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Don’t wait to pick this up!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-18

So, I waited a while to purchase this book because it seemed like Waterworld in the clouds, and I wasn’t sure I would like this genre of post-apocalyptic fiction. I should have known that RC Bray would take this book to the next level. While the story is very good, Bray elevates it even higher.
It is worth the credit, and it is better than the aforementioned movie!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Excellent performance for a good story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-29-17

This was a better than average story about a confederation of star systems who depend on one another for survival. The story is predictable, but the performance more than makes up for it!
Worth the read if you can get it on sale.
Enjoy!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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A Good Story that is tough for an Audiobook

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-29-17

The story is good, but it meanders throughout and jumps timelines (not a spoiler, don't worry). The performance is very good, and this saves the book. Stick with it and enjoy!

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A different time travel story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-22-16

For those who enjoy time travel and the possibilities/side-effects, this book gives a nice twist to that type of plot. The book starts off painfully slow and a little disjointed, but picks up. It has a very real and believable ending. The reader is great!
Enjoy!!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Good story that could use a little more inflection

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-23-16

The story is very good. It moves slowly at times and jumps around a lot. This would not be an issue if the narrator read with a bit more inflection. Overall, it is still an interesting plot, that sets up a pretty good sequel (I think).

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A great time travel thriller

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-16-15

Starts and you'll wonder where it is headed. But, give it a chance. It is an interesting dystopian twist on modern day.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Not the best in the series, but very good.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-15

As is so often the case, the crew is split for much of it, but this is woven expertly by Tufo. Not too many distractions, and the plot moves nicely. Another good Talbot story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Gripping and Meandering at Times

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-19-13

Would you listen to Final Theory again? Why?

Overall a good story that develops interesting characters. The premise is fun, and the ramifications of the Final Theory are really intriguing. Any story about some lost nugget of wisdom from Einstein has to be captivating. Add in government and private interests competing, and you have a story that will make you want to endure the few parts where the plot wanders. Give it a listen.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Honestly one of the anti-heroes-Gupta

What does Adam Grupper bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He reads the characters great!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No

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Slow!,

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-14-13

Is there anything you would change about this book?

This book has an interesting, yet confusing, start. The premise is kind of fun, but my goodness is it slow moving. While I love good character development, this goes overboard!
You need to be very patient, and you may not be standing by the end (that is if you make it).

Would you ever listen to anything by Eric Flint and David Weber again?

I really like Weber, and will continue to read his stuff. This is not altogether unheard of for him. His books tend to be long with some overdeveloped characters.

Would you listen to another book narrated by George Guidall?

Yes

Was 1633 worth the listening time?

No

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Only If You are in Dire Straits

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-14-13

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A better story and narrator.

What was most disappointing about Stephen A. North’s story?

The characters jump around a lot, and the book is actually boring. It did not have much going on, and I found it hard to focus.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

He was not right for this particular story.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

With all of the books coming out in this genre, you can wait on this. It is not horrible, but wait until you are finished with the MANY better books in this field!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful