Didn't know what to expect, and it took me a little while to figure it out but I really got into it. The time jumping got a little confusing, but it made it more interesting all said, and I do think that it told the story better that way. I really couldn't put it down. Have a 5 min break? Ok, I'll fire up audible! I'll do the dishes today, just gimme my headphones!
Without spoling the book, the premise is that we are all bio-computers who have words as our base code. Words have a magical ability to cause us to be manipulated. Too bad that the words used by the author fell flat and the sinister plot lines really hard to believe.
To call the premise pseudo science would be an insult to phrenology. The characters are totally unbelievable and less than one dimensional. Just a series of killing scenes driven by profane dialogue that sounds the same no matter who is talking.
A very good book. I usually judge my books by whether or not I want to take the long way home from work and I definitely added extra miles to my truck while commuting home this week.
Narrators were great. They kept me listening. Story was not my favorite. Too sci-fi for me. Don't like alternative realities.
This ranks near the top of my list of books I've listened to thus far.
Eliot. He is the one mysterious character that even to the very end you still could not fully understand who he was.
Their interpretations of the characters made it more interesting. I think if I had read the book I might have interpreted them a little differently.
This book made me laugh and it made me sad.
By the end this book was an audio page turner. Clever concept and compelling subplots that converge in unexpected ways.
I'm a PhD student in Linguistics in California, and I like to be positive (but my reviews maybe don't support that statement). I <3 books!
Yes, the plot was great. The author made sure there was always something I didn't know, keeping me guessing what was next.
Worst accents ever (except "Jennifer Government" was even worse). SO painful.
What's the audo equivalent of a page-turner? Not sure. But that, even with the terrible fake accents.