In my humble opinion, the authors gave too much priority to the technical aspects of the story. It came at the expense of character development and in some cases it distracted the story itself. For example the first time the ship travels we get a blow-by-blow description of the changes in gravity: up to 4G then down to 2G then back up to 3G and so on. For me it added nothing to the story. I also completely missed the beginning a journey which I would think is one of the most exciting moments yet they barely mentioned it. Some folks may enjoy all of that tech - and maybe one day I will give it another shot - but for me this was a big thumbs down.
I don't know if it's because I just finished a masterpiece prior to this, but I didn't connect. Somewhere between the writing and narration I felt lost in this book, disinterested at best. I found the plot annoying and over-explanitory.
I stomached through every hour of this book. I feel robbed. A very plodding listen.
I really was determined to stick with it as that is what others recommended. I found myself daydreaming, bored by the minutia of everyday life aboard this ship. I somehow made it past hour 6, but then gave up.
I was looking forward to this book because I have enjoyed Larry Niven's other books, but this one just seemed to wander around a bit. I knew it was a bit dated when I got it and I was able to get around the the 20th century technology. In the end it just kind of fizzled. I didn't realize I had reached the end of the book until I heard "epilogue". I was thinking these was another part to go.
Too wordy, slow,and takes too long to develope any interest. An abridged version might be better.
This one dragged on and the narration wasn't anything to write home about. I am still looking for the science fiction audio book that will grab me...