Good little sci-fi book that deals more with the relationships between people (and species) than with space battles or even space travel. While yes, i..Show More »t all happens in space and is about space travel, it was a really interesting look into how a crew of very mixed characters would get along and make it through challenges together. The narrator for this book was also a major factor of me rating it this high. She did the human voices exactly as I'd imagine them and the alien ones were funny and strange, just like sci-fi should be. One good thing about the book was it made me compare the situations in the plot to the real world I live in, which is what good sci-fi should do. There were a lot of easily-identifiable situations, relationships and choices. But there were also things that, when you read deeper, were great insights into life. Lots of things I could see related to Trump, or to the racial struggles around the world, to politics and economics. All in all a good listen, kept me entertained and even had me thinking at times!
The author uses alien species to view humanity from an outsider's perspective. Many of the main characters are alien, and I was fascinated with how th..Show More »ey had to alter their natural behaviors and instincts to interact with humans. It was also very entertaining to learn how funny and/or odd they thought some of our ways were.