Harry Turtledove fan
A book is only as good as its narration.
Ray Porter starts off very well, but as the plot dilutes and convulses, he loses interest and moves to a more mundane recital. Towards the end, he sounded happy that the book has ended, not with a bang, but with a whimper.
14 has no role to play in this book. Apart from making astronauts of Nate Tucker and others, it has no role to play before or after.
The novel starts with the premise of LOST and when I heard the spinning compass, I was eagerly looking forward to more thrills. Sadly the author crashed it and it burned.
It ends up with nothing of significance.
The story was interesting; not that captivating overall; I liked the book Spin much better. If you are a die hard science fiction fan it deserves a listen; if not, try something else.
Wow! This is one hell of a fine book. You meet Nate. He needs a new place to live. He finds an apartment. He meets some of the neighbors. Simple story, slow even pace, then it starts to get a little strange. The pace speeds up a bit. More neighbors become friends, they talk and compare notes, weirdness, different things. ..... And that is all I can say. You need to read this book, or better yet listen to the audiobook, so that it can sneak up on you and get you before you know it.
Mr. Clines can spin a yarn! This is a perfectly paced novel. I give this 5 stars out of 5, and 2 Big Thumbs Up! I loved it. The narrator also gets 5 stars.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book from start to finish. The only reason for 4 stars vs. 5 is that I always compare a 5 to my all-time Greats and this doesn't quite reach that level of acclaim, but was really good, interesting, different. While all of the events are obviously "fantasy," there are some parts that are not even believable within the framework or context of the book itself and there was SO much that had no explanation. But, again.......those are tiny, nit-picky things for an overall really good book.
This was the first audiobook I had purchased based on recommendations alone, and I'm SO GLAD I did!! It was intriguing, thought provoking and FUN. I didn't want to turn it off long enough to sleep! I'll have to add more Peter Clines and Ray Porter to my wish list!
I purchased this audiobook solely on the reviews and glad I did! It was a little more science-fiction than I normally go but still entertaining and well narrated! Definitely worth a listen.
I listen to a lot of audio books and love to read. ..Especially good zombie apocalypse fiction! I find that a good narrator is the key!
Secrets, Scooby-Doo, Purposes
The whole cast of characters in this book are great! I couldn't narrow it down to just one person.
How every character has a uniqueness and a realism to them.
A roof top discussion over cold beer between a younger man and an older man...
I will never look at any building the same way again!
This story was a fun ride! I really enjoyed the characters and the plot. The story is very science fiction. There is not much to say without ruining the plot. Enjoy. :D
I love a good scifi thriller with surreal science behind it not the boring and totally overrated horror stuff
Excellent variation in voice, used to describe events, made me feel like I'm in the scene
Could not stop until it was done.