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!
This is simply the best audiobook I've ever listened to, out of the hundred or so I've heard. Scott Brick is at his peak, the story is sublime, it reminds me of Casablanca, with a wonderful story and fully realized characterizations. Totally perfect. So much in SciFi seems to be written for teenage boys, it's a real thrill to discover an author who writes for adults and isn't afraid to plumb the depths of the human psyche for realistic emotional situations and moral dilemmas. Grab this one, it's truly 10 out of 10.
Phil Rickman's Merrily Watkins series are wonderful
stories, and this one is no exception. Slow to start,
but has lots of character development and just enough
mystery, ethical dilemmas and supernatural undertones to be interesting yet completely believable. Emma Powell does a brilliant job at voice characterizations, far better than the other
narrator of the series available here on Audible. I was so impressed after hearing this and Midwinter of the Spirit, I bought the whole series. I hope Audible will have more of this series available, especially if read by Emma Powell.
Report Inappropriate Content