Hey Audible, don't raise prices and I promise to buy lots more books.
If you really care what I think of this book read my review of Fall of Hyperion. This is more of the same except maybe better.
Just like the first two, this is a great story taking place 247 yrs after events in "Hyperion" and "Fall of Hyperion."
Only negative is in the narrator's performance. He changes the voice for A. Bettik about halfway through. All other voices are xonsistent.
All in all a great story and I can't wait till next month for "Rise of Endymion.
I enjoy sci-fi, fantasy, non-fiction, historical fiction genres. Liked Stormlight, Mistborn, GoT. Last read: Shadows of Self
With all new protagonists and new characters, the book starts a bit slow. It takes a while to feel anything for the new characters but Dan Simmons does a great job keeping the listener interested with his fabulous fantasy world. His universe has so much capability and potential for great adventures. Aenea and Endymion get interesting a quarter way into the book and their adventure gets exciting. The terminator style showdown that happens in the end is one of the best I have read. The book ended very well and I'm excited to pick the next(last) one. I'm hoping for the series to end with more climaxes and a fitting end to a great story. I wish the Nemis character was introduced a little before in the book than in the last quarter.
Good continuation, and happy to be in this world. Did very little to advance the deeper sci fi concepts and philosophy outlined from the predecessor. at times felt like a fairly linear chase/action plot.
Kush Groovin, Body Movin.
It may be a little slower than the preceeding books, but it's still a worthy addition and I'm looking forward to the final book.
I am by no means a professional critic, so I am unable to eloquently articulate my thoughts. That said, I did enjoy this story, especially the narrative style of following multiple characters while still maintaining a first person perspective. I did not however feel it was quite as enjoyable or meaty as the first in the series Hyperion.
Recommended: yes, but only if you have thoroughly enjoyed both of the first two books.
Deranged, easily-bored, eclectic, sci-fi nerd.
I think a different narrator could have made it better, by treating this novel more as a tongue-in-cheek comedy, rather than as a moronic maudlin tale.
I will be avoiding Simmons from now on; this was the last straw I could take of his highly descriptive, but often very pretentious, officious and pontificating style.
Probably not. I liked Victor's voices, but his serious & languorous reading made this unusually boring and silly book even more difficult to stomach.
Bordom and frustration at what could have been a great book, had it not been infused with inconsistent characters. About midway through, I was hoping the protagonist guy and the little girl would be killed - I got sick of the contradictions the author had written into them, and prayed for their quick demise. Alas, they survived and kept getting more insipid. I felt cheated and tricked into suffering through to the end.
Terrible waste of time, packed with cheap tricks and cliff-hangers. Absolute pulp.
This series was recommended to me by a coworker several years ago and boy am I glad. He told me to start off with this book and then if I liked it to read the next one. That was definitely the right call in my opinion. By reading three and four, I delved into the universe. Sometime after I went back and read books one and two which were very, very boring at certain parts. He was correct in stating that if I had started with books one and two, I would be bored and not appreciate them. I definitely recommend reading them in that order . The only reason why I remotely enjoyed the first two books was because they were doing the things that were referenced by books 3 and four.
Absolutely amazing universe, wonderful characters and story line. I've recommended these books to people that are looking for a new sci-fi adventure. I have purchased them myself a few times, some of the books being damage and having to repurchase them. Now I have purchased them in an audio form. It's so wonderful being able to drive to and from work and around town while listening to this incredible series.