This is a classic sci-fi novel, and possibly the best first contact novel ever. The narration is superb, with distinctive voicing. I listen to exclusively non-fiction on Audible, and this novel opened my eyes to the potential of fiction in audio.
The book got me thinking about how social values evolved; as well as the capacity of humans to grow and evolve. Liked the story. A lot of folks thought the social norms were dated but .... I thought it was an interesting twisted to have a society that had advance technologically but "regressed" socially. Made it more interesting to think about how technology influenced our social norms.
I find often find it hard to follow all the supporting charters in audio books. (Think I'm more visual), but after a few chapters I had the team of character down. While I found the "out date social norms of many of the characters "cheesy"... I liked how it worked together and was able to believe that people would respond in such a manner.
The Russian Admiral was my favorite because he was honest and complex. And even if you didn't agree with his perspective you could respect that he was playing his role.
I liked the narration. Think it hard for men to do female characters but he did a good job with the variety of men. Thought he established different rhythms and patterns for each.
not an interesting story...too much detail
He didn't have much to work with
don't remember any of them
There was always something new going on.
The subject line had good continuity
There was good character interpretation.
Be careful of alien sentients.
Solid political storyline.
I'm always impressed by Sci-Fi writers who can both accurately write about the political landscape of their time and who can predict the type of technology we will use in the future.
No I haven't.
I enjoyed both
I loved the Moties.
I enjoyed the narration.
I loved this story when I first read it years ago and still do. Wish the story line had continued through more stories Available on Audible.
It was hard to get into at first because the narrator seemed noisy. Maybe it was because the last book I listened to had a really good narrator, but this narrator took a lot of getting used to. The story was good, though, and I can recommend this audiobook.
This is one of the sci-fi classics. Space battle, politics, and ethical questions are all over this book. If you enjoy those types of stories, then this should be a very enjoyable listen.
Yes, the story proved to be exciting and kept my attention throughout. I found the main characters to be well developed and their interactions realistic.
The ship's captain who was put in an imposible position seemed to use great logic in finding solutions where none seemed possible
No, this was the first. I found the reader to be clear and deliberate.
The book made me think much about how we would handle a situation of first contact with an alien world. I woul hope we would do better.
A long book, but worth the time.