The Fall of Hyperion : Hyperion

  • by Dan Simmons
  • Narrated by Victor Bevine
  • Series: Hyperion
  • 21 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the stunning continuation of the epic adventure begun in Hyperion, Simmons returns us to a far future resplendent with drama and invention.On the world of Hyperion, the mysterious Time Tombs are opening. And the secrets they contain mean that nothing - nothing anywhere in the universe - will ever be the same.

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What the Critics Say

"Dan Simmons was a star from the outset. It was the Hyperion books that made him a superstar. The man, quite simply, is what we in the trade call a writer's writer." (Mike Resnick, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author)
"State of the art science fiction...A landmark novel." (Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine)

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Customer Reviews

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Well done, but I enjoyed the first a bit more.

The problem is that I feel like you need to have read John Keets's work to truly enjoy this book. The story from the first book is so well done, and this one glosses over a bit too much of what I would have actually like to have seen. Some things from the book are abandoned or left abstract like why the pilgrims went on the journey in the first place. Still, there are so many threads that nicely got tied together and I did enjoy it.

Probably my biggest complaint is that I wanted the book to hurry up and tie up loose ends and I wasn't actually enjoying it. Still love dan Simmons though.

Also disappointed that there's only one narrator, but it makes sense and he did a fine enough job.
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- Steven

Great follow-up to the first book.

I won't go into the story or anything like that, but I will review the Audio book instead.

This is an immediate continuation of the story from the first book, which ended on a cliff-hanger.

The reader did a great job. The first thing I noticed was that he pronounced some words slightly different to the readers in the first book. Most notably, Lusus. I think the pronunciation in the second book was correct.

The other thing I noticed was the stark difference in the way Silenus talked. Not in a bad way, but I never got used to it. I think I preferred the reader from the first book for Martin.

The shifting narrative from first-person to 3rd person worked well.

The only weird thing I found is that occasionally throughout the book all of the sudden music would just start playing in the background for no apparent reason. Weird.

Anyway, I don't need to recommend this book, if you read the first, then you'll probably read the second. If you enjoyed Hyperion, then you'll enjoy The Fall of Hyperion.
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- Rainer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-12-2008
  • Publisher: Audible Studios