Love having someone read me a story. Fires in the hearth, rain on the roof, sunny days and surf. Good friends, good food and J S Bach.
Try the better story. "Lucifer's Hammer". I listened to the Mote, yet for real SF go to "Lucifer's Hammer".
This story almost sounds like Heinlin. The Mote is OK.
For me though I found a book by the same authors, I have searched for for almost 20 years, "Lucifer's Hammer" and that is a 5 star story.
The Mote is interesting. It is sexist and silly.If you want to see what these authors can do, go to "Lucifer's Hammer".
The Mote sort of looks at First Contact with Aliens yet in terms of SF it is a bit silly.
I'm sure there are some people that appreciate this for being a well thought out, sophisticated storyline. However I just found it dreadfully boring - I kept listening in the hope it would redeem itself but it didn't.
I like to read reviews when deciding on a book, but with this book I was "reviewed" into a bad book. I just never got around to the space age, science fiction story where the "space travellers" was using old technology!! That is why it is called science FICTION, go for it must be absurd and over the top. You may like it and think I am of the road on this one but I suggest you make sure before you take this one.