Dying of the Light

Dying of the Light

Downloadable Audiobook - 2012
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In this unforgettable space opera, #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin presents a chilling vision of eternal night--a volatile world where cultures clash, codes of honor do not exist, and the hunter and the hunted are often interchangeable.

A whisperjewel has summoned Dirk t'Larien to Worlorn, and a love he thinks he lost. But Worlorn isn't the world Dirk imagined, and Gwen Delvano is no longer the woman he once knew. She is bound to another man, and to a dying planet that is trapped in twilight. Gwen needs Dirk's protection, and he will do anything to keep her safe, even if it means challenging the barbaric man who has claimed her. But an impenetrable veil of secrecy surrounds them all, and it's becoming impossible for Dirk to distinguish between his allies and his enemies. In this dangerous triangle, one is hurtling toward escape, another toward revenge, and the last toward a brutal, untimely demise.

Includes a bonus PDF with the full text of the glossary

" Dying of the Light blew the doors off of my idea of what fiction could be and could do, what a work of unbridled imagination could make a reader feel and believe."--Michael Chabon

"Slick science fiction . . . the Wild West in outer space."-- Los Angeles Times

"Something special which will keep Worlorn and its people in the reader's mind long after the final page is read."-- Galileo magazine

"The galactic background is excellent. . . . Martin knows how to hold the reader."-- Asimov's

"George R. R. Martin has the voice of a poet and a mind like a steel trap."--Algis Budrys
Publisher: [Westminster, Md.] : Books on Tape, 2012
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780385359801
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file, 11 hr., 40 min.)
Additional Contributors: Glen, Iain 1961-
Books on Tape, Inc

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Apr 15, 2015

Amazing. Iain Glen could be the best narrator you've ever heard. He's certainly the best I've ever heard. Iain Glen plays Jorah Mormont on Game of Thrones and played the newspaper guy Sir Richard Carlisle in an earlier season of Downton Abbey, so he may be recognizable to some. He narrates this, George R.R. Martin's first published novel. It's a great story with the usual hallmarks in Martin's writing of strong distinct characters and interesting world-building. The planet Worlorn is on a highly erratic and unstable orbit, drifting through the universe over millennia. When it enters known space it becomes the site of a festival of civilizations; unique societies from many planets come to Worlorn and seed it with life from their respective home worlds in a celebration of human history since departure from Earth. But now Worlorn is departing known space. Dirk t'Larien receives a mysterious message that brings him to Worlorn in answer to a call from his past. The planet is slowly freezing again as it drifts back out into deep space and the Festival is long since over. Yet scattered groups of humans remain in defiance of the coming cold and darkness, and Dirk t'Larien finds a former lover caught up with dangerous people. As it's a first novel the writing has a few rough edges but the setting is fascinating and deeply evocative. The story takes a little work to get into but the world and the characters and Iain Glen's rich narration will win you over.

Sep 27, 2014

Iain Glenn has a fantastic voice, such wonderful enunciation , soothing - I don't care if I like the book or not. SciFi is often difficult for me to understand, this one has taken listening to more than once to finally 'get with it'.


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