Hooowee!!!!.... strap in for a cosmic ride of scifi seasoned with a pinch of fantasy.
LIke most good eats, this is done to a turn and slow cooked in a faster than light oven that captivates with what's happening now and the aroma of the feasting to come.
You will not want it to finish.... but you will crave for the end........a blissful dilemma
Great science fiction.
Great story, well narrated, although accents and voice modulation mixed for some characters.
Disappointed with the end. It was so abrupt that I went looking for an extra download, thinking I'd missed one of the download files. I would still recommend this book though.
Peter F. Hamilton invents a really interesting Universe, one that is engaging and full of interesting stuff. But I feel that the book could have been soo much better by cutting it down to maybe 1/3 of its length. The writing spreads the interesting content over way too many pages. You have to work through hours of cheep TV-style soap about rather predictable characters before you are rewarded with another interesting snipped that drives the story along. While I in the end enjoyed diving into this Universe, I am not going to invest the same amount of time to read through the sequel.
I think I need to check out if there is a short story collection by this author....
I love the performance of John Lee. He speaks beautifully, in my opinion, and brings the characters to life.
I have previously listened to the Void Trilogies, and the lastest follow-up. But I loved that this book was a little more "technological" (less "magical"), and that it gave lots of good background to many of the characters and on the Commonwealth itself.
I downloaded the second book within minutes of finishing the first.
This being the first book by Hamilton that I've come across, I'm thoroughly pleased at having found a new favorite author.
The characters, and they're plenty, are well developed and feel realistic.
This got it all: action, sex, politics, discovery... Science fiction at its best.
The story is engaging. It would have been much more so if it flowed. There is so much padding that it is easy to lose interest and skip sections. I used much will power not to skip. Mr Hamilton has exquisite imagination. What could have been literature of the first order becomes soap opera. A shame.
This is simply a must read for anyone who like Science fiction.
A great story with an amazing universe, plot and a cliffhanger that instantly makes you buy the next book which is also awesome.
Also great for a second read even though it is pretty long. Makes time fly when you get into the story.
Could have done without the somewhat erotic elements, but it's not that bad and kind of makes the characters a tad deeper.
Quite a confusing book. Nice stories but it reminds me a lot about the old movie "short cuts", if you like that and Sci-fi you will likely like this. I just like Sci-fi so I'm not in the target listening group I suppose.
Regret pre-puchasing the next book in the series. Won't listen to it..
I'm a reader of anything interesting and/or entertaining, be it fiction or non-fiction. If it exercises the gray matter at the same time, all the better!
A well read and well written. I love detail, and this series doesn't skimp on details.
Revelation space series. More in terms of size and scale, rather than setting and story.
Have listened to many and this is as good or better than others.
To bring the commonwealth saga and the void saga (which continues on 1500 years in the future) to the big screen is would take many movies, so this one would be........Welcome to the Commonwealth: episode one of ten!
Start here and don't stop until you finish The Temporal Void.