I "read" the audio book version of Hell Hole and found it virtual page turner. I enjoyed this book so much, I didn't mind getting stuck in traffic. This sci-fi thriller spans about five years as a group of defeated pro-democracy rebels, banished to a planet they call Hell Hole, plot their independence from the oligarchic "Constellation" and its hated rule, the Diadem. The characters are well rounded and sympathetic. This is the first of a series, and I was disappointed with the cliff-hanger ending only because now I have to wait for sequel to come out.