The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet : Wayfarers

  • by Becky Chambers
  • Narrated by Rachel Dulude
  • Series: Wayfarers
  • 14 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Rosemary Harper doesn't expect much when she joins the crew of the aging Wayfarer. While the patched-up ship has seen better days, it offers her a bed, a chance to explore the far-off corners of the galaxy, and, most importantly, some distance from her past. An introspective young woman, she's never met anyone remotely like the ship's diverse crew, including Sissix, the exotic reptilian pilot; chatty engineers Kizzy and Jenks, who keep the ship running; and Ashby, their noble captain.
Life aboard the Wayfarer is chaotic and crazy - exactly what Rosemary wants. It's also about to get extremely dangerous when the crew is offered the job of a lifetime. Tunneling wormholes through space to a distant planet is definitely lucrative and will keep them comfortable for years. But risking her life wasn't part of the plan.
In the far reaches of deep space, the tiny Wayfarer crew will confront a host of unexpected mishaps and thrilling adventures that force them to depend on each other. To survive, Rosemary's got to learn how to rely on this assortment of oddballs - an experience that teaches her about love and trust and that having a family isn't necessarily the worst thing in the universe.


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Customer Reviews

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Wonderful characters; no real plot

What did you like best about The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet? What did you like least?

A great ensemble cast with beautiful dynamics among them. Fun, comforting. But no real plot! Lots of little episodes, but tension never develops except for short, half-chapter intervals.

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- Nick Eubank

Mispronunciations jarring

What did you love best about The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet?

This is a great fun story to listen to, with likable characters and a well-developed plot.

Any additional comments?

The repeated mispronunciation of the word 'heretic' in the final third of the book, when dealing with Sianats, was very jarring to me. I don't understand why audio producers don't catch this stuff.

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- Marzie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-05-2016
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio