I listened for 6 hours, falling asleep several times.
The story lags any highs.
The narrator does his best but with a boring book, there is not a whole lot you can do.
After I read all those great reviews , I'm throughly disappointed!
It is about a dystopian GMO holocaust, and very well crafted story. The last human survivor of some sort of plague shares how things went wrong, with the strange humanoid creatures that now populate Earth. The narration is very good, Campbell Scott conveys the various swinging emotions of the main character. The odd cadence of the "Craker" speech was fun to hear as well
I did not finish this book. At the beginning it was intersting and I enjoyed it. But it slowly (very slowly) turned into a sermon about the evils of genetic engineering. I think the author's time would have been better spent writing letters to congressmen and newspapers to publicize her political views.
I normally enjoy sci fi books that are cautionary tales or take us to alternate timelines but this allegory became a little too pointed. I felt the story's judgements and conclusions were being not only spoon fed to me, but that I was also being beaten over the head with the spoon.
I imagine it could be. It would star a popular television evangelist and enron's upper management.
I am only so bitter because at the start I thought I really found a good book!
Horrifying look at the future. A cautionary tale. A new kind of apocalypse, bleak but well supported. Bold statements about human nature. A likable and relatable narrator. I definitely want to read the next book in the series.
The whole book I was waiting for something to happen in the present. When it finally did, the book ended.
I am remarkable.
The voice of this story is incredible, and the exposition was masterful. Can't wait to consume the next book in the series!
Wow. Just, WOW. Not a lot of words right now to explain my feelings for this story. I've been waiting for a while to discover a story as profound and entertaining as this one. Margaret Atwood has done it again. Surely this too will become a classic.
Although the story was fantastic, the narrator's voice was such that I fell asleep a few times. He's a really good narrator, I think it's just the calm, deep tone of his voice.
Margaret Atwood does a great job weaving a fantastic, truly sci fi story. It was believable. This could be our future.
Set in a post-apocalyptic United States, Snowman is an outsider in a strange little utopia he oversees. Slowly we learn the origins of the people who inhabit this utopia, and in so doing, who, exactly, Oryx and Crake (and Snowman) are in relation to them. Worth the listen, although I'm not a huge fan of her endings.