I'm a bibliophile since early childhood. Love speculative fiction, odd premises, mystery novels that teach about different places and times.
I got about an hour and a half into this poor thing. I kept hoping it would get up and walk. Run. Limp. Something.
It never moved for me. The premise, the understanding of words, interested me very much, but they never figured out where or how to go with that.
I listened for a long time. Or what seemed like a long time. But after about an hour and a half or two hours, I just couldn't do it anymore. The characters were annoying, unrealistic and inconsistent. The attempt to build suspense already reeked of disappointment. I don't want or expect car chases and expolsions, but I do want and expect excellent literary development and strong character development. It didn't go anywhere. It did not ignite my love for words. There were no fascinating references or definitions or characters. I wouldn't waste your time.
this must be the worst book I have ever listened to on Audible.
How you ever rated it so high is a big question mark in my mind .
Insipid twenty somethings populate a weak story about pseudo-intellectual corporate work ethic. It's held together by an evener weaker subplot ("murder mystery") with a Law and Order style twist. Disappointing and not worth the credit.
I was taught that when you can't, won't or don't have anything good to say about someone or something, don't... So read between the lines.
The subject intrigued me; but the story disappointed. The characters were poorly developed; the plot went round and round and seemed to go nowhere; the main character droned on and on -- couldn't wait for the book to end.