The Long War: (Long Earth 2)

Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher: Transworld Digital

Date: July 2013

Duration: 13 hours 48 minutes

Summary:

A generation after the events of The Long Earth, mankind has spread across the new worlds opened up by Stepping. Where Joshua and Lobsang once pioneered, now fleets of airships link the stepwise Americas with trade and culture. Mankind is shaping the Long Earth - but in turn the Long Earth is shaping mankind ... A new 'America', called Valhalla, is emerging more than a million steps from Datum Earth, with core American values restated in the plentiful environment of the Long Earth - and Valhalla is growing restless under the control of the Datum government...
Meanwhile the Long Earth is suffused by the song of the trolls, graceful hive-mind humanoids. But the trolls are beginning to react to humanity's thoughtless exploitation ... Joshua, now a married man, is summoned by Lobsang to deal with a gathering multiple crisis that threatens to plunge the Long Earth into a war unlike any mankind has waged before.

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  • Jon Butcher

    Starts out with great big concepts across many worlds which are brilliant, but then shrinks to a mundane story in just one. A sad way to end a promising idea. The narrator does a horrible job of American accents... clearly a Brit faking it. Since most of the characters are American with a few British and Chinese, a Canadian narrator would have been way better.

  • Chelsea Robertson

    An amazing team up between Pratchett and Baxter. The book is filled with Pratchetts humours views of the world while also attaching major political, religious and ethnic idea that can be easily related to the world right now. Baxter adds beautiful and believable science that has been backed up by hours of research.