's novel sets the bar high." —Publishers Weekly (starred review) A space salvager and her partner make the discovery of a lifetime that just might change the universe in this wild, big-ideas space opera from Hugo Award-winning author Elizabeth Bear. Halmey Dz and her partner Connla Kurucz are salvage operators, living just on the inside of the law...usually. Theirs is the perilous and marginal existence—with barely enough chance of striking it fantastically big—just once—to keep them coming back for more. They pilot their tiny ship into the scars left by unsuccessful White Transitions, searching for the relics of lost human and alien vessels. But when they make a shocking discovery about an alien species that has been long thought dead, it may be the thing that could tip the perilous peace mankind has found into full-out war. Energetic and electrifying, Ancestral Night is a dazzling space opera, sure to delight fans of Alastair Reynolds, Iain M. Banks, and Peter F. Hamilton—"Bear's ability to create breathtaking variations on ancient themes and make them new and brilliant is, perhaps, unparalleled in the genre" (Library Journal, starred review).

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Author(s): Elizabeth Bear
Narrator(s): Nneka Okoye
Product Number Z100143286
Released: Mar 05, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781508281535
Author(s): Elizabeth Bear
Product Number EB00734778
Released: Mar 05, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781534403000

Professional reviews

"Narrator Nneka Okoye takes listeners on a journey with this sprawling science-fiction tale, which is both epic and intimate. Haimey Dz just wants to get by--to stay safe onboard a salvage ship with her partner, Connla, and their sarcastic AI, Singer. But her visit to a potentially valuable wreck kicks off a galaxy-spanning adventure involving alien parasites, space pirates, and interstellar politics. Okoye gives a nuanced portrayal of Haimey, drawing out her self-assurance when she's in her comfort zone and her genuine terror when she's forced out of it. Okoye paces the narrative world-building expertly, keeping the listener engaged with a complicated plot and unfamiliar vocabulary. N.M. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"