Startide Rising : Uplift Saga

  • by David Brin
  • Narrated by George Wilson
  • Series: Uplift Saga
  • 17 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Streaker - the first starship designed and crewed by dolphins - discovers a derelict ancient armada with evidence of the first sentient species ever, she sets off a war between dozens of galactic races eager to use the information for their own advancement. New York Times best-selling author David Brin's novels stretch the imagination while providing action and thrills galore. Packed with exotic aliens and ancient mysteries, Startide Rising delivers breath-taking adventure in the grandest tradition of space opera.

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What the Critics Say



Hugo Award, Best Novel, 1984
Nebula Award, Best Novel, 1983
"This is one of the outstanding SF novels of recent years." (Publishers Weekly)
"As the plot thickens and the relationships between the characters become more complex, Wilson's narration is a calm and steady beacon." (AudioFile)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Getting Better

The light plot that hampered SUNDIVER, the first in the trilogy is more than made up for here. 250 years later we are in a more sharply defined reality, better writting, complex plot, more defined and refined concepts and a narrator in full stride. Great stuff, looking forward to the next installment
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- Andrew

Not good

I listened to the first of this trilogy and was disappointed, but I thought it would be worth it to get to this book because it had won awards. I was disappointed enough with this book that I will not complete the trilogy. The character were poorly developed and I just didn't care about them or the story.
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- Greg Chapman

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-31-2008
  • Publisher: Recorded Books