Gregory Benford and David Brin come together in this bold collaboration about our near human future in space.
Prescient and scientifically accurate, Heart of the Comet is known as one of the great hard SF novels of the 1980s. First published in 1986, it tells the story of an ambitious manned mission to visit Halley's Comet, alter its orbit, and mine it for resources. But all too soon, native cells - that might once have brought life to Earth - begin colonizing the colonists. As factions battle over the comet's future - and that of Earth - only love, courage, and ingenuity can avert disaster and spark a new human destiny.
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- Philipp Jensen
Heady sci-fi, read by both good and bad narrators
As usual, Brin and Benford use an interesting scifi concept to paint a detailed overview of future society. At times it reads more like a history book from the future.
The main thing I dislike about this audiobook is the decision to have several narrators take turns from chapter to chapter. Each one is assigned a character (which the current chapter focuses on) – but since the other characters appear in every chapter, Characters constantly get voices by different actors, using different accents and intonations - the whole gimmick becomes needlessly confusing to the ears.
Personally, I didn't like the female narrators voice, and one of the male narrators voice is so deep that it becomes hard to understand in traffic. But you may feel different.