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What did you like best about The Unseen World? What did you like least?
I'm not sure where to begin. I respect Ms. Moore's tackling the idea, the premise, the story layers, however felt at times I was listening to a YA book...perhaps because the young Ada was well drawn and quite likable. I found the language uncomfortably stilted...which had its justification, but for me was a constant distraction and caused the often very slow pace to further lose momentum. This tale might be better told in cinematic terms with visuals replacing many of the repetitive computer and coding references. Typically I am sad when a book ends even as I am compelled to listen and reach the conclusion, but I could not wait to get to the end of those one. It was work.
Would you be willing to try another book from Liz Moore? Why or why not?
I'm not sure! I think I might carefully read other listener and reader comments first!
What three words best describe Lisa Flanagan’s performance?
Modulated / Editorial / Directive
Was The Unseen World worth the listening time?
I'm sorry to say, for me, no. I wish I could have spent those hours in the company of characters I cared more about. But, I felt I should see this one through for some reason. Maybe because there was an underlying earnestness and I appreciated the effort to construct the story, but I frequently found myself checking how long there was left.
29 of 32 people found this review helpful
I look for books with well-drawn characters, a good story and - hopefully - a mystery to solve. This book had all three, but in a milder, less exciting form. I liked the characters, but I was not dying to know what happened to them. And the basic premise - that a father had to keep his true background a secret from his daughter - was a little bit silly. There was no pressing reason for the secret at the time of the story, although there was when he was much younger.
So I enjoyed it, but I didn't love it.
25 of 28 people found this review helpful