Its a bit all over the place for half the book, but just stick with it and it all come nicely together! Its my favourite series now.
Mr Reynolds and John Lee; just stick to the long listen and hardly ever will you be disappointed .
Characters all unlikeable, story meandering and tedious, narration monotonous. I listened to half of it and then gave up.
a good plot line, keeps u wrapped in the book right until the end. have listened twice now. excellent narration, I was able to identify individual characters from their accents.
"Great writing, narrator is fine too"
This is another great story by Alastair Reynolds, in fact I was surprised to learn it was his first published book. It has all the ingredients I like, a convoluted plot, interesting tech ideas and frequent good descriptive writing. However, I can't understand all the bitching about the narrator. Like any field, there are superstars, like Stephen Fry, Toby Longworth and Stephen Briggs and John Lee isn't quite in that league but this is a perfectly good narration.
"ambitious and imaginative"
a great story that was very engaging. seemed to loose its way towards the end. good concepts. stayed away from sex and gore to focus on the sci fi. almost 5 stars.
"As others have said: Brilliant story ruined"
By awful narration.
Spend your credits on the Iain M Banks culture novels read by Peter Kenny.
Could not follow the plot - every sentence is sounded with an initial air of alarm tapering away, repeated over and over again. This reading style irritates and completely distracts you from following the plot.
Not with this reading style.
"Only for hardcore SciFi-Fans"
The narrator is awful. The story is very boring and confused.
Solution: Stringent novel and a better narrator.
Less confuding, more real confliczs bitween peoble and less preusotechnic.
The narrator is telling the story always in the same voice and sound and without excitement.
Not to recommend.
"Bit confusing at times"
The story was good but the narration left a bit to be desired. It jumped from viewpoint character to viewpoint character with no gap or notice and really confused me at times. Otherwise, epic in scope and can't wait to hear what happens next.