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.
My goal on life is to learn everything.
Great storylines and I will keep listening to the books in the series. Hard to follow listening.
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
Can't say I am surprised this book was good. Hamilton weaves a tale that thrills and grasps your heart fully. Sure all his book require a little dedication, it is always worth it.
I don't like so much description.
Many of the characters are not good people and I don't like them. The rest is pretty damn fun.
The task of coming up with so many voices is daunting but achieved splendidly.
I listen to these while doing other things and it's tough to keep these " war and peace" sized chunks straight. The way to think of it is as 5 novels in one. I sometimes wish I could listen to each novel separately in series rather than parallel.
As a subscriber, 1credit for this has to be the best bargain around. On to book 2.
good grief, it sucks you in and won't let go! amazing plotline, heads and shoulders better than anything Hollywood can come up with! go to bed dreaming about the story and wake up to hear some more. I am going to have a withdrawal
Dang. He doesn't just focus on one technology. This is a rich imagining of all the evolutionary advances I pray humanity makes. This universe contains a complete spectrum of technologies, histories, xenobiologies, and societies. A visionary painting of our future.
John Lee's versatile voicing pulled me in and made it easy to follow each character in the rich tapestry.
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 wouldn't try another audiobook. The audio did not resume where I left off so I would hear the same portion over again. I still don't know what the plot or story line is supposed to be.
No, I like science fiction and fantasy. This particular book seemed to be written in the past and the future. Some of the future aspects were interesting and other aspects seemed to pick up OLD earth science.
Given a well written book, he would be fine to listen to.
I will be more selective when choosing a long book by listening to a recap first.