Al, I like you as a statesman, but wow, you're really dry on the narration! Listening to this book in my car, I have to be careful not to doze off!
The content gets mixed reviews from me. Some I found interesting (like technological advances in the makings for the near future, and perspectives on historical technology development and their impacts) and other I found boring (conservatives have it all wrong - I get tired of political dialogue from both sides talking about the shortcomings of the other side ... I get it, left doesn't see through right's eyes and refuses to even consider right's perspective, and similarly right doesn't and can't see through left's eyes).
Overall ... I think I'd buy the book again, but I'm certainly ready to move onto to something new.
It took me a little time to become accustomed to the narration, but once I settled in it with it I found this audiobook to be entertaining. The story is what I look for in this kind of detective fiction.
The narration is mechanical, with pauses that disrupt the flow.
I'm wondering if you, like me, have experienced a car navigation system that says, "Turn left..." and you turn left, followed by the lady's voice in the navigation system continue with, "... in 500 feet."
The narration of this book is similar.
"What does this mean?" ... [pause] ... "she asked."
"It means we were lied to" ... [pause] ... "he replied."
No thanks on this narration. It about drives me crazy.
And the story is just barely enough to keep me listening. I kill a lot of time driving with these audible books, and this one does that - kills time - and I've done the same thing with a lot of books that were much better.
My suggestion: there are a lot of audible books better than this one. Spend your dime on another one, not this one.
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