Dyslexic, so the audio version is always better than the print.
The vivid imagery. The subtle linking of the six stories.
All scenes with "Old Georgie" as the Valleymen's devil/conscience.
Sonmi having to watch the true exaltation waiting for every fabricant.
I created a set of audio CDs to listen to them in the car. Three 6 hour tracks is ridicules. I accidentally unloaded one of the CDs and it took me 20 minutes to fast forward back to where I was. For this reason alone, I doubt that I'll ever purchase another book from Audible. I'll pay the few dollars extra and get the audible book on CDs to begin with.
Probably not, the story line is a bit convoluted. A written book allows you to go back and pick up details that you may have missed earlier. The audiobook format doesn't do that well and I think it diminished my experience.
I do not know.
Movie trailer was interesting, thought I'd get the book first to pick up the details the movie will leave out. Now that I have experienced the book and its ending I have no interest in seeing the movie.
Narrators yes, Mitchell under duress
wouldn't be my first choice
they did well
needed to bring more cohesion between stories
Ok. We've all seen the preview for the movie made from this book, right? Doesn't it look profound? Like, profound in a way that will change your life. Or maybe it's just me. I had really high hopes for this book, and therein lies my mistake. To have expectations is to be disappointed. I know that, but I really, really wanted this book to make me cry and laugh and feel all those things that a profound book, a really amazing, once in a lifetime book can make you feel. I was on the edge of my seat waiting for the author to drop the bomb, to blow my mind. But, alas, there was no big life changing event in this book.
Now that that's out of my system, let me tell you what I did like about this book. I love the way it was written, how it just sort of ends all of a sudden and before you know it you're in another story. I love when authors do crazy things like that. I also like that the sci-fi parts of the book aren't so far out there that you feel like you need to read a whole other book just to understand the background. I like that he switches genres many time throughout the book. And all of the characters are engaging and well developed. There is a different narrator for each section of the book. That was genius, otherwise you would get completely lost in all the stories.
So maybe there is a little bit of a point to the book. I think I can tell you what it is without giving too much away. Ok, here it is. We are all connected and we're all in this together. Is your mind blown now? Yeah. Mine neither. So read this book for what it is, and don't expect too much, otherwise you will end up cynical and bitter, just like me.
Vocabulary is ridiculously hard to listen to while driving. Only listened to 30 minutes of it and called it quits. I really wanted to like it too because it looks so original.
The intital stories were engaging but really felt strained towards the end.
probably, in a weak moment
Narrators were good, but the poor one trying to read the stories in pigeon english didin't stand much of a chance.
It is and I have with a similar result.
May work for many, just not this listener.
This was an excellent read. Stories that spanned the 1800's and into the future.All intertwinined in unusual ways. A good selection of readers that created a homogenous narration.
Sonmi-451, her Interview is very compelling, but to say more would be a spoiler.Really all six characters provide interesting personalities that would create a challenging void if not voiced in the story.
The climb to the observatories has so many different elements that I listened to it twice.
Sonmi-451 very sad
Timothy Canendish had to chuckle.
It is a very good read, worth the time and the effort.
This book was ok....a little hard to follow audibly due to how it jumps around from story to story and narrator to narrator. The author's creativity and story telling was very good, but I felt the book lacked the impact he intended it to have. The message was good but the delivery method droned on at points. I was bored for long stretches and when I did get engaged in the story the engaging sections were not very long. Maybe the movie will be better.
So, I was wondering what the point was & in the end I got it all laid out for me. A moral preaching. I thought there was an error in the recording when suddenly the first section just cut off in mid-sentence (could never figure out what the purpose of that was). Despite these oddities, I really enjoyed the book. It's engaging, keeps you wondering.