I loved the narrator.
John Lee carries you into the story, and holds you there.
Some areas of the story seemed to be a bit cut off, or jumped ahead leaving you trying to understand the changing events.
No. I would turn it off and read the book. Much like I did the first time around.
Tom Weiner did a great job with Red November and think he'd perform well here.
I only know this audio version.
The Rama of course, but The Dreaming Void also comes to mind, in terms of how expansive the story becomes, and how mysterious.
What a nuanced reading!
One level of the story is about a friendship between two competitive women that endures. It inspires one to think what is friendship, how important is friendship in my life, do i feel loyalty toward my friend? Loyalty of what kind?
This is a book worth while listening to.
Jack of all Trades, Master of None
The large scope, the use of actual physics and a universe that hints at so much more.
I didn't really have a favourite character, they all had their charms and they all played an important role in the book.
His character representation. I already had listened to him in previous books and I think he does a splendid job.
No, not really. There were moments of confusions though where I thought the audiobook was defective as it suddenly jumped forward in time. Maybe this could have been a bit better marked in the audiobook, though as I haven't seen the written text I am not sure how it went there. It felt rather abrupt at times.
At 4 hours in I nearly gave up.
The narration was driving me nuts. Machine gun like and characterless it made a reasonable story very hard going. Don't get me wrong, the narrator was talented with an amazing array of voices and accents, but his normal speaking voice was clipped and boring. For me it sucked the life out of the story.
The story itself was OK but a bit tedious and overly drawn out at times. I normally love long books: I was just relieved when this one ended.
I hope you get more out of it.
Maybe. I liked how the story kept switching gears at regular intervals, but the narrator's style got quite tiresome by the end.
I found John Lee's performance quite old-fashioned and lacking any sort of humor.
Into the unknown...
It was worth a credit, but not a "WOW".
If you like some space travel, science facts and aliens, then this is the book for you. Good plot, which starts off slowly but builds up and has some good twists and turns. Narration is good and characters are well-differentiated. If you like Heinlein, Pohl, Niven or those of that ilk, you will like this.
Gardening Geek/Fishing Freak/CADninja
I can't remember how this book showed up on my radar, but I'm glad it did. This epic 19.5 hour book flew by. I tend to shy away from anything over 12 hours, but gave this one a go based on reviews. Usually about 8 to 10 hours into a book I get antsy and start thinking about what I'm going to listen to next. Not so here. I'm 5 hours into my next book and still thinking about this book. Highly recommend.
The author is best in sweeping new space opera and I was a bit hesitant with Pushing Ice - it sounded like it was very pedestrian. Miners and asteroids has never turned out well that I know of. But it turns out that starting from the prologue, Reynolds has a way of keeping it so small it's relatable while blowing your mind with cosmic vistas you didn't know you wanted.
Both Bella and Svetlana. That's a great pair for the story, grounding it and giving a human motive and conflict to drive the story, no matter how outlandish the setting. They go to such lows, it's very interesting later how small, human touches can feel so powerful.
The fight over the aquarium. Again, Reynolds has found a way to frame and make solid something very abstract, in this case the whole relationship and history between the three characters (Bella, Svetlana and Parry).
What will humanity turn out to be, millions of years from now?
The reader's accents got a bit much at times.