I found this to be a welcome distraction from my history listening...nice to get lost in science fiction.
The narrator was pretty solid. His character voices were subtle but helped distinguish between them.
The story and setup are compelling and enjoyable. The main characters were well written for the most part but sort of transparent/cliche. The book mostly sets up the universe so don't expect much in the way of storyline resolutions at the end. It reads almost like a comic book or something. Overall pretty fun and ill probably listen to more books set in the Rho universe.
a Tech Exec who loves the stories about what could be and what should have been. Mixed with histories told from an outside perspective.
Overall the book was predictable and at slow until the last few chapters. If the whole book kept up the pace of the first four and last four, I would have been a better experience.
Leave the Serial rapist/murder out. I thought I had accidentally switched to another book. It was totally out of place and not appropriate for the story line.
Narrator was fine
It had an interesting premise and start
Hard to know where to start, so much is wrong here. This is just a really bad piece of Young Adult scifi which I suffered through to the end even though a couple of hours in it was blatantly clear that this would go nowhere. Well, if you're a fan of teens-get-superpowers-and-act-like-morons-while-fighting-super-villain stories, this ones for you. If you're into original ideas, good writing, character development, a certain inner logic, and don't like cliffhangers, then stay wide away from this book. I like the narrator but nothing he could do to save a plot line that does nothing but rehash every stupid sci fi meme ever invented.
No. This book was not properly or accurately presented. For what it is, I suppose the book is fine, but it is full of stereotypical characters and silly, cliched plot points. It reminds me of a Hardy Boys novel repurposed to about 1988.
None of this author's work. I may hand the book off to my 11-year-old daughter.
Perfect mix of action, Sci-Fi, and technology.. Great buildup, and rare to find a book with so many intelligent characters that make logical decisions. The finish just send a bit lackluster considering the scope of the book
The book would be a good choice for early learners in middle school. It's fast paced, and completely without character development. It may be more advanced then the Bobbsey Twins, but not much. I wasn't able to read it, but might recommend the book to my grandson.
I enjoyed it, it moved along nicely, no real sex scenes, & I liked the characters. I am near retirement age, but was pleasantly surprised despite the Young Adult themes. I do want to hear the next in series, but won't pay a full credit for it. Already have almost 600 & have heard 260-270 books. This one held my interest. Perhaps more mature adults than I won't like it, though. Take it for what it is. (Review by Rick)