I'm a great fan of Firefly and heard that this novel contained some of that humour and energy, and to a certain extent it does.
But I found ..Show More »it lacking in actual plot. It raced along, ticking hundreds of PC boxes on the way, overt nods to inclusion, gender politics, all well and good, but, I felt anyway, it was at the expense of a compelling story.
It was entertaining and I would recommend a listen, but it wasn't quite the space opera I had been led to believe.
This reads like a first novel and I hope the next in the series builds on the promise of the first.
I would certainly recommend it, maybe my expectations were too high.
A great follow on from Long Way To A Small Angry Planet. Not featuring the crew of the Wayfairer this time but related characters in the same universe..Show More », and what characters! Chambers has a way of not only crafting s great and very tangible universe but also making rich characters that grow throughout the books.
The audiobook is magnificently performed by Rodriguez. She gives each character their distinct voices using subtle inflections that just make the character so unique and real to the listener.