I have already bought the rest of the trilogy, but I don't think that I will listen to them for a while.
I will not listen to the next book in this series for a while. I will probably listen to some Stephen King.
The narrator was OK, it was the story and the writing that was bad.
I didn't think that anybody should be removed. The problem wasn't that there were too many characters. The problem was that this is a book written for young adults, kids.
I like mystery writers like kate Wilhelm, Authur Upfield and Ellis Peters, where even the bad guys are not blood thirsty, crazy, manics. I like science fiction that has a sociological bent like Ursula Le Guin, Robert Sawyer and the early works of Orson Scott Card. But I don't much like the science fiction that is just space ships and interstellar fighting.
I thought this was science fiction. But by he 3rd chapter we have a serial killer who captures and tortures young women. I don't want to read stories of mutilation and torture
It would be helpful to warn readers in the description that it is another torture story.
I like scifi and urban fantasy. I don't like romance novels. If you are the same my reviews should help.
This is an excellent book but as the title says at least read the first book in the Rho Inception series first before starting this novel. The Jack Gregory character is an enigma in this story and if you read the first rho inception book you will understand a lot more about who he is and why he is so abnormally skilled. I reviewed those books (in short they are good albeit very light on sci-fi aspects) and you can look them up easily. Be warned the Rho inception books are alot more adult oriented than this series. The items he glossess over in this one get full detail in that series.
This is a nice YA science fiction series. The great thing is it has enough adult elements that adults can enjoy it just as much. In fact calling it a YA book is not quite fair. It is more like an adult book with teen characters that writes very adult situations with just a deft enough hand to make it easily accessible to young adults as well. This book has some pretty dark stuff in it like rape and torture. It is inferred but usually not spelled out in enough detail to warrant warning mature young adults away.
All in all a good book. If you read at least the first book of the previous series prior to this one a lot of the mystery of Jack will be solved for you. This book stands alone just fine if you choose not to do so. Let's just say there are some really good reasons why he is so good. This one is definitely worth a listen.
overall I enjoyed this book. The choice of teenagers, high school students, as the protagonists did allow the author a lot of latitude for them to make stupid choices repeatedly and to heighten the tension there by. Unfortunately the rest of the book is clearly not young adult based. College students would have been a better choice, and I think more relatable to the intended audience. Still a fun read. I rate this a solid four stars.
I found this to be a welcome distraction from my history listening...nice to get lost in science fiction.
The narrator was pretty solid. His character voices were subtle but helped distinguish between them.
The story and setup are compelling and enjoyable. The main characters were well written for the most part but sort of transparent/cliche. The book mostly sets up the universe so don't expect much in the way of storyline resolutions at the end. It reads almost like a comic book or something. Overall pretty fun and ill probably listen to more books set in the Rho universe.
a Tech Exec who loves the stories about what could be and what should have been. Mixed with histories told from an outside perspective.
Overall the book was predictable and at slow until the last few chapters. If the whole book kept up the pace of the first four and last four, I would have been a better experience.
Leave the Serial rapist/murder out. I thought I had accidentally switched to another book. It was totally out of place and not appropriate for the story line.
Narrator was fine
It had an interesting premise and start