A long and complicated detective story set in the semi-near future--about 300 years ahead. Fun for mystery fans to read about futuristic forensics and see that some things remain the same, such as careful, painstaking work. That's only part of the story, Hamilton flips back and forward to reveal glimpses of the universe, new worlds and dawning colonialism with its troubles and foibles and the ever present bureaucracy. Hamilton, as always, manages to tie up all the loose ends with a more than satisfactory climatic ending. A suspenseful, fun read beautifully narrated with so many intricacies that its worth listening to more than once. Can't help wondering what kind of mind composes masterpieces like this? By the way, this does not seem to be a continued story like the Void Series, but complete in the 36 delightful hours.
Reminded me of the Woman Alien movie--one superman action scene after another with almost no plot--people who move faster than lightning with alien cognitive powers. The Korean woman was interesting, but the situation and description overboard. The child, who could have lent the same delightful touch as did the children in Baldacci's other recent books, petered out as did the story. Described as a tough ten-year-old bitch, when she was removed from the camp miraculously morphs into a cuddly, needy kitten. I almost didn't finish but kept hoping it would get better at the end. It didn't.
Love Modesitt and couldn't wait for this book to come along, and he didn't let me down. I thought this would be the end of the series, but looks to me as if another is on the way. His characters are, as always, real as is the strange word he inhabits. Can't wait until the imager images a bunch of those 'conies' sp? to frighten off an army.
I love deserted Island stories starting with Swiss Family Robinson. This guy gets stranded on Mars and although there's a LOT of technical stuff and formulas way over my head, he manages to make it real and keeps up the suspense. Fun from beginning to end and relief---no evil villains conspiring against him--only life forces!!!
This alternate word story would probably appeal more to a Navy man. A lot of action and some original ideas but dialogue and basic story too predictable.
A little slow at the beginning until you get to know the characters and fall in love with them, then I couldn't stop listening even though its long. Sometimes readers doing regional accents are so thick I can't understand them but this reader does a great job sounding authentic but clear. Great insights into a little written about period in Australian history.
But still a good story with an eccentric main character. Loved the background setting on a lonely island on a lonely, frozen coast. I was sad to reach the end.
I was originally put off by the idea of 1000 seedlings or copies, but the story is a fun read and written in such a way to make it not only believable, but fun romp in and through space and time. Another great Reynolds!
Enjoyed this maybe a little more at the beginning than the end, but Wallender is always a fun listen and the characters fascinating. i had no problems with the reader but thought the plot a little weak and far-fetched. I've now read almost all the Wallender stories and hope a new one will be coming soon.
Realistic treatment of a young daughter's murder and its effect on the parents and friends. Suspense great. It bothered me when Rafferty gets into trouble, but the story still kept me glued to the end. Scott Brick is a little dramatic for my taste.
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