In 1987 I read the paperback copy of REPLAY and just couldn't put it down ... in fact I enjoyed it so much that I read it a second time while going the beach! It's just one of those books, a great concept and good all-round story. Just the other day I ran across this same title on audio here - downloading it immediately I might add - and was NOT dissapointed, it was indeed worth the asking price, if not more. Well written AND well read in my humble opinion. While some of the more jaded 'upper-crust' listeners may knock the story, writing and/or plot, take it from someone who reads a LOT of books and has a MASSIVE audio book collection, REPLAY is one of the gems. Listening to this was like having an experienced someone read me the book! The story will give you pause for thought and, if nothing else, take you away for 11.5 hours or so. I stay a member of audible.com for diamonds such as this title!
Now if we can just get some John DeChancie titles in here ... the Starrigger saga - hint, hint ... or H. Beam Piper's 'Little Fuzzies' trillogy ... !!
... really don't know ... couldn't get into the story ... it just didn't hold my attention and I didn't get past the sixth chapter
... the story was probably fine ... it just didn't captivate me the way most books do that I end up reading multiple times ... and you know by the second or third chapter
... reads well ... good voice
again ... can't really say, couldn't get into the story far enough
not saying this is a bad book or poor performance or even a lousy story ... like most sci-fi books I need to be captivated and drawn into the story by the second chapter ... Pushing Ice slowly unwinds like a good space opera, it's well read ... but after after five days of trying to get into the story it just wasn't happening, and it really didn't hold an appeal for me ... which is a pity considering it came highly recommended to me by a friend - and fellow sci-fi buff - who's opinion I highly value when it comes to most things sci-fi
All I can say it that if you like Larry Niven, and you loved Ringworld and the following books, then you REALLY need to read/listen to this first one. This is both history and background info that in many ways explains many things the original story may not have or simply left untouched. And yes, this first 'Of Worlds' book is a little slow, but as you get into it, it IS a classic in the works and you need to read/listen or hear the whole story, book by book ... and this is just the beginning!
Hat's off to Larry Niven for the WHOLE Ringworld saga, and many thanks for a GREAT story!
I only gave it four stars because it is a little slower that the rest of the saga.
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