• by William Shunn
  • Narrated by William Shunn
  • 2 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jude Plane is just a typical teenage boy - for a boy who lives in a cloistered religious enclave on a giant space station, that is. Jude's faith forbids him from using advanced technology, but that resolve will be put to the test when his father sends him to work outside the enclave, unloading freight at the station's hub. There Jude will make friends stranger than any he's known, and find himself confronted by choices he couldn't have imagined just days earlier. But will he solve the biggest mystery of all: the question of who he really is?


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I'm inclined to like this story very much.

An interesting story set in a future world, deftly revealed through the eyes of the young, first person protagonist. We follow his emergence from the protective shell of his religious upbringing into the wider world of a space station of some kind, populated with all manner of interesting characters, and on through his growth in awareness of what exactly he has been sheltered from, and finally on to a satisfying conclusion.

The production quality was quite good as well, with short refrains of mood music separating the chapters.
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- Samuel Montgomery-Blinn "I'm a voracious audiobibliophile, mainly interested in speculative fiction, with the occasional mimetic fiction or non-fiction title sneaking in."


As humans continue to progress in knowledge, we will continue to stumble over culture. In a way, this story is a tragedy, echoing current conditions despite amazing scientific advances, but here we are enjoying a piece of literature, but also endowing upon ourselves the power of prophecy; we need not repeat history. The author integrates actual religious practice in another time and place, and also encourages us to ask questions.
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- Bryan Harriston

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-18-2007
  • Publisher: William Shunn