Coyote : Coyote Trilogy

  • by Allen Steele
  • Narrated by Peter Ganim, Allen Steele
  • Series: Coyote Trilogy
  • 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Coyote marks a dramatic new turn in the career of Allen Steele, Hugo Award-winning author of Chronospace. Epic in scope, passionate in its conviction, and set against a backdrop of plausible events, it tells the brilliant story of Earth's first interstellar colonists - and the mysterious planet that becomes their home...The crime of the century begins without a hitch. On July 5th, 2070, as it's about to be launched, the starship Alabama is hijacked - by her captain and crew. In defiance of the repressive government of The United Republic of Earth, they replace her handpicked passengers with political dissidents and their families. These become Earth's first pioneers in the exploration of space...Captain R. E. Lee, their leader. Colonel Gill Reese, the soldier sent to stop Lee. Les Gilles, the senior communications officer, a victim of a mistake that will threaten the entire mission. Crewman Eric Gunther, who has his own agenda for being aboard. His daughter, Wendy, a teenager who will grow up too quickly. Jorge and Rita Montero, ordinary people caught up in extraordinary circumstances. And their son Carlos, who will become a hero in spite of himself.After almost two-and-a-half centuries in cold sleep, they will awaken above their destination: a habitable world named Coyote. A planet that will test their strength, their beliefs, and their very humanity...In Coyote, Allen Steele delivers a grand novel of galactic adventure - a tale of life on the newest of frontiers.BONUS AUDIO: Includes an exclusive introduction by author Allen Steele


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Poorly read

The Narrator speaks in a plodding, pause between each word, way. It was so bad it was difficult to get into the story.

I stopped listening 4 chapters into the story. Why? The awful narration coupled with the start of the story being the "Conservative Fascist" took over the USA, and the Air Force captain and his crew saves the Universe by stealing the only starship after they had replaced the original passengers with the good (oppressed liberals) people.

If you believe Conservatives are Nazis going to take over the USA and don’t mind a 1st grader reading the story to you, buy this audio book.
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- Amazon Customer

A different narrator would have helped

My biggest complaint about this novel is the male narrator. He is very monotone and pauses between each word so that it becomes difficult to listen to. I noticed that the other books in this series are narrated by the same person so I haven't decided whether to purchase them.

I also can't understand the role of the female narrator. She basically only narrates the logs of one female character. Why not have her do all the female characters (especially since the male narrator doesn't change his tone much for female characters)?

The content of the book is pretty good. The author skips over periods of time quite a bit. I often found myself wondering what had happened to the characters during this time (such as their 1st winter on Coyote which is completely skipped).

Be sure to listen to the preview before buying. If you can handle the narrator, the book is worth getting.
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- David

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-25-2008
  • Publisher: Audible Studios