I have to say, Peter Hamilton's writing style is very immersive. My complaint however, after waiting months and months, is that the ending is just plain crap. With all three volumes I listened to 70+ hours of storytelling. The ending felt as though it were thrown together in a ramshackle fashion. It seemed as though the author was looking at the word count and realized he had to wrap things up rather too quickly. He threw in the ending as a magical farce to an otherwise fun and fulfilling story. Surely Hamilton could have done a better job putting the final touches on this story rather than ending it with the abrupt surprise solution that he did. I was very disappointed and felt that I wasted my 70 hours getting to the end.
Re-record this book series with the first reader Oliver whyman.
David sometimes gets a bit wordy in the details of the politics, the ships, the weapons, the minutia of the story. It gets tedious sometimes and I wish for a fast forward button. Also there are times the "expressions" used are needlessly modified. I think a week could have stayed a "week" instead of becoming a "five day". Little things like that get a bit irritating when they really aren't necessary in this story.
Otherwise, I like the book and series up to this point. Just re-record it please.
As I said above, change the reader to the original, Whyman.
I'm ready for a completion to some more storylines. David is great for a serial story but honestly David could you please just get to the point in one of these books and wrap up the whole story? Will there ever be an end?
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