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Sunborn

By: Jeffrey A. Carver
Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
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Publisher's Summary

Stars are dying.

John Bandicut and his companions are summoned to a star-cloud called Starmaker, known to humans as the Orion Nebula, to discover what force threatens newborn stars - and possibly every world within a thousand light-years. Their journey takes them not just into the perils of a stellar nursery but into confrontation with the Mindaru, a billion-year-old AI and adversary of life as they know it. The task is daunting. But with the aid of Deep and Dark, sentient clouds who are perhaps the strangest beings they have met yet in their exceedingly strange journey, there may be hope.

Back on Triton, Julie Stone - briefly Bandicut’s lover before he was transported away to a new life at the edge of the galaxy - encounters the enigmatic translator, the alien entity that first drew Bandicut into his extraordinary adventures. Julie must face her own life-or-death decision in defense of the Earth - while for Bandicut and company, whatever chance they have of stopping the terrifying Mindaru will be found only in the fiery heart of an intelligent sun.

Sunborn continues the harrowing journey through the tumultuous worlds of The Chaos Chronicles, from the Nebula-nominated author of Eternity’s End

©2008, 2011, 2019 Jeffrey A. Carver (P)2020 Jeffrey A. Carver

Critic Reviews

“Leaps quite madly from pot to kettle to frying pan to fire. The pace never lets up...[a] remarkably expansive vision.” (Analog)

“Carver gives us the ultimate cosmic aliens while juggling stars and supernovas. Dazzling.” (Jack McDevitt, author of Seeker and Chindi)

“Carver’s latest addition to The Chaos Chronicles...ensures his place among the most inventive of contemporary authors of hard sf and speculative theory. Filled with startling ideas and ingenious plot twists, this sf adventure (along with its series predecessors) belongs in most sf collections." (Library Journal)  

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I have enjoyed this series so far and can’t wait to get to the next one. It is one of the best sci-fi series I have ever read. The narrator is excellent.

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Sometimes the narrator would mix the characters voices making it confusing to follow but overall it was a very good narration

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enjoyed so far

Great twists. They always come out on top. looking forward to the meet up with Julie. Drama to follow

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Chaos Chronicles exciting

I love this series. About to listen to the next two in this series. Twist and turns that one would never imagine. A Must listen. I hope you enjoy!

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Many Advanced Technologies Used By Adversaries

This book is far out - talking to stars, aliens that look like fried eggs, losing their sentient AI's left and right. This segment of the story is very chaotic, as the series is named. I hope the sequel to this has more plausible storylines.

The narrator is very talented, and kudos to him in creating voices that depict computers talking and aliens [names and language] which brings that character to life.

Wish the characters would pay better attention and stop responding with What? in a tense/dangerous situation.

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fun Alienware High Tech hard science Space Opera

I'm continuing to enjoy the series I'm somewhat surprised that I haven't read it earlier since it was published a couple of decades ago or more