Was a fan of the first, this one is fine but just that. It felt rushed and was almost half the length as the first. Narrator has a hard time distinguishing between who is talking to whom in conversations. If you want to finish the trilogy like I do than this one is a must but don't expect a lot from it. Makes me wonder if the 3rd is worth the purchase at all
First book was passable and Perlman's performance tipped it enough to make me at least want closure for the story. By the time I was into book 2, with a different narrator (huge disappointment there, but you get over it) I didn't care what happened or to whom. Tedium had settled in but I had gotten 2 and 3 at the same time so might as well finish it. The only thing that could've made it better would be to keep Perlman as the narrator and combine book 2 and 3. Tighter writing and editing might have given pacing that kept you interested where the shallow characters did not.
Heavens no. Nothing could ever turn me off of horror, sci fi or medical/supernatural thrillers. When done right, the genres have a lot of room for creativity.
Not unless the author/story was something I wanted to hear and he was the only game in town. I would never seek him out again, though, and if I had nothing to judge a book by but its cover and his narration, I would skip him. I've heard worse, but he was very monochromatic. Stephen Briggs is a good example of a male narrator that does an excellent job. The book 1 narrator, Ron Perlman did a good job as well.
Too many to list. It isn't even a scene or scenes. It's the padding throughout. The internal monologues and rambling of the protagonist, Ephraim, they never change, never reveal more nuance to him, more growth (or at least interesting change), they're just interminable. The fault isn't in the amount of internal monologues, though. Stephen King and Terry Pratchett can delve into a characters head as much as you like and you are never bored. It was how it was done, who the character was, and it was consistently weak. All the characters were weak.
Fav authors: D. Preston & L. Child, Edgar R Buroughs, J. McDevitt, James Rollins, Jack Campbell, BV Larson, JR Tolkoin, George McDonald.
Interesting characters that popped up in Book 1 are explained and their roles more fully revealed in the story. If you can't wait for the next season of the TV show, get a head start by listening to Book 2, or if do not want to spoil season 2, hold of the book. Based on the close ties of Book 1 with the TV show, I expect book 2 and season 2 to tell the same story.
Friends that like good vampire tales? Hell yes!
Vasiliy Fet, I can identify with this guy. Ordinary, Blue Collar, dude that takes his job and life serious.
I don't recall listening to Mr. Oreskes before. I've noticed some people really not caring for this guy but I think he did a fair job. There were a few words that were mispronounced and that always sucks, but it didn't happen much.
Dr. Nora Martinez with her mother and Zack after the train wrecks...
I absolutely love these stories and I loved the first one. However with the change in narrators I can't even get through chapter 2. The tone changes for the same characters and some of the narration is so startling and harsh it just yanks you out of the story. Total waste of $27.
change of tone for the same characters, monotone at times, very unpleasant pace, not a great storyteller.
Narrator should be replaced with one less scratchy, more soothing voice and more into his job.
I read nothing that is popular.
Whenever I eat at buffets, I never go for the fillers. I always fill up my colon with the good stuff. I'm really digging the Strain Trilogy and the second book is better than the first. "The Fall" is a different story from the first book. Instead of being action pack, this book tell us more of the story, which I really like. It almost feels like a diversion from the main plot and getting you ready for the end.
It gave me a break from the vampires, sucking up bloods and made my mind defer to somewhere else in their layers. Very complex beings and I cannot wait how it ends. I already bought the last book and debating if I should read something else to give myself a break, or just charge it. I think the reason why I like the second book better than the first because there is a slight side story of science fiction with the space station.
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This series is amazing and very well written. Plot and setting very well done. As a New Yorker I felt the city was well represented and turned into a mystifying place. The Foe is hot on the heels of our hero's in this one and the odds seem stacked against them.
keeps you at the edge of your seat.
Excellent performance throughout the book.
The title is perfect.
Great story. Great characters. Great Performance.
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I enjoyed the first book and got the second thinking it should be good as well. It was so boring and kept going over things again and again using the different character. I just couldn't get into it and I don't know how it finished as I couldn't finish the book Not getting the 3rd one now.