These aren't easily understood, stand-alone books.
The narrator needs some energy drink. If you want to fall asleep to a good book this is it. He has the voice of a bored high school science teacher. It seems he sometimes gets his characters mixed up as well.
No where near as cohesive as the first. IF this is one step in a series(seems likely given the ending)it may deserve 3 stars but as a stand alone second book it was not very good. I thought that there was a lot of territory for the author to cover in the realm of who/what made the Hypotheticals but this just shows us the uninteresting "day in the life" so to speak of them. Gald I listened instead of read.
The hypotheticals play more of a role in this book, but the author still leaves a lot of questions. It's a classic filler novel, I'm sure that the author will answer a lot more questions in the final? book.
I read and listen to books as much as possible.
Spin was great but i read it, this book i tried to listen to and lost interest and later i read it, but Scott Brick is a great reader.
I focus on fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, science, history, politics and read a lot. I try to review everything I read.
Axis is better than most science fiction, but was substantially less enjoyable than Spin. The characterization was less deep; the story was less cohesive and less compelling, the writing more pedestrian. Still, Axis is better than average and is aided by residual Spin. I enjoyed the listen, but I was hoping for another Spin.
I would have loved to wrap up this story. We didn't and neither did the author. I actually can't remember much of it because my mind strayed so often that many words were left stranded.
I love the idea of odd 0ff-worlders taking over. It's a time honored prize-winner. Ultimately, I know the goal is to wrap everything up and usually have the good guys (us humans) win. I miss that in this book.
I loved "SPIN" and hoped for a similar experience. Thanks for writing it, but I feel cheated.
I am an Anthropologist (in training), Koreanist, and former EFL teacher who grew up on R. L. Stine and Stephan King with a fondness for SF.
I loved Spin, I enjoyed this book, but it wasnt nearly as interesting and the characters were also a little less compelling. But i still liked it.