I really enjoyed the whole story. I liked the fact it didn't just focus on one person or group, but looked at how events affected things all around th..Show More »e world. The characters were all sympathetic, and believable.
More classic Kim Stanley Robinson like reading a story designed to teach you about research papers. The narration does not help and the character whil..Show More »e interesting (in there thought processes) are as people just... well... dull! If you are interested in science then go for it if not then probably leave it.
I really dislike leaving a negative review but I wish that someone had left this review before I wasted three credits and countless hours on this seri..Show More »es. I went into it with high hopes - I am interested in climate and sustainability, enjoy fiction and sci-fi and environmental fiction, and am married to an atmospheric physicist - so I was open to loving this series.
The narrator was appallingly robotic but I was still willing to give it a go.
Unfortunately, the main characters in the series simply didn't resonate with me at all. Frank and all of his paleo-living musings and internal dialogue about women and his ongoing problem of being in love with multiple females; Charlie and "mister mom" moments; the mystical child... It goes on. I didn't care about any of them and investing my time in learning about their lives feels, in retrospect, pointless.
The science was interesting and I learned a few things, but certainly not enough to justify almost three full days of listening.
Personally, I'd suggest reading A World Without Us and a few papers on climare change, and save yourself a few days of forced listening.
I'm so sorry to be so negative, but these three books are by far the worst audio experience I've had since joining Audible several years ago. I've given the story two stars because I think it's an important topic, but I certainly don't recommend this book or the previous two in the series.