Jurassic Park style mega-rich self-centered creep who has to own more and better than anyone else, soul-less strategist, damaged pilot and scientists. All combine in a patently stupid quest that gets nearly everyone killed. I kept trying to put words to how awful the narration is: I usually like Scott Brick (nobody else could do Ender!) but in this book he sounds like one of those sappy up close and personal tear-jerky films they show on sports shows when they have too much time to fill. I finally just gave up and turned it off. Oh, yeah, I did jump ahead and listen to the last few minutes. It ended pretty much the way I thought it would after the first chapter.
This is hands down the best book I've read hhere on audible. (Of about 50)
On its own in text this book would be great, but with scott brick narrating its superb! In my opinion the narrating will make or break an audiobook. This time brick comes through with an excellent narration
The story is enthralling, the research behind it is spot on, and the ending is well worth the read. Sometomes I wish I could forget this book just to enjoy reading it again
Although some of the characters seemed a bit cookie-cutter, the story and epilogue were thought provoking and interesting. I enjoyed it. Performance made it a good listen, not sure if I would have actually read it in print.
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