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The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

The Kitschies Golden Tentacle, 2014

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Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9781473694408

Price: £24.99

ON SALE: 14th June 2018

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Adventure

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience!

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEY’S WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION

The beloved debut novel that will restore your faith in humanity

When Rosemary Harper joins the crew of the Wayfarer, she isn’t expecting much. The ship, which has seen better days, offers her everything she could possibly want: a small, quiet spot to call home for a while, adventure in far-off corners of the galaxy, and distance from her troubled past.

But Rosemary gets more than she bargained for with the Wayfarer. The crew is a mishmash of species and personalities, from Sissix, the friendly reptillian pilot, to Kizzy and Jenks, the constantly sparring engineers who keep the ship running. Life on board is chaotic, but more or less peaceful – exactly what Rosemary wants.

Until the crew are offered the job of a lifetime: the chance to build a hyperspace tunnel to a distant planet. They’ll earn enough money to live comfortably for years… if they survive the long trip through war-torn interstellar space without endangering any of the fragile alliances that keep the galaxy peaceful.

But Rosemary isn’t the only person on board with secrets to hide, and the crew will soon discover that space may be vast, but spaceships are very small indeed.

Booktrack is an immersive format that pairs traditional audiobook narration and 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 that 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.

(P)2015 Hodder & Stoughton Limited and (P)2018 Booktrack Holding Ltd (background soundtrack only)

Reviews

A joyous, optimistic space opera . . . A heart-warming debut novel that will restore your faith in science fiction (specifically) and humanity (in general)
Tor.com
One of the most enjoyable, brilliantly realised spacey SF novels I've read in ages.
James Smythe, author of The Echo
One of the most delightful novels science-fiction that I've read in recent years
Citior SF
The Long Way is, very simply, an extremely good book, a seemingly effortless demonstration of how progressive and enjoyable science fiction can be
Pornokitsch
A huge amount of space-opera-y fun, with some interestingly nuanced perspectives on gender woven into the whole
Adam Roberts, author of Jack Glass
An action-adventure space opera . . . It is a quietly profound, humane tour de force that tackles politics and gender issues with refreshing optimism
Guardian
A real treat to read . . . Easily the most fun that I've had with a novel in a long, long time. This is space opera that's not to be missed
io9
By far the best sci-fi I've read in a long time: something genuinely different, inclusive and compassionate
Joanne Harris, author of The Gospel of Loki