Big You Bet.. Because I said so.....lol
Great lesson, original story, and Ray Porter is one off the best.......Thanks Peter, it was a credit well spent.....
This book is really fun, quirky and interesting for the first 3/4ths. Then it takes a turn to the absurd. I found it difficult to suspend disbelief. It didn't seem to be up to the quality of the 1st part.
Movie loving Brit living Down Under. Anything 'end of the world' themed usually gets my attention, but The Stand has yet to be beat.
Go in as cold as possible.
Guy finds an apartment that's too good to be true in a house that gets weirder the more he looks at it. Throw in some terrific supporting characters, a good backstory and some real head-scratching oddities and this is pretty much a must-read. It's just entertaining as hell and the narration is sublime.
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yes! i thoroughly enjoyed the concept and as the story progressed i got so immersed i had to bring it in from the car to continue listening. if you are a fan of lovecraft, you are going to like this.
i wouldnt want to ruin anything...
This is one of the books that I highly recommended to friends over and over. I had since been searching for something similar but no luck. This was one the few books that kept me engaged almost 100% of the time. As I mentioned in my other reviews, I have a problem keeping focus while listening, always drifting away and came back finding myself missing a big chunk of the story. This book did not do that, which to me is an indication of a good book. The narration made it a easy listen, the voice is nice and clear and he does a good job portraying all of the characters, even nailed the accents. I find myself wishing my hour long commute was longer, and I didn't want it to end. Definitely get this book and you won't be disappointed.
The book is ok, the beginning is great, but the second part is really boring--the ending is lame!
This book strikes me as the type of thing Stephen King would write if he was from LA. I like the first half of the book. It is plot driven and you really would have to struggle to care about any of the characters. Their dialogues drove me nuts, and I think detracted from the story. During action scenes, you can expect people to make lame sexual innuendos or say dude what the F. The characters are all LA idiots. Around the half way mark, I got bored but stuck with it. It was entertaining but definitely not a 5 star book. The writer is very capable of delivering this story, however I felt there was a lot of filler that just wasted time. The pacing was off. And once you figure out what's going on, I started to feel it was kind of ridiculous. However, I completed it and the narrator was good. It was entertaining at least. Could have been shorter and more polished.
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I thought the mystery was great fun! It had me hooked early on and I was just as curious as the main characters – they really brought me along on their preposterous adventure; I didn’t want to put it down.
The story was little Scooby-doo-ish: a home grown team of sleuths investigating a multitude of strange happenings around them, a suspicious “The Creepy Caretaker”, the discovery of something HUGE... is it paranormal? Or an elaborate trick? you know how it goes.
I think the author’s references to Scooby Doo throughout the story was a little wink to the reader but I saw it as irreverent fun, it wasn’t irritating.
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I didn’t care for the last part: falling into an apocalyptic world of scary beings. Running away from the strange creatures. Trying to avoid becoming lunch for aliens... I could have done without all of that – it was too long and frankly not that interesting. Not sure what kind of action-climax I would have preferred, but this one missed the mark for me.
Yes. The story was just so original, or at least new to me. It kept me guessing, and it has a great sense of humor. The metaphors and descriptions in the book are very well written.
I don't want to give away any spoilers, but I love the scenes where the narrator changes voices for some of the more interesting characters.
Suspensful, witty, modern
No idea, because this is my first fiction
Veep. She was smart, shy, and had a sharp wit about her.
I laughed out loud at the dialogue a few times.
In an effort to push out of my non-fiction box, I gave this book a try. Much to my surprise, I found myself creating situations that would allow me to listen to more of the book. I like the modern references to things that are sort of pop-culture and the witty banter of the characters. The reader's voice for each character was awesome!! They were so well done that you could recognize which character was talking without the "said Joe" stuff. I will go on to look for more good fiction like this one.