I love this novel. but I have to say that Peter Ganim's narration was just horrible. He reads it in an overly dramatic style that turns a great story into a corny piece of junk.
I recommend reading the book and skipping the audio version. Same with the sequel "After worlds Collide"
This novel jumps around way too much. Seems just like an anthology of heechee short stories strung together by a common thread. I found myself wanting it to be over.
I generally like Frederick Pohl, and I liked the other heechee novels, especially at the start, but this one seems disjointed and boring.
It is like a long soap opera with no action and no plot. More like a way for Pohl to preach his world views to his readers, disguised as a novel.
Wyman's narration was excellent.
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