Practicing Idealist, Dabbling Realist ;)
I read this book as a teenager and had good memories (I thought!) of it. Hah! It was like a brand new book - apparently the brain cells used when I first read this book are no longer accessible.
But, the books of that era, of Heinlein, Asimov and even Clarke had dialogue that seems different in style than dialogue written these days. The sci-fi of today seems much more complex and the difference is evident every time I go back to favorite authors and books of long ago.
It was a good revisit with a classic. Fun.
It is a story that can open our minds to the idea that we are not the only lifeforms in the neighborhood.
It is, to me, a very straight forward example of very good, HARD Sci-Fi. It takes our abilities and challenges them and lets us see the abilities of SOMEONE ELSE.
I listened to this straight through in one sitting. I listened a second time in the same week. Absolutely loved this book. It hasn't left my mind since finishing it. This is required reading for any sci fi fan
Some of the reviewers claimed the reader to be boring and robotic however I didn't feel that way at all. I was hoping for something to keep my attention and was worried, because of some of the reviews I had read, that this audiobook wouldn't, but it totally did.
Really enjoyed it!
yes but id mention the second audio book isnt available
Figuring out the physics of the ship in my mind. and realizing i dont get to find out what happens in book 2
how simple and straight forward it is. no commercials or bs snuk in there.
The movie you get to make up your own ending to
I would buy the other books if they ever become available. $$$$
I enjoyed the book. The story was as wonderful as promised. The narrator, however, eas wooden and colorless as if he were a middle schooler reading a textbook to the rest of the bored class.
History, Shooting, Model Building and my dogs are my loves. Best series I heard here is the Halo anthology.
I'm sure the real A.C.C. is visiting his home time clipping news articles to source another game changer novel which will be "found" in a pile of paper.
I'll wager that Clark's Hillman Minx Mk 3 is actually A TIME MACHINE!!!!
Evidence of time travel status ACC accurately describes the design and construction of a human powered vehicle that would not be built in successfully flown until the 1990s to thousands. There are several other technological advances ACC accurately describes or uses as vehicles in the story.
Loved this book
A must read. One of only 3 books ever to win ALL of the major SF NOVEL AWARDS
The narration. was. so choppy. that it distracted. from the story. I loved the story. but the narrator's. reading style. was so choppy!