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Publisher's Summary

A major new novel from one of science fiction's most powerful voices, Aurora tells the incredible story of our first voyage beyond the solar system.
Brilliantly imagined and beautifully told, it is the work of a writer at the height of his powers.
Our voyage from Earth began generations ago.
Now we approach our new home.
Aurora.
©2015 Kim Stanley Robinson (P)2015 Hachette Audio
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5 out of 5 stars
By ewreirct on 07-14-15

Beautiful

I'm a longtime fan of Robinson... and this is one of his best. It's not often I wish I could unhear a book just to have the pleasure of hearing it again. Aurora is a slow meditation on not only the physics, engineering and biology involved in space travel, but also on the psychology behind the desire to explore and escape. Really lovely writing and narration.

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2 out of 5 stars
By N. Condon on 03-02-16

Utterly Disappointing

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

This was a huge let-down of a book from one of my favorite authors. It is bleak, nihilistic, miserablism, an ode to the idea that humanity should Just Stay Home. It's like the optimistic, visionary authour of "The Memory of Whiteness" and "2312" was replaced by a boderline AI made up of bits of the old KSR melded with the ghost of Michael Crichton. My sincere hope is that this book is an aberration, and that KSR's next will be another masterpiece like "The Years of Rice and Salt", or at least a bit of intriguing entertainment like "Shaman".

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