No. NOT EVEN IF IT WERE THE LAST BOOK ON THIS EARTH. It was terribly disjointed.
Read a different book
Narrator was fine
He should retire
The large over-arching sci-fi concepts in this book are original, thought provoking, and generally interesting to ponder. Narration was solid.
The characters populating the book are simply not human. They over-react to relatively minor sleights with murder, hold grudges indefinitely, have absolute respect for authority so long as their not one of the 3 characters vying for it, and are completely nonplussed by 13 years of solitary confinement, and other mind blowing events. I spent a good portion of the book just wishing I could choke the stupid out of them. Also, there seemed to be a strange form of reverse sexism, where the power struggles happened exclusively between women, while the men were mostly just complete tools. A few plot holes that I had trouble ignoring.
Great premise. Decently captivating story. Frustrating characters and dialog. Reynolds should team up with a writer that can create compelling people to populate his otherwise very interesting universe.
If you are into sci-fi and its role as a philosophical exploration of quantum physics and the human and possible 'will to power', this book is insightful and interesting regarding the impact of unknown alien intentions, contact and impact upon human nature and certain fundamental paradoxes regarding the paradox of ftp travel and time dilation.
The characters are richly described and the performance is superb.
I think there is a strong connection to the work of Stephen Baxter, particularly some of his concepts in his renowned Xeelee Sequence.
Well spoken, great imagery and consistent in his engagement of the listener's interest.
It's definitely a three day event if you can manage it....I didn't want to stop listening once the premise rolled out.
Get it...you'll love it
I hope not.
He has limited change between characters.
Bored to tears.
I kept waiting for something to happen, and waiting, and waiting.
I've been a fan of Reynolds, but 16 hours into this book I finally gave up on it. Most of the book is taken up with an irrational and unbelievable cat fight that last for decades. Reynolds seems to be more interested in coming up with a novel (pardon the pun) concept than an interesting or entertaining plot.
All of it
Discovering the mysteries of the "ship" and how the society evolves on it.
None in particular. Mostly why I liked it so much.
A great book to get really absorbed in with it's revelations and future tech.
The stoy line is a little had to folow, but it kept me interested.
Yes. I have listened to a few of his books.
A story flung in to the FAR future
The challenge of the unknown.
No......was great in the beginning then it tended to annoy me as the characters got more dumb as they went on.
Very believable character action.
No had to go back to it a few times
I am a writer and a photographer, I enjoy playing the drums and exercising in my off hours.
The story is really well written
I just am not too fond of his readings, he makes everthing sound like an old time Shakespheare play. Not that there is anything wrong with that but it just does not fit with all stories. He is well versed but his voice just does not work for me with these science fiction stories.
No it was a solid book.
After I listened to the audiobook I discovered that I had a hard copy buried beneath some previously read books. In most cases I'd be mad about spending the money when I already had a copy of the book in a different format. In this case I was not. The performance added a substantial amount to the story.
I know Reynold's primarily through his Revelation Space universe (which was simply amazing). Reynold's style definitely comes through in this stand alone piece. Readers of this book may find the Manifold trilogy (Manifold: Space, Manifold: Time, Manifold: Origin) by Stephen Baxter to be very similar in scope and style.
I have not listened to John Lee's performances, save for this one. He did an excellent job. His accents were believable, but did not detract from the story or break my suspension of belief.