Sure. I don't think they saved the book, but they were better than the story.
I liked the female character's obsession with good design, but the author's kind of let it fall by the wayside once they had used it to establish her.
This book just kind of bored me. I didn't hate it, but I stopped listening with only an hour or so to go and I never missed it. I didn't really care what happened to anyone and don't have any interest in finding out.
There's always something to read in my purse
This book is being sold as a secret society molding human history through the mists of time/sort-of time travel story, when in fact it's just another 'we were meant for each other' sappy love story with a thin veneer of 'we have this amazing way of transferring memories from one human consciousness to another over the last 40,000 years, but that's just a plot device.' SOOOO disappointing. I kept listening waiting for the good stuff to kick in, and it never does. I don't know who decided on this bait and switch marketing approach but it's really lame.
The narration isn't awful.
I don't know how this book got such a high rating. This story might have been better if it made any sense. I like a good sic-fi, but this story is way out in left field and, maybe I'm showing my ignorance, but I just didn't get it at all.
The narrators were both good and probably the only reason I kept listening.
I didn't have any desire to listen to the last 5 minutes.
The story was all over the place; it couldn't keep my interest and I had no desire to finish it.
I don't know
When I chose this book, I was expecting to hear about the world of the Incrementalists and tales of their endeavours to make the world a better place. Instead, the actions of the Incrementalists were no more than hinted at all through the book. As intriguing as the premise was, the development of it was patchy in most places and was not much more than the backdrop to a rather mawkish romance.
The narrators were okay but they had a disconcerting practice of using different accents for the same characters. Mary Kowal portrayed the character Jimmy with a French accent while Ray Porter gave him a gruff American accented voice.
The descriptions of the practice of the Incrementalists and how they work was intriguing but this book was unable to satisfy the need for a story with substance to match the premise.
I love the dialogue among the characters. The two lead characters are especially wonderful.
There's a tiny bit of unexplained stuff around the way reincarnation works and how Celeste breaks the rules but largely it's self consistent and a whole bunch of fun.
There are two narrators and it's great fun to hear each of them interpret the voices of the same characters. I've listened to this one more times than any other audio book I "own" and still enjoy it tremendously.
Excellent futuristic scifi, this book delivers. Interesting premise, I enjoyed the characters, want to retread this one. Will look for other books by these authors.
The readers did a passable job trying to make a boring story and uninspiring concept interesting to listeners. It's not horrible and embarrassing, but certainly not memorable either.
This was a complex story - with a lot of imagined worlds in the minds of the characters. I made it about 3/4 thorugh but just didn't care enough what happened to finish.