I loved this book and everything about it, the performance, the nature, the love. Ah. I'll listen again. And again.
the poetry of the author
Hig and Bangly are tied, then Jasper, then Pops and Cima
if I had had time, yes
would love to hear a sequel
No. Boorrrrrinng. Nothing happens, just endless descriptions of nothing
I wish I could return this terrible boring book.
Enjoyed, but barely. The author really belabors Hig's life to a point of repetitiveness. Pretty interesting though in its overall scope.
This book is so slow, boring and repetitive, that it's painful just to listen. No real insight, just sad dreary characters and DULL ongoing drivel. Don't waste your time with this one.
Upper third of my 200 plus. Could be higher. See below.
Better development of those that would set traps for peaceful passersby. Would have been better if there was no one left in Grand Junction.
This is one that I really need a half star for. Then I could have given 3.5 for story.
Kept looking for the profound ending that never came. Interesting characters and reasonably fun to listen to but overall a bit disappointing.
Always an avid reader, I have become addicted to audio books. I can "read" while cleaning house and commuting, I love it!
What becomes of humanity years after a killer plague ravishes the world? This is a compelling story of what could happen in a kill or be killed world that felt all too possible (though if a sign saying you've got a killer blood disease keeps others from preying on you, you'd think more people would post that sign! ). This book has glimpses of the best of humanity when the worst has become the norm. I enjoyed it, if one can use such a word for dark apocalyptic fare.
I had to return this. I made it through the first 2/3s, though I confess I was hitting the fast-forward button pretty frequently. This author has a weird idea of pacing--he's in the middle of some action, and suddenly he starts drifting off to describing the scenery. Or feelings, or whatever--but he loses the thread of the story. Speaking of the story. . .look, I know not everybody is a pilot, but could anybody be as stupid as this pilot? Let's see. . .apparently the last plane left on earth, and for nine years, all he can think to do with it is go retrieve Cokes? He sets off on his big adventure--without pre-positioning gas or other supplies--drills along at low altitude so that his fuel consumption goes way up? Let's see. . .other technical errors include getting blasted by a shotgun--just how frickin' low was he flying??? The hero just doesn't seem like a realistic representation of a person to me; not believable. I'm all for survival stories, but a world where you only shoot on sight and never attempt to gain allies or friends, is just not anything like the humans I've grown up with. I'm surprised this got as many good reviews as it did. Maybe I was expecting more--especially after reading The Martian, which was an outstanding story of a man struggling to survive. This story. . .is just stupid.
The narration made the book really come to life, so yes.
This was a first time with Mr. Deakins. I will definitely look for him again.
Bangly was well written. I had a very clear sense of him and where he stood, although it was not clear just in the words.