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The story started rough, there was a lot to fill in to set the stage for all the players. About an hour in, it began to really gel and the whole picture became clear. The idea is great and the story will grip you. The science was solid, theoretically. There were a few characters that I feel were just thrown in as filler and in the end had no real effect on the over all story, but their parts were brief and minimal.
The idea of the cloning and the resultant "evil plot" was very well laid out and interesting. The potential for more stories based in this world the author created is great. Not just "what happens next" but " what happened when. 20 years of backstory and a completely changed world. I would read more.
The narrator was an issue for me at first. She uses a voice that, while not soft and hard to hear, is essentially a whisper. It can kind of lull you into a trance and you suddenly realize that you stopped listening. This may just be me, so don't base your decision fully on my words. Listen to the sample and judge for yourself.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Started a little rough but I really enjoyed it. Narration was ok, but the story caught me and more than made up for it. Had good suspense and characters sad that we didn't get more from the other clones. Would recommend to others.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
This book initially felt quite slow as there was a lot of world-building that needed to take place at the start in addition, but this paid off by delivering a well-realised version of the near future that could be readily extrapolated from the ways things are right now and once this was out of the way the pace of the book picked up nicely.
The book used some interesting questions about things like the nature of self and the ethics of science as the foundation for the overall story and on the whole it worked out pretty well, although the ending felt somewhat rushed with everything being tied up so easily in the end, but this did not detract from the overall story.
I thought the narrator did a good job with quite a large cast of characters and some particularly busy scenes that were a challenge, but she nicely enhanced the book with her performance.
[I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.]