I have been a voracious reader since I was a child.
I love sci-fi, especially stories about aliens among us. This book did not disappoint on that front.
The main character was well developed, and I was intrigued by its progression through different 20th century situations.
The narrator had a pleasant voice, but clearly needed a Samoan language lesson. I've spent time in both Samoas, and am sorry to say almost every word and phrase was mispronounced. It became annoying to the point of distraction.
No, no extreme reactions to the book. In places, the writing seemed forced and some scenes were predictable. There were also some racy scenes that I just couldn't engage with.
The story took some very interesting turns, but overall fell kind of flat. My guess, without looking at the details, is that this is an early book for a new author - it has that rough-around-the-edges feeling.
Its one of my all-time favorite books and everyone else I recommended it to loved it.
I enjoyed this book, but it involved two different species of alien who both were virtually immortal highly powerful shapeshifters, living on earth. Apparently they represent a substantial portion of alien life out there? I just find that unlikely.
One is evil and one becomes good as a result of earth experiences, which is interesting was not developed as well as it could have been.
So, the book followed the development of one of them on earth (he/she had lost her memory in some unexplained way). That was probably the best part.
Maybe but the science aspect is pretty light.
I'd rather not. He attempts to imitate voices when he reads a book, which is annoying, especially in the extended conversations when he is trying to be a sexy girl.
Yes, I could but that fact doesn't particularly recommend it. They would need to expand the final conflict drama as it is a virtual afterthought and would take about two minutes.
Some of the ideas were interesting.
A little more discovery about what the characters could/would do from a larger perspective. It seemed to center around vacation, sex and killing.
The message at the end where audible thanks you.
No. It might progress into alien shape shift 50 shades of grey.
I found the story to be very predictable at times. Other times I had a hard time differentiating between the chameleon and the changeling. Over all this was still an enjoyable listen.
Worth the credit
The twilight zone, star trek, the movie Splash (sci- fi version) all in one
One of the better books I have listened to
Drop the contrived twist, then improve the payoff the current ending is too disappointing.
Stephen King's The Wind Through the Keyhole
The author fails from the beginning by never justifying the reason the aliens would need camouflage in the first place. On a primative earth, they could have survived very nicely without any disguise. More time is spent on trivial details then developing supposedly important relationships, and the aliens sexual awakening and preoccupation is laughable. If this book had been written in the 50s I would forgive its simplistic take of life on earth but I would never recomend this book.
Not sure he could have done anything to salvage this book, but his performance lacked drama.
Okay, the idea of finding something alien down deep in the ocean is an oft-repeated story line but having the alien(s) trying to find it too was great. Fabulous fun hearing about all the different lives that the alien lived. Loved it! Excellent performance by Eric Michael Summerer.