Stephen Baxter is excellent at expressing a future vision as a possibility and as such the book is first class.
Unfortunately the narrato..Show More »r is not. His characterisations are weak and, to an admittedly English listener, many of his pronunciations of place names are incorrect and this annoys out of proportion to the importance of the individual word. The narrator is (I think) American, however regardless of nationality pronunciation should be correct in an audio book and a little research would have enabled this.
Combing a kind of epic disaster movie scope and real-life fringe science, Ark is a compulsive listen. Stephen Baxter is obviously a real science nerd,..Show More » extrapolating obscure abandoned space flight programmes and russian atomic dreams into a worryingly realistic sci-fi thriller.