This book so far has the distinction of being the only book in six years of Audible.com membership that I've been unable to finish. And the reader is great. I generally like Greg Bear's writing, Darwin's Radio stands as one of the top ten best SF books ever written on my list. This one just stank. Had even more nonsense metaphysical garbage in it than Card's "Children of the Mind" which I didn't think was possible.
I've gotten 2 hours into this book and decided it's just NOT worth my time. I love time travel and time stories, but this one is baffling, disjointed tale that sounds like it's been told by a schizophrenic suffering alzheimers. I have NO idea what the story is, nor why I should care.
Greg Bear writes some GREAT yarns, but this isn't one of them. It's a shame I lost a credit on this one.