How weak and unplausable the characters and plot was.
Based the story in a more realistic plot. Not make us want to sympathise with characters that are richer and more beautiful than his readers. Not make us want to feel anything for a murderer, a narcicist, a (un-fleshed out) rich antagonist. make a stronger case for bring "driver and Panter" into the story.
He gave each character personality even though the characters, as written, had no depth.
It was the cutting that destroyed the novel. There was not enough back story and motivation to drive each character to the extreme behavior they exibited.
After reading the Gidion series I was waiting and dying for book 5, Not any more if he is just going to phone it in.
The storyline was very unique and entertaining. The story shifted perspectives to different characters and the events of the story and the interaction of the characters with each other was very entertaining, I hope the author continues this with the next book in which I am waiting for anxiously. The science in this science-fiction was completely plausible. The amount of technical detail and scientific jargon was a little soft but only a little so it was still worth 4 stars.
Having so many narrators gave one a sense of the uniqueness of the many characters within the story and provided a sense of depth that I have not gotten from many previous audio books. The performance is a five star, If anyone knows of a better performed novel I would like to know.
Overall, one of the best books for me to date, one that I could go back and listen to more than a couple of times. While not having any sex or intimacy (graphic or otherwise) there is a strong emotional narrative that some may find “adult”. I recommend “Ready player one” for another great story told well.
Ready Player One, for a good storyline and entertainment
No but I will be looking for books with this many narrators from here on out.
Not extreme, but the childhood narrative was a bit of a hair raiser.
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