This book started out great! However, the file I down loaded was corrupted!!! I didn't get all the part 1 and part 2 wouldn't load onto my MP3 Player at all!! It just sits in my purcased pile of downloads, can't redownload it, and can't load it to my player and finish it. Part 1 got so far and started making this horrible noise, so didn't get to finish it either. Can we say Refund? But no one has offered me that option as of yet!
The Ice Limit is well written, but tends to drag on. I was okay and I made it all the way through, but mostly because I didn't want to waste a credit. At times it was engaging. I would say it was "okay."
Although this is a very long book it's quite enjoyable, compelling and interesting. Suspense, action, super-weird meteorite that is just as much of a "character" as the humans. The engineering and technical aspects are fascinating. Characters are all well developed. Some parts are predictable and cheesy. But only minor parts of the story. Some here want a sequel. It's certainly open to it but where would it go? The ending is jaw-dropping. A little "out there" but believable. My only complaint is that sometimes the story or the reader (can't say for sure) seemed a little too self-important. Loved this book. Would make an excellent summer blockbuster film.
It was OK book, but not great. Maybe I expected too much after reading The Wheel of Darkness, that was complete opposite. The meteorite from red metal with panspermia touch was surely interesting idea. What I didn't like throughout the book was the feel of total despair and utmost vain seeping at you from every chapter. I've never read such a hopeless book. If it was authors goal then he met it with excellence. This might not be likable for every reader though, I certainly didn't. But if you enjoy despair then go for it. Anyways maybe it would have been better if it wasn't completely killed by the narrator. His melancholic voice without any emotion makes you want to sleep.
Reader, listener, book consumer.
The story took its time to develop and only about halfway through did it start to become gripping. From that point on it was really good listening, though, making the struggle through the 'intro' time well spent. It the rushed to the end resulting in a somewhat predictable conclusion. And then sadly it carried on for another almost 45 minutes of unnecessary 'wrapping-up.' It was not a bad listen, but I have certainly enjoyed better. The narrator was good and paced the story well.
Boring, simplistic plot . Very predictablie. Narration drove me to distraction. Stilted, unrealistic dialogue. Shallow
I was captivated until the end of the story. Then all of the air seemed to come out of the plot. It certainly appears that he authors are setting things up for a sequel, but that doesn't help the reader feel good about this particular book.
I've listened to a lot of Scott Brick's books, and I often select books for his performance value alone. But I agree with some of the other reviews here. His narration in this book seemed to be slow and did not add to the interest of the reader. Perhaps the story line was not the best for Scott.
Audiobooks Make Weed Wacking a Pleasure
I was reluctant to bet this audiobook because of the polar love/hate reviews. I enjoyed it. It has a Michael Crichton technical feel to it. The dialog is a little weak and cliché, but the action is interesting and the book was well thought out.
There seem to be a lot of comments about the narrator Scott Brick, but I think his narration was fine. The bland dialog and Scott Brick's voice are a little dry, and he makes one of the main characters, Eli Glinn, sound EXACTLY like Leonard Nimoy's Spock.
I enjoyed this audiobook, but if you don't like technical stories, or if you insist on witty banter, don't buy it.