i wish the book could be updated with todays technology, likevthey did with the scyfy miniseries, although, the story had been changed.
the scope of this book is huge. he writes so completely and in such engaging detail that no stone is left unturned. this meant for me that it not only felt like an amazing ride but that the end was so complete as to leave me sitting quietly for a very long time. i neither needed more from the story not did i need a new story to replace it. it is lingering with me like the memory of really great sex. i feel deeply satisfied.
I'm a web developer based out of Sacramento, I listen to books while I work, and love audible.
This is a great classic Sci-Fi. Given the time it was written in, it really doesn't feel too dated, I assumed it was written nearer to the late 70s. I would recommend this to any Sci-Fi fan that's looking for a serious read, not some pop corn garbage that seems to be the main Sci-Fi fair today.
I must say this is also Clarke's best, book. I liked 2001, but this is by far superior. And Rendezvous with Rama was the work of his I've enjoyed the least, I would go so far as to say I didn't like it at all. So if you want to find out what Clarke is about start with this one.
The audio is not synchonized with the listed chapters and somehow the volumeb seams to go super low in places.... You get the sense as if you are missing sections of the story.
The story itself is good and entertaining.
SciFi crazy! Geek! Love my dog, Dylan! Was never a good reader, then I discovered Audible and topics that interested me. Generally SciFi, b
I loved this book immediately.
Thankfully, I read the book years before the movie came out.
The narrator was good!
I read to escape. Classic sci-fi/military sci-fi/fantasy. It is all about the story. No deep thought, no dream sequences... Entertainment
Just an interesting story. started fast and gripped you then slowed. was less enjoyable at that point but you HAD to find out the ending! luckily the book wasn't overly long or I might not have made it. overall I really liked it. Not my typical fare but I feel like I am that much more Geeky by having read it.
Eric Michael Summerer is not my favorite reader but does a good job with classic sci-fi fare. would like a bit more animation- however may be the correct choice given the material.
I would listen to the first half in one sitting but the second half was harder and although I went back to it- I wasn't ignoring my Wife and Kids to do so.