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Is annoying a Genre?
The performance was good.
There are some good aspects to the premise but it was just annoying.
I wish I could return it.
Alien Invader Regret
The Day the Earth Stood Still. Alien and human interactions.
First time listener of Kate Reading and I thought her performance added to the enjoyment of the book. Her interpredation of Wanda "Wanderer" was spot on to what and how an alien soul would speak. Less emotion, more factual, a Mr Spock of sorts. If she did all the voices in this book, which I'm not sure, she deserves 6 stars. Incredible.
No . . . . . .because in reality the middle tended to drag a little but the ending was very satisfying. I teared up a little while driving down the road and for a manly man that's just not acceptable. It may have been the wind in my face.
Give it a try. Very interesting storyline and very well done. And it may explain some of the other voices in my head at the same time. LOL
Absolutely! I found this to be one of the best books I've listened to thus far.
Getting through the beginning of the story was a little rough, I found myself drifting off in my mind, but soon I found myself becoming more and more attached to the story and the characters and at the end of the 25+ hours of audio, I could have had more.
No. I might read it again but I cannot bear the author's voice.
Her voice at times was almost normal but at other times would have to be compared to the computer voice we hear when having a kindle on text to speech. At times it also reminded me of a series on Star Trek': TNG 1st season called 0101010101 or something like that. It had a species that stole the Enterprise who talked in a robotic voice and sounded like Kate sometimes in this book. This is especially true when reading quotes in the book, especially quotes from Wanderer. Since her voice was most robotic, and annoying, when reading quotes, I was wondering if Kate somehow was trying to relay a message. One I was not smart enough to realize. I love Immersion reading but after 2 hours I had to abandon the audiobook and continue with just reading the rest on my kindle.
I started the book a little unsure. I didn't like the main character at first- or rather her role as an alien taking over a human, but I think this is intended. She becomes very likable.
I became very engrossed in the story. There are interesting moral dilemmas that come up and it's not always clear who the "bad guys" are. I'm longing for a 2nd book!
Can't stop listening
The whole story
Kate reading brings the characters to life
Don't pass this up, a great story that will keep you up to the end.
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If this book had been cut by about two-thirds I still wouldn't have loved it, but at least it would have been a little more interesting. The majority of the story just dragged, and while the last bit had some action, the whole thing was plagued by the saccharine (and often silly) over-drama that is teen romance. Also, this may have been exacerbated by the fact that I was listening to an audiobook, but the main character (and the other souls) came off as really robotic and therefore hard to sympathize with. They felt more like AIs than aliens. The best I can say is that I liked it more than Twilight.
The movie is out right now and I read reviews that said the book was far better, so I grabbed the title for myself. The book is excruciatingly slow and dragged out.
I gave the story 3 stars because the book has potential. I did manage to finish the book and thought the concept was intriguing but I believe that a better narrator could have made this a fun and exciting story by bringing some personality to the characters.
This story has so many messages in it that I just don't feel a movie could convey them all.To be fair, I have not seen the movie yet, but we all know the feeling that half the book gets left off the screen unless we are watching Lord of the Rings.
This is a story of character, tolerance, forgiveness, redemption, and paradigm shifts. Not a great deal of action, just some. (not as the movie trailers would suggest, unless they rewrote the book)
Overall, a really good listen. the narrator did a remarkable job. The author went for a serious plot with a lot of great ideas and concepts. Very entertaining. Worth a credit? Yes.
If u liked twillight u will like this one! took some time to get into the book, i had to force myself to keep listening, but half an hour into the book it really starts! and its very well written and i couldnt put it down after i got over the heavy start!