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.
Loved the story and the narration. Even if sci-fi is not your thing, this book is worth a listen. I recommended it to a few friends who all typically hate the idea of sci-fi and the ones who decided to give it a try loved it. The concept that Wilson comes up with is so imaginative and at the same time eerily plausible.
I got this book because of the reviews and the narrator. Scott Brick still did a good job, but the writing was a little difficult at times to get passed. The concepts are good and science fiction ideas were interesting, I just did not enjoy the slow pace of the story.
Holistically a good read. All books may have pros and cons, and this one was a favorable balance. The narrator and story grows on you. He does well to assume distinctive tones and accents for various key characters, which livens the story. Very much enjoyed.
I liked the book a lot; interesting premise, mostly moved along at a good speed.
The narrator annoyed me, though. everything seemed read at half speed, in an annoying voice. Using the 'Faster playback' setting in the iPod made it much more enjoyable, and I had no problem following.