I thought the first book was interesting and pretty good, but this one is excellent. The characters are quite compelling and the story takes great direction. By the end you can't wait to get into the 3rd and see what happens.
I think the fantasy sub-story was fascinating.
If you liked the first book, you will like this one. It features renewed emphasis on the fantasy sub-story in the dream sequences,
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I often check the reviews of the second and third books in a trilogy BEFORE reading the first just to make sure I'm not making a commitment I don't want to keep. If that's what you're doing, don't hesitate -- this series is worth the time, attention, and effort it will demand of you. Some of the mysteries of the Void begin to deepen in this second volume, and it becomes more sinister as well as more alluring. The coming of age saga of Edeard matures as well, and some of the fun goes out of that part of the tale, even while it begins to explore some serious moral questions in ways that surprised me (pleasantly) at times. As more of the science of the Void emerges, it begins to lose some of its fantasy quality, but for me that was a plus, not a minus. The other six or seven story lines that Hamilton always insists on weaving together begin to emerge as important and compelling in their own right, with the return of the Sylvan paths (see the earlier novels in this universe - Pandora's Star & Judas Unchained) to prominence as especially welcome and well done. Middle books in trilogies are often the weakest part of the series, but in this case that is just not so. It just keeps getting better as you go.
Great Listen with very few boring parts. Hamilton has incredible detail to make the universe very interesting. Lee is a good narrator that keeps it interesting.
Hamilton does a great job with the universe he has created. Mixing technology and the social impacts of that technology in a believable series of events.
Fascinating, descriptive, great science fiction
Finding out what the Void did regarding "time travel"
The way the Crystal City shaped it self and talked to Eddear
laugh, couldn't stop listening,
I'm enjoying all 3 of theses books
I was lucky, I did read the Commonwealth series first. They are Pandoras Star and Judas Unchained. If you read them first you will have a much better understanding of the people and the terminology used in this series. You can get even a better insight if you go to the authors (Peter Hamilton) personal website and read the time line of the series. I have thouroughly enjoyed the series and am looking for more.
An introverted computer nerd who likes to zone out and listen to books whenever.
Peter F. Hamilton has written a space saga that has you guessing what will happen until the very end. If you like SciFi then you will love this series.
John Lee was phenomenal and captured the energy and voice of each character so you always knew who was talking.
I like the long involved stories. I have completed the entire series and wish there was more. Sure the science fiction is a little jaded, but the intricacies of how everything ties together is facinating.
usual good performance, however, sometimes the voices do not match the characters.
Wish he would work more the finale. You listen for 40 hours to have the entire problem summed up in 5 minutes. But it is still great. I will miss the characters. It is like a long running TV series on your phone.