Recommended by a friend that knew I was myself writing a sci-fi. One of the few times I actually bothered with the audio version; I usually find the readers going to slow. I understand that listening to a book is a completely different approach and therefore a different experience so I didn’t just want to dismiss it solely based on the format.
On the whole I liked it. A bit too technical for my taste, definitely closer to the “hard sci-fi” tradition although such definitions are always oversimplifying. Think I would’ve liked the book better if I had read it at the age of 12 … which makes sense considering how old the protagonist is.