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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.
Yes, and I will. Why you ask? This is an awesome Audio book. The narration by John Lee is a stellar performance for an Interstellar story.
That it was nothing like I had expected. You see I don't listen to the short clip of an audio book before I purchase. I go by Art, the author and my gut. to me this is like a "Hercule Poirot" ( Complete with the accent )type murder mystery of epic proportion, meets "the Lawnmower Man". This story covers much ground or is should say space, habitats, humanoid races, tech and just about everything imaginable. With all the players and their back stories written vividly and complete. I love this kind of surprise in a book, and If you like mystery and sci fi you will to.
his use of the different voice's for the characters, separating them perfectly without fail you know who is saying what without any doubt after the first few chapters and from then on as new ones are introduced.
I would had time permitted, as it was I listened to the book in 3 sittings.
Great work just get it and listen for yourself.
Remember the movie "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly?" Well, I could find nothing good in this story. Unless you like the grimy side of life taken to deeper depths, give this book a pass.
A good SF story transports you to another world and paints that world in vivid color and detail. This story did just that. A very imaginative future world and a good story as well. A little bit of an old fashioned mystery story.