Holy cow. 30 hours for an audiobook. Even running at 1.5x speed, that's 20 hours! While the last book seemed to have way too many religious overtones (okay, they all did), this one seemed to be a bit more open about the possibilities of what they could mean. It was definitely a satisfying conclusion to the whole Hyperion tale. Of course, I'd love to see what happens to everyone after this story, but it's left it a good, concluding state anyway.