Excellent SciFi which focuses on the excellent characters rather than the technology. Check it out!
starts off slow and has slow spots. didn't much like the constant political babble. the book finished strong though. just as I was thinking it was going to be just an OK listen it redeemed itself about half way through... roughly... maybe earlier and only got better from there. I will be buying the next book in the series.
My favorite authors Stephen King, James Lee Burke, and Kevin J Anderson. This book reads like it was a joint venture between the three. There are elements of a space opera, some pretty gnarly horror, and a solid anti-hero detective.
I loved it. I would highly suggest for you if interested in any of the above genres.
I look forward to more works from this author.
I found the story to be a little slow at times but overall enjoyed the listen.
Book 2 was even better. Turned out I listened in the wrong order.
narrator did a good job conveying the emotions and individuality of the different characters. Loved the hard scifi elements and space opera adventure structure of the book.
Fast-paced mystery / thriller that drops a washed-up detective and the hapless XO of an ice freighter in the middle of an interplanetary catastophe. Great characters and spot on narration by Jefferson Mays. Highly recommended if you like the character-driven action of McMaster Bujold or the political complexities of Weber's Honor Harrington series.
I read this book after watching the first season of The Expanse. The series covers roughly half of this book. The technology isn't gimmicky or improbable. The story is compelling and the characters unfold as intricate, complex people as the story develops.
This had the classic space opera feel while bringing modern science into the picture. Fully entertaining. Well written and executed.