I enjoy epic science fiction and fantasy, particularly that which paints a rich backdrop, relatable characters and a less-gritty story.
Story was great, science was solid, narrator could use some work. Narration switched between yelling and whispering.
Yes. This is a fun, complex, thought-provoking novel.
Ilia Volyova. Her perfectly-timed sarcastic comments often made me snicker out loud. And the close friendship she develops with Khouri throughout the story is my favorite.
His voice is amazing, deep and thoughtful, and lends weight to the story.
I laughed, I cried, I sat on the edge of my seat waiting to see what would happen. I was hooked after the first couple of paragraphs and found myself listening to it whenever I got a chance.
Revelation Space is an excellent opening to a sprawling space opera. The world and the characters are complex and often thrilling. I've listened to two other books in the series besides this one, and man, it just keeps getting better. The science is relatively sound and well-explained without being boring, and the fiction is amazing. I enjoyed every moment of this novel.
excellent storyline and a great narrator, somewhat tough to differentiate between characters of separate storyline as the is very little pause between each. but still a fantastic story!
it took a while for it to really catch my attention but definitely worth the wait! Lots of science and lots of world building.
Several other reviews mention the difficulty in following this book, as the audio editors put no break between different sections within the chapters. While this makes it difficult to follow at times, it is possible to enjoy the wonderful story and excellent voice acting
The plot becomes distracted by the author's obsession with dialogue. There's just so much talking between too few characters. Worse, despite all the talking I found it hard to really relate to the characters. blahhhhhh
I could not follow book, as I got frustrated with the changes of characters and locations without any indication they had changed. Lack of indications of chapter changes pared with insufficient differences in voices between characters.
I believe this would be more enjoyable reading then listening too. I would at least know when locations or chapters ended/started.
Vocals acrross characters are too similar. There are no pauses between chapters they quickly flow into each other leading to confusion.
This is second book from the narrator that I have not enjoyed. I will have to look at the print version.
If the narrator had differentiated the voices of different characters.
If the narrator had paused between the end of a section or chapter and the beginning of the next. Because he did not do this, each new section was confusing because the new dialogue did not fit in with the previous sentences.
Never. Besides the narration, there were many concepts in the book referring to prior history that the reader was not yet informed about. While this usually adds a desire complexity to a book, there was just too much of this and from too many story lines too keep it all straight. The same is true for how the story shifted through time too much without a proper anchor point to measure it from.
I do not know.
I do not know. I only listened to about a third of it before I could not take it any longer. If I were editor, I would have greatly differentiated the voices, and I would have added a sentence setting the scene for each shift in story line, until I got used to each setting to not need it.
narrator has a nice sounding voice with good changes in accents for characters but his ability to maintain a stable volume is atrocious. his volume peaks by the 3rd word in every sentance and then drops to a whisper then mumbling by the final few words. followed by the near yell for the beginning of the next sentence. im getting a refund on this one.
You probably investigated the Relevation Space universe by now and this I will forgo an explanation of the plot other than to say it can be prodding and beautiful. But the narration is horrible. There is no coice characterization which makes listening very difficult when (1) the names are not common, (2) there is little identification of the speaker in conversation making it difficult at times to know who said what, and (3) there is NO signposting of when the story arch changes and thus you confuse two of the three stories. I can't help but think the book would have been better with a better narration.
I read this book first since it was the first in the trilogy. But there are several prequels I will try first since it seems the best reviewed is Chasm City.