Well developed characters without getting overly developed. Something that I'm sure many authors struggle with. The plot was interesting and again wel..Show More »l developed without the need to constantly repeat the plot line over and over which is one of my pet peeves. This is a worthy addition to the space opera genre. Don't be put off by the British accent of the narrator. He does a very good job of switching accents with the cast of characters to the point where I'm not really sure what his native accent is. Very well done. Up to this point John Lee had completely turned me off to British authors and in particular his narration. While I won't listen to a John lee narration, I may give some of the authors a second look.