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!
This book might appeal to teenagers who have little background knowledge in evolution hence have something to learn. Character development is poor and the plot spins out into the wild blue yonder ending up nowhere. I can't understand the high rating this book has received. I was totally hoodwinked!
Thanks to those of you who recommended books you consider more worthy of my dollars. I love it when folks recommend books they have enjoyed.
Spin is an awesome story. It contains fascinating speculative fiction and is delivered with brilliant narration. The best sci-fi I've encountered since Cloud Atlas.
The overall concept, which I won't spoil more than the publisher summary already does, is creative and reasonably novel. While the characters are very realistic, and much time is spent in developing them, I found that they really weren't that interesting. The concept is good, but probably not deep enough to warrant a novel of this length. I finished the book, and don't regret reading it, but it wouldn't be at the top of my recommendation list.
I purchased this based on the intriguing premise of this astronomical anomaly. The story however was inconsistent. Plot and subplots seemed to drag at times due to the conflicts or issues just being boring. Having said that, the narration was top notch but couldn't help overcome the story issues.
I breezed right through this Scott Brick narrated delight. The premise is fascinating and big in a way that many many authors wrestle with following through on but this book actually delivers. If you like big idea science fiction this one's for you. Solid sci-fi with a big heart.