At first, I thought for sure this was going to be a rip-off of something else. But I turned out to be pleasantly surprised by this one. The story is a bit different, and I can't explain why because it's part of the big secret of this novel. It's all sci-fi, though, and I've been on a kick lately.
Unfortunately, the audio book version is a tad dreadful. The narrator has almost zero emotion. I was hoping there would end up being a reason for that. If there was, I totally missed it. But I don't think there was a need for that. She did a good job with male voices, and I still liked the story. I just couldn't believe the lack of emotion in her voice!
I did get really invested in the characters though. The countdown was a good idea, but it happened so often that I got a little annoyed by it. Over all, I enjoyed this one enough. It's an interesting story that kept me guessing until the end.