I have never actually given up on an audio-book before and I have library with Audible.co.uk of over 200 unabridged titles. I have however, given up ..Show More »trying with this book though and the sad thing is, that it has nothing to do with the author!
After restarting the title over 5 times, I still have no idea what the story is about as I found the narration to be rambling and dull which resulted in me missing large amounts of the narrative as my attention wandered to just about anything else. John Lee's reading quite simply bored me beyond belief and I wish I had heeded the reviews written by John (in Hampshire) and Tim (in Ayrshire).
Perhaps the book would be great with a different reader (my vote would go to Peter Kenny who is brilliant in Iain M Banks' audio books), who knows?
John Lee was a terrific narrator in Ken Follett's books, but not in Revelation Space.
I certainly won't be buying the rest of the series.
PLEASE NOTE: THE STAR RATING I HAVE GIVEN THIS BOOK RELATES PURELY TO THE NARATION.
Just to put things right this book is the SECOND in the series. There are other books in the same universe parrallel to this one. However this one con..Show More »tinues the story on most directly from "Revelation space" Time has moved on though and new charecters take the lead. Its as fantastic as the first and exceptionaly well read. Can't wait for the next installment. Wikapedia has a good entry on Reynolds and all his books and short stories.
All three books do a great job at starting plot lines and describing minute details of the world, but in the end they all fizzle out. The reader is le..Show More »ft to extrapolate the story from the established trajectory for themselves far too many times.
John Lee's narration is, however, somewhat improved over the previous 2 books.
I was charmed and enthralled by the imaginative scope of this novel, the poor review I had read almost put me off, I am so glad it didn't! Great story..Show More », well drawn together at the end , with the hint of a sequel, perhaps? Is this what irked the negative reviewer? The characters lived for me and reflected weaknesses and strengths, making the dilemmas resonate for me. Not a 5 , but a worthy 4.