The Sparrow is refreshingly deep, with a very human intensity, yet without being overly heavy. The book explores faith without being preachy or dull. The character development is good, pacing comfortable, and flashbacks handled well.
A sci fi story about a group of Jesuits is not my usual fare. However I enjoyed this, much in the way I enjoyed Mary Gentle's Orthe series (Audible how about recording that or her Ashe series?).
I'm interested in the connections and motivations of people and despite the sense of accelerating and impending doom for the travellers, I was intrigued by this study of faith and friendship. I did have a break from time to time, the Audio version of watching through fingers, wanting to know but afraid to proceed.
If you have a tolerance of the pacing of European movies, you may find much to appreciate.
One of the best and most personally formative books I've ever encountered. Captivating premise, lovable characters, vivid themes and weighty questions with the power to change the reader. Recommended without reservation.
such a great author and epic of human struggle that leaves you yearning for the unfathomable ending.
a really good listen. I would recommend it to anyone that likes a well written story with memorable characters. science fiction without crazy science. even if you are not a reader of science fiction you will like this story
I listen to this book many years ago, loved it then and loved it again this time. The authors intellectual and educational background are well demonstrated in this book.
loved it. the story line was very interesting but the narration was outstanding! you will enjoy it.