Summertide by Charles Sheffield audiobook

Summertide

By Charles Sheffield
Read by Ralph Cosham

Blackstone Publishing

The Heritage Universe Series: Book 1

8.63 Hours Unabridged
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It was just before Summertide, when the planet Quake would orbit closest to its sun, subjecting itself to vast tidal forces. It was to be the most violent Summertide ever, creating something that only happened every 350,000 years. Access to the unstable Quake was supposed to be prohibited, but some very insistent travelers were determined to make the trip. Professor Darya Lang, who studied artifacts left by the long-vanished aliens called the Builders, had a hunch that she might find the Builders themselves. And Councilor Julius Graves was hunting murderers. Planetary Administrators Hans Rebka and Max Perry had no choice but to go to Quake, risking their lives to protect the others—and to learn, just maybe, the secret of Summertide and the Builders.

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Summary

Summary

It was just before Summertide, when the planet Quake would orbit closest to its sun, subjecting itself to vast tidal forces. It was to be the most violent Summertide ever, creating something that only happened every 350,000 years.

Access to the unstable Quake was supposed to be prohibited, but some very insistent travelers were determined to make the trip. Professor Darya Lang, who studied artifacts left by the long-vanished aliens called the Builders, had a hunch that she might find the Builders themselves. And Councilor Julius Graves was hunting murderers. Planetary Administrators Hans Rebka and Max Perry had no choice but to go to Quake, risking their lives to protect the others—and to learn, just maybe, the secret of Summertide and the Builders.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The vaults of space echo to another epic voice.” Times
“This promising first installment of the projected Heritage Universe series stands on its own.” Publishers Weekly
“Political intrigue, mystery, and fast-paced action highlight this hard sf novel.” Library Journal

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Reviews

by Greg 9/13/2017
Overall Performance
Narration
Story

Somewhat entertaining SiFi

Although I'm a new reader and have had very little experience with the reading / listening experience, I did enjoy the story. It was a little difficult to get through the initial understanding of the human / alien characters but the reader and the author kept me on track... pretty well. I was impressed with the visuals that the author provided. Just a little difficult to follow at the beginning.

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 8.63
Audience: Adult
Language: English