The Space Between the Stars

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Anne Corlett

Narrated By: Mary Woodvine

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Date: June 2017

Duration: 12 hours 12 minutes

Summary:

A Recommended Summer Read from The Verge and io9
A Recommended June Read from Hello Giggles and Tor.com

When the world ends, where will you go?

In a breathtakingly vivid and emotionally gripping debut novel, one woman must confront the emptiness in the universe—and in her own heart—when a devastating virus reduces most of humanity to dust and memories.
 
All Jamie Allenby ever wanted was space. Even though she wasn’t forced to emigrate from Earth, she willingly left the overpopulated, claustrophobic planet. And when a long relationship devolved into silence and suffocating sadness, she found work on a frontier world on the edges of civilization. Then the virus hit...
 
Now Jamie finds herself dreadfully alone, with all that’s left of the dead. Until a garbled message from Earth gives her hope that someone from her past might still be alive.
 
Soon Jamie finds other survivors, and their ragtag group will travel through the vast reaches of space, drawn to the promise of a new beginning on Earth. But their dream will pit them against those desperately clinging to the old ways. And Jamie’s own journey home will help her close the distance between who she has become and who she is meant to be...

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  • Lia N

    The narrator did an excellent job and had a pleasant accent. The story was ok, but I felt that several topics brought up by the author could have been expanded upon and discussed in more depth. The protagonist was difficult to like, and I felt the reasons used to justify her personality weren't adequate. But perhaps that's just me. Several other characters that could have been very interesting were left one-dimensional. Overall, a passable book, with some memorable paragraphs, but not as much depth as I would like.