I've read this book in paper form and I like it even more as an audiobook. Unfortunately it is spoiled by the worst narrator and audio production that I have ever herd. My computer with text-to-speech does a better job. (I know, I've tried it).
The narrator reads everything in a monotone; no character voices, no inflection, no effects, nothing. Worse, he reads straight through the natural pauses. It's very difficult to tell where one character's speech ends and the next begins. He does the same for paragraphs and chapter endings, so the book sounds like one bloated, incomprehensible paragraph.
Simply awful narration that wrecks a geat book.
After reading this book, I can't wait until the next in this series is complete. Lawhead writes an engaging and delightful retelling of the Robin Hood tales. He makes the plot both new and believable.
For this audiobook, the narration is good and the post production is excellent.
The enjoyable last third of the book is only barely worth the tedium and annoyance of the first two thirds.
The author spends far too much time on the social class structure of flatland and far too little time on exploring multi dimensional concepts. The author tries to use the book to advocate the benefits caste system or class society. The author also apparently believes that women are mindless beings who are only worth keeping for their use in obtaining progeny. I could only listen to it by reminding myself that he was not speaking of human women.
The last third does a fairly good job of explaining how one might imagine other dimensions using a variety of proofs and examples.
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