Shaman by Kim Stanley Robinson audiobook

Shaman

By Kim Stanley Robinson
Read by Graeme Malcolm

Hachette Book Group 9780316098076
15.15 Hours Unabridged
Format: MP3 CD (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781478980322

From the New York Times bestselling author of theMars trilogy and 2312 comes a powerful, thrilling, and heartbreakingstory of one young man’s journey into adulthood—and an awe-inspiring vision ofhow we lived thirty thousand years ago. Shaman is anextraordinary imaginative feat and a unique reading experience that brings ourancestors to life as never before.

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Summary

Summary

A 2014 Audie Award Finalist for Best Science Fiction Narration

A 2014 Locus Award Finalist

A 2014 John W. Campbell Memorial Award Finalist

A 2013 NPR Best Book

From the New York Times bestselling author of theMars trilogy and 2312 comes a powerful, thrilling, and heartbreakingstory of one young man’s journey into adulthood—and an awe-inspiring vision ofhow we lived thirty thousand years ago.

Shaman is anextraordinary imaginative feat and a unique reading experience that brings ourancestors to life as never before.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A thrilling journey through an age of ice and stone—one of Kim Stanley Robinson’s best!” Greg Bear, New York Times bestselling author
“The novel is an amazing piece of recreation, vividly evoking the deprivations, animalistic beliefs, and day-to-day struggles of a primitive tribe.” Financial Times (UK)
“In his latest effort, Kim Stanley Robinson startles us by turning back the clock tens of thousands of years. The Nebula Award winning author of 2312 asks us to join in the rituals and listen to the stories of a Cro Magnon shaman master, but this absorbing Ice Age novel is no dreamy snow globe fiction. The realm of Thom, Heather, and Loon is about to experience changes and challenges that not even their evocative cave paintings can adequately convey. Imaginative science fiction with a scientific feel.” Barnes&Noble.com, editorial review
“A seriously composed and compelling novel about prehistoric life...some of the most intelligent entertainment you can find.” NPR
“In this prehistoric world, life is genuinely focused on survival, and on the flow of seasons—and so there is often a sense of fear, but there’s plenty of time for humor as well. The novel does generally succeed in its ambitious scope…This novel bears the markings of Robinson’s consummate skill with a sort of anthropological fiction. Robinson’s prose is transparent, capable of sustaining massive plots, and a certain amount of troublesome characterization can be forgiven in the face of spectacular world building.” Booklist (starred review)
"Robinson's expert world building and lyrical prose offer Jack London-esque pleasures as they depict the stark beauties of the icy landscape—its desolation, dangers, and the desperate choices it forces people to make when pushed to the edge of existence. Richly detailed.” Kirkus Reviews
“This book proves once again that Robinson’s fascination with the human condition and mankind's journey transcends easy genre labels...Despite all his previous accolades, this may be Robinson’s best work to date, focused so sharply as it is on the simplest way of being human.” Library Journal
“Incredibly detailed environment…The characters are fascinating and their stories breathe.” RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

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Author

Author Bio: Kim Stanley Robinson

Author Bio: Kim Stanley Robinson

Kim Stanley Robinson is a bestselling author and winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards. He is the author of more than twenty books, including the bestselling Mars trilogy and the critically acclaimed Forty Signs of Rain, The Years of Rice and Salt, and 2312. In 2008, he was named a “Hero of the Environment” by Time magazine, and he works with the Sierra Nevada Research Institute. For his book Antarctica, he was sent to the Antarctic by the US National Science Foundation as part of their Antarctic Artists and Writers’ Program.

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Available Formats : MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 15.15
Audience: Adult
Language: English