I picked up Spin on a whim. I'd never heard of the author, but the book sounded interesting enough. Once you get started, it's almost impossible to stop listening. Both the characters and the story are plausible enough to make you think that this could be our future. Definitely a book worth getting.
Excellent read, excellent listen. I've read most Scott-Card books, this equals them. Great story line. Kept me on the edge of my seat and didn't want to stop reading. Would really love to see this as a series.
Great vision, great story, good writing, good narration.
I anticipate reading (listening to) everything that comes from this guy in the future.
I like my books long, some may disagree. This book had a terrific story and characters that you care about. Really crazy plot, very complex, but very rewarding.
The story line is very unusual and holds together quite well (not always true in SF). The characters are well formed and interesting. Perhaps the book is a little too long though and the reader's voice was too melodramatic for my taste.
The plot goes no where while spinning out uninteresting details about a new world order. Little character development and not much of a plot.
This is a rather long-winded book, written in a style without irony or dramatic tension. The main characters are all distinctly American, even if they aren't supposed to be, and slog through the storyline without passion, except for random bits of anger. The author should have focused on the interesting plot instead of trying to write a post-modern, character-driven dramatization when he is just not good at writing dialogue and does not create interesting or believable characters. The reader of the novel is talented but a bit monotonic in his delivery, and some of the characters he tries for make me cringe a bit. Overall, I wish I'd never bought this book. It might be good for a teenager or a young adult, but not a sophisticated reader. Tolstoy, it ain't.