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Publisher's Summary

Seven billion years from now, long after the Sun has died and human life itself has become extinct, alien beings reincarnate humanity from our fossilized DNA drifting as debris in the void of deep space. We are reborn to serve as bait in a battle to the death between the Rimstalker, humankind's reanimator, and the zotl, horrific creatures who feed vampire-like on the suffering of intelligent lifeforms.
Set in the artificial planetary system of Chalco-Doror, which is no more and no less than a vast cosmic machine, The Last Legends of Earth is a love story, a gripping saga of struggle against alien control, and an examination of the machinery of creation and destruction. Above all, it is world-building of the highest and grandest order, on a scale rarely seen in science fiction since the great works of Olaf Stapledon.
©1989, 2009 A. A. Attanasio (P)2012 A. A. Attanasio
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By Michael Heuss on 11-18-14

Great Story, Awful, awful narrator

If you could sum up The Last Legends of Earth in three words, what would they be?

Classic, awesome story.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Last Legends of Earth?

What makes this story great is the way the writer is able to bring such creatures to life - and the span of history the story arcs through.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The sound quality is poor, the volume changes erratically. The narrator doesn't have any story telling skill at all. I will be sure to avoid audiobooks narrated by David Gilmore in the future.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

Narration is awful, dreadful. Almost as if the budget for the audiobook was so low they went and asked Tim from Accounting to read it.

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By Søren on 09-24-14

Very poor sound-quality

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of David Gilmore?

Anyone who knows how to use recording software

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment.. the pre-listen sounded so good and then the story is so bad, it was impossible to keep track of what was happening, because most of it was simply uninteresting :/

Any additional comments?

Worst is the poor quality of the recording, at some points you can hardly hear whats being said and the next moment, its like he's screaming in your ear - Really annoying :(

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By Ariadne Jones on 12-21-12

I'm not too sure about this

The story is ok and in places it interested me but I got a bit confused with the worlds and names but that could just be me. I found the references to pain a bit disturbing and possibly a bit S&M so it put me off a bit.



There were some interesting comparisons between who were the good guys and bad guys so it kept me listening and I liked the characters which helps!

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By Rosie on 09-19-13

Take It Slowly

It's almost hard to review this book. I read it a few years ago and have just finished the audio version now. The story is truly epic, yet very difficult to follow at times. The characters jump all over the place, and time in the quest to kill off this pain educing vampiric Zotly. I suggest you take it slowly and let the story sink in, it isn't an easy read ( or listen) but it's worth it.

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