The Galaxy, and the Ground Within by Becky Chambers audiobook

The Galaxy, and the Ground Within: A Novel

By Becky Chambers
Read by Rachel Dulude

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780062936035

The Wayfarers Series: Book 4

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781799957201

  • ISBN: 9781799957195

  • ISBN: 9781799957218

Runtime: 9.93 Hours
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Return to the sprawling, Hugo Award-winning universe of the Galactic Commons to explore another corner of the cosmos—one often mentioned, but not yet explored—in this absorbing entry in the Wayfarers series, which blends heart-warming characters and imaginative adventure. With no water, no air, and no native life, the planet Gora is unremarkable. The only thing it has going for it is a chance proximity to more popular worlds, making it a decent stopover for ships traveling between the wormholes that keep the Galactic Commons connected. If deep space is a highway, Gora is just your average truck stop.

At the Five-Hop One-Stop, long-haul spacers can stretch their legs (if they have legs, that is), and get fuel, transit permits, and assorted supplies. The Five-Hop is run by an enterprising alien and her sometimes helpful child, who work hard to provide a little piece of home to everyone passing through.

When a freak technological failure halts all traffic to and from Gora, three strangers—all different species with different aims—are thrown together at the Five-Hop. Grounded, with nothing to do but wait, the trio—an exiled artist with an appointment to keep, a cargo runner at a personal crossroads, and a mysterious individual doing her best to help those on the fringes—are compelled to confront where they’ve been, where they might go, and what they are, or could be, to each other.

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Author Bio: Becky Chambers

Author Bio: Becky Chambers

Becky Chambers is a science fiction author best known for her Hugo Award-winning Wayfarers series. Her books have also been nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Locus Award, and the Women’s Prize for Fiction, among others. She has a background in performing arts and grew up in a family heavily involved in space science.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 9.93
Audience: Adult
Language: English