The world's spin is slowing down, and gravity is affected, but only a little bit and only at the beginning. OK, so it's fantasy and I am supposed to go with the flow of it, but the scientific basis is so weak that I just cannot get into this one. Besides, the characters are supeficial, the story dull and pointless.
Who gave this book a good enough review to have motivated me to try it. I kept waiting for some redemption at the end, but the writer also ran out of steam by then too.
This read is engrossing and original. When the earth slows its spinning, the unexpected effects on human life become almost a character in the story. The premise is very imaginative and well-described.
The point of view of the young girl is exquisite and satisfying. I recommend this listen if you can suspend disbelief as you might do to enjoy science fiction. The characters are beautifully detailed and believable. The writing is terrific. My only small gripe: I don't understand the title, though -- it didn't seem to fit or relate to the story. Highly recommended for something readable and different.
I found it very thought provoking. A good read that sticks in your mind.
It's a possible future a long, long time from now.
I enjoyed the reader a lot!
I never consider audio editions better. Just different.
A complete upset of the normal pace of day and night changes everything in the environment and society. It is well thought-out and narrated from the point of view of a young girl.
When they discovered what had really happened to the girl's missing grandfather.
A little happiness anywhere in the story. This book was so depressing it got boring very quickly. It is only the second or third book I have not been able to make myself finish.
It was boring.
It was not her performance that was at fault. It was the material she was reading.
I would have cut the whole book.
Most good authors can take any subject and make it interesting. This book was so boring, it couldn't hold my interest. The Characters are flat and boring, the story is boring. The title of this book should be, "Depressing."
Well done...excellent reading...Great story and characters...
There's a story about the human condition stashed in a science fiction story.....
Listen in car quite often and could not wait to get back in car, often sitting in driveway to finish parts.
No, I already listened to it.
Longer, more involved characterization -- have the girl grow older, have the world go deeper into the slowing
When the girl and Seth Moreno get close
No, although finding the Grandfather dead was very sad and poignant. Well written part.
The premise of the book--time out of whack, living day for night and night for day, and "Circadia"--really stuck with me. I liked the narrator, and the narration, but sometimes wished I could hear another (more mature) perspective.
Working mom who loves to read!
The story was very very slow. I coundn't take it any more and had to stop listening to it.
Not sure. I loved her first book but this one was very disapointing.
She sounded like she was about to fall asleep.
40% of what I listened to.
Waste of time and credit.
I haven't read the print version of the book but plan to. I so enjoyed listening to the book I'm afraid I might not enjoy it in print as well. I bought it based on a brief mention of it in Maureen Dowd's column in the NYT. I loved the female protagonist and even though it's set it a fictionalized kind of end-of-the-world place it was incredibly believable.
The world is changing in this book and it's not for the better. There's an immediacy, nostalgia and even hopefulness in the way Card presents the characters during a very troubling and disruptive time. The human-ness, the despair and longing of the budding adolescent at the center of the story is heartbreaking.
Get it right now!