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by | Read by Todd McLaren

Fantasy • 11.5 hrs. • Unabridged • ©

In this parallel universe, established by humans 2000 years ago, the absence of natural resources has resulted in a technologically advanced society. Here an anthropologist from Earth, in the story called Terra, falls in love with a mercenary on Mars, who soon must fight to protect the Ruby Throne. Todd McLaren adopts the tone of an objective but interested reporter, deftly presenting long passages of explication without lagging. Excerpts from the Encyclopedia Britannica that head chapters stay properly in the background. In understated tones, McLaren makes the formal, sometimes stilted speech of the Martians sound like natural speech. He also creates well-differentiated accents for a number of the Terrans. J.E.M. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2008]



Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2008

CD ISBN 9781400106103 $34.99 • Ten CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781400156108 $24.99 • One MP3-CDs

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Library Ed. • Tantor Media • 2008

CD ISBN 9781400136100 $69.99 • Ten CDs

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