Kim Robinson has done a great job with this story. I will definitely buy more of her audiobooks. She deftly manages to weave a complex, far-fetched future into the historical facts of Galileo's life in a way that is both fantastic and utterly rooted in the scientific method. The texture of Galileo's personality and relationships is vividly illustrated by the narrator, George Guidall, who's gritty and occasionally impatient speech almost makes you forget you're listening to a narrator and not to Galileo himself. If you like mysteries, you'll find this book plodding. If you're a scifi fantasy lover, it'll be good. If you are a scientist, you'll be enthralled. Well done, Kim. Well done.
I expected an exciting story. This is more a biography with a tiny bit of sci-fi on the side. Maybe it gets better as it goes, but I've not managed to make it through the first part after trying to engage with the story for over three weeks now.
This is a very good book and fun to listen to. There is a nice story, interesting setting, likable characters and excellent narration. The author and the narrator are very talented.
After listening to the first 2 parts of the download the third part sat unplayed in my MP3 player. Finally deleted it after 2 months, nuf said.