Shaman (LIBRARY EDITION) Audio CD – CD, 1 September 2014
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- ISBN-10 : 9781478987093
- ISBN-13 : 978-1478987093
- Product Dimensions : 17.15 x 5.72 x 15.24 cm
- Publisher : Hachette Audio and Blackstone Audio; Unabridged LIBRARY Edition (1 September 2014)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : 147898709X
- Customer Reviews:
A seriously composed and compelling novel about prehistoric life...some of the most intelligent entertainment you can find.-- "NPR"
A thrilling journey through an age of ice and stone-one of Kim Stanley Robinson's best!-- "Greg Bear, New York Times bestselling author"
In his latest effort, Kim Stanley Robinson startles us by turning back the clock tens of thousands of years. The Nebula Award winning author of 2312 asks us to join in the rituals and listen to the stories of a Cro Magnon shaman master, but this absorbing Ice Age novel is no dreamy snow globe fiction. The realm of Thom, Heather, and Loon is about to experience changes and challenges that not even their evocative cave paintings can adequately convey. Imaginative science fiction with a scientific feel.-- "Barnes&Noble.com, editorial review"
In this prehistoric world, life is genuinely focused on survival, and on the flow of seasons-and so there is often a sense of fear, but there's plenty of time for humor as well. The novel does generally succeed in its ambitious scope...This novel bears the markings of Robinson's consummate skill with a sort of anthropological fiction. Robinson's prose is transparent, capable of sustaining massive plots, and a certain amount of troublesome characterization can be forgiven in the face of spectacular world building.-- "Booklist (starred review)"
Incredibly detailed environment...The characters are fascinating and their stories breathe.-- "RT Book Reviews (4 stars)"
Robinson's expert world building and lyrical prose offer Jack London-esque pleasures as they depict the stark beauties of the icy landscape-its desolation, dangers, and the desperate choices it forces people to make when pushed to the edge of existence. Richly detailed.-- "Kirkus Reviews"
The novel is an amazing piece of recreation, vividly evoking the deprivations, animalistic beliefs, and day-to-day struggles of a primitive tribe.-- "Financial Times (UK)"
This book proves once again that Robinson's fascination with the human condition and mankind's journey transcends easy genre labels...Despite all his previous accolades, this may be Robinson's best work to date, focused so sharply as it is on the simplest way of being human.-- "Library Journal"