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West of Eden

By: Harry Harrison
Narrated by: Christian Rummel
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Publisher's Summary

Sixty-five million years ago, a disastrous cataclysm eliminated three quarters of all life on Earth. Overnight, the age of dinosaurs ended. The age of mammals had begun. But what if history had happened differently? What if the reptiles had survived to evolve into intelligent life?

In West of Eden, best-selling author Harry Harrison has created a rich, dramatic saga of a world where the descendants of the dinosaurs struggled with a clan of humans in a battle for survival. Here is the story of Kerrick, a young hunter who grows to manhood among the dinosaurs, escaping at last to rejoin his own kind. His knowledge of their strange customs makes him the humans' leader...and the dinosaurs' greatest enemy.

Rivalling Frank Herbert's Dune in the majesty of its scope and conception, West of Eden is a monumental epic of love and savagery, bravery and hope.

©2012 Harry Harrison (P)2015 Audible Inc.

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Narration is flat and monotonous.

Print copy is wonderful. A great story ruined by monotone narration. It felt like it was being read by a computer. Makes a good sleep aid.

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Some of Harry Harrisons best work

This series was hard to find when itcwas published on dead trees. its a gem and the series just gets better. Great reading by Mr Rummel as well.

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Good Read

Good story, predictable at times. Characters were unique. Narration strong but not smooth as in many stories and did not flow.

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A truly dark and epic story!

In this book, there is no good or evil plant only survival.
Humans still living in native tribes going up against a highly advanced civilization of lizardman trying to escape from extinction from the growing ice.
There was no clear good nor evil. Only survival. So who will survive in the end?

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Excellent in every way

This story has everything. Great characters and character development, a well crafted story with a tight plot and good pacing, emotional lows and highs, detailed and original world building, and thoughtful philosophical ideas. The narrator is very enjoyable. Looking forward to listening to the second book.

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Fascinating alternate history

This 1984 alternate history remains absorbing. Young human Kerrick is captured by the advanced Yilané, intelligent two legged dinosaurs. While not inherently warlike, the Yilané do not regard humans as worthy of co-existence. A captivating story that moves swiftly and doesn’t require remembering dozens of characters and plots. I would recommend searching for the illustrations of Eden’s creatures.

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a must listen

I loved this book, it's a fantastic zenith point of the caveman/dinosaur genre, read.

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would recommend

solid story
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give it a go especially if you liked clan of the cave bear

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Harry Harrison is missed

He was a Master of setting up a world you longed to visit in your mind. The world of Eden, an alternate earth, is full and lush. Described and painted in wonderful detail. I love this book series.

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Epic Story

This is a wonderful story of betrayal, redemption, and destruction. it's hard to describe the story in terms of today's fiction, because it's so timeless in scope. looking forward to hearing the next in the series.

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  • 06-24-15

A great and roaming story

I have read the book many times. I'm so happy it's now available in audio book. The reader took a little getting used to but well worth persevering. A wonderful story in a well thought out and hugely detailed world.

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  • Mrs Alison M Edwards
  • 05-29-16

Good idea stretched too thin.

The premise for the book is good and it starts out well but goes on for too long with a repetitive storyline. It would have benefitted from being kept shorter.
Well narrated.

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