The Ascendant Stars

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 15-06-2017

brilliant conclusion to the series.

a great raed from start to end very well narated indeed and looking forward to future stories

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3 out of 5 stars
By M on 27-10-2012

Whew ...

Well Michael Cobley certainly can paint a vast and and vibrant universe! The story moves through the levels of hyperspace, huge digital zones and across planets and alien societies. The characters are a little too either 'goodies' or 'baddies' but they're pretty well written and the plot is rich enough to keep them on their toes. The narrator David Thorpe does a magnificent job of handling the accents and voices of every character and his tone is spot on - I'll certainly be getting more of his works. The whole trilogy reminds me of Babylon 5, and would probably be more suited to a younger reader than me (as I've had my scifi innocence worn away over the years by the likes of Iain M. Banks, Peter F. Hamilton and Neal Asher) but overall a very enjoyable 19 hours of intergalactic escapism in their company - thank you.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Susan on 07-05-2012

Best thing I've listened to in a long time!

This was an awesome conclusion to the Humanity's Fire Trilogy! Epic Space Battles, Political Intrigue, Brilliantly inventive locations that let the imagination run riot and a good tying up of loose ends! Fantastic!

The narration by David Thorpe was excellent and added to the whole experience. I'd recommend the whole series!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Richard on 28-02-2012

Excellent, but let down by some poor editing.

The last part of this trilogy really does bring this multi-layered story to an excellent end. You do have to pay attention sometimes to keep track of the different threads, but it is definitely worth it. The narration is extremely good, far better than most books, however some poor editing does drag it down in parts.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 19-02-2012

A fantastic conclusion to a brilliant trilogy

Once again a story picked up via a recommendation by Audible has lead me to a story and an author I'd probably never have picked up (whilst a Sci-Fi fan my life is too busy to keep a finger on the pulse). I have to say that David Thorpe is an even better narrator than Michael Page who so excellently read Scott Lynch's The Lies of Locke Lamora and Red Seas Under Red Skies.

By the third book the story is so multi-layered and there are so many characters that you really need to pay attention - on several occasions I had to rewind way, particularly when listening in the car and distracted by that dratted traffic! Don't let this put you off - simply start with book 1 of Humanity's Fire - Seeds of Earth and enter an entirely enjoyable world.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mr on 03-02-2012

Ascendant Stars

Excellent trilogy. mutliple threads, and David Thorpe brings the different characters to life well.

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