|# of Units:||25 CDs|
|Length:||16 hours, 39 minutes|
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Well written, sound physics, plausible events. While enjoying the story, I learned a few things and gained another perspective for things I already knew. Thanks for this...
nice listen, wish this wasn't a one person read. but she does a great job. novel itself is unstoppable.
Thoroughly enjoyable. Fascinating.
SPOILER ALERT!!! I wanted to like this book. The 1st 1/2 of the book was really good. An amazing premise, terrifying in fact, interesting characters and some dry humor. However the 2nd 1/2 of the book almost seemed like it was written by a different author. SPOILER AHEAD SPOILER AHEAD!!!..... Aside from the discovery of what the 7 eves are and how we got see there progeny, SPOILERS OVER SPOILERS OVER!!!! Everything else was painfully boring. Additionally, the world building throughout was very poor, incoherent at times. There were also large swaths of the book that had character interactions that seem to meander to nowhere with absolutely no meaning. Finally, as I began to start reading the final 30 or 40 pages, i began to realize that there is simply not enough book left to get someplace with this story and just as i feared, it didn\'t...the book basically just ends in what seems like the middle of something. SOME OTHER POSITIVES. 1. Neal Stephenson really knows his stuff with regards to space travel, Astronomy, and Science in general...he really must of done a ton of research 2. If you like very Hard Science type of Fiction this is definitely that. 3.The Narrator for the 1st half of the book Mary Robinette Kowal is an absolute joy to listen to, she made the boring parts more bearable.
loved this book.
Very slow place. First 5 hours and im still not hooked. Not worth the money.
I do Love a good scifi that makes my imagination go off in all directions. I am going to see what else I can find from the author.
I love end of the world stories and this delivered perfectly. I even liked the well written long technical explanations. I just wished the second section was longer and had more of a storyline. Also, the book just randomly ended. The reader of the the first part sounded pretentious.
Some books you listen to and six months later you see them in your library and don't even remember what they were about or reading them. This is NOT one of those books. It enveloped me and transported me into its world (isn't that what it's supposed to do). I found myself, more than once, obeying the speed limit to slow my drive and sitting in the driveway for an extra 15 minutes because I couldn't pause the story. You must listen to this book. It's worth every minute of the 32 hours.
Neal Stephenson is the author of seven previous novels. He lNeal Stephenson is the author of seven previous novels. He lives in Seattle, Washington. ives in Seattle, Washington.