1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $24.00

Buy for $24.00

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Eversion is a superb original gothic SF novel. A small group of intrepid explorers are in search of a remote and mysterious artefact. It's a well-funded expedition, well organised, which is lucky as they're sailing north of Bergen on the schooner Demeter, searching for a narrow inlet which will lead them to a vast uncharted lake—and their goal­­­—

Until disaster strikes.

Doctor Silas Coade wakes from disturbing dreams, on the steamship Demeter, in pursuit of an extraordinary find almost too incredible and too strange to believe, secreted within a lagoon in the icy inlets of Patagonia. But as they come in sight of their prize, he and the crew see they are not the first to come so far: there is a wreck ahead, and whatever ruined it may threaten them as well.

Shaking off his nightmares, Doctor Silas Coade joins his fellow exploders on the deck of the zeppelin Demeter and realises something has already gone dangerously wrong with their mission. If any of them are to survive, then he will have to take the exploration—and their lives—into his own hands....

©2022 Alastair Reynolds (P)2022 Gollancz

What listeners say about Eversion

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    15
  • 4 Stars
    9
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    22
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    14
  • 4 Stars
    8
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A strange tale

At its heart it is still Science Fiction but with hints of Cosmic Horror. To me occupies a similar space to Century Rain and Terminal World in its blurring of genre boundaries. If you are looking for more Revelation Space this isn't it but I strongly urge you to experience it.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Not his best

If you're looking for something like Reynolds' other novels, this isn't going to do much for you. I didn't really like the horror aspects, that's not my thing, and overall the story would've been better as a novella/short story. It was easily twice as long as it needed to be. The narration was fine, and I ended up listening to the whole thing, but felt like I was forcing myself to finish the 2nd half.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

brilliant

brilliant story, brilliantly performed.
Alastair Reynold's best work in years. Quite different to other works.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

great

It started strange, not like the old Reynolds at all... But later! Great story!

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Dr. A. P. Glanvill
  • Dr. A. P. Glanvill
  • 06-10-22

A marvellous story

It would spoil it to describe the plot although some may work things out as they go. However this tale contains elements derived from Edgar Allan Poe, Jules Verne and H P Lovecraft among others, I found the tale riveting with a very emotional ending. One of Alistair Reynolds best - and not a long read either. Well read as well.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for R. Gilmartin
  • R. Gilmartin
  • 08-10-22

Very clever concept

Interesting departure from his usual style. Fascinating plot development, characters woven throughout into the finale. Not sure if I would call it a happy ending, but a very clever one.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for DJ Stockport
  • DJ Stockport
  • 08-01-22

Didn’t fully buy into the finale

Really enjoyed the book and the narration was superb but the final ‘reveal’ didn’t really work for me. Not really sure what I had expected but it felt like it was building to something more….though maybe that was just me. Well worth a listen though!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Bob
  • Bob
  • 07-26-22

What a performance

Harry Myers deserves every credit for his performance. Clear, distinct, identifiable, measured, paced. I have heard some great audiobook readers but he is now up there with the best.

This story kept me engrossed from the start. As the puzzle built so did the tension. I believed the characters and was astonished at the turns and twists. That was just the first third. Then the tension got racked up as the explanation and revaluation led to new challenges.

This book starts as a slow burner. But it is never boring.

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Matthew Newell
  • Matthew Newell
  • 07-19-22

real disappointment

just not up to the author's usual high standard. storyx characters and structure were all fairly naive and dreary. it seemed more like a first faltering attempt at a novel - not the work of an acknowledged expert in the genre.

the performance did not help matters - too many accents crossed over to parody and became distracting.


overall; possibly my least enjoyed purchased book on audible. still way better than some of the freebies etc. but a great disappointment nonetheless.

don't make this your first Alastair Reynold's book. his other books (and the performances) on Audible are superb.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amazon Customer
  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-17-22

A great listen

A tightly plotted story and great characters were excellently defined by brilliant narration. I thoroughly enjoyed this.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 07-10-22

Reynolds got some magic touch

Don't know what it is but Reynolds stories don't always have the best plots or the coolest tech... but the enjoyment of reading and the compulsion to go on is undeniable. Please continue with whatever you are doing and soon a true masterpiece will emerge and in the meantime you are staving off depression and despair in your reader's lives. One more thing, the whole ghoststory thing is absolutely one of your fortes... hope you'll do more of it.

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for andrew elder
  • andrew elder
  • 07-04-22

a bit meh

whilst I love all his other books, this one misses the mark for me. just not keen on the storyline.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for G A MAIN
  • G A MAIN
  • 06-29-22

Perfection

I do not want to give any if the plot away as it may spoil the enjoyment of this book. from page 1 to the end I found this a delight. I would say one is his best. again a perfect book fantastic story loved it

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for MR R D WOOD
  • MR R D WOOD
  • 06-20-22

Frustrating

2 hours of story, 8 hours of exposition. It feels full of filler, and therefore lacks focus and a sense of purpose .

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Jude West
  • Jude West
  • 06-03-22

Entertaining listen

Like / dislike
I really enjoyed the layers to the story, twists and self discovery of the main character.

I listened to the audio book over two days because it I had to know what happened next!

I’d recommend it for those who enjoy sci fi. It reminded me a bit of Chasm City but on a zoomed in scale. Great detail in the environment. Although I’m not a technical person, I enjoyed how the explanations and concepts were presented through the characters.

The narrator was excellent, great voices for the characters and a clear, even pace.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Turing Complete
  • Turing Complete
  • 07-27-22

Engaging and wonderfully narrated

It was an engaging story but tended to drag on a little, however the excellent narration made up for this and really shined.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Matthew S Dunstone
  • Matthew S Dunstone
  • 07-15-22

A slow build but satisfying end

I nearly passed on this story halfway through, but the narration kept me going. The reader was so good that I could listen to anything he reads. Stephen Fry good. The story’s conclusion is satisfying.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 07-14-22

Great! Prime piece of writing from Reynolds.

Really enjoyed it. 10/10 Recommend. It's not like Reynolds normal space opera style but is at the same time

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Mara
  • Mara
  • 07-05-22

Ok, not great.

Solid premise and interesting dilemma but drags on. Could have been two hours shorter. Not Reynolds best, see Blue Remembered Earth or Pushing Ice for better ones.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for dev-ravenscar
  • dev-ravenscar
  • 06-17-22

Great story and narration

This is another great novel from Alastair Reynolds and also an excellent narration from Harry Myers. His accents are fantastic and it really makes it easy to differentiate the characters. Historical fiction mixed with sci-fi, with a healthy dose of mystery and horror.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 06-17-22

Great story of twisted and blurred realities

Very well read with great accents and delivery of the main character. Up there with Reynolds’ best work for me.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Panayotis Geou
  • Panayotis Geou
  • 06-12-22

realy enjoyed it

exceeded my expectations, both the story and performance. seems like Alastair still has it and the narration by Harry was beyond perfect

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for luvfromjuniper
  • luvfromjuniper
  • 06-05-22

Not what I expected

Well written and good performance.
I was expecting something different, unsure why. I guess the 'gothic sci-fi' in the description was truthful, and with a Jules verne+steam punk flavour, but I almost felt that I was listening to a Jules Verne novel. I don't dislike Jules Verne, mind you.
I found this story rather tedious: less twisty-turny and more are we there yet.
We had action and drama but it felt instead more disruptive to the storyline. In a literal sense, it was written that way, but it was also like a moderately convoluted movie plot where you are thrust from one action scene to the next. Here we were without the benefit of special effects and visual cues, and it almost needed them. As if I was reading a screenplay or something. Maybe I was?!
So, not a bad book. It ended satisfactorily. I was glad when it had ended.