The mind of the heroine of the story is quite fascinating...genetically developed to have a very logical and mathematically-inclined mind, she also possesses an excess of curiosity and burgeoning emotions that will later get her in trouble. Watching her develop was very interesting. The narrator was perfect for the character.
It may be because I am influenced by what I am reading now, but A Lady of Devices has a theme of a young woman out of tune with her culture and trying to break free.
The pace of the book is good for listening to. Sometimes I find books that are enjoyable reads too slow to enjoy listening to and land up listening at 1.5 or double speed to long drawn out parts.I gave the story only 4 stars because I usually save five stars for very intense and heavy reading (when it deserves it).
Although I enjoyed the book a lot, I think that someone 50 or 60 years younger than I would really enjoy it. The heroine is very spunky and likable.
Her narrative seemed to fit the characters perfectly. It was a delight listening to it.
I would greatly shorten a lot of the monotonous sections of Theo's drug experiences, especially the toooo long time spent on his life in Las Vegas.
I mostly enjoyed this book. I may have enjoyed reading it more than listening. I sped through many parts on double-speed. I think the second half of the book was much more enjoyable than the first.
Intriguing, well-written, well-paced
All of the characters are fascinating. The story takes place during a number of eras ranging from early 1800 to 2005 with a cast of characters whose lives are interwoven in obvious and not-so-obvious ways. While there is a mystery involved, part of it seems to become apparent early on. However, there is enough other unknowns going on that it didn't matter.
Yes, but saying what is was would be a spoiler.
While the book was 20 hours long, I actually didn't want it to end. Although the book keeps switching between characters and eras, it is done in a way that is not confusing. The narration was very well done.
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