The Eden Project was a dream.
To start the first extra-solar colony....
To avoid the mistakes of our past....
To start anew.
Three generations, born and raised on a starship hurtling through space. To never know an open sky....
To never feel the wind on their face….
To never witness the sun rise or set.
It is up to the advance team to set foot on each of these worlds, conduct their surveys, and send their findings back to the colony ship. Everything must go as planned, for the welfare of all the colonists depends on them.
©2016 Ryk Brown (P)2016 Tantor
One dimensional and unlikable characters were the start of this story. The premise and the resolution of the crisis was divided and unclear.
The most well trained explorers the human race can muster turn out to be immature morons. Incapable of even the most basic communication skills, these overgrown toddlers fumble around and struggle through the intricacies of human relationships. Watch them get mad at the drop of a hat, mope around, fight with their commander, and constantly over explain their stupid plans. Hope you find this useful!
Expected a more mature story and performance. This reads like a junior reader selection and the narrator overacts an already trite dialogue. Every cliché imagined is contained.
He is one if my favorite authors . However I found this book to be less than gripping. As the story progressed I began to feel depressed. I would recommend any of his books except this one.
it was very hard for me to get into this story, not because of any problem with itself, but with the readers voicing of the characters. it felt like i was sitting in a children's story time at the library. If you don't have a talent for voices, you shouldn't try to do them in my opinion.
I cannot understand why this story has such high marks. The whole thing is boring and poorly put together. junior lit at its least interesting. pass
A college professor with a background in science and the military.
Explorer set out to terraform a planet. The Twist is they are bio formed. this was a fun listen.
Got 30 sec in. Never heard a narrator so robotic. Immediately asked for a return.
Myself a geeky engineer. I like in the following order, 1 - SciFi, 2 - Fantasy, 3 - Thrillers, 4 - Mysteries. My most most memorable book was "Dune" by Frank Herbert. My most thought provoking book, "On A Pale Horse" by Peirce Anthony.
The story is a good story of colonists whether in the future or the past. It was very detailed with what the people were doing, but left a lot of detail out about the world. It did keep me wanting to know what happens next, but started to get predictable once evidence of things started being mentioned in the story.
I was able to tolerate and follow them, but the narrator did not have a lot of unique voice characterizations. I also felt the inflections in the voices were too timid... Frank always sounded like an old man to me and will sounded like a pajama boy.
I guess this is what one gets when buying the 2 for 1 books. Thus was really downright boring. I kept listening through 5 chapters hoping for something. Over an hour of total waste of time. I couldn't care less for any of the characters and the overacted narration only subtracted more from the boredom. I grant that it is possible that after five senseless chapters things might have gotten better but I wasn't willing to invest more time. Bottom line: When looking for a bargain in Audible's sales, caveat emptor!
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