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Record of a Spaceborn Few

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Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9781529387339

Price: £24.99

ON SALE: 6th December 2018

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Adventure

Record of a Spaceborn Few: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience!

Centuries after the last humans left Earth, the Exodus Fleet is a living relic, a place many are from but few outsiders have seen. Humanity has finally been accepted into the galactic community, but while this has opened doors for many, those who have not yet left for alien cities fear that their carefully cultivated way of life is under threat.

Tessa chose to stay home when her brother Ashby left for the stars, but has to question that decision when her position in the Fleet is threatened.

Kip, a reluctant young apprentice, itches for change but doesn’t know where to find it.

Sawyer, a lost and lonely newcomer, is just looking for a place to belong.

And when a disaster rocks this already fragile community, those Exodans who still call the Fleet their home can no longer avoid the inescapable question:

What is the purpose of a ship that has reached its destination?

Booktrack is an immersive format that pairs traditional audiobook narration to complementary music. The tempo and rhythm of the score are in perfect harmony with the action and characters throughout the audiobook. Gently playing in the background, the music never overpowers or distracts from the narration, so listeners can enjoy every minute. When you purchase this Booktrack edition, you receive the exact narration as the traditional audiobook available, with the addition of music throughout.


Deeply moving... the sparky empathy of Chambers' writing [draws] you into these strange creatures' hearts and minds in a way that is never less than deeply involving.
Daily Mail
A joyous, optimistic space opera... Although it isn't shy about tackling Big Questions, Planet is a heart-warming debut novel that will restore your faith in science fiction (specifically) and humanity (in general).
A quietly profound, humane tour de force'
The best speculative fiction currently being written . . . Becky Chambers is a wonder, and I feel better for having her books in my life
John Connolly, author of the Charlie Parker Thrillers
Terrific. . . a masterly exploration of characterisation and diversity wrapped in intensity, heartbreak and tension
Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat
An emotional, moving look at what it means to be human, and the importance of heritage and legacy
Lauren James, author of The Loneliest Girl in the Universe
'Relatable characters in a fascinating universe . . . the writing uplifts and captivates'
Gareth Powell, author of Embers of War
Richly human, believable [and] compelling . . . underlain with a deep compassion and a feeling for community
This novel was exactly what I hoped it would be and more . . . Moving in what feels like small personal ways but is actually big, universal ways and it is uplifting on the same scale
Forbidden Planet
Both fascinating and entertaining... Becky's portrayal of humanity is generous, kind and honest
Geneveive Cogman, author of The Forbidden Library
Checks all the boxes . . . driven by well-drawn, likable, and diverse characters in a complex future world.
Barnes & Noble
An intensely powerful and multifaceted meditation on time, history, change, and memory, leavened with a welcome touch of humor . . . This is a superb work from one of the genre's rising stars.
Publishers Weekly
Beautifully written and fascinating