I decided to try this series because I have loved everything I've read by Terry so far. This series is a bit different, but once I excepted that it was no Disc World, I very much enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to the rest of the series.
This book isn't like anything you've ever read. Etertaining, engrossing, humorous, and thoughtful. Highly recommended.
Very good story. It held the interest of myself and my wife, whom normally are attracted to significantly different genres and styles, on a long driving trip. I intend to check out the next few books, at least, and possibly finish the series if the quality holds.
Pratchett yes, but I'll stick to Discworld
The series is incredibly boring. I'd be out for a walk and realize I'd totally missed five minutes.
The starting premise is okay, but it's not developed well at all. And "Datum" is a stupid word for man's origin, unless I'm really missing something.
It is pointed out repeatedly that you can't step while you're underground. After Yellowstone, they mark out the location of Datum buildings on world over. But why does nobody end up in a tree when stepping normally?
The first two books sort of imply that there's a gradient along the long earth, so that things change more and more the further you get from the Datum. That's pretty odd, nobody even questions it, and it's only in book three that it is actually said, in an offhand sentence.
There's plenty more. :(
The narration was fine. Even the sentient wolves.
SciFi nut from a very young age. Started with Doc Smith, Asimov, C. S. Lewis, Heinlein, Bradbury. Can't get enough of the good stuff.
The premise is sound but the actualization is a little too juvenile. Not amusing like Pratchett's other works and not captivating enough to make me want to read more. The narrator did an excellent job, but the material just couldn't hold my attention.
Initially I loved it, a great concept and I like Joshua as a character and later Lhap Sang (sp?). There are little biopics scattered around that are very entertaining. However, for the first two thirds of the story.. there is no story. It is primarily an exploration of the concept and what could happen if we were able to step. however, in the last third it picks up and becomes interesting. I felt it lacked most of the whimsical observations and humor of Pratchett that I had been looking forward to.
Not a chance, One of the few books that I should have left alone.
Something from Simon Green or Craig Johnson of Mark Twain
Not a clue. The book was not worth the audio effort
Not that I could find.
Take the book back please. I love some of the late Pratchet's work. ie. The Disc World series but this one wat the pits. Two authors do not a good book make,