Dust did not disappoint. This is a "must-listen" for anyone who has followed Hugh Howey's "Wool" series.
Although "Dust" can stand on its own as a story, listening first to the other two books in the series ("Wool" and "Shift") will make "Dust" even more enjoyable.
The science fiction I usually enjoy the most is that which is plausible. The idea that a small group of people can presume to determine the fate of the human race is frighteningly plausible, as is the manner in which the people in the stories deal with the resultant challenges.
Buried deep within underground silos for hundreds of years, how they overcome the decisions of that small group that dictated the fate of humanity is fascinating and engrossing throughout the series.
How the people of the silos overcame the fallacies that had controlled them and held them beneath ground for hundreds of years was a fascinating and exciting ending; some of the situations expected, some quite surprising.
This series is now among my all-time favorite science fiction. I found it impossible to choose a "best book" of the three. While each book builds from the previous series of events, every one of them has a subtly different focus and is an exciting listen unto itself.
Tim Gerard Reynolds is one type of reader I most enjoy. He has a nice voice and portrays the story clearly, without imposing his personality onto it. I felt he read the story the way I would, or the way Howey meant it to be read.
Would I recommend this audio-book to others? Absolutely!!! I would even recommend it to friends who don't generally follow science fiction.
You can always count on a unique plot and a wild ride from Preston&Child. As usual, they craft a story that pulls you in from the beginning, keeps you guessing and keeps surprising you.
They did a great job of using the premise of a mysterious life form discovered to build a sometimes heart pounding story.
"The Ice Limit" kept building in action and excitement with a very intense last few chapters.
Scott Brick did a great job of narration and helped keep the mood and tempo of the story.
The story and setting had somewhat the same flavor as Alex Haley's "Roots" and Isabel Allende's "Island Beneath the Sea;" perhaps not with quite the depth of those books but definitely and engaging story with a cast of interesting characters.
I think having different, ethnic narrators for the two main characters added a feel of authenticity and interest to the listening experience. It seemed that Bahni Turpin sometimes portrayed her character differently than Grissom seemed to write her, but I enjoyed the reading.
The story was too enjoyable for me to have wanted to gulp it down in one sitting. I would even enjoy a sequel.
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