Took me awhile to figure out what was going on...once I did I really this book. If you are the type of person whom listens to audio book without giving your full attention, you might get annoyed.
No. I think there are too many characters to keep up with.
I admire anyone who can switch voices back and forth. Good job John!
This experience for me proves that sci-fi is better watched on tv or movie format, not written. I don't think I will finish.
I'm not a novice when it comes to audio books. I've listened to many audio books. I found this one hard to follow at least the audio version. There are lots of characters. Lots of plots and subplots. so for me it made it hard to follow while listening. also reader be warned there's a lot of graphic sex in here
I will probably have to, because it was a bit of a struggle. Good, no doubt about that, and definitely one of Hamilton's strongest series, which is a big compliment. But the narration, while perfectly matched to the lead protagonist's own style and tone, was sometimes a bit too dry, especially in some of the early exposition scenes, where I sometimes found my attention wondering and then found myself confused as to who the heck we were talking about. A very clever, imaginative book, but sometimes lacking clear exposition.
I will, if only to hear other Hamilton books, but he was a little to cynical in places, maybe even aloof. There are some pretty gut-wrenching parts to this, and I'm not sure if I felt he gave them enough emotion.
Action packed book for comic fans with heroes smashing through impossibles unharmed. Fantasy universe that is a bit short of reality.
A story that wasn't insanely boring.
This might have been a great book. I'm not really sure, I kept drifting off during this book. Thinking about groceries, work, my to-do list at home. When I would go back into the book there would be some new character I had never heard before doing or talking about something in their world I didn't really care about.
There is some pilgrimage, there are a lot of characters, you learn about a lot of strange religions and theoretical jumps in human evolution.
This void is out there, where people have some dreams or something.
Then you lose interest, and find yourself rewinding the same chapter over and over again to figure out what the heck is going on.
Your quest is futile, it's just too boring. Your consciousness is in and out with only 5 minutes of listening time randomly per 30 minutes of content.
bla bla bla bla bla .... some description of a brand new character talking about uploading their brain to the internet... bla bla bla bla bla... some lady is shopping for robots with a sales clerk who is 6 people at once... bla bla bla.... we are on a ship where some people dream a lot.... bla bla bla...
I'm 60% into the book and I literally have no idea what is going on.
I would try another book, since Peter F. Hamilton seems to be one of the few names in science fiction that doesn't do military scifi and does actual science fiction. Overall this wasn't his greatest series.
The science didn't seem very believable or fun, which is what I look for in science fiction. Red shirts was fun, so was star wars.
Isaac Asimoves and philip K. dicks books are more believable in their use of science and more character involved. He could have made the science aspects more down to earth and this is a comment on his series as a whole, have characters have more central story. reading his books is like reading clips out of a newspaper from different and not completely related stories.
The redeeming feature in this book is the one character whose life we followed for most of the story. His side of the book was the only captivating part of the story in the alternate universe. His story followed a more traditional path of the hero's journey.