• by Nick Sagan
  • Narrated by Holter Graham, Clayton Barclay Jones, Jenna Lamia, Full Cast
  • 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A microbial apocalypse has wiped humankind from the globe, with the exception of six survivors. Edenborn continues what Neil Gaiman called a "roller-coaster ride of fusion fiction".What if humanity had the chance to start over? In the follow-up to Idlewild, his brilliant debut novel, Nick Sagan invites us back into his hyper-imaginative world.
Edenborn begins with a stark vision: Humankind is nearly extinct. Only six people have survived the devastating planetary epidemic known as Black Ep. All are now committed to rebuilding a peaceful civilization, but not everyone shares the same vision. Soon, two very different societies begin to form.
As we follow a child from each "family", someone, or something, begins to threaten their innocence. Meanwhile, a mutant strain of Black Ep makes a deadly return. Now the architects who gave breath to this new world must scramble to protect their children from a two-front assault. It's a race against extinction, and we're in it until the end.


What the Critics Say

"Sagan's sharp observations and rich imagination entertain." (Publishers Weekly)
"A genuine page-turner....Gripping...the kind of book you don't want to stop reading." (Neil Gaiman)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Listen to the WHOLE book

To Bryan who wrote a review on a book that he had not finished, you should have listened all the way to the end. All the "diary" entries build up to an entremely unexpected and exciting conclusion. I also was kind of plodding a bit through the first half of the book, but it was necessary to get to know and care about all the characters. For the last couple of hours I could not "put the book down." I also think that I would not have liked this book as much if I had not read the first book in the series.
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- Mary Ann

Wonderful ensemble cast

If not my favorite audio book, this one is close. I've replayed it several times already. Not realizing this was the second of a trilogy, I listened to Edenborn before Idlewild and can vouch for the story standing on its own. The narrators are all wonderful, but I was especially taken with Jenna Lamia's charming (at first) and believable portrayal of the teen-aged Penny. Having multiple narrators to match the four storytellers really brought something to the listening experience and I do not believe I would have enjoyed reading this book half as much as hearing it (and I don't think that about many books). In any case, the book was thought-provoking and I cared deeply about its characters. Can't wait for Everfree.
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- Sharon

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-08-2004
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books