I read this as a paperback years ago, and loved the whole series it's a part of. The mix of William Gibson-like technology ideas and a wry take on pol..Show More »itics, especially this of the thinly-disguised Socialist Workers' Party, make for an entertaining plot and likeable characters. However, something about it just doesn't seem to work as an audiobook so well. I think a major factor of this is probably the narrator, who gives many of the characters very similar accents and who I feel misinterpreted the main protagonist. There are also several slips in pronunciation and emphasis, which meant I couldn't quite relax and enjoy the story. Overall, I was ok, just not as good as I'd hoped.
This story follows a ship from The Cassini Division, the security arm of the Union. The resolute belief in a political system is a main part of this n..Show More »ovel but it is far from boring, as the consequences of such decisions are played out with super minds in the Jupiter atmosphere. Also a colony on the other end of a wormhole which could be an enemy after centuries of isolation.