The Traveler : The Fourth Realm

  • von John Twelve Hawks
  • Sprecher: Scott Brick
  • Serie: The Fourth Realm
  • 15 Std. 37 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch


Maya is hiding in plain sight in London. The 26-year-old has abandoned the dangerous obligations pressed upon her by her father and chosen instead to live a normal life. But Maya comes from a long line of people who call themselves Harlequins, a fierce group of warriors willing to sacrifice their lives to protect a select few known as Travelers. Gabriel and Michael Corrigan are brothers living in Los Angeles. Since childhood, the young men have been shaped by stories that their late father was a Traveler, one of a small band of prophets who have vastly influenced the course of history. Travelers are able to attain pure enlightenment, and have for centuries ushered change into the world. Gabriel and Michael, who may have inherited their father's gifts, have always protected themselves by living "off the Grid", that is, invisible to the real-life surveillance networks that monitor people in our modern society.
Summoned by her ailing father, Maya is told of the existence of the brothers. The Corrigans are in severe danger, stalked by powerful men known as the Tabula, ruthless mercenaries who have hunted Travelers for generations. This group is determined to inflict order on the world by controlling it, and they view Travelers as an intolerable threat. As Maya races to California to protect the brothers, she is reluctantly pulled back into the cold and solitary Harlequin existence. A colossal battle looms, one that will reveal not only the identities of Gabriel and Michael Corrigan but also a secret history of our time.
Moving from the back alleys of Prague to the heart of Los Angeles, from the high deserts of Arizona to a guarded research facility in New York, The Traveler explores a parallel world that exists alongside our own. John Twelve Hawks' stunningly suspenseful debut is an international publishing sensation that marks the arrival of a major new talent.



"The author, a gifted storyteller, makes this surreal and vaguely supernatural good-versus-evil story entirely believable....The pace is fast, the characters intriguing and memorable, the evil dark and palpable, and the genre-bending between fantasy and thriller seamless." ( Booklist)
"Powerful, mainstream fiction built on a foundation of cutting-edge technology laced with fantasy and the chilling specter of an all-too-possible social and political reality." ( Publishers Weekly)


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endlich zeitnah: das Hörbuch zum Bestseller

Für alle, deren Schulenglisch nicht völlig eingerostet ist, ist diese ungekürzte Fassung dem 6h-Hörbuch der deutschen Version eindeutig vorzuziehen.

Der Sprecher spricht ein klares Englisch und unterscheidet die sprechenden Personen erkennbar, aber nicht übertrieben.

Inhaltlich kommt das Buch einem Mix aus der Matrix-Trilogie, Orwells 1984 und den Nicholas Linnear-Büchern von Eric van Lustbader nahe. Anderswo werden Vergleiche zu Dan Browns 'Illuminati' gezogen, meiner Meinung nach ist jedoch eher 'Illuminatus' von Shea/Wilson passend. Ähnlich wie dort strebt die Gemeinschaft der 'Tabula' die totale Kontrolle durch Überwachung und Abschaffung des Zufallsprinzips an. Dieser Kontrolle entziehen sich die Traveler durch einen absichtlich vom Zufall beeinflussten Lebensstil jenseits von leicht zu überwachenden Kreditkarten, Bankkonten und Festnetzanschlüssen. Da die Traveler so nicht zu kontrollieren sind, versuchen die Tabula jeden Traveler zu ermorden dessen sie habhaft werden.

Dem widersetzt sich die Gemeinschaft der Harlequin, die Schutzmacht der Traveler.

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Weitere Infos zum Titel

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 22.06.2005
  • Verlag: Random House Audio