Great Science Fiction
I loved the down to earth characters Peter has created for this book. Even though the story takes place around 150 years into the future, you are still able to relate closely with the characters and the situations they find themselves in.
One of the best Narrations I have heard yet. I rank him up there with Roy Dotrice from Game of Thrones.
I originally had some reservations regarding this book as it takes place 150 years before the events in Pandora's Star and was worried that he might roll back the tech tooo much.
After 5 minutes of listening to the story, all my fears were proved false. The story instantly grabs you and refuses to let you go. The Tech is only used as a means and not the focus of the story, thus allow you to revel in the beautiful drawn characters that Peter creates. The universe is still a fantastic, futuristic place that does connect with our world.
One of the best books I have read period.
A Must Read.
Too many to list here but I loved the trip to the Giant Spaceship. How they actually did it was really interesting and you could tell the Author put a lot of research into the actual science on how something like that could be done.
I really liked it where the Main character had to circle the planet in order to meet up with his crew and how improbable it would have been for the aliens to see him. And describing how orbital mechanics worked was simple and intriguing. Another fascinating part is how they managed to propel themselves towards the alien ship.
First time listening to these narrator's.
Yes. The death of one of the important characters was esp moving.
If you like 'Hard' Science fiction, and not afraid of pushing your brain matter, definitely get his book.
A true classic in the veins of Asimov, Heinlein, Arthur C Clark, Pournelle and Niven.
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