The plot was odd, periods of being difficult to follow and a good section of the book was dull/boring. I finished the book only because I hate paying for a book & not completing it. I will admit if it hadn't have been an audio book I wouldn't have completed it.
Mankind has opened pandoras genetically modified box and the remodel is a dark and damp vision of the future. A genetically modified apocolypse if you like. I loved this book but it may not be for teenagers.
More description of what the classification of characters and some description of the plagues.
The story did not flow well. When the story hit a chapter it went to another part of the story and when it came back some exciting parts were missed.
The book would have been better if it flowed better. The story itself was interesting. The description of one of the most exciting parts was left out.
The story was a bit slow to pick up steam. Once it did, it became dependably entertaining, but not overwhelmingly so. There were a lot of characters in this book and the story only very loosely ties them together. Though I was never bored, the story felt like a very long buildup to a payoff that never quite arrived.
The voice performance was very good, however.
Sci-Fi guys I guess.....maybe it got better in the 2nd half, but I quit listening in part 2. I just couldn't make myself care about this guy. The windup girl herself was a great character and if there ends up being some romance between them I might be sorry I quit. But it was just taking too long to go anywhere!
Yes...many! It was almost awesome. So much potential for a great book, but you can't wait until 3/4th of the book is gone for something to happen of interest.
I have always been an avid reader. This translated easily into avid listening when I found myself commuting for hours to and from work. I can only recall one other time in my life that I simply could not get through a book. This is officially the second time. Others have called it a slow start. I call it impossible to read or listen to; although, it is not the narrator's fault.
Why do your people always ask if someone is ready just before they are about to do something massively unwise?
Paolo had an interesting idea (his personal introduction helps), and ran with it, but the book came across as an exercise in world building or futurism rather than a novel. The plot is difficult to see and weak when glimpsed. The characters are interesting, but so isolated from each other that even when they're interacting, they feel like castaways. Paolo also has some favorite(?) words that keep resurfacing over and over again, to the point of inducing groans. Action is sparse.
Jonathan Davis does his usual great job, but compared to his other performances, this one is kind of flat, but I don't blame him for this: I'm sure he did the best with what he was given.