• Anvil of Stars

  • A Sequel to The Forge of God
  • By: Greg Bear
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies
  • Series: Forge of God, Book 2
  • Length: 20 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 03-27-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.0 (185 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Forge of God described the destruction of Earth itself by self-replicating robots, Von Neumann machines designed to use the planet's mass to create more robotic creatures and spread throughout the Galaxy. Only a few humans have survived, aided by a mysterious alien race known only as “The Benefactors”, who arrived at Earth too late.
Now the small group of human survivors is determined to track down the criminal race who launched the planet killers. Humanity is given a starship by The Benefactors, and driven only by revenge they set out to find the unknown beings who are responsible for the destruction of Earth, and many other worlds.
©1992 Greg Bear (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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4 out of 5 stars
By Rune on 08-20-12

Great story

Where does Anvil of Stars rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This book has some interesting ideas about technology and how advanced alien races would defend themselves. It ranks amongst the top ten SciFi books I've read so far.

What did you like best about this story?

The action parts where stuff is happening and techno babble is on rapid-fire.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Jason on 09-13-15

The best sci-fi book i've ever read!

Truly this is an underrated masterpiece- and I don't use that term lightly or often.
Two aspects of the novel keep me returning to it in both audiobook and print form: the insights into the realistic applications of warfare between civilizations and the murky morality in revenge over the span of lightyears and centuries.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Paul on 12-03-12

20 years on and still brilliant!!

After I read 'Eon', almost 25 years ago, I immediately became a hooked on the science fiction of Greg Bear and read them all!. 'Anvil of Stars' was always my favorite and I was so pleased to see so many of his older books suddenly available in Audible. I downloaded this one immediately! Do you need to read 'The Forge of God' first? Well... yes... probably best... if only for continuity, but this really is a stand alone story. With echoes of 'Lord of the Flies' and 'Enders Game' it mixes the super science and colossal scope from the likes of Alistair Reynolds and Peter Hamilton with the social and moral plight of a group of children (reminding me of Orson Scott Card) as they journey to avenge the desctuction of the Earth. Loved it!

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By D. Marsh on 06-13-15

Epic battles mixed with who is going out with who.

Would you consider the audio edition of HOLD FOR PRICE Anvil of Stars to be better than the print version?

Never read it.

If you’ve listened to books by Greg Bear before, how does this one compare?

I have listened to the previous book in this series, this is probably better and a bit more positive -well sort of.

Which character – as performed by Stephen Bel Davies – was your favourite?

The brothers, though they were a bit wishy washy at times, their tenancy to fall to bits was also a problem..

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No just while in the gym.

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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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