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.
This was an easy story for listening, comprehension and was enjoyable. I would enjoy reading the next installment whenever it comes along.
The story is fantastic, one I've read several times. The narrator, however, is nasal and grating, and appears to be trying to get through the material as fast as possible. ;-(
It was a good story and a reasonable premise for making contact and how it might happen. It could easily be a 'Star Trek' movie script.
It was a good story, but I tried for some time to find how to download 'Part 2'. The ending, as I eventually discovered, was left hanging. I had a similar feeling of having the story abruptly end without 'finishing' with S King's the Dark Tower series. All those hours and never to learn what the Dark Tower was - Anoying. At least the Mote did not cost 2 arms and a leg.
Emphasis and pace are what any good reader brings to an Audio book. The Kindle Fire allows me to speed up the Audio if I want a faster pace, but emphasis can change the story significantly. Ganser did a nice job of reading.
I listen mostly when I go to bed at night. Generally I listen in increments ranging from 10 minutes to an hour - then the next night I figure out what I last remember. so I know where to start. Only one book recently kept me up much of the night, Killing Lincoln. Takes a little while to get through a book, but the 'many good nights sleep' is well worth it.
I remember reading the 'Mote' paperback 'many' years ago so an Audio book was a great way to go through the book again. I will be doing the Foundation Series shortly. Azimov also uses an 'unfinished' ending technique. I always wonder if the authors know what is next or simply decided to quit writing.