Starts off a little slow and with so many characters it was a little hard to follow at the start. Once it gets going it was really enjoyable. Will be listening to the second book immediately
Great book that sucks you in and you want to keep on listening. At the beginning you need to work yourself through the characters and it can be confusing until you get them straight. But it is worth to be patient. You will meet the characters again and wow how they are woven into the story. Only point I do not like is the use of the f* and b* word. I hope that our race and language skills in future won't be reduced to use these words and phrases as there sole expression of anger and wonder. Other than this the story has it all.
To the author: Thank you so much for the great story.
i used to be an accountant
I had read the book twice before (one of my favourite ever sci-fi series) and loved it. Listening to this production brought a new level of enjoyment!
The narrator is very frustrating for me in this book. I like his tone, his inflection and his accent. What made it almost unbearable is that he starts off at a normal speaking volume and slowly dwindles away as he reads. This goes on throughout the entire book. I had to either turn the volume up in my earphones to hear the parts where he dwindled away while blasting out my eardrums during the normal volume parts or leave the volume as is and lose quite a bit of the story during the parts where he was dwindling away. This is most noticeable and frustrating when there is any type of background noise going on, i.e. driving, vacuum, etc. Basically the most times I listen to audiobooks. Based on the good reviews I had read, I persevered through it with my eardrums intact and am glad I did. The story is fantastic and I will be continuing on with the series. Here's to hoping the narrator gets clued into this issue at some point and changes things up a bit.
Mr. Hamilton creates an entire galaxy for your imagination. very well written, performed and complete. It is SiCk with an emphasis on science.
I've listened to this series a couple of times and I love the choice of narrator. It suits the story so well.
I found the premise to be really interesting, and i've heard a lot of great things about this book and the series in general.
But the narrator is absolutely horrible. He seems to have an issue with keeping his voice at a consistent level. every sentence starts really loud and then softens until you can't hear him at all. I could not listen to this without missing half the story.
I will buy this again if they redo the narration. Until then, i'm returning this for my credit back.
Such an extremely will craft a story, with so much detailed description coming at you very quickly that I often had to listen to it twice.
My one complaint is that it seems that the author lives so deep inside his own story that he forgets his is explaining it to an audience that is not familiar with the subject. Very detailed, but Very often I was confused about what person, location, or star The Author was talking about until halfway through the chapter. Because there is so many storylines that are often not interlinking I had to make an educated guess about which fragment He was talking about Until a recognizable character was mentioned by name, or specific trait.