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An interesting sci-fi tale that takes advantage of the idea that universes are layered and at the mercy of the higher levels. Not an uncommon but not uninteresting conceit. At the risk of ruining the story, essentially our hero is a data miner who falls in love with one of these "lesser beings". Decent story.
The reader is the weak point. He is monotonal and lends no drama to what should otherwise be quite a suspenseful story. He seems to plod along as if he is trying to put the listener to sleep, not give a dramatic performance. As a result at several points I considered not finishing the story. Before buying this story I'd recommend listening to the reader and asking if you would enjoy listening to this tone for 1&½ hours.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Hugh Howey packs a lot into this little short story.
If you don't mind paying for an hour and a half story, GET IT, it is a 'fun listen' with an interesting premise.
Reminded me of a Phillip K. Dick story... always something 'just a little different'.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Would you try another book written by Hugh Howey or narrated by Alexander J. Masters?
No. Alexander J. Masters made this almost impossible to listen to. I got 10 minutes in and gave up. The story could have been good but I'll never know
How could the performance have been better?
By using a different narrator.
Any additional comments?
Don't bother. It might be a good story but the narrator ruins it. It's impossible to get into.