Having always wanted to read this book, I took the opportunity of a long commute to listen to it instead. it is slightly dated, but if you cannot ris..Show More »e above the tide of time, you shouldn't read any book older than a couple of years old, which rules out rather a lot of good books - "That Treasure Island, it's sooo dated!"
The narration is good, and the story itself, despite having travelled in strange directions as far as predicting a future world is concerned, is charming with believable characters and plays with interesting ideas. Not sure how it won the Hugo and Nebula, as I can think of better books, but still well worth listening to.
I was eager to get back into the world Haldeman created in 'The Forever War', and while it was slow to start, the book definitely picked up in its sec..Show More »ond act. However, the ending (which I won't spoil here) seemed clumsy and rushed. None of the actions taken up until the ending have any bearing on the close of the novel and while I found parts of the third act interesting it didn't feel as though they were part of the same book. Worth a listen if you simply must know what happened after the forever war but you'll be left with more questions than answers, and none too satisfying.