I read this in high school and remember really liking it, the basic idea of reliving your life over and over again fascinates me. I think the story is very well executed and the narration was pretty good. The only part I didn't enjoy was Star Sea, but it wasn't too big a part of the storyline. 8/8 would recommend again.
Thought provoking plot.
I'd recommend it to some of my friends stuck in repeating cycles.
In a way it was a motivating perspective change.
A story I will read or listen to again. I would like to see a sequel to it., one that would refer back to this story, but just enough to create an interesting continuation.
Increasing my ops tempo by allowing storytellers to whisper in my ear(buds).
In the same vein as Groundhog Day but with a dab of Butterfly Effect thrown in for effect, this is a very engaging audiobook. Giving the characters a lifetime to relive, instead of just one day, makes the cycles seem ever so much more vicious. You may call this fantasy, call it time-travel, but when done, you will certainly call it entertaining. I am a sucker for these kind of stories. If you liked the above movies you will almost certainly like this book. And you may also enjoy the excellent, if short-lived, TV series Day Break, and Journeyman. All these have two common elements: They force the characters to examine the way they live their lives. And they offer no explanation for the mysterious phenomenon that afflicts them.
William performs the narration on this audiobook. This effort proves him to be in the top rank of narrators. In the past I have enjoyed greatly his adaptations of Woken Furies by Richard K. Morgan and Cryptonomicon by Neal Stevenson. I appreciate his infusion of emotional inflection in his character voicings.
It was ok I guess. I really don't see what all the fuss is about with this book.
The old movie trope about why is that idiot going up the stairs to investigate a noise in the spooky house? Yeah that happens a lot in this book.
The reading was ok but every time the reader voiced the main character all I heard was a bad Clinton impersonation.
How the author thought Groundhog Day was a rip off of this story I have no idea.
Bottom line, great idea, poor execution.
This is a wonderful story of multiple lives lived and the lessons that each path, each mode of living can teach. William Dufris has a voice made for telling stories: deep, rich, and full of empathy for the characters. A great choice for a great story.
The narratar did a great job with the multiple voices. I found myself losing sleep as i was transfixed to the story, wanting always just one more chapter. Was a little let down by the ending, though not sure if this is just because I was sad that it ended. Overall 8 / 10