the years of rice and salt audiobook
We'll send you an email as soon as it is available! ©2002 Kim Stanley Robinson (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc. It was really fascinating and quite a unique read. In other novels, the spiritual proclivities of some of Robinson's characters ring false; here those same proclivities are present, but feel much more credible and sincere. As such it's quite a crowded field for a writer to make his mark. This, when the Mongols began exploring from the East, they discovered an empty land. It is so well described that all you need to do is suspend personal beliefs, and let the tale tell itself on its own terms.Personally, I think a great hidden truth of our life on Earth may very well resemble the general idea behind The Years of Rice and Salt, to one degree or another. This is a look at the history that could have been-a history thatstretches across centuries, a history that sees dynasties and nations rise andcrumble, a history that spans horrible famine and magnificent innovation. And it is directly related to that same enormous, humanity-encompassing and delightfully specific mind which created The Golden Age of Kim Stanley Robinson.I mean when he was one of the finest story-tellers of his or any other generation.Back when he wrote science fiction at the level of Doris Lessing's Canopus in Argos, or Dan Simmons at his Hyperion best. Rewriting history and probing the most profound questions as only he can, Robinson shines his extraordinary light on the place of religion, culture, power, and even love on such an Earth. In other words, it is not at all like the last few books written by Kim Stanley Robinson himself.No. Stream and download audiobooks to your computer, tablet and iOS and Android devices. Through the eyes of soldiers and kings, explorers and philosophers, slaves and scholars, Robinson renders an immensely rich tapestry. This title is due for release on May 5, 2015. has successfully been added to your shopping cart. It is the fourteenth century, and one of the most apocalypticevents in human history is set to occur-the coming of the Black Death. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 March 2019, Definitely value for money, I would get this again any day. There's no real book long plot, except perhaps in pretty vague terms, but the glimpses into different periods in this alternate history are varied and generally interesting. The inspired choice of a narrator is Bronson Pinchot. It's not a stretch to suppose that China and the Islamic world would have become the two main poles of the civilized world, with India caught between them. This is a universe where the Industrial Revolution is triggered by the world's greatest scientific minds - in India. But the narration was terrible; flat monotone delivery with no life to it at all. Not major damage so i wasnt fussed. It can be pretty hard to keep track of who's who throughout the book, probably easier in the printed version, but even if you figure it out most stories feel pretty separate from the previous ones.It's not a rip roaring adventure but if you enjoy thoughtful, introspective books it's worth a listen. Other chapters crib heavily from real world history, but with the actors and a few cultural details changed around.This isn't necessarily an "exciting" book. I think the author gets lost in his own story. by Philip K. Dick (The Axis powers win WW2), by Keith Roberts (The Spanish Armada succeed in deposing Queen Elizabeth) and, Bring the Jubilee (Millennium SF Masterworks S.). If so, why? This is a look at the history that could have been - a history that stretches across centuries, a history that sees dynasties and nations rise and crumble, a history that spans horrible famine and magnificent innovation. Book was dull as plain white rice. No amount of telling you what The Years of Rice and Salt is "about" will help you much in deciding if you might like it.If you strongly like or dislike certain topics or types of stories or authors, then the usual publisher's description here will serve very well to steer you toward or away from this book on that basis.The more important thing to know is that this work is not a comfortable clone of something else, as most books are. Yet, this is the sort of thing I enjoy, so I didn't mind so much. Sold and delivered by Audible, an Amazon company. Do not be afraid. Through the eyes of soldiers and kings, explorers andphilosophers, slaves and scholars, Robinson renders an immensely rich tapestry.Rewriting history and probing the most profound questions as only he can,Robinson shines his extraordinary light on the place of religion, culture,power, and even love on such an Earth. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. So I will do my best to convey why I enjoyed this book so thoroughly, and hope it helps you to decide.First things first. I figured it was worth a read.The point of divergence from our own timeline takes place in the 1300s, after the Black Plague wipes out virtually all of Europe, except for tiny populations on remote islands. Cancel anytime, Sixty Days and Counting: Science in the Capital, Book 3, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 April 2011, The Man in the High Castle (Penguin Modern Classics).

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