I love the depth and colour in this story. I think the pain of loss and fear that all the characters suffer do help them grow. And I'm pleased with Toby's characterisation of women.
Great voice and great story. It was well worth the 35+ hours of listening. Let the story develop and you won't be disappointed. I will be listening to more Hamilton and longworth.
I have read almost all of Peters work. starting with the nights dawn trilogy, including the Starflyers series ,fallen dragon and I have to say this was a little bit of a Departure from what I'm used to however Bravo!!! fantastic storylines I love how he writes kind of like watching a Tarentino movie it is fantastic. Give this a shot you won't regret it
Any fan Hamilton's other works will feel right at home.
A rich, aromatic blend of earthy, procedural detective work and heady space opera with a dash of zesty horror.
This book is over 30 hours long which is great for my long commutes. The book has many stories which at first seem unrelated, but slowly the tendrils start to wind together. I couldn't wait to get back in my car to hear more. I haven't read this author before but I will definitely look for more of his books.
The narrator is excellent but he does have an English accent if that bothers you.
My books are water; those of the great geniuses are wine; (fortunately) everybody drinks water. - Mark Twain
Ayn Rand thinks this novel should be compressed. I've read (not listened to) Atlas Shrugged, The Stand, and several other long novels. I've listened to many long novels as well. Sometimes as you progress through a long novel you start to get the feeling of being cheated, you've invested the time and now the author is getting too far fetched. That is my feeling on this novel, it could be a lot better if it was considerably shortened and condensed.
Science Fiction World Building plus murder mystery plus family fortunes. This combination made the book a continuous wonder. Plus the characters are likable and sort of realistic.
There is a point, toward the end of the 30+ hours of audio, where a family secret is revealed. That caught me completely by surprise.
Game of Wonder.
Enjoyed enough that I will devote another 31 hours to listening to it again. Very rare for me. But there is so much here that I know I missed some details on the first cycle. Enjoy.
Superbly written and performed. Memorable, well developed characters. Toby Longworth is a top notch narrator giving each character their own distinct voice and accent. He flows from British to Cockney to American accents effortlessly. Well done, very well done!
Just get it! This one will stay with you!!