More action. More suspense. It was just boring ... and mildly depressing.
I confess, I didn't finish the book. I got about 2/3 of the way through before I felt like I was wasting too much of my life waiting for this book to get good. The book just did not have enough action, or suspense, or anything approaching excitementt for me. If you like science, and are intrigued by the interplay/antagonism between science and faith, you might find this book interesting, but don't count on it. I think you're more likely to find it depressing.
Since discovering audible I've been waiting to stumble upon a sci-fi story this intelligent. Amazing dialogue creating endearing characters struggling with modern dilemmas/topics.
Doesn't work as Sci Fi.
Very dull discourse format for storytelling. But if you lack a scientific background it's an ok intro to several concepts in astrobiology; "Goldilocks zone" and colligative properties of water among many others.
"Fascinating, totally engaging. It's a lovely story which will force you to think about very important things. Don't miss it. I"
I loved it! It takes a lot to keep my attention, but from the start, I was eager to listen.
Extremely serious stuff, for adults, and yet time and again I found myself laughing out loud. Extremely good use of a great imagination.
I guess I made it clear that you should read and recommend it. Mark
This story has a very intriguing set up that captured my attention from the beginning. Love books or stories where you can tell the author spent a lot of time researching or learning the subject before writing about it. The only reason I couldn't quite bring myself to give this book five starts in that the ending seemed a little under-whelming. Although, in this books defense I don't quite know how to create a worthy ending for such an epic topic. In the end I would highly recommend this book to anyone!
writing style was a little too simple for my taste, some dialogue was unrealistic, however it was still an overall good novel, clear and uncluttered, with a surprisingly satisfying ending, definitely worth a read- listen
This was an incredibly depressing book. It had a somewhat fractured plot, with no resolution. No plot twists just jumps. The main characters were fully developed and intriguing. The premise was good. But the story was jumbled and the conclusion was totally dissatisfying. So much more could've been done with this story. Mostly it left me depressed and unfulfilled.