One of the best books ( part of a series) that I've listened to.
I found that the story was sort of a summary reflection on human civilization, more specifically, why are the rules of our society what they are? An alternative is offered, and is presented logically in the form of a captivating story. I found it to be thought provoking and I have to admire the author's skill at weaving all the threads together. I think it is more than just a story.
Having said that, it is a great story, and you can ignore the philosophical discussion if you wished, and still enjoy it.
I would classify the theme more along the lines of a romantic novel, using the sci-fi aspect as a very good reason for the story to take place. The story is upbeat and positive. Lots of humor in it as well.
The narration is excellent: the characters are readily recognised by the vocal inflections used, which seem quite consistent throughout. Some other books I listen to, I get confused by characters that have different names but sound the same, like it is being read from a book, but that is not the case in this performance.
Be prepared to buy all 3 in the series!
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