It rates very highly. I like the intellectual twist at the eand of the story. It is some what plausable as a story, but very entertaining.
Good solid delivery.
I did like the twist at the end.
I usually don't write reviews unless I have strong feelings about a particular book / audio book. The narration was unbearable. I couldn't listen for more than 45 minutes before I gave up. I'm still reading the book and hope to finish it soon so I can move on to something else.
The book itself is ok but the audio book is a joke.
Unknown. I never read the book in print.
Unexpected plot points
A friend recommended this book.
Just not my cup of tea. I gave up over 3 hours into it, as there was no variation in tone. I could see the point of the story, that it was hopeful, but I just don't want to slog through the next 5 hours to get there. For those who enjoy stories of humanity climbing back up out of the pit we may dig for ourselves, this probably will suit just fine.
The book may well be worth reading but I just could not tolerate the narrator another minute. His inflections and emphases have no relationship to the text. It's like listening to a particularly dissonant piece of modern music--'Trash Cans With Screaming Cats', say. Do yourself a favor and listen to the sample before you buy this. I really don't know how good the text is so I gave the author the benefit of the doubt in rating it a 3.
David LeDoux's narration style was distracting at best and irratating at worst. The rhythm and cadence of his narration style was hard to listen to for even a short period of time.
I am an avid reader and can honestly say that over 99% of the time the book is much better than the movie. The book offers insights that just can't be translated to a specified time block in a movie production. However, The Postman is an exception to this rule. Hats off to the writer(s) who translated this novel to a successful Hollywood screenplay. They were able to trim away the unneccessary and pointless drivel to get to the heart of the story: that one man with a conscience can change the world. Of course, Kevin Costner and Tom Petty didn't hurt my enjoyment of the movie.
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So I'll admit, I was one of the few people who actually enjoyed the movie...
I've never been one of the people who let a movie change my feelings about a book, but I was expecting more from this one. Let me break it down for you.
Post Apocalypse- brilliantly done.
War- excellently portrayed
Characters- gripping and honest, only a few lacking meat
Over all story- awesome, and scary
And that's where the problem lies. I felt like a less charasmatic and less interesting version of Captain Kirk was reading this to me. It was boring. It was slow. And it almost killed the experience for me. This is the first time I said this, read it for yourself, don't let David LeDoux ruin the experience that David Brin created so well.