We're listening to the series, and each is better than the previous. We stop during the story to comment to each other and try to predict what's going to happen. Mostly feels realistic. Good pacing.
I'm a technician that does a lot of driving for his job. I use the "windshield" time to listen to audiobooks.
Story is not that original. I was glad when I finished it so I could move on to a better book. 78 out of 100. I'm not putting it in the insomnia category, but I wouldn't put it in the page turner category either. There are several books out there that are superior.
Greatly those that have problems are. Nuts. All of jack M books are either nebula winners or are nominated.. You won't find a better writer of Sci if today.