Full of mundane trivialities and endless descriptions of boring details.
This could have been an interesting story. Could have been. It started out interesting but, then the science fiction stopped along with most of the action. A couple of hours from the end I could not wait for it to get over.
The writing was terribly one dimensional. Every character was boring. I didn't care what happened to a single character.
Many have criticized the science. Well, that didn't bother me so much. It was just a boring story that left me in a depressed mood at the end.
Who will like this? If you LOVE the idea of time travel so much that you read ANYTHING that has anything to do with it, you may enjoy it. (I thought I was one-guess not).
**SPOILER**Or you may enjoy it if life has no meaning apart from man's definition of meaning and the idea of man (only the elect few mind you) becoming "immortal" with no greater will than his own.
Performance was solid. You just can't do much with bad writing and intellectually lazy philosophy.
Didn't like the characters nor the yellow fever. The flash forward idea was clever. I enjoyed how that led to people connecting over shared visions.
I think the sense that there was something going on, and that it needed to be resolved is the main reason that had me finish the book in less than 30 hours. I wasn't on edge, but I just couldn't put it down.
The ending is pretty neat.
The idea is really nice, and when I first read the book's description, I was afraid that the writer wouldn't be able to live up to the full potential of the premise of the book. I decided to give it a shot because of the good reviews, and it was definitely worth it!
Psychology and Biology nerd. Chemistry enthusiast. Fan of good research-based science books, comedies and crime.
An interesting concept, followed through interestingly. The story has some philosophical moments, done if which I found a bit frustrating, but mostly a good story.
If you love the TV show, you will hate the book. The book is another example of a writer using a cool sci-fi event to tell a boring "human emotion" story.
I really enjoyed this book. The narration was good especially because he didn't try to do an overly feminine voice when the females spoke. As far as the plot goes, it was a unique approach. The physics lingo can be a bit much sometimes. However I do think much of it is necessary and adds to the reality within the story. If you enjoy sci-fi then I think this is a good listen. The characters aren't overly interesting but as far as physicists go I would imagine they are rockstars.
This book has such a unique premise and is thought-provoking on so many different levels! It's true that it gets a little silly in the last one or two chapters, but I still thought the ending was good, and it wasn't as silly an ending as I had feasted. I should add a disclaimer that I love the idea of time-travel, and though this book does not involve time-travel per se, it deals with some of the same issues I like to ponder such as if the future (or past) is static or dynamic.
I am Yaman, I live in New Zealand, I come from Syria. I love audiobooks, and Audible is the best source for what I love!
I enjoyed this book just as much, if not more than, I enjoyed Calculating God, by the same great author!
I will definitely be looking to listen or read his other books, and perhaps Hominid will be my next title of choice!