Ark : Flood

  • by Stephen Baxter
  • Narrated by Chris Patton
  • Series: Flood
  • 16 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

With the discovery of another life-sustaining planet light years away, there is hope for a chosen few to leave the soon-to-be submerged Earth. Holle Groundwater is one of the candidates, having been trained for this purpose since childhood, when the ships Ark One and Ark Three were being built. But as Holle prepares to endure life aboard the Ark, she comes to realize that her attempt at escape may be more dangerous than trying to stay afloat on a drowning planet.

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OK

Not as depressing as "Flood", but then neither is actually being depressed.

I'm a big fan of Stephen Baxter's, but my over-riding memory of this experience is the terrible narration. It is possible to narrate a novel without acting the parts. In this case, it would be preferable. The accents were dire, and really spoiled my enjoyment of this pair of books.

As for the actual story, I enjoyed it. The exploration of the social problems of small groups stuck together was interesting. Loved the physics, and the realistic attempt at warp travel.

If you're american, buy it and enjoy it. From the UK? Buyer beware.
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- dunc

Troubling passage

I did NOT finish this book because it had a passage in it that truly jarred my listen. I could not get the image out of my head. I wanted an interesting scifi adventure with a great challenge and human drama. What I got fairly early was a scene that was very disturbing; out of the blue; and a dark abuse of grief. It simply could not be removed from my mind and I don't want it ever in my head. The rest might be wonderful but I cannot complete this listen. I will seek to have it deleted from my account but it will remain in my mind much longer. I pray it can be washed away. Watch and read reviews and let them guide you.
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- Milton O. Goodwin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-12-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios