One creature's dualism.
This wasn't a book about moments. It was a fascinatingly humorous story of a highly intelligent mollusk that was realizing the fall out of his brilliance. Lots of amusing one-liners and a whole host of improbable research with unexpected consequences.
I can totally see this as a Pixar film. I'd change the title to something shorter and more appealing and leave "Emporer Mollusk versus the Sinister Brain" as the tag line.
Cheesy like classic Dr Who episodes. A brain in an exosuit, pet giant centipede, bird body guard.
No, I don't believe I have.
You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take. —Wayne Gretzky
Very fun to listen - the main character, Emperor Mollusk, is certainly one os the best villains around.
A bit cliché - the domination of the universe.
The narrator is very good at creating different voices for every character.
Haven't finished the book yet to say if the sinister Brain is going to control the universe.
Pure creativity. Great character dynamics between two main characters
The fight on the island.
Brilliant. The voices were perfect. Seriously. Couldn't be any better.
No. I like it in doses.
More details! The scenes are so perfect I want it to all go slower.
I bought this on a whim from one of the sales and was delightfully surprised. The story is hilarious as it marvelously twists from one crisis to another. The denouement did catch me by surprise.
The reader gave a great rendering of the story adding to its already obvious charms.
Emperor Mollusk is a great character and his author does him justice in this tale.
Loved this so much!! Wonderfully written; masterfully written! And the narrator performs so well, I felt I was there!! Listened to twice! Moving, funny, funny, funny, touching, funny! Loved this author so much, I am getting his other books and I will follow this narrator as well. The best I have heard yet!!
Emporer Mollusk! The narrator so well defined his character, I began to associate him with people I know who act like he does. He is the the epitome of the anti-hero!
EVERYTHING! Accents, voice changes are perfect! Everything! He is the best!!!!!!
All of the above! Couldn't put it down and when I did, couldn't stop thinking about listening to it again. Sometimes I would listen to this story til 4am!
Just the best all around!
Yes, it was fun and easy to follow.
Fun and entertaining book. A great look into a potential future lead by science, but with enough of a senor of humor not to take itself too seriously.
He did a great job with the voices making it seem like different people were talking.
No, just enjoyed it.
This is a great, fun, book. If you like Terry Pratchett or Carl Hiaasen or even Susan Elizabeth Phillips, you'll probably get your money's worth - though I'd bet there aren't a whole lot of people like me who love the writing of all three.
Martinez works in some "real" science quandaries. Gives a travelogue view of Earth. Nails human nature. Introduces Zala the Venusian Warrior, loyal and fearless, and oh so much more.
"Emperor Mollusk" is being compared to the work of Douglas Adams (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy). Yes, there are some similarities. But "Mollusk" is every so much easier to follow, the non sequitur plot turns in "Mollusk" rapidly becoming part of the story as artfully as a jigsaw piece dropping into place in a puzzle.
I love Martinez' dead pan humor. He does a great job of entwining the outrageous science fiction, yet never letting it get too serious.
Probably not, but I have recommended it to a friend who enjoyed it as well.
Top notch narration. Really understood the characters. This is one case in which the narration made a good book really excellent.