I just finished the audiobook for Seveneves. It's really damn good. The narrator was good, but not amazing, but the story was fantastic.
The basic premise is that the moon blew up, and humanity needs to survive the impending 'hard rain.' The book mostly follows the story of the people launched up to the ISS, and it takes place in the near future.
The narrator did an ok job. The narration was good, but the way she did accents wasn't great, and an unfortunate truth with audiobooks is that most people trying to voice people of the opposite sex try to hard and it's pretty cringy, on both sides. I felt Wil Wheaton did a good job by giving them a distinct, but not overtly womanly voice, especially since most attempts to sound like a woman are the same and don't sound right at all. It would be great to have an audio play of a book for this.
The first two parts of the book are super stressful, and it's pretty doom-and-gloom, but part three becomes much less so. All around 8/10, would recommend, only problem: it's 32+ hours long. Gotta set aside some stuff to get around to it.
Anybody try any audiobooks lately? What's on the list? What was good? What was bad, and why?
I've listened to Ready Player One, and Wil killed it, top stuff. The Martian was really good and went real quick (pretty much finished in a day). After I catch up on my podcast feed, I'm going to start The Complete Heretic's Guide to Western Religion, Part One: The Mormons. A real mouthful, I know, but it seems entertaining and interesting.