I have loved sci-fi from childhood and actually remembered one of the stories. A great way to spend some time while driving. As there are 3 stories, there are natural places to stop and take a break if you like.
It is always fun to listen to or read the book that inspired the movie. Visualizing the movie as I listen to the book it was interesting to see the change in characters and scenes. You could almost hear the writers. say well we can't do it the way they did it in the book but we can do it this way. This is a case where at this point in time the movie is definitely better than the book. The plot loses its way considerably And the ending is a letdown. But the author indulges himself in some fantastically described scenes that make up for that loss. All in all, a fun listen.
The story was a bit long this time but the narration that is much been criticized was actually quite enjoyable. There is a bit of a jar every time a new character starts to speak but that goes away very quickly.
I had forgotten this book. The language is fun because it is so quaint and old-timely. But the messages and ideas still work today. A fun listen.
The listen is better than the read. Each book just gets better. If a sci fi and mystery fan you will not be disappointed.
This is an author that it is better to listen to than to read. When reading this book, and I have several times, the temptation is to speed up and skim...listening however is an entirely different experence. The time he takes in describing a scene is best enjoyed by the forced slow pace of hearing.
And of course this particular book has all of the pleasures noted by the other reviews.
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