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.
If you like the end of the world type of books this one is a winner. I loved the characters and the story was entertaining and well narrated.
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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.
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.
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I loved Spin so much that I couldn't wait to start this book.
I read Spin and Axis a couple of years ago and if I remember correctly I started to drift on this book a bit.
But today, I noticed there is a third book in the series called Vortex and now I'm going to re-read Axis and then move on to Vortex.
I will try and update this feedback when I'm done the second time around.
I really am a major fan of the first book Spin!
I don't like the long pauses between parts. It makes me think I have dropped my blue tooth connection. The story line is too complex to listen to at 1.5 which is how I usually listen to fiction.
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I don’t really have much to say, I am overall pretty disappointed in this book.
I liked Book 1 (Spin) but Book 2 is not holding my attention, I don’t really find it that interesting, I feel like its flip flopping - but to be fair it’s probably because I am not devoted to the story.
I’m three quarters of the way done, so I’ll stick with it; I am passed the point of no return but I doubt I’ll bother with Book 3 (Vortex)
Regarding the narration, objectively Scott Brick is good however his cadence is very distracting to me. I keep listening to HOW he is saying things as opposed to WHAT he is saying – considering I am not that into the story, it doesn’t help!
I did not read the book but listening brings out all the nuances.
Read all the books in the series.