After listening to three other Alastair Reynolds books I'd have to say I enjoyed this one the most. I was a bit skeptical about the idea of shatterlings when I read the summary before listening and wondered if the idea was too complex to support a good story line. It was a bit confusing at first, but then came together very nicely. It really made me think about the passage of deep time. I also think narrator John Lee does a great job.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. A friend described it to me as The Road -- Light. But it is much more than that. Heller has a concise and beautiful writing style that I really enjoyed, and this book has become one of my favorites. With some books I listen to them for fun and can do many things while listening, such as working around the house, and it doesn't diminish the book. I might miss a few details, but it doesn't matter for a fun listen. Not the case with Dog Stars. I wasn't willing to miss a word and so found myself listening only when I could sit and enjoy, or when I was walking with my dog in the woods next to my house. Excellent narration as well. This will be a book that I buy for friends this Christmas.
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