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Great tale, well told with people to care about and wonders to marvel at. Highly recommended.
I enjoyed it up to a point, then it seemed to drone on and on. The SF concepts were fun, if a bit unexplored. They weren't really the point of the story. Something about the pacing was off, because it didn't seem to flow very well, but overall it was a decent listen.
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I do not recommend this book. There are plenty of ideas here that ought to make for interesting reading, but instead they just come across as boring. The author does not have the imagination to see things through, and so the book reads like a low budget TV series; the alien worlds look just like Earth, the aliens look just like humans, the future looks just like the present. Except there's no budget to save, no excuse for this relentlessly humdrum future. We're told that civilization stood on the brink of total collapse, yet nothing much seems to have changed. Add to that a mediocre mystery plot and you have a very dull book. Most insulting of all, rather than reaching any resolution or answering the big questions it poses, it just baits the sequel.
The reader is decent, but often sounds like she's reading a children's novel, robbing the book of any seriousness it might have possessed.
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An interesting book. I've been trying to get into the scifi genre for a while but struggling, this book looks to have finally broken the deadlock being believable as-is without needing disbeliefs to be suspended. I've enjoyed lots of detective/mystery books so this also helped ne to stay engaged. Looking forward to the next book.