I am 36 years old and enjoy a good conspiracy adventure and even a fantasy every now and then. I am therefore baffled at the great review's this book has received.
I almost quit around chapter 17 but endured on to the end. I was not rewarded for my faithfulness. I gave this book 3 stars because it was not the worst book I have read lately. The concept was good. The characters had promise but in the end fell flat, I was not really invested in any of them.
The narrator read way to fast, this book should have been 10 hours not 7+.
This reminds me of the book "14" that was also on my recommendation list and I also disliked, and also was baffled at the great reviews?
Maybe its an age thing, I don't know...
I will just give you an idea of the books I have enjoyed recently so you can compare and decide if this is worth you downloading:
Sweet tooth by Ian McEwan
You're next by Gregg Hurwitz
Garden Spells by Addison Allen
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Beautiful Ruins By Jess Walter
House at Riverton By Kate Morton
Dublin murder squad series by Tana French
The Leopard by Jo Nesbo
Fun story about some of the best narration I've ever heard. I'll be reading more by this author and listening to more from this narrator.
Loved it all the characters were interesting and good depth in variety performance was outstanding
Artfully celebrates human inventions old and new in a story full of lovable characters and a twisty plot. A clever premise that satisfies our curiosity, and uncovers a wide spectrum of human ingenuity. Loved it, and couldn't put it down.
The narration was excellent and the story even better. I really loved this one. Good character development, nice description without being overly wordy, and the story was captivating.
I didn't really know what I was purchasing, but sort of picked it up on a whim. I was entranced...the story weaved its own spell of intrigue, yet it was mixed with these odd, delightful elements. The narrator was delightful for this role. Really enjoyed this!
I value intelligent stories with characters I can relate to. I can appreciate good prose, but a captivating plot is way more important.
The story promises to be more exciting than it actually is. The setup hints at the supernatural and extraordinary... instead we find that all the mysterious stuff is not so magical after all.
Also, Robin Sloan did not do her research. As a result, the ending of the book is not just stupid, but flat out WRONG.
In spite of this unforgivable flaw, I did enjoy the narrative flow, and the story did keep my attention the whole time.
It gets 3 stars from me because it was fun, and there were some clever bits.
If you were born after 1980, believe that computers can do everything, and worship Google with awe and reverence then this story may be for you. This novel grew from a story posted on a website.
Definitely to Ari Fliakos, maybe to Robin Sloan. The story was a little too fantasy-geek for me, but the excellent narration kept me marginally interested.