The Last Legends of Earth

  • by A. A. Attanasio
  • Narrated by David Gilmore
  • 20 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.


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Customer Reviews

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Story is so convoluted. Everything has stupid sounding names. Between the author's overly flowery language an his not fulling explaining who is who and what is what, it's difficult to keep up with what's going on. The narrator stinks too. Maybe the worst sci fi novel I've ever read/heard.
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- Phil

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?


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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- Michael Heuss

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-20-2012
  • Publisher: A.A.Attanasio