Very shallow characters behaving in cliché and predictable ways. If you are a teen or late pre-teen this is a good read. If you liked the twilight books and the "romance" in them, then you would probably like this book. It was not my thing though
I really enjoyed this book! Saw the movie preview and thought it looked interesting. So I decided to give it a try. I’m glad I did, it was great! I loved the narrator! I love when they have the talent to pull off different voices for characters. I drive a lot and zone out if the story gets slow. I stayed into this book driving from 7.5 hours from Memphis to East TN. Loved it!
For those like me who love a good realistic fantasy - one that you could close your eyes and think- yea, I can see it- this one is great! There is not swearing and sex filling the pages like some authors try, and he does not degrade your IQ by using slang every time someone talks. The plot is good, and it leaves you wanting more in the end! Can't wait for the next book! :) (Great book if you like Hunger games)
This was such a great action packed story but is most definitely geared toward the young adult crowd. If you like books like Harry Potter, The Twilight Series, etc... you will enjoy this.
The narrator was not a good match for the story because he could not do female voices at ALL. This did annoy me at times but the story was good enough that I was able to still enjoy it. I think it was worth the credits/money. I say give it a try!
This is the worst narration I have ever heard! I couldn’t go past the first few chapters. Maybe I’ll read the book, since I think the story could be interesting.
10 year olds but there is swearing so that's out
Please don't do the nasal voice anymore
I just really felt like this author is a narcissist. I mean the people on the planet are Lorians? The head guys name was Pittacus! That made me roll my eyes then it got silly from there. I just don't know why so many of these books have sold.
Just throwing it out there....I have no idea if I like these books.
I am not a fan of the narrators voice outside of John and a future nemisis he does...But the other books have additional narrators- so Neil Kaplan can focus less on his horrendous job of female voices and Sam. To be fair, this could be a personal thing because I did not care for his female voice and nasally interpretation of "nerds" in a different series either. No hate on you Neil, your John is great.
It's interesting and the best part of the books. Let's be honest they aren't very well written but they are entertaining. This isn't a YA novel that after the fact you are like "WOW! I would never have known!"...you know. The entire time. That being said, again still entertaining.
They are great to put on in the background while you are cleaning or doing something else because you will never fall behind if you can't focus attention on them. I didn't listen to these on long car rides though because they can't hold my attention for extended periods of time but if you know what they are before you go into it, it can be positive. I'll keep going with them because they are great to just have to throw on.
I truly enjoyed this book. I can only listen to it while communing back and forth to work. There were many times that I simply wanted to stay in the car just to listen as long as I can. Yes, there are silly things in the book that one can just do without (like the romantic parts) but once that part was over the rest was exciting. The narrator was hard to listen to when doing the female voice. The plot was good. I can't wait for the rest of the books to follow. I just hope that the movie will be just as good as the book. It a good book for all ages. I would recommand it to everyone that enjoys SciFi stories.