As my first SciFi outing on Audible, I really wanted to enjoy this much more than I did.
Personally, I found the whole premise to be very similar to so many Sci Fi novels before it, Spindrift seemed very predictable and therefor was a bit of a letdown for me. I know this comes off like a cheap review, but the problem is there are so many comparisons to make to other re-hashed plotlines in the genre, I don't know where to begin.
The most interesting part of the story came in the last two hours as our 'survivors' learn the secrets of Spindrift and must return feom whence they came, and even then, it seemed a repetition of many tales I've seen or read before. Even the epilogue was anti-climatic.
I didn't much care for the narrator, Andy Caploe, at times either. Some of his characters sounded exactly the same, and his take on female voice and Russian accents was comically exaggerated. The worst was his portrayal of Cruz, who sounded more like a Southern Californian wasted surfer dude than a hispanic scientist he actually was.
Anyone who enjoys sf novels about the exploration of huge and mysterious artifacts from the vastness of deep space, should avoid "Spindrift" and listen to Arthur C. Clarke's "Rendezvous with Rama", which is a classic of the genre, instead.