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
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.
One of the things I love about Hamilton's books are the fact all the characters are smart, even the bad guys. It seems in most books there are always a range of characters that are stupid without cause and you have to wait three books for them to finally get killed off. His future seems to consist of technology that while seemingly impossible now, seems completely likely then. The way Hamilton truly thinks about the social impacts of future societies makes these books a real find. He is my new favorite author. Well thought out story and smart characters make for a great read (or listen).
I was leary of the "dreaming" by Indigo, but, as unrealistic as the "powers" of Ediard are, Peter F. Hamilton wrote it in a way I found myself believing it to be reality. I can't wait for book three due out in mid August 2010!