I've listened to a lot of audiobooks, but this transcends classifications. Not just a sci-fi story, but a deeply moving look into a man's soul. The characters are multilayered individuals and the problems they incur meeting an alien race are very realistic and much more believeable than in any sci fi novels I've ever read. It makes sense that the auther is a sociologist.And the narrator is absolutely perfect in every way, move over Scott Brick, there's a new King of audiobooks!
I've been playing this in my car for a couple weeks and I think it's a great story. The narrator does a fine job, I can easily distinguish all the characters, no problem at all. Perhaps it's not for the short attention spans, but it's a very interesting story, and the info about the renaissance is particularly enjoyable.
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