Correia is a little weak on the female characters but I think that may be part of his charm. He may identifiy so much with Owen, or Owen with him, that he has a hard time putting the mechanics of the male/female romantic relationship into words.
I don't think it matters much as the story moves along at such a heady clip that there may not be time for such fripperies, anyway.
I don't know much about guns (though I have one and there are more around) other than the point and shoot aspect which seems to me the critical bit but I still love the professional talk about the weapons buried in the books. My husband does understand all the nomenclature did understand and probably walked away with an even better appreciation. I was gratified that he is laughing at all the points I did.
Corriea has the gift of a very pleasant writing voice, sort of invites you to keep listening, invites you to sympathize with the characters - and, invariably, I do.
I am listening to it again, to fully absorb it.
This book is about the factors nations and peoples MUST deal with or work around - or benefit from enormously. The things apart from cultural work ethic or government intervention; things involving geography. If there is no river traffic possible, that makes a difference. If there is no arable land, that means no food. Fascinating read.
I simply could not get into it, could not buy the premise. It never became real enough for me to care. I probably listened to a third of it.
yes. To go back into that world and share it with the characters.
This is a unique combination of genres and one I do not expect to see again. Very well done.
Yes. A better editor perhaps. There were glaring weak points I would've like it better without.
Of course. I like his work generally.
Harry is a little bit forced. If you like your cops jaded and willing to rough up suspects without remorse to get results, Harry is your man. It bothered me that when he is suspected of planting evidence everyone was so surprised, though. I think now my difficulty finishing this one is the rampant corruption everywhere. I think I fear reality is really like this and it breaks my heart.
It felt incomplete though I understood the reasoning.
The concept was still engaging enough. There were a couple of instances where the logic failed which always grates on me. You would think that in fantasy one would be more open to random illogic but not for me. You pick the rules but you gotta play by them consistently.
Yes. It kept me engaged. Excruciating material mixed in with the fluffy fun. Light hearted mostly which is what I was looking for.
Very clever and amusing.
Better than Dawn. The story gets even better with Imago and I can't wait until it appears on Audible. Akins story is perfectly outrageous and just as plausible.
Akin of course. There is something appealing about babies, even alien ones.
Love this author.
It's purely original. Alien contact at its most intimate and somehow believable.
I don't notice the narrator unless they are bad.
This series is an old favorite of mine, glad it's finally on audible.
It was a clever idea; very clever in fact. It stayed shallow, though, and I don't know how that could have been changed.
maybe. I dont normally.
I enjoy coming of age stories and right/good overcoming evil. This one worked well.
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