• The Boat of a Million Years

  • By: Poul Anderson
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 06-23-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.6 (128 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Others have written science fiction on the theme of immortality, but in The Boat of a Million Years, Poul Anderson made it his own. Early in human history, certain individuals were born who live on—unaging, undying—through the centuries and millennia. This story follows them over two thousand years, up to our time and beyond—to the promise of utopia, and to the challenge of the stars.
A milestone in modern science fiction and a New York Times Notable Book when first published in 1989, this is one of a great writer’s finest works.
©1989 Poul Anderson (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

“Succeeds admirably!” ( New York Times)
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3 out of 5 stars
By Dan on 09-20-12

A wonderful idea, but hard to follow

Poul Anderson has a wonderful imagination and doesn't hesitate to go into accurate detail of historical periods. The overall concept of the book is sound but the story does drag on at times.

Although I've enjoyed the narrators work before, this is not Tom Weiners' best work and unfortunately it does detract from the overall experience.

If you've liked Anderson's previous work I can still recommend this, but it'll be hard going for those not already a fan.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By Genevieve on 12-03-11

Terrible narration

Was The Boat of a Million Years worth the listening time?

I read this book when it first came out in the late 80's, and it has been in my thoughts ever since. So for maybe 25 years I have, with some regularity, thought back to it. Very few books affect me in this way.I was delighted when it came out in audio form, and spent a whole credit on it.

I still have not finished it. The narration is the most uninspired and monotonous I have ever experienced in a audio fiction book. Akin to a bad lecturer in a subject I'm not really interested in.

Don't waste your credits for this terrible rendition of a wonderful book.

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5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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1 out of 5 stars
By Mr on 01-30-14

CONFUSING

What disappointed you about The Boat of a Million Years?

Kept jump around to much hard to follow

What will your next listen be?

Alastiar Reynods

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Narrtar Did his best but the book was too confusing

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Nothing

Any additional comments?

None

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0 of 4 people found this review helpful

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