The World at the End of Time

  • by Frederik Pohl
  • Narrated by William Dufris
  • 15 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Wan-To was the oldest and must powerful intelligence in the universe, a being who played with star systems as a child plays with marbles. Matter occupied so tiny a part of his vast awareness that humans were utterly beneath his notice.
The colonists of Newmanhome first suffered the effects of Wan-To's games when their planet's stars began to shift, the climate began to cool down, and the colony was forced into a desperate struggle to survive.
Viktor Sorricaine was determined to discover what force had suddenly sent his world hurtling toward the ends of the universe. And the answer was something beyond the scope of his imagination - even if he lived for 4000 years...

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Great Story!

Where does The World at the End of Time rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I thought the ending was a little weak, I was sad to find that the author has passed away, and didn't leave a series.


What was one of the most memorable moments of The World at the End of Time?

I have read a plot line similar to this in Pushing Ice by Alastair Reynolds. Relativistic effects and deep time in general are such interesting topics so the conversations and narration surrounding them were fascinating.


What does William Dufris bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

William Dufris doesn't get paid enough ha-ha, I listen to books just because he reads them. In fact, its why I listened to this one.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The different societies and how they evolved became interesting. I think most of these hardcore sci fi authors have a lot of politics and civilization extrapolation built into them. This was no exception. It paints a valid picture of a super modern dark age, and something that couldn't be so far over the horizon from us.


Any additional comments?

If you're looking for something like what Reynolds writes, this will be a delight.

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- Travis

puts the science back into fiction

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes it was a very engaging story I wished it could have gone on for another 15 hours !!


What about William Dufris’s performance did you like?

very rich voice easy to listen to in the car great characterisations


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

no I like to have it there when I'm driving


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- John

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-28-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios