Monday, 12 October 2009

Starmans Quest

Official Blurb

Travelling at speeds close to that of light, spacemen lived at an accelerated pace. When one of the twin boys left the starship, he grew older while his twin in space barely aged. So the starship twin left the ship to find what happened to his brother who was aging away on earth.

My Review

This is a great little story by Robert Silverberg. Not only are the characters fun to follow but the world has a lot of interest in it as well. As you listen you constantly discover new things about the Earth of the future and life abord space ships.

The Earthmen seem to age really quickly while the spacemen moving at close to light speed age very slowly, so a journey of year actually leave enough time for hundreds of years to pass on the planets. This leads to two different cultures , that clash at every opportunity.

So we have interesting people, and world to discover and two main plot lines and even a twist in the tail to keep you listening.

The reading is excellent and the pacing good so I heartily reccomend this story from Librivox.

Reading 2/3
Production 2/3
Story 2/3

Total Score 6/9

Download it from Librivox

Listen to the first chapter