This is a great sci-fi book. The feel of it reminded me of "Ender's Game" which I loved and have listened to twice. I was thoroughly engrossed througout the story. Only once or twice did it seem like it meandered a bit, but overall it was a great listen.
Some of the concepts described were absolutely fascinating. I enjoyed the novel, although I wish the author had imagined a more satisfying ending to cap this interesting work of speculative fiction.
The Good: Great story, great narration.
The Bad: The jumping around from past to present is kind of confusing, and the ending leave's ya hanging unless theres going to be another book. But I would listen to again.
This book used the "distant" writing style/technique for the main character ...without making the character MIA (Missing In Action...as so often happens when this style is attempted). I don't know what the technical term is for this style of writing
The main character was very slowly fleshed out, and so were the stories. Everything was very well developed and intertwined nicely. Actually, this story was more character driven/deep than is the norm for this category. This story unfolds at its own pace, in its own time. Unusual & Very enjoyable :)
I deeply enjoyed the imagination and the style of the author. He tells a compelling story with the occasionally light hearted analogy.
Ah I was needing a great SciFi book and this one is woven so nicely. Wonderful listen. I am sad the book is over.
Weak story. It was painful to get to the end. The only reason i bought the book was for the narrator. Score - Narrator 5, book 1