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The Actual Star: A Novel [Audiobook]

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The Actual Star: A Novel [Audiobook]

The Actual Star: A Novel [Audiobook]
English | September 14, 2021 | ASIN: B08SVRKKLB | M4B@64 kbps | 19h 26m | 539 MB
Author: Monica Byrne | Narrators: Carolina Hoyos, Kareem Ferguson, Gisela Chipe

David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas meets Octavia Butler’s Earthseed series, as acclaimed author Monica Byrne (The Girl in the Road) spins a brilliant multigenerational saga spanning 2,000 years, from the collapse of the ancient Maya to a far-future utopia on the brink of civil war.

"A stone-cold masterpiece." (New Scientist)

The Actual Star takes listeners on a journey over two millennia and six continents — telling three powerful tales a thousand years apart, all of them converging in the same cave in the Belizean jungle.

Braided together are the stories of a pair of teenage twins who ascend the throne of a Maya kingdom; a young American woman on a trip of self-discovery in Belize; and two dangerous charismatics vying for the leadership of a new religion and racing toward a confrontation that will determine the fate of the few humans left on Earth after massive climate change.

In each era, a reincarnated trinity of souls navigates the entanglements of tradition and progress, sister and stranger, and love and hate — until all of their age-old questions about the nature of existence converge deep underground, where only in complete darkness can they truly see.

The Actual Star is a feast of ideas about where humanity came from, where we are now, and where we’re going — and how, in every age, the same forces that drive us apart also bind us together.