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The performance is good. But took a little getting used to for me. I think it's just because of the accent. It's no big deal and don't let it dissuade you because he does a very good job and the story is fantastic.
I almost gave up on these books. Glad I didn't. There is A LOT of detail and many characters. Just hang with it and know the basics of what is going on and you will be rewarded with a very good story.
this is the best Hamilton book I've read, and I've read most of them. I've heard it said that Hamilton didn't know how to end a book to save his life, but this one made me happy. I also like the tie in (relatively loose) to the next series. good show.
I am a fiber artist and teacher. I love moderate action, plot twists, diverse characters and much romance.
I enjoyed how Hamilton tied in so many ideas with all the characters and worlds and whatnot. I actually LIKE how the narration just flows from one scene to the next, and it is actually less monotone then I would think for reading 70 hours of the same story. The narrator changes how he says the name of a lake he has been talking about for the last book and s half partway through which was weird and there's the occasional misplaced emphasis, but like I said, not bad at all for 70 hours!The thing that lees me from giving it a 5 is that even with all these pages and this time the female characters are all just a little lacking. I can tell Hamilton is trying for strong women, which I appreciate, but all the main action/power players really are men. The women--all have some "reason" they are special and cool: Genetics/family power/sex appeal etc. He doesn't even bother to tell you what happens to one of the main women at the very end. After 70 hours I want a wrap up for everyone. I felt like he just got too tired to care by the end. Or maybe his editor made him cut it. Anyhow, I did enjoy it, but this bothered me when it was all over.
A wonderfully complex story with characters that grow and change, and language that ranges between poetic and stark. I'm in awe of both the author and the narrator for bringing this to vivid life.
Best science fiction series I've ever read. Excellent plot. Well developed characters. The kind of science fiction that makes you wonder what it will be like in 300 years. Top notch. Get it.