Middling, but due to the difference of listening to a favorite story as opposed to re-reading it. It wasn't a good transition for me.
He did a good job with Flinx's moments of philosophy and kept it from being melodramatic. He did especially well with the somewhat crazy evil lady and the eco-terrorists.
I have been reading Flinx stories forever, it seems, and I have enjoyed Flinx's maturation and the eventual resolution of his story. Flinx in Flux is a pivotal step in Flinx's life, so I recommend this to anyone who wasn't sure if they want to continue the saga. I especially like the aliens presented in this particular story, and the set up of "frontier" worlds. If you read the entire set of Flinx stories, it's obvious these were written over a long time and there are some loose ends that never get tied up, but that's a minor drawback because Alan Dean Foster is a great storyteller. He is also a great SF author. I love exploring new worlds with him. However, he has a tendency to pontificate, and it seems he especially likes Flinx to pontificate. I always enjoy this the first time or two that I read the passages, but I found listening to them a bit annoying. I just have to learn how to fast forward, I guess. This is the only reason I will hesitate to listen to one of his stories again.
Top notch Bujold
Ingrey is one of my favorite Bujold characters. I love the ice bear side story.
I missed some fine nuances. Side characters were more real and interesting this way.
When Ingrey considers denying the influence of the Gods, and when Ingrey and Ijada connect on the steps (it's not what you think).
I don't think it's possible to be dissatisfied with a Bujold story, even if you don't agree with some of the characterization by the reader.
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