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.
No B.S. reviews. I'll never soft-pedal bad writing or inept narration.
A delightful mix of sci-fi, fantasy, and steam punk. On top of a great story, the author manages a clever, quasi-historical basis for this delightful tale about a group of people mixed up in something WAY bigger than themselves. The reading is flawed, but adequate. Lots of action, and pure fun.
This was a fun, pretty straightforward urban/sci-fi/fantasy (I'm not sure how to classify it exactly) story. It's kind of steam-punky (there's a back story with Nikola Tesla in it) but set in modern LA. It was easy to listen to and kept me distracted for a few days at the gym. I didn't stay up late to finish it or feel any pressing urge to know what was going to happen next, but sometimes that's the kind of book I like to read.
I was drawn to this book because it mentioned Tesler, but the reference is fleeting.
It was way too far-fetched for me, the secret and the monsters were ridiculous. I like fantasy/sci fi but for me their needs to be some believability.
I read the reviews which were glowing, which for me don't match the story or the narrator.
It may be enjoyable to people who follow the Fantasy/horror genre, fans of H. P. Lovecraft but for me it was no where near as good as the reviewers say.
I couldn't finish it, and I have hardly ever not finished a book. I really tried, I got 1/2 way through the second half but it was too annoying.
The narrator was very stilted, so much so it was very distracting,
His accents were good, which made it easy to identify different characters, but the timing of his delivery was very annoying. He would read really slow in the first half of a sentence.
With commas in all the wrong places, e.g. What he saw was real, madness...
instead of What he saw was real madness...
He speaks really slowly then fast, I think he is reading the second half of the sentence while speaking the first, then he speaks the second half really fast to catch up
So you are left waiting, then hurried along trying to catch up.
and I didn't like the references to Scoobydoo throughout the book
too bad if you are not a fan
It just made it more silly
Also it seems the author tried a bit too hard to impress us with his knowledge of computers and modern communication. We wasted lots of time on detailed descriptions of these which just seemed like fillers