"great book !!"
really enjoyed this book , if you like sci fi give it a try !
"When Am I? What is going on?"
Got this on a recommendation from my husband, who is a huge Alastair Reynolds fan. But so help me God I just cannot follow this plot. It jumps back and forth and there are so many Russian and French-type accents, I never know who is talking and when. I told myself if I just stuck with it it would start to congeal in my mind, but I guess I am not smart enough or dedicated enough to make sense of this. I cheated and read the Wikipedia page about it, which helped a lot - but I still haven't finished the story.
Maybe this story is a little easier to follow on the printed page, because I struggled to keep up with the jumping timeline in audiobook form.
Sure, though preferably with fewer Russian accents.
very hard to follow due to the performance, skipping between characters and places with zero change in tone, it meant I thought one character was talking before getting confused, realizing it was someone different then trying to figure out who and follow the story, or having to skip back multiple times, BUT I stuck with it and I'm glad I did, great story with great characters
"Poor narration kills it stone dead"
I tried to get past it. The poor monotone drone of the narrator. Even 8 hours in I was still pushing myself to go on when I realised that this was a pointless exercise.
I'm a list cause. Save yourself.
"Enjoyable and detailed"
The story covers a large arc and getting used to the different time periods took a little while but worth the effort. This is a self contained story but I would like to think the characters will reappear in later books.
Ignore criticism aimed at the narrator, if you pay attention it is clear. Bloody fantastic
Alistair Reynolds is a true master storyteller, never get tired of listening to his works and this is no exception.
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.