The story moved too slow. I couldn't finish it. I usually give an audio book a couple of hours to grab me, but this one was horrible compared to Pandora's Star, which was superb.
He was fine
Move along the plot and make it seem less like a female soap opera fantasy in space.
Her voice reminds me of every arrogant, swarmy socialite elitist I've ever met. Rubbed me the wrong way.
I didn't finish it.
Believe it or not, I actually looked forward to a 12 hour drive across Texas so I could listen to this book. It is that good. The vision of the future is bright, but the undercurrent is dark. Terrorists, alien plots, corporate arrogance, wealthy 'quasi-nobles' playing with the future of billions...romance, sex, military action. The author evokes images in your mind in an effective way and the British accented narrator does a good job. One of my favorite audio books ever.
The narration is very good. This is classic hard science fiction that is totally believable. Some characters die and it's like 5-6 of the finest Star Trek episodes intertwining and then finally coming together in a hard core military style. It has spy thriller, romance novel, military science fiction, weird aliens, hookers and a little too much detail on the sex scenes. I don't really care to read Sci Fi for the sex scenes. But nothing can deter from the 5 star review. The end dragged out a bit, but it was worth it.
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