• A Red Sun Also Rises

  • By: Mark Hodder
  • Narrated by: Peter Batchelor
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-04-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 (64 ratings)

Regular price: $19.95

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $19.95

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Add to Library for $0.00

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

A tale of good and evil, where neither is what it seems! Aiden Fleischer, a bookish priest, finds himself transported to an alien world. With him is Miss Clarissa Stark, a crippled hunchback of exceptional ability, wronged by an aristocrat and cast out from society.
On the planet Ptallaya, under two bright yellow suns, they encounter the Yatsill, a race of enthusiastic mimics who shape their society after impressions picked up from Clarissa’s mind. Creating a faux London, the alien creatures enroll Clarissa in their Council of Magicians and Aiden in the City Guard. But why does the peaceful city require guards? After a day that, in earthly terms, has lasted for months, the answer comes, for on this planet without night, a red sun also rises, and brings with it a destructive evil. The Blood Gods! Hideous creatures, they cause Aiden to confront his own internal darkness while trying to protect his friend and his new home.
With a sharp eye for period detail and a rich imagination, Mark Hodder establishes a weirdly twisted version of Victorian London on a convincingly realized alien world, and employs them to tackle a profound psychological and moral question. A Red Sun Also Rises breaks new ground by combining the sword-and-planet genre with Victorian steampunk while adding an edgy psychological twist.
©2012 Mark Hodder (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Show More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
5 out of 5 stars
By Maura on 04-16-14


Would you listen to A Red Sun Also Rises again? Why?

Just waiting till the details get a bit fuzzy in my memory.
I love visiting new places. This book takes me to its realities.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Red Sun Also Rises?

uummm It was no one moment. More like I realized connections and giggled.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

not out loud.. but internally a little of both

Any additional comments?

Precious..... I wonder what other books this writer has written.. gotta go look!! See Ya

Read More Hide me

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By carmen on 02-11-13

Timothy Leary called he wants his LSD back

Ok I loved Burton and Swinburne. When I heard the forward to this book I was excited because I thought it was going to be a Steampunk twist on a what happens to all the people who get lost in the bermuda triangle. The author got the story idea that he read from a journal that was found in a recovered shipwreck. It was about two missionaries. I am still intrigued. Then it just gets wierd and the set up of the other planet was too much. There was too much explaining of the society. The story was relatively good but too much time was invested in details.I would have liked a little more narrative and less expository. The love story between the two main characters was good because they were both broken in their own way and made whole by each other, but it took a long way to get there, and it was not ultimately satisfying. The narration was good, but I kept thinking, how much better this would have been narrated by Gerard Doyle, who narrated Burton and Swinburne trilogy; which, did I mention I loved.

Read More Hide me

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

See all Reviews