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In my opinion, no.
This novel felt like a collection of short stories. They never connected to me. The book never really "ends". The Shrike is the principle antagonist, but in the book rarely antagonizes much of anything. In my mind, I kept picturing a petulant child doing random things to random people, usually impaling them at random. As a single entity on a single planet in a very large collection of planets in an empire, I didn't get the fuss.Of course, the short stories themselves are about the people around the Shrike, not the Shrike himself. Most of the short stories are okay, I didn't connect with them. I just couldn't get around the "silly" aspects of science.
A very boring person
That he is a published writer and so many others, who are surely better are not.
maybe, the narrator was okay, not great, but he was probably bored out of his mind, so I give him a pass.
All of them
Yes. Just to pick up missed plot points and connections as well as note (with a smile) ample foreshadowing. And just for the sheer enjoyment of revisiting that world.
The narrator for Brawne Lamia was horrific. She could not have "acted" in a more bland, unemotional and extremely unconvincing manner if she tried. ONLY point about the entire book and performances that was not superb.
The amazing story and the narrators. This was a first rate production with a great story line.
This is easily one of the best audio books I've ever had the pleasure to listen to. It's hard to compare it to other works.
All the narrators did a great job.
We had to cut so much out to make it fit in a movie; you really should check out the audio book!
I haven't read the print version, but this audiobook was so good that I downloaded "The Fall of Hyperion" as an e-book right after I finished listening.
The variety of narrators and their voices. I do, however, want to know which voice-actor voiced which character(s). Jay Snyder, in particular, is excellent.
Hyperion is long, but worth it. The author does an excellent job of grounding his future world(s) in a way that is recognizable to the reader. And even though the book was published in 1989, it doesn't at all feel dated.
This will be a repeat listen when I get back to the series. I will get back to it, that much is certain, but I was hoping for a story with a reasonable ending when I started listening.
The different perspectives gave a great introduction to the universe from many different perspectives.
There is an ending to each of the tales, but the overall story ending is dis-satisfying at best.
Sci-fi, fantasy, and mil fic. I like space ships, goblins, dragons, and thing that go BOOM. That being said, I also enjoy the classics.
I'm not one to read or listen to many books multiple times. I'd not read this one again unless it was to remember certain quotes and contexts
Ohhhhh, hard to say really.
First time listening to these narrators. All did very well with their specific parts.
The Canterbury tales...IN SPAAAAACE. Haha, not really. Though the style is similar, I'd say this makes for a very good space drama.
Overall a very good book. I felt lost at the beginning of each section not having any previous knowledge of the universe in which this book is set. I'm glad I stuck with it. It doesn't take long to be engrossed by the story and pick up the setting.
narrator was good. wont' waste money on this author again
all of the charcters history
waste of time
What I love about this book is the amazing creations the author comes up with for the future. In every section of there is some new technological or fantastic wonder which is totally original from any other fantasy sci fi I've experienced. Unlike most futuristic sci-fi this doesn't feel derivative of any other work. And some of the author's amazing ideas left me dreaming and wondering for days.
Unfortunately it was hard to find myself immersed in this book because of the poor narration. This audio has a different narrator playing each major character, and some are good while others are not good. If you're attracted to women you'll find yourself really attracted by one particular female, until she speaks, voiced by a male, which wrecks the sexy image completely. In me mind she went from hot porn star to drag queen in a matter of seconds. Why couldn't they just get one of the female cast members to voice that part? That really bugged me.
Another thing about this type of narration is that with audiobooks I find it takes a while of listening to get used to the narrators voice and really sink in to the story. When the narration changes abruptly, it has a way of shocking me out of the story and instead paying attention to the new narrator. Anyway, thats just me, I would still recommend this story for anyone who likes sci-fi/fantasy, but you might want to get the printed version for this book.
A different writer
Lack of umph... I still have a hard time remembering anything about any of the characters, and the ending just falls on its face.
Narration was good, story was lacking
very disappointed in the entire series
I bought all four books in this series, I made it thru about 70 hours of it and just couldn't go on to find out the conclusion of the last book. I like sci fi and thought it would be good. I was wrong. Some of the concepts in the story were interesting, but not interesting enough to keep my attention throughout the full series. Maybe it gets better at the end and it all comes together with some kind of clarity and will make you walk away saying, "This book has changed my entire perspective of universe!"
Bought them 4 years ago and just can't bring myself to listen to them. (and that's saying something being the fact I have listened to a reading of the FAA pilots handbook just because I was bored driving down the highway).
I just look at it as a bad purchase (all four) when I was trying to find something interesting and read rave reviews about it. Most of my audible books I have listened to at least 4 times each, (I have a lot of time available when driving) and it's sad when I can't even finish a series of books just once.
I'm not some professional book critic and don't expect to read this at the New York Times, and don't take my word for it. I didn't like it and it's 70+ hours of my life I won't get back.