The universe of Hyperion is fascinating. I liked each character's story and the trippy "I have no idea what is going on" feeling one has throughout the book adds to the sense of wonder. That said arriving at the last page without any aspect of the book's universe being altered we a let-down for me. I understand that there is a sequel but having no resolution at all to any part of the story felt wrong.
Sol System, Earth, Northern Hemisphere, member of the human race.
Since I had already read it I wasn't surprised but it was good to get through it with having read them once before I got a ton more out of the story.
I'm a web developer based out of Sacramento, I listen to books while I work, and love audible.
All I can say is WOW, what a great book. This is a must read for any sci-fi fantasy fan and by far the best book I have read in a few years.
The stories of the different characters and their viewpoints where incredible, there was a Religious story, a Story of an Brilliant/Crazy Artist, a Tragedy, a Detective story, a War Story and a love story.
However fortunately or unfortunately this book is just a beginning and not an ending at all.
Writer, actor, improviser, and family man working as a content writer/editor in a SaaS Marketing Department.
Yes, if they are hardcore sci-fi fans. It's deep and interesting and vast and engaging.
The vividness and the way he describes the worlds in which these characters live is unlike anything I've read. Worth the investment for sci-fi fans.
Yes, but the poet is too forced and over-the-top and Brawne Lamia sounded like a computer reading program or GPS.
buy junk yo
I loved the science and futuristic views of what may be. Cool stories that I found myself thinking about later. Crappy ending.
Beautifully narrated by a great cast for each tale. Perfect pacing and tone as well.
Great story teller, but he has too many “Old Earth” references, Catholic, Jewish, Abraham Lincoln, the Poet John Keats…
The off to see the Wizard of Oz interlude/ abrupt ending of this book means you better buy and download book two or you will be very disappointed and frustrated.
Narrators did a great job.
Enjoyable, but so full of current slang and references that it was distracting and a little disappointing.
Despite Hyperion being basically a book of short stories, which I personally do not really like, I have to admit that it is very engaging. There are aspects of some stories that are not very good , but good enough to engage in its plot to the point of not letting you want to put the book down. And although some of them are a bit melodramatic, like the tale of the Consul, each brings a new thing in this universe .
Simmons must be congratulated for bringing the details of the universe calmly. He does not hurry. He introduces the technology, culture, geography and interplanetary politics in a slow pace, as it is essential to understand for the proper functioning of the story, and it captivates the reader .
Apesar de Hyperion basicamente ser um livro de contos, o que eu particularmente não gosto muito, tenho que admitir que ele é muito envolvente. Apesar de haverem aspectos de alguns contos que não são muito bons, eles são bons o suficiente para envolverem em sua história ao ponto de não deixarem que você queira largar o livro. E apesar de alguns deles serem um pouco melodramáticos, como o conto do Consul, cada um deles traz um coisa nova sobre esse universo.
Simmons tem que ser parabenizado também por saber trazer os detalhes do universo com calma. Ele não apressa. Ele introduz a tecnologia, a cultura e mesmo a geografia e política interplanetária com muita calma, à medida que é fundamental compreender para o bom funcionamento da história, e isso cativa o leitor.
No....I don't remember any of the characters or understand with any of them and I just got done listening to 10 hours of the book....
I think he did a great job.
Unlike any other book I've read I couldn't find any flow in this book. It flips between different characters that are not related at all to one another in any way I could think of. It had great reviews which I don't understand at all...I think this book was just something for the author to show off his random writing skills or short stories that he just taped together and sold.
Basically it is a group of people going on a walk each telling us their back story. The individual back stories are good to okay. But in the end reading/listening to the back stories covers like 85% of the book.
Very, very little happens to the party "now" as most of the book is about the back stories. By the time I finished the book I was thinking "Well now I have to read/listen to another book to find out what is happening 'now'".
I don't care enough to find out because the first book was exposition.