San Diego, CA, United States | Member Since 2009
A great read to be sure! I read this when it was first released. And I was so disappointed when I found it was not offered as unabridged. Davina Porter's voice has certainly become Clair's so no other will suffice. When I saw that it is now available it took me about 5 seconds to click the download button. It's so easy to slip back to the 17th century when listening.
I did not read it.
While the entire book was entertaining, I liked the way the humans were able to overcome the various hazards set before them at the landing on Koban.
This was the best alien voices and character portrayal I've ever heard. The sound effects are not what I normally like to hear in the background, however in this case I really came to like those occasional beeps and background humming. I'd like to have a little more of that in the future.
It was just a really great story with very likable and detestable characters.
Can't wait for the next one!
I probably will give this another listen someday. It was great when I read it back in the 70's. I expect it will be in 30 more years.
The scenes in the Hammer Lab. I found the line about seeing the earth's shadow through the gassy haze in the tail of Hamner-Brown very visual.
He did a great job with the dialog. It's a bit cheesy sometimes, but then it was written in the early 70's.
No. I listened while I was traveling so it was great in the fact that I was able to ignore the discomforts of travel.
As I mentioned earlier, it is a bit cheesy at times. I was interested to see the slang and cultural differences of the past. So easy to forget how it was. The race and female equality issues are less an issue than they were then, but still remain nevertheless. Well, we have a 2 term black president so something changed. Then there is the whole getting struck by a comet thing. That would be the end life as we know it, if not a complete ending of the human rule on our planet. I suppose It would be interesting to read a sequel. I'd love to learn what type of government would be set up by survivors. Something along the lines of what Allen Steele's Coyote people came up with perhaps? And that struggle for survival would certainly be compelling to learn about. I always find myself asking the question of how would I do in that situation.
I enjoyed the entire story.
The scene where the pot cookies were consumed.
It would be a great listen for a long distance road trip.
As always, Allen Steele has produced a great story. Great if you have read or listened to one story in the series, or all of them. I 'Highly' (hee hee) recommend this book.
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