I've actually attempted to read(listen to) this book a couple of different times, and this time it stuck. Finally. I've heard such great things about this series, and Gideon Emery does a fantastic job of narrating.
This started off really dry -- which it's kind of intended to, given the bureaucratic subject matter at hand. It made the fence to get into it kind of a high jump, but I got there.
I went on to read the next couple in the series, and eventually quit in the middle of book 3 or 4. Good series either way -- and I've passed it on to my husband. :)