Finished! At almost 37 hours in audio format this is a long book. About halfway through the book I asked myself "Did the author write a long book just to write a long book?" 2/3 of the way thought the book I told myself "No, the author did not just write a long book just to write a long book." It starts off as a sci fi suspense novel and builds to a space opera like conclusion. Peter F. Hamilton does a amazing job at writing epic sci fi. This book will take you will take you on a nice journey to meet a good cast of characters and take you to a really cool conclusion. Narrated by Toby Longworth, who I think does a good job. My only complaint about the book and narration is that sometimes it is hard to tell when the scene change is. A large break on a page is a good visual cue that can tell you the scene has changed perceptive. It is hard to relate that in audio. Sometimes a change in voice in an audiobook can tell you the same thing. Unfortunately the narrators range is not a great as the cast of characters.
The androids dream is a fun book. It had many laugh out loud moments in it and quite a few unexpected twist. I've read quite a few books by the author now and none of his books have disappointed. Wil Wheaton narration in this is much better then other performances of his and is by far my favorite
I honestly would not mind hearing more in the universe that the story takes place in. The author does a good job of putting forth a single story about these characters. The story takes place in the gaming world of Warmachine. The game itself is a tactical strategy game very similar to Warhammer just with a steampunk twist. I knew nothing about the world prior to reading this book. But I think I'm going to go out and check out the game now. Very good job Larry Correia
Also a word about the narration on this book it is absolutely amazing. Ray Porter's work on this is easily 5 stars in up there with some of the best works in my 600 book library.
Just never makes that jump to greatness.... You know what? That is ok. This was a fun quick book that had me laughing out loud at times. This is a book to be read with a box of cheap wine not a bottle of the good stuff. So get drunk and enjoy yourself.
This book could be used as a case study on how to write good SF..... No action, nothing over the top, just potentially real science presented with fictional twist. Wow this was good… I would write more on it but I feel like if I tell you more it would be stealing from you…
My review of this book was going to be blah blah blah geeky sci-fi lit comment blah blah blah teenage girl angst. Blah blah blah geeky sci-fi lit comment. Blah blah blah WTF!
There are times when this book feels brilliant. But at about halfway through I started to wonder how in the world this book won both the Hugo and Nebula. I can only imagine how weak the competition must have been for this book you have won.
I'm giving this book 2 out of 5 stars. I feel that is being nice because there are times that this book tries really hard shine and has really cool references. But its lack of plot development kills everything else that it does cool.
Katherine Kellgren has a wondorful range and her reading of this is the best part of the book.
Sanderson's new book, The Alloy of Law. Is a wonderful book that was a pleasant surprise to find. I follow Mr. Sanderson on Facebook and twitter and somehow I missed the release of this book. I knew that he was working on a novella but somehow it turned into a novel. I absolutely loved the first series of these books and to see the later evolution of the world is fascinating. Even though I really want Mr. Sanderson to finish the other books that he is working on. I truly cannot wait for the next book in the series it was one of the most enjoyable reads I have had in the very long time I guess you could say that it is truly the sign of the great author when he can have many works going on you want to read all of them at the same time.
This is a very fun ride. The author has done a great job of putting together this story. This is a wonderful piece of brain candy.
I believe the problem here was cultural differences. I personally could not make the leap over some of the character quirks. It also seamed unfinished.
This saddeneds me. If the old narrator is brought back i will buy it again.
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