Great voice and passable acting. He can't quite pull off female characters but his narration is top notch.
Only the very beginning and the very end were compelling. Everything in between was as if the author decided to follow irrelevant portions of the storylines of the relevant characters. It would be as if I told you the story of the three little pigs and the big bad wolf but focused mainly on the construction of their houses and glossed over that whole
It's just too darn plausable! We have all been there in our dreams; now we are there when we are awake... you don't know who to defeat and there is no where to hide. So what do you do now??? Read.
"WOW" This is really Scary
It's well thought out and makes you think because This could really happen in the near Future in fact I don't understand why it hasn't
I Liked it A lot...
I tried and tried but could not even make it midway through. Parts of the story were very interesting, but some parts were sleep inducing. Maybe an abridged version would be better.
Kind of slow moving and anti-church. delves deeply into the darker depressing side of humanity. Ok for a listen but there are many other books that will hold your attention.
Written in 1983, The White Plague reveals its decade and biases throughout.
Its primary flaws are that Herbert, in 1983, could not imagine a 1996 with women in charge of their own lives, a world without IRA bombers and what the world would become with a bio terrorist on the loose.
His one woman character is cardboard while the men are all fully-realized. The world where there are 10,000 men to one woman should have more women leaders. Instead, the women are content to marry leaders and produce babies for them. The main character is profoundly religious in the beginning but by the end is happy to take on many "husbands" so that she could "do her duty" to repopulate the world. Where is her, or any other woman's, desire for power, for women would have a lot of power in such a world.
His lack of imagination of a world without the IRA kept me from suspending my disbelief. And Herbert's poorly imagined world response to a bio terrorist that targeted women kept me skeptical.
The White Plague is better left in 1983, where it belongs.
This was one of the most boring books I have listened to. The beginning was pretty fast paced and interesting but the remainder was very tedious with an ending I honestly slept through and had no desire to "rewind" and endure.
Don't waste your book credit on this,
I thought I would enjoy this book but by the time I had reached second half, I stopped listening.
The only way I can describe it is zoom out and zoom in. The zoom in is the time with characters and the zoom out is discussion. This was disjointed and I found I had hard time keeping up with characters