This, I think, represents one of the biggest leaps of concept I've read in a long while! I feel that this is a truly original and gripping idea. The 'universe' created here is at once fantastic and weirdly plausible...perfect fiction. The protagonist is seemingly so mild and plays awesome foil to a host of bigger than life characters. Many great textures and brilliant turns of phrase left me feeling amazed and compelled to write a review! I did extra yard work so I could keep listening on my iPod.
The three main characters of Robert Charles Wilson's intelligent tale are notable for their frustratingly realistic personal flaws and tender lifelong friendship. This cosmic character study is well paced and will compel the reader to a very satisfying ending.
Scott Brick's performance is noteworthy.
THis is the kind of story that keeps me reading Sci-Fi. What a great idea that is just executed nearly flawlessly.
Excellent audio and fantastic book. Cannot recommend enough.
I expected another fluff sci fi novel but was pleasantly surprised. A book that has great characters and an interesting premise that pulls the reader in. Wonder if there will be a sequel?
I enjoyed the story but found it sometimes confusing wether Tyler was in the present or the past, especially in the beginning. I found the second half very engaging and found myself driving right past my destination as the story continued to develop.
Honestly, I wonder about reviewers that download Sci-Fi titles yet apparently are not interested in the genre.
I really enjoyed this book and found it to be very fast moving. In fact, I had a lot of driving to do and listened straight through in the course of a couple days.
If you pay attention to the story, the movement from one time period to the other is effortless and effective. It is not at all confusing.
I really enjoyed this title and will look for more from this author. As usual, Scott Brick was amazing. Mr. Brick is by far my favorite reader.
In my work I drive extensively and listening to books makes the miles and time speed by, but with 'SPIN' the miles drug on and on. The story line is weak at best and the characters make you wish they were on Mars. I like science fiction but the subject matter was so far out there that little made sense, and it took forever to get to the point and then there wasn't one. I tried to explain to my wife what this book was about but I had to admit even I didn't know.
Once again I have to disagree with many of the reviews. For me there is to much characterization in this book. Remember when you were looking forward to finally see a new science fiction movie only to find out it was 10% science fiction and 90% down to boring earth! The book is the same. For me there is to little science fiction and once again way to much relationship byproduct!