Disgusted by the never-ending profanity, homosexuality, promotion of teen promiscuity, pushing of evolution and anti-Christian rhetoric. Could have skipped the first half of the book because of all the garbage the author was spewing. He should have spent more time on the plot instead of propaganda. Had a very weak ending. Will not even listen to the next book even though I already purchased it.
These not only are intelligent with quirky humor, but have a captivating story line. I blew through the first two books and already downloaded the third.
Also, an amazing performance by the multiple narrators.
A great book all the way around!
Really intriguing sci fi about a conscious mind emerging from the world wide web. The characters are very engaging and sucked me into the story. And although it deals with serious themes it avoids cheap melodrama. If I have any complaints it would be that parts of the book are almost "preachy". The narration is good, featuring múltiple voices, but because of that is not always the same quality.
read this book or listen to it. it's book two of three the 1st was good but this is the better if the two. I'll be listening to the 3rd next.
Although one or two scenes might be a little disturbing, and I say this knowing some will buy the AB just reading that, the book is very well written and the performance excellent!
Great story marred by heavy handed didacticism. The story and the points could've been made by having Webmind experiencing the points that Sawyer wants to make. Instead, Sawyer puts words into the mouths of Webmind and Caitlyn, reducing them to mere mouthpieces, embarrassingly obvious plot devices to parrot Sawyer's points of view.
INevertheless, enjoyed the story: it was a good way to pass the time while I knit.
My husband and I are reading this trilogy together and each night we share our take on that day's reading. There's so much to think about and explore!! Amazing so far can't wait to read the third!! Wonderful reading...simply a must
Yes I believe I would after some time. Often I get new messages from a book the second time I read it. I usually give it several months before I read a good book again.
Good character development, WWhen explenations are given, they sound plausible. The author knows his subject, his suroundings - location, doesn't talk down to the reader.
Of course I like the harilon but, the whole family seem real. The Japanese scientist also has an interesting is interesting.
Many moments, it's hard to find just one.
Ok, I have read many books by Robert J. Sawyer, some on the CNIB Library and some others on Audible. I knew that he was a great author. I had been putting off the WWW series because I thought it was likely just a blind story book. I have no problem reading books about people that are blind but, I sometimes find myself rejecting books that others think "would be good for me". I finally decided to give the first book a try, I'm glad I did.
My only question is, after the ending in the second book "Watch", how can "Wonder" top that?
I love it! Even after almost seven years after reading the first book, the moment I started this audio book, I remembered the wonder and curiosity that filled my mind all those years ago. I will track down a hardcover copy of this book, so that I will always have it. I would recommend this series to anyone and everyone!
I'm off to listen to the last book! Thank you Robert J. Sawyer for a fantastic series!
So far I really love this series. It has lots of great information amongst the character development and a stirring plot. Will definitely be going on to Book 3!