Yes. The narrator did a good job of differentiating the characters. There was a lot of technical discourse that would have been hard to follow reading that came alive being read to you.
Rheya was the character I found fascinating. As she came to terms with who or what she was and inevitably takes the same course of action her original human self pursued. If I had one complaint it would be the book did not probe the nature of Rheya even more.
My favorite scene was when Dr. Kris Kelvin reaches this remote space station with no way to get home quickly and finds himself trapped with the apparent madman Gibarian as his only company.
When Kris tricked the first Rheya into the rocket. It was both sad and horrific at the same time. The trusting innocence of Rheya juxtaposed with the cold calculating actions of Kris really made the scene work.
Reminded me a little of "2001 a space odyssey". Human beings encountering the incomprehensible but Solaris does it in a more personal way.
Samuel Jackson's narration is perfect for this simple tale. Unfortunately the lines he is given is repetitive and predictable and the joke gets old quick.
I would not be interested in more of the same type of material.
He delivers each line of poetry with such relish, as if each is the tagline from "Snakes on a Plane".
Cute for the first few stanzas. Maybe if I could see the illustrations it would have been funnier throughout.
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