• by Vonda N. McIntyre
  • Narrated by Rachel Evans
  • 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the ocean's emerald depths, where whales and adapting humans live in harmony ... to the rigors of inter-dimensional travel, the universe is order and laws; the universe is hierarchies, evolution, and space...Now a young pilot with a new bionic heart, a man from a plague-ravaged world, and a beautiful diver from the sea are about to discover that their destinies - and their souls - are entwined. A voyage to a distant planet, a message in a crystal, an accident, and a love affair have suddenly cracked open the known order of the Universe. Two women and a man are caught up in a mystery, and now they are changing every world they travel in, and every life they touch!


Audible Editor Reviews

In order to pilot a starship for intergalactic travel, Laenea has recently received surgery to reengineer her body to allow her to stay awake during the journey. This leaves her estranged from her crew, who must be put to sleep for the trip, but she finds it equally difficult to find her place among the other pilots. Narrator Rachel Evans' voice settles into a warm rasp that unhurriedly conveys the drama and action of this science-fiction adventure. Her fluid pacing weaves together the various characters and plotlines effortlessly and ends on an expansive note that will leave listeners gratified.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Engrossing storytelling

Would you consider the audio edition of Superluminal to be better than the print version?

The story comes alive in incredibly new ways in the audio edition. The narrator does a wonderful job giving each character a completely distinctive voice that transforms the narrative and providing great energy to the story's more technical passages.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Superluminal?

The chemistry between Laenea and Radu!

What does Rachel Evans bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Ms. Evans brings the characters to life in exciting and unexpected ways. I looked forward to the introduction of each new character to see what nuances she would bring to her read and I was never disappointed. She keeps the story moving at a good pace and maintains a high energy throughout. One can't help but become engrossed in this crazy intergalactic adventure!

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- Shira

Interesting sci-fi plot and terrific narrator!

Not only is this a riveting story, but the narration was superb. I didn't want to put it down (or turn it off, really). I became easily and quickly immersed and I really enjoyed the character development earlier on in the story--and the narrator did a great job individuating the characters, giving each his/her own personality, since the book is interesting in that there are kind of three main ones! I was slightly disappointed by the unresolved plotlines at the end, but overall, I would recommend listening!
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- rachel

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-13-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios