The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

Written by:
Becky Chambers
Narrated by:
Rachel Dulude

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
May 2019
14 hours 25 minutes
Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Series!

The acclaimed modern science fiction masterpiece, included on Library Journal's Best SFF of 2016, the Barnes & Nobles Sci-Fi Fantasy Blog Best Books of 2015, the Best Books of 2015, Reader’s Choice, as well as nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Kitschie, and the Bailey's Women's Prize.

Follow a motley crew on an exciting journey through space—and one adventurous young explorer who discovers the meaning of family in the far reaches of the universe—in this light-hearted debut space opera from a rising sci-fi star.

Rosemary Harper doesn’t expect much when she joins the crew of the aging Wayfarer. While the patched-up ship has seen better days, it offers her a bed, a chance to explore the far-off corners of the galaxy, and most importantly, some distance from her past. An introspective young woman who learned early to keep to herself, she’s never met anyone remotely like the ship’s diverse crew, including Sissix, the exotic reptilian pilot, chatty engineers Kizzy and Jenks who keep the ship running, and Ashby, their noble captain.

Life aboard the Wayfarer is chaotic and crazy—exactly what Rosemary wants. It’s also about to get extremely dangerous when the crew is offered the job of a lifetime. Tunneling wormholes through space to a distant planet is definitely lucrative and will keep them comfortable for years. But risking her life wasn’t part of the plan. In the far reaches of deep space, the tiny Wayfarer crew will confront a host of unexpected mishaps and thrilling adventures that force them to depend on each other. To survive, Rosemary’s got to learn how to rely on this assortment of oddballs—an experience that teaches her about love and trust, and that having a family isn’t necessarily the worst thing in the universe.
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Give this a try! Once the world building is complete the story will enchant you and t h e characters will feel like family!

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Emmet N.

One of new favorite books! Incredible in so many ways- so this is the kind of science fiction story we need in today's world.

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I really wanted to like this book, as it was compared to Firefly. Unfortunately it was more like James and the giant peach, but in space. Great if you are a pre-teen.

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Amber L.

very cute, exciting, and poignant book. I truly enjoyed it more than I thought I was going to

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Felt flat and unoriginal. I wanted to like the book but felt as though reading to the end was a struggle.

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Love this book! Fresh, interesting, lively characters and cool plot. Like walking into the cantina in Star Wars and hearing all the creatures’ backstories. I hate to say something quite possibly antifeminist, but I found the narrator lacking. Her intonation patterns were kind of like she was chirpily informing kindergarteners of their next activity of the day. That was a bummer. But the text is magnificent.

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Jshoke W.

Ha, this was a great book. It runs along the same recipe for entertainment as the Firefly Series and through not quite achieving such hights, it is quite good fun. I would have liked to see Ashby as a stronger Captain.

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Lia N.

This was such a romp. Loved it. And the narrator was excellent.

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