can't help but think the writer was on something when this story was written? Like some edible mushrooms?!? I personally did not think this novel was powerful or provocative (as the new york times claimed). But then again, I also think the human race is capable of many great and stupid things-- just give us enough time and rope and we will figure out how to hang ourselves. So I had a hard time listening to this book. I read fiction because I want fantasy, not a moral wrapped up in a blanky served up as a science fiction book. Ug. But that is just me. Clearly this book is liked by a lot of people.
When he realized he was the bomb
It took me a couple chapters to decide if I loved or hated the book. Then I realized what I was not sure about was the "total guy point of view". Once I excepted I was listening to a dude's point of view (his smelly gym socks and all) I found myself really rooting for him. Now I am on Team Bill...that stupid lovable bastard.
Up near the top of my dystopian book list
city of ember with a dash of enclave
uh. probably not.
I couldn't get past the first 3 chapters! My friend loved this book and raved about it. Sometimes she and I love the same stuff and other times we are so far polar opposite I wonder how we can be such good friends! I want my credit back. As I keep trying to listen to the book I was like: "what the heck is going one, what is all the blah blah blah about what is the freaking point of the story?" so I tried to restart from the beginning 4 times!!! I could not get past the on and on and on and on and on and on and on about nothing and it wasn't funny like sienfeld (a show about nothing). My friend swore the book got better but she loves giant books. I'm sorry but I'm not a cat and don't have 8 extra lives to dedicate to nonsense.
Since I hate wasting my credits I know I will try again (someday) to re-listen to the book.but I'm going to have be really desperate.
No, the ending seemed inline with the genre.
I personally think the performance helped the book. I am not sure I would have even bought the book had I cracked it open and read it.
I listen to so many books it become harder and harder to find something that I either haven't listened to or wished I hadn't purchased. The book was a simple listen, xmen and comic book genre. I personally am not that into these kinds of stories (generally) but I like supernatural books so I ended up purchasing it. It was a good bedtime fall asleep book :) nothing too awesome but nothing too terrible either. I think it would appeal to folks who like super hero stuff.
I have not read the print book, but I believe the audio version would be better. The acting and talent of the narrator (to me) made listening to the story so enjoyable! I can't imagine - just reading the book. I think I would get confused with all the different characters.
Original. Numerous characters who each could have their own back story. Dystopian + Vampire - two topics that were well mixed and creatively written. Story drew me in. There was a real story. There was balance between the scenery, the characters, the inner and external happiness and conflict of the people in the book. Not focused on erotica as many of the existing vampire series have - which are there own sub genre..but my intellect starves after a while w/ those books
I've been an audiophile practically my whole life. So I have listened to a lot of narrators. Therese Plummer was outstanding. Simply put, her ability to act out ~20 different characters (and do it WELL) made this book fantastic.ADVISE FOR WRITER: DO WHATEVER YOU NEED TO DO TO ENSURE THIS PERSON READS YOUR SERIES!!!
Hurry up!!! and get the rest of your series out :)
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