If a story in which the primary character is a naive dim bulb who repeatedly takes, what in my estimation are, idiotic, ignorant, short sighted action..Show More »s, sounds interesting to you then this book might be right up your alley. Personally, I found myself repeatedly saying "idiot" out loud each time the central character did something ill advised or conceived and then had to deal with the consequences of her incompetence. In all fairness, I may not have fared any better in similar circumstances. Hopefully I'll never have to find out.
I found the first book of this series to be engaging and original, a dystopia that stood above many other books of the same genre. I anticipated the ..Show More »sequel and now that I've listened to the whole book almost nonstop, it doesn't disappoint. There are many poignant moments, especially the ending. I found it to be both hopeful and devastating, which is a running trend throughout the book - you're happy the character has survived one more close call, but you just know that in the background the world is changing irreparably. By the way, if you haven't read the first book, I suggest you do before listening to the sequel, or otherwise some situations won't make as much sense. I can't see how there could be a third book in this series, though, the ending felt quite definite, which is kind of sad. The narrator does a great job!
This is one of a very few books, less than 1%, that I've regretted bothering with. This installment features a British naval crew who supposed to be..Show More » elite special forces, a submarine, and a space station crew -- yet the author clearly didn't bother to do any research into how any of those things operate or what they can do. Monsters are introduced in one scene and ignored the rest of the book. The ending is so trite and worn out that I saw it coming hours and hours ahead. I'm tempted to write it here just to warn anyone over the age of about 12 away from this book, but spoilers are bad form so I'll just stick to saying "I told you so" to anyone foolish enough to bother.
Story is enjoyable and compelling, but please, please, please find a different reader for the next audiobook. This one's incessantly repetitive cadenc..Show More »e and melodramatic breathiness almost forced me to stop listening. She. Is. AWFUL.