The Space Between the Stars

  • by Anne Corlett
  • Narrated by Mary Woodvine
  • 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When the world ends, where will you go?
In a breathtakingly vivid and emotionally gripping debut novel, one woman must confront the emptiness in the universe - and in her own heart - when a devastating virus reduces most of humanity to dust and memories.

All Jamie Allenby ever wanted was space. Even though she wasn't forced to emigrate from Earth, she willingly left the overpopulated, claustrophobic planet. And when a long relationship devolved into silence and suffocating sadness, she found work on a frontier world on the edges of civilization. Then the virus hit.
Now Jamie finds herself dreadfully alone, with all that's left of the dead. Until a garbled message from Earth gives her hope that someone from her past might still be alive.
Soon Jamie finds other survivors, and their ragtag group will travel through the vast reaches of space, drawn to the promise of a new beginning on Earth. But their dream will pit them against those desperately clinging to the old ways. And Jamie's own journey home will help her close the distance between who she has become and who she is meant to be.

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insubstantial

I found the story pretty disappointing. As far as science goes it was very weak. It might as well have just been an Earth based story because the author didn't seem to comprehend space. Space did were just glorified planned. Land them and hook up the fuel hose to refuel. And then just pop over to the next planet without realizing that the planet was light years away. There just want much here other than a post apocalyptic survivor story with minimal drama and lots of angst.
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- Allan

Struggles of life after human race is nearly gone

I enjoyed the main character and travel companions as well as the story's evolution through the stars.

Touches on topics like what would happen if there was a mass outbreak that decimated humans, how would society function, who would want to do that/benefit from it.

As well there is the emotional side of it, how would we mentally cope with being alone, isolated, possinly so spread apart that we'd be unable or unwilling to reproduce, etc. How would we treat each other.

Much food for thought and a satisfying enough finish for my taste.
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- Brenda

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-20-2017
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio