The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett audiobook

The Long Earth

By Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
Read by Michael Fenton Stevens

Blackstone Publishing 9780062067753

The Long Earth Series: Book 1

11.48 Hours 1
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1916: The western front. Private Percy Blakeney wakes up. He is lying on fresh spring grass. He can hear birdsong, and the wind in the leaves in the trees. Where have the mud, blood, and blasted landscape of no-man's-land gone? For that matter, where has Percy gone?  2015: Madison, Wisconsin. Police officer Monica Jansson is exploring the burned-out home of a reclusive—some said mad, others alleged dangerous—scientist who seems to have vanished. Sifting through the wreckage, Jansson find a curious gadget: a box containing some rudimentary wiring, a three-way switch, and … a potato. It is the prototype of an invention that will change the way humankind views the world forever.  The first novel in an exciting new collaboration between Discworld creator Terry Pratchett and acclaimed science fiction writer Stephen Baxter, The Long Earth transports listeners to the ends of the earth—and far beyond. All it takes is a single step …

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1916: The western front. Private Percy Blakeney wakes up. He is lying on fresh spring grass. He can hear birdsong, and the wind in the leaves in the trees. Where have the mud, blood, and blasted landscape of no-man's-land gone? For that matter, where has Percy gone? 

2015: Madison, Wisconsin. Police officer Monica Jansson is exploring the burned-out home of a reclusive—some said mad, others alleged dangerous—scientist who seems to have vanished. Sifting through the wreckage, Jansson find a curious gadget: a box containing some rudimentary wiring, a three-way switch, and … a potato. It is the prototype of an invention that will change the way humankind views the world forever. 

The first novel in an exciting new collaboration between Discworld creator Terry Pratchett and acclaimed science fiction writer Stephen Baxter, The Long Earth transports listeners to the ends of the earth—and far beyond. All it takes is a single step …

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The Long Earth is a brilliant Science Fiction collaboration with Stephen Baxter: a love letter to all Pratchett fans, readers, and lovers of wonder everywhere… This novel is a gift to be shared with anyone who loves to be amazed.” io9.com
“The authors have plenty of fresh insights to offer, and fans of either will want to tag along and see where it all leads.” Kirkus
“The writing is elegant and witty...The worlds of the Long Earth are all richly rendered, and even the walk-on characters are deftly imagined…and the potential seems endless not just for the characters, but for Pratchett and Baxter as well.” Tor.com

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Author Bio: Sir Terry Pratchett

Author Bio: Sir Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett (1948–2015) was an English novelist known for his frequently comical work in the fantasy genre. He is best known for his popular and long-running Discworld series. His first novel, The Carpet People, was published in 1971, and after publishing his first Discworld novel, The Color of Magic, in 1983, he wrote two books a year on average. He was the United Kingdom’s bestselling author of the 1990s and has sold more than 55 million books worldwide. In 2001 he won the Carnegie Medal for his children’s novel The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents. Pratchett was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to literature in 1998 and was knighted in 2009.

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Author Bio: Stephen Baxter

Author Bio: Stephen Baxter

Stephen Baxter is an acclaimed, multiple award–winning author whose many books include the Xeelee Sequence series, the Time Odyssey trilogy (written with Arthur C. Clarke), and The Time Ships, a sequel to H. G. Wells’s classic The Time Machine. He lives in England.

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Available Formats : MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 11.48
Audience: Adult
Language: English