The reader's voice took some getting used to, but was fine after a while. Would listen to her again.
There was no attempt to wrap up anything and the book ended suddenly in mid plot. Not even any subplots were tidied up. I think this would really piss off some readers. I found it annoying but I had already planned on getting the whole series anyway.
A well thought out world all the more believeable for being so close to us in technological advancement. I found myself thinking about the world and the kinds of people in it every night, and for several days after reading.
Definitely the many international accents performed by the reader. It was distracting in a good way. I found myself wondering if he'd coordinated with the author on who was what nationality, or just guessed.
The sense of humor :)
Well, they were all good, but I got a chuckle out of the timid Mars satellite lady. "Um...."
It would help if the main character realized it was weird to be completely mentally derailed by someone's good looks while in the middle of a life or death race for survival, or better yet just didn't get derailed in that fashion.
The premise was interesting and the beginning was promising.
I was not able to finish it.
The print version might be great, but for me the accents, the timing, and the emotions of the reading were part of what made it so wonderful!
Hmm. Ignatius because of his huge ego :D But I also loved Jones for basically saying everything he was thinking (which somehow never got him in trouble), poor Mansuko for being so hard working, Myrna because of how absolutely crazy she drove Ignatius from afar (also addressing her love letters with "Sirs:", and Trixie for sticking to her guns.
It was a super minor scene but I really enjoyed the picture of Myrna and Ignatius terrorizing that teacher and that college.
It took me 3 days of listening with a break day among them. It wasn't a compulsive read for me, but quite enjoyable nonetheless.
I rarely find someone else with as messed-up a sense of humor as my own. And to think I found out about this book entirely by accident, because I heard a biographer talking about its author in a podcast!
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