The book starts pretty slow for the first couple hours. As a whole, the story isn't amazing; however, I found the back stories of the first 3-4 characters enjoyable, until you get to Lamia's story, which is performed by the female narrator. The book basically dies at this point, and remains dull until the end.
Interesting, worth-while, slow
It is immersive, and the author knows science well enough to craft a future that feels possible.
I enjoyed the story of Sol Weintraub and his character.
Although I didn't have an extreme reaction to this book, I found myself deep in thought at the ethical and religious dilemmas brought up purposefully throughout the book. I found myself, when not listening to the book to reflect on the principles I adhere to and how I would react and judge the situations in the book.
There were some periods in the book that were slow, and required more than rudimentary understanding of physics and science principles to understand. While I would say understanding these things adds to the book, it is not necessary. The beginning starts off rather slow, I would recommend getting through the first story before judging as to whether you like it or not.I loved that there was a narrator for every main character. It's much easier to keep track of who is who when different voice actors play the various roles. Definitely would like to see that in more audio books.
Well written and recorded. Simmons' gives each character a unique voice and personality. A throw back to the science fiction greats who probed deep questions and ideas. Plenty of philosophical ideas to keep the reader thinking even when away from the work. Not to mention the text hides numerous nods and kudos to those who came before him.
I only stuck with it because of the Canturbury Tales-esque format. Overall it felt like the author tried too hard. Too many made up words made it difficult to understand the first few chapters. Too many sex awkward sex scenes. The characters were overly complex and felt forced. Performance was lackluster. It was great when I couldn't sleep and needed white noise.
boring boring boringNothing but characters bullshitting..no action..dead poets...eeekkk
no more hyperion.....eeeekkkk
he did alrite except everyone sounded alike..even the women...
I liked the modern take on the Canterbury tales, although a more thorough resolution would have been more satisfying
Most amazing book ever...Characters, story line, universe he created is amazing. I keep this book in all my players and listen again and again