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Litany of the Long Sun contains the full texts of Nightside the Long Sun and Lake of the Long Sun that together make up the first half of The Book of the Long Sun. This great work is set on a huge generation starship in the same future as the classic Book of the New Sun (also available in two volumes from Orb).

©1993, 1994 Gene Wolfe (P)2022 Audible, Inc.

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Utterly brilliant in it’s tedium

Less baroque, wordy and seemingly postmodern than New Sun but no less rife with allegory. When Wolfe is ON, my is he ON. The bizarre mashing of Levantine and Mesoamerican traditions works even better in long sun than it did in new sun, and the pacing is quite unique. Cannot wait to finish the last two books in this series nor can I wait for the release of short sun. The solar cycle may be one of the best series I have ever encountered.

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Finally a worthy audio version of this classic

Culp's performance of the many characters is distinct and consistent, and helps keep the reader's focus tight in the middle of what eventually becomes a fairly convoluted plot.

Let's be honest though, the performance succeeds or fails on one question, and the answer to that question is: yes, he nails the voice of Oreb the talking bird. Fish heads?

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Worth the wait!

A long-awaited Audible version of Wolfe's classic that does the story justice. Worth listening to and listening again.