This was a great listen. Absolutely really enjoyed both the story and the narration.
The AudioBook is available here –
Umm I have to say the lovely tone of voice from Joel. It was one of the best performances I’ve listened to in the last few weeks. Great narrator.
But, it’s defo a toss-up over that and the actual story. What an interesting story and world. I can’t say enough about that either, so will go into more detail below.
So both, together these two are a fab team.
Honestly, don’t know on this one. I’m a sci fi girl, but this sub genre was a different take on it.
The characters are just so well drawn out, that even when they’re in the darkest of situations their humour and banter carries you off. I have to admit, when Wyatt’s face is taken off and Anya’s deploying them the right pain and healing meca the fact that he’s just his usual self is a very good thing.
There were some really awful and cringe worthy moments, with the creatures and the Verum. I think the whole journey in the facility is just that on the edge of your seat, that the defining moment has to be when they finally do get near leaving it’s makes the hair on the back of your neck stand on end.
Okay, so there were several things I did love about the story and a couple of things I wasn’t so keen on.
The world building and understanding of science in here must have been a huge undertaking, because although I’m no scientist, it felt so real. Like the tiniest part of the story just made so much sense. All with irrational and rational space. I’d love to know how much effort this was while writing. 🙂 I felt like there was an amazing amount of knowledge in here, yet I didn’t feel like it was that heavy that it bogged the story down at all.
I do remember thinking that sometimes the explanation of the mecca came a little late when it was being used and not first taken from their white room.
I think what I would have liked more was that human connection, having said that. I got the feeling that Bishop really started to like Anya towards the end of the narration. Was there more to that than I thought, maybe I’ll listen to another book in the series and find out. hehe. I do hope that Wyatt’s face isn’t that badly scared as well. Even with the time taken in the hospital I felt so bad for them all. Maybe a little more at the end of the novel would have been a good idea. I know they’ve got all that great information, and are prepared better for the invasion… I think with the MC having a life outside of his job the start of the story and the ending, though they tie in well kinda left me with a little headscratch. More because of Bishops lack of personality there or it felt like it. The woman he was with in the start, just a throw away. And in the beginning, that made me not like him as a MC, however, he did care for his job and what he was doing, so he kinda won me over in the end, and the fact he cared for his friends, especially Wyatt, who he does call his best friend at one part. I liked that.
Thank you for the awesome job that you both put into this. 🙂 I’ll happily buy the next in the series, and the one after that, lol