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I first rated this book really poorly. Then I fell in love with it after I got through Book 3. Book 1 and 2 were not great, but it gets there.
This series is kind of a runner up to Expanse. Not as well defined, but certainly some of the author's best work. The characters are great. The last few books have been amazing and hilarious.
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Is there anything you would change about this book?
Make the main character competent. The premise of the book is interesting, you have someone that goes from place to place, and everywhere she goes interesting things happen. However, she never actually solves the problems, and always seems to be the dumbest person around. Like another reviewer has said it is almost dumb luck she survives.
What three words best describe Ryan Kennard Burke’s performance?
Lack of Detail
I feel like the narrator did a good job for 90% of the book. However, I was really frustrated by the lack of attention to detail on Japanese words. Many times the narrator would give an attempt to pronounce European languages with accuracy, but not Japanese.
I feel like the author should have spent a couple of hours talking to a Japanese person that teaches Japanese so they cold learn to pronounce words properly. I am not sure how many times a cringed at pronunciation, and a few times was confused about what the word was.
Any additional comments?
There are some interesting things about the universe that really intrigue me. Main one being the communication the author has incorporated how we communicate today via text with emoji's and projected that into the future a possible way we communicate. Not solely the means of communication, but how we do now as a new forms of punctuation. Was an interesting interpretation.
I also found the religion aspect very interesting because the author goes a different way with it. He still brings in like most sci-fi, that religion is antiquated and a problem for humanity, however, he introduces the character to it and while she is not religious it does influence her in positive ways. I am not describing my observations very well, but it was interesting twist in how a sci-fi author works with religion.
I got the sense the author spent more time on universe building than character and plot development because the universe is very interesting.
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