I'm honestly not sure
I'm sure others enjoyed it, just not my style.
The reader was good.
No reaction honestly. I just wanted to get to the end.
What a waste of time. The 2 hours that I did listen to was full of imagery that sounded like a bad acid trip. Gore, gore, and more gore seems to be the theme of this book, and each statement was gorier than the preceding statement.
Even after 2 hours of listening, there seemed to be no plot. It is a disjointed bit of writing that seems to rely on the shock factor of the gore to keep the reader interested.
The narrator was not bad. His reading flowed well and the voices were good.
All in all, I'd have to say it was a waste of money and time. This book had no redeeming qualities whatsoever.
The first novel I ever read (that a teacher didn't make me read) was THE GUNSLINGER. I picked it up at a laundry mat and never put it down.
If Douglas Adams and Chuck Palahniuk's had a literary baby, it would have grow up to be David Wong.
If you are not hooked by the end of the first 10 minutes of this book, there is no need for you to continue. I love how a series of absurd and seemingly random events coalesce into a cohesive plot. Plus, you can't go wrong with exploding meat monsters.
Thorne does an excellent job of making each of the characters distinct. His performance of John is hilarious. He nails the slightly indifferent tone of a twenty-somethingstoner of [UNDISCLOSED] America who has become slightly jaded by video games and the 24 hour news cycle.
This was an unusual choice for me and didn't turn out well. It was too quickly narrated and too hard of a story for me to follow. Sometimes, I could just not make the leap to the next sentence and I found I had missed chunks of story.
Not sure if it got better...I could not hold on and keep listening. I just could not get intot he character or what was happening. After an hour, I decided I would rather waste my money than my time.
The humor of this book is entirely based on the accumulation of gore. The more over-the-top the violence, the funnier? Also, one of the author's favorite adjectives is 'retarded'. Haven't we outgrown this, yet, Society?
No, probably not. I'm not terribly squeamish - just need some more smart humor to go with it, if the goal is a laugh.
Competent, varied, suitable
One concept, involving a character slipping in the time continuum while trying to contact another character, was pretty clever. This was early on in the book and nothing else really flashed as unique.
I can't believe someone thought this was a good idea for a movie.
old software guy
Only those who enjoy tasteless violence
That I bought it.
The performance was adaquate.
The first three chapters - I quit after that.
Don't buy this book.
A scientist in training with her head in the clouds. With no time to read but plenty to listen, audible has changed my life forever.
Um... maybe just so I could figure out what happened in this first book
It was soooo disjointed. It had no end. It got so frustrating at points when it was just like "get on with it!" and then at other points it just skipped months worth of story. Like no big deal. It was so...unrealistic (I mean obviously it's science fictiony/fantasy so of course it's not real but it wasn't even...plausible if that makes any sense.) I just..wasn't impressed. And John doesn't even die at the end! (SPOILER) Dave does! And John dies in the middle. Gr.
I like his voice acting. His John is great :) Also, there's an air of humor and sarcasm I might not have picked up in the book
It had very vivid imagery and was funny at parts. I liked the characters a lot, but the story was just such a cluster fluff...
Have a renewed interest in books after falling in love with audio books. I am listening to all different genres and exploring different authors.
I loved the idea of this book. I really wanted to like the book more. However, I am not sure it works in audible format. I would listen in my car and found myself always lost in the story. I would rewind and jump back a chapter just to re-listen to something I thought I missed. This is a story you have to be fully focused on to follow.
Geek, FanGirl, into Supernatural Horror and the Macabre. Favorite authors: Mark Tufo, Stephen King, John Sandford, Darynda Jones, Z. Recht.
If you like odd, wacky and wierd, this book is for you. If you have a hard time following a story line, you will likely get confused early on. All that said, I loved this book. The story was interesting and I couldn't wait to see what bizzare thing was going to happen next.