The Three-Body Problem is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience the Hugo Award-winning phenomenon from China's most beloved science fiction author, Liu Cixin.
Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion. The result is a science fiction masterpiece of enormous scope and vision.
Fascinating but a little hard to relate to
This audiobook was really interesting from the start. The one thing that kept bugging me however was that I could not relate to any of the characters. They were all deeply flawed which made that very interesting, but none of their flaws really showed any improvement or changes. The story is VERY original and really has you listening for more to find out just how this crazy world works, but by the end it can get a bit confusing and farfetched. Overall I really enjoyed it and will probably pick up book 2 at some point :)
Propaganda Between Glimpses Of A Story
Was the first chapter personally written by Donald Rumsfeld? There are so many “western talking points” disguised as alien debate in this book that I’m surprised it’s not banned in China. That best seller list and Nebula award feels like astroturfing now that I’m reading the book.
Great story. Great narration by Luke Daniels.
Just finished, and was disappointed to see that the sequel has a different narrator. This was my first experience with an audio book (avid podcast listener though) and thought the speakers imaginative voices for each character added significantly to the listening experience.
Great story if your into science/ sci-fi. Interesting insight into Chinese culture and modern history.
Once I was 1/3 in, I binged the rest. The audiobooks seem a bit expensive, will be almost a $100 in by the time I finish all 3, significantly more than the written version. So I’m hoping the sequels speaker is up to the standard set by Luke Daniels