I love Peter Hamilton books read by John Lee. After the first Commonwealth trilogy, all I wanted was enzyme-bonded concrete. But now I want far sight, a 3rd hand, and fulfillment.
The bad: (but expected for a Hamilton novel): Over-bloated character lineup, innumerable trivial side stories feeling more like "filler" episodes in a tv series, contributing little to the story line.
The good: Hardcore, vivid, intense space opera describing humanity at the apex of technical evolution, what more could a sci-fi geek ask for? A decent fantasy story occurring in parallel? Not so fast...
The really bad: What would have been a decent fantasy novel on it's own, Edeard's adventures clash horribly with the Commonwealth story line, in what feels like inopportune and lengthy interruptions. I found repeating to myself over and over: please, let this be the last dream...
Yes, Awesome beyond measure
John Lee was also once again excellent on the narration
Yes, But had to do it three settings
“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”
don't get me wrong. I liked the story, it's just overly complex and seems to have an abundance of dead end story threads. I love this narrator, he's one of the best out there in my opinion.
When my younger sister learned to read'd beg me to listen as she brought words on the page to life. That's how I got addicted ....
Boring. Way too many words. Two weak stories woven together. I will not bother with the next book