Wow, this is pure nerd strangeness. A young adult wet dream.
By no means is this a great book. This is not Cormac McCarthy or Foster Wallace. Nor is it George RR Martin or Patrick Rothfuss. But for some reason I found this to be a pure pulp engrossing read.
This Indian Hill reminds me of BV Larson's first book in the Star Force series. That one was a strange young adult fantasy wrapped into a sci-fi story as well.
There is no character building. Its written from the first person as a memoir. Groups of thousands are abducted by aliens and then forced into a bracketed playoff. A playoff of dueling to the death.
I fell guilty for giving this 5 stars. But I have to admit I enjoyed it.
I am so impressed I have listened and relished to all the Micheal talbot adventures. I really do hope that mark tufo will never end these glorious tales of a truly amazing characters. I have to say Sean runnette knows how to narrate, it's insane how you can close your eyes and just picture the whole book as a movie in your mind
p.s I would love to see a zombie fallout movie or tv series in the near future!!!
I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!
Always is...but I only listened....
Mikes first match....and his progression through the games....Loved it!
Sean IS Michael Talbot!!!! One of the best Male narrators out there!!!
I almost did, but had to sleep...darn it!!!!
This was an awesome book...I love the young Mike Talbot!! I love Mark Tufo! I am starting book 2 now...and have bought all four in this series...and eagerly will await #5 in May...Tufo never disappoints me....This is a great story about a boy, friendship and a fight to survive...MT's choice of words and phrasing always make me laugh, cry and sometimes yell out loud...He is definitely one of my most favorite authors, and will read/listen to anything he writes! THANK YOU MARK!!!!!!!!!!!
Only Mark Tufo could get me through a book about aliens. Kind of fun going back in time & seeing a younger Mike Talbot. The series of fights got a little repetitive but each one moves the story forward some. I'll listen to #2 even though aliens are really not my thing. And, as always, I think Mark Tufo-Sean Runnette might be the best author-narrator pairing ever.