There are several characters and they each have a story that pulls you in and you want more. EXCEPT the female character which is second to last. It is sad to say very unconvincing. I kept thinking with her robotic reading that she was somehow going to be a android! She has all this action taking place in her story and it doesn't feel right with the delivery playing out like a cheese detective novel
Stories were slow, but interesting.
THERE WAS NO ENDING. And the next book doesn't have the same voices...
Traditional slow-moving scifi with lots of descriptive narrative. The lack of a real ending made it horribly annoying, especially since the next book in the series doesn't contain the same voice actors.
The story develops so slowly that I almost gave up on the book. About five hours in it got more interesting. But the plot falls apart at the end. There is no climax and no resolution of anything. It seems like it's getting ready to resolve and then it just ends. I thought "Maybe it's going to redeem itself," but then it ended even more lamely than it began. Very disappointed.
Pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed this audio book. the voice acting is very good and I was dissapointed that the book ends at such a climactic place but I will definitely be getting the next book if there is one.
Avid book lover and listener. Nuff said for this purpose.
Only 4 stars for performance because it was difficult to get past the woman's voice. It, to me, just didn't seem to match the character at all. However the story is good enough to overcome that slight.
Does end abruptly but that's not unusual for a first (or more sometimes), book in a series.
Totally different, throughly enjoyable!
You don't want to miss this if you're into seriously great science and fiction.
I am NOT an advocate of all-action books. However, I am also not an advocate of marooning your readers on a smooth sea with no wind.
It was narrated by a cast of people, as if a radio play. I generally like this approach, but this time, not so much. A) two of the narrators had voices that were almost indistinguishable; B) the woman's voice didn't match the tone or background ambiance of the mail narrators and sort of stuck-out like a sore thumb.
If you can tough-out the dead spots, you'll probably enjoy the book.
Overall, it's a collection of stories within the main story. I think one of them was missing from my copy of the audiobook as it was referred too but not there (each main character tells their story).
Aside from missing part, I liked a few of the stories and the overall theme was ok. Had some imaginative settings and features. But other parts were almost painful to get through. Then there was the ending.... Yikes is all I can say (and that's not a good yikes).
The other thing I noticed was a disconnect when there was dialog between the characters. The different readers seemed to be reading on their own rather than responding to each other. Especially the female reader. The intonations were just off and didn't flow. I wonder if they recorded the parts separately and then spliced it together. Might make practical sense in terms of actor/reader time, but I'd rather have had a single narrator than a poorly put together ensemble.
I got this on sale so I'm not overly upset but don't pay full price or use a credit. I noticed there are more books in this series (which might excuse the ending a little) but I think I'll pass.
Its good , but some of the stories are sub par , in my opinion the poets tale and the consuls tale are mind boggingly boring , but over all its a worthwhile time listening to this book .. Ps. it does not have an ending , if this annoys you , heads up !
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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.