This is my favourite story in the Revelation Space story so far. It has all of the wonderful strangeness we have come to expect from Renolyds and comes with so much action!
The first time I started this story I got a bit lost in the universe he created, but the second time around I couldn't put it down. Wonderful book.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The ending was very satisfactory and in my opinion better than the ending of the next book in the series. I believe that book is called the blood spire? in any event, the narrator, John Lee was at his usual best and was able to perform multiple characters in a way that made them different from one another what was not so different that it was jarring. in my opinion, some narrators try too hard with other voices and I find it distracting. John Lee is one of my favorite narrators.
Great story and a great narrator, John Lee! I've enjoyed all of the books that Mr. Lee has narrated by Mr. Reynolds.
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It was a little confusing as the events in this book obviously take place prior to the Yellowstone plague. It fits in the same universe but should come before Chasm City
I really liked the book. It's in the vein of Dune but focuses a little more on computers than genes. I had to take away 2 stars from the performance because the reader, although great, doesn't pause when changing from one point of view to another. When reading for audiobooks, these readers have to pause between chapters and scenes.
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This was my first book of Alastair's and I really enjoyed it. The first two chapters initially were hard but by the 3rd I was starting to get addicted to the storyline and could not put it down.
The world and characters seemed well developed and it was worth buying. More importantly, I want to buy and read more of his books.
Lastly, I found the narration for me was fine and easy to follow. I would definitely choose this narrator if I had the choice.
I enjoyed Ghost in the Shell with its analysis of the Human/Machine speculations. This book doesn't get too philosophical but it is an entertaining story about what a space-faring human civilization might be like.
I like Reynolds' storytelling, in general, though this story had what I felt were unnecessary complications here and there. Likewise, I like Lee's rendition of Reynolds' stories -- he does great accents -- but occasionally his intonation doesn't reflect the verb used to describe the speech. Still well worth the time to listen.