Yes, I would listen to Gateway again. I liked this book very much. It is a good combination of human complexity and compelling story line with a smattering of actual science. The story is presented in a matter-of-fact way and never seems forced. Since it was written in the 77 there are the usual anachronisms, but that's the way it is with sci fi. Overall, the story holds up well and it is easy to see why it won so many awards.
The whole concept of how they get around in space.
The joining of the two story threads.
Hard to put down.
I would recommend this interesting read.
It didn't seem to go out of its way to ridicule the subject. It seems like a fairly comprehensive history and benefits from testimonials given by various ex-members.
This is the second book I listened to narrated by Stephen. It was a non-fiction as well. He has a good steady voice for this type of book. There was something distracting about his voice when I first started listening to him, but the distraction did not last long.
Not in one sitting. It is a compelling book, but found I needed a break from time to time. The way people were treated was pretty creepy.
One of the parts of the book that really struck me was about a celebrity who was working his way up through the organization until he reached the part about Zorg. His response was something like "What's all this Science Fiction shit" and he stormed out. They went to work on him and eventually sucked him back in. Pretty persuasive.
Exciting, elegant, engrossing.
Coming to the aid of a friendly ship face with a hidden threat.
I also listened to Dust and Shadows. He did a great job on both books. He is easy to listen to and has a wide voice range that takes you into the story.
Highly recommend this book.
Vivid, epic, compelling.
I liked its intelligence, the way it captured the times, and the way it made you care about the characters.
This is the first time. After listening for a few minutes I was convinced it was an ensemble cast. Degas's narration voice is very easy to listen to and he has great dynamics. His versatility if excellent and he handled all of the voices very well and very consistently. I have heard many good performers, but he has been the best so far. Looking forward to another by him.
Some of the historical references seemed to be a bit of a stretch, but they added interest and did not sap the overall strength of the story. Glad I listened.
This book is one of the best audiobooks I've encountered.
Cormorant Strike is the epitome of the gnarled and effective private investigator who is interested in justice. That's just the way he is.
This is the first. He was excellent and made all of the characters real.
It has a dry wit that made me smile at times. What I enjoyed was the easy-to-drink-in writing, the vivid characters, and way the author breathed life into a well worn genre. The interactions between Cormorant and Robin were very good.
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