I am a huge fan of Robert J. Sawyer or at least I was till I read this book. I have met him several times and he signed my complete set of the Neanderthal Parallax. However, I was very disappointed with his effort here. While Flashforward was one of his best stories to date, I was sorry to see that it's success and industry's weak effort to make it a TV show caused Hollywood's liberal elite to have a negative effect on him. By the time WebMind makes his acceptance speak late in the story I had become tired of the liberal, secular diatribe that was continuously being trodden out. A majority of it had nothing to the story and just became annoying by the time you reached the end. In the past he has kept these issues at the ???food for thought??? level. There are several examples of this in Calculating God and the aforementioned Neanderthal Parallax where I would stop reading to sit and think about a point that had been made, but it here it crossed the line to just plain preaching/bashing.
I realize as an author it is his prerogative to write as he see's fit and I still look forward to his next story, but if this trend continues, I am sorry to it will be the last I read.
I first read this book (and the complete series) back in the 70s when it was originally released. I enjoyed it then and again now.
Probably not. I had to speed the narrator (who put very little life into an already weak story) up to 2x the normal speed so my attention wouldn't wander.
Not going to bother with her others.
Bland, vanilla and blaa
People who liked this..... they need to read more books.
If it was a physical copy, not a recording, I would run it through the shredder. What a waste of time listening to this tripe.
No. There are a great many good dystopian tales out there that don't repeat, repeat and repeat again the same unfounded, never explained, paranoid, fear mongering attacks this one does.
The narrator was the only good part, even though she had little to work with.
If you are a close-minded feminist, man hating, anti-Christian bigot, you'll love this book. I found it to be an over-rated piece of tripe.
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