Wow it has been a while since a book deviated so much from it's main theme. I love scifi but most of the time I was lost and confused as to what was happening. I think this author need a strong editor. It was a real chore to finish it and I will pass on the next 2 books of this series. I am starting Fallen Dragon from this author and I hope for much better. His writing is style is very good but this book was all over the place as far as where the storyline went. Narration was very good.
Please don't bother! This has to have been one of the worst books I've listened to. The story line was all over the place and made it hard to follow.
The characters were never developed and 90% of them I either didn't care about or disliked. Nothing to hold on to throughout the book.
The story ended abruptly. Even in most trilogies there is at least something of an ending even if the story is to continue.
Save your money for something good.
If only the universe were really like this. But perhaps it is, somewhere. I found this book very entertaining, and have enjoyed the previous books as well. I hope Audible will soon add the next in the series to its collection.
which I obviously didn't have, since I listened to part 1, then part 3, completely skipping part 2, and didn't even notice until it ended. Except it didn't end, it just 'paused' until the next book is available. So I guess when Audible gets the next book, I'll go back and listen to this one, all 3 parts, in order, then maybe I'll enjoy it more!
I had never read any of the author's previous works, so I came in with no previous perspective. At first, the story seemed very confusing and hard to follow. However, the more closely I listened, I began to understand the plot threads, and see the connections in the characters. I was almost ready to give up until the first scene where Aaron shows what he can do. After that, I didn't want to stop listening. I can't wait for book two!
I listened to several hours of this book and am still not quite sure what was going on. I'm sure I missed the first book about this universe or something, but there are many books from the middle of a series that stand on their own. This one does not. The author seems to interested in the technology and society of the far future than how the characters and situations develop in the context of that technology and society. If you are Niven fan, you might like this. If you are a Asimov and Card fan, then you may not find this enjoyable.
(First of two-part review; see "The Temporal Void" for second half.) Pandora's Star and Judas Unchained together were one fantastic yarn. I was so looking forward to The Dreaming Void and The Temporal Void, especially since it sounded like a nice follow-on with some of the same great characters. Sadly, IMHO, these latest two novels disappoint greatly. They are slow and plodding. The few characters that are carried over appear infrequently and add little interest. Perhaps 75% of the narrative is given over to the accounts of Eddyard
I'm a politically conservative, technologically inclined, open-minded, all American citizen of this great terrestrial ball we call home. I keep my head in the clouds, I love Sci-Fi and Fantasy novels but I keep my feet on the ground, I stay informed on news and current events, and I love the fact that I can still form and express my own opinions in this great nation we call The Untied States.
I have been a huge fan of the two books prior to this one... It seems that this one takes place quite a while after the last installment of "Judas Unchained"... I really loved "Pandora's Star" and "Judas Unchained" and was relly looking forward to this continuation of the the story, but I found this one really hard to follow and even harder to hold my attention. It was a real let down until the very end when it finally got going good. Just as I finally got interested, the book ended, and I hear the announcer tell me that this was just the first in 3 installments for this story. Audible does not have any of the others listed. I really would like to give the next book in the set a try. After reading "Pandora's Star" and Judas Unchained" I feel that as the previous books in the series were slow to start, so would be this one ... It seems that I was right... I just did not figure that it would take the entire book for the story to get started... Audible... Please get the rest of the series!!!