Thrilling epic mindbending
The surprise inside the stone and the depiction of this surprise
He makes the characters come alive in my head. Thank you Stefan.
The stone is the answer
Mirsky. I enjoyed the way his character was enlightened.
No. He did a great job.
The description of Axis City. It was exciting.
I will listen to NO boring book. Old Fav's,Card, King , Hobb. New Fav's, Hill, Scalzi, Sawyer, Interested in Lansdale, Crouch, Konrath
IF HE COULD ONLY EXPLAIN THE SIMPLE THINGS
Bear took on more then he could write about in this saga. Full of lots of mind blowing physics, math and science, the story was just too broad and complicated for Bear to explain. I first read this over 30 years ago. At the time I could barely understand it, but in my youth I felt compelled to finish every book I started and I did. Now that I am older, more mature, and better read, I thought I would try again with the help of Stefan Rudnicki. I still could not wrap my mind around it or find much entertaining in this future text book. I could blame myself for not being the scientific genius, it takes to enjoy this diatribe or I could blame Bear for not being a good enough writer to give it life. I blame Bear and I am not going to listen to no boring book. I quit early on this and advise you not to start.
There are 2 trueths in life. If it were not for the dreamers, the corp. generals would have nothing to sell. The question is not what, but when and how do we get there.
The Time Travel.
and the ending of the book
Gary the team leader
I listen to multiple books Stefan has read. He is one of the best
It is too long for that. But I listen to my books on my phone at work everyday.
Interesting the way different factions, the different people changed over the centuries.
There is an excruciating amount of detail on the geography, technology and peoples of the world. So much so that even after 5 hours Im horribly confused on who is who, what technology is what. Im very used to technology and sci-fi but this one leaves me muddled.
The endless descriptions!
Performance is good but check out the sample to see if you like his voice. Very deep and gravelly.
Yes - visuals of this would make it so much easier to follow. Also I assume it would be abridged!
maybe its me, but give this one a miss, there are so many other classics out there.
Well read and performed.
Stefans voice characterizations seemed a little odd to me at first, particularly the asian accent. His Russian is great though as are his portrait of the occupants of the way.
Should be a movie.
For me it was 9 hours of storytelling misery. I could not understand any of the concepts and kept losing the story and the characters. Maybe my sci-fi needs are more simple and I just got out of my depth. Some people wandered through some sort of anomaly into some sort of other dimensions. They had sex a couple of times, killed each other, were cataloged in a city computer and met Cleopatra. And there's a sequel?
I just went with the wrong story and need to get back into more comfortable settings.
Mr. Rudniki - a storyteller's voice. Always enjoy listening to him even when I don't like the story.
some people like the technical/physics stuff, I don't. This was very technical for me, at the expense of the story.
Not sure. Something more exciting probably.... I've got tons on my wish list.
Mr Rudnicki's voice is low an beautiful, but combined with the slowness of the story, it made me sleepy. He's a good reader, if a bit plodding, I'd be interested in maybe hearing him do a romance?
Just disappointment. The reviews were for the most part glowing. It sparked nothing in me - I tried for a month -nothing- so I gave up.
I think the story had some good ideas. And I'm sure back in 1985, when it first came out, this was a story before it's time. Now? Not so much.
I couldn't finish this it was so tedious. It reminded me very much of Ringworld (which was absolutely horrid) and Rendezvous With Rama (which wasn't AS bad as Ringworld, probably because the shallow characters weren't obnoxious). Eon falls somewhere in between, but when I realized it was going to be another shallow, contrived story with boring, undeveloped characters with the sole purpose of providing an excuse to blather on about this awesome meteor from the future, I stopped listening. Actually, I kept going a bit further (made it about 1/3 of the way through) just in case it was going to somehow turn into an actual story with an actual plot, but it was pretty clear by then that it wasn't going to do that.
I was seriously disappointed because the book synopsis held some promise... and I love Stefan Rudnicki's narration.