Original, fast paced, and interesting
Nate - he's innocent and inquisitive. He keeps on going.
Sci-Fi reduced the rating somewhat (I'm not a big Sci-Fi fan), but a good storyline and a page-turner rendered the "4" rating. The recording itself has only one flaw: chapter 42 is a duplicate of chapter 41 - exactly the same recording. However, you won't miss much - chapter 42 appears to only introduce an asthma reaction to one of the characters.
Instead of the solid humor that Billy is known for, he has sunk down to the gutter-talk that prevails on amateur night at the local comedy club.
I purchased this as an Audio Book. In my opinion, nobody delivers comedy like Billy Crystal. And that's why I was so disappointed. It should be noted that I never listened to the majority of the book - I stopped listening after about 30 minutes. Instead of the solid humor that Billy is known for, he has sunk down to the gutter-talk that prevails on amateur night at the local comedy club. Prior to writing this review I did not read any other reviews, but I did notice that this book has received a bunch of 4-star and 5-star ratings; this is a mystery to me. Perhaps if I had endured and listened to the whole book I would have given it a higher rating. Nonetheless, if you purchase this book be prepared for something less than what you have come to expect from Billy Crystal.
Yes - normally he writes excellent books
This book is interesting, but there were too many things going on at once. While everything is eventually tied together, it felt like a bunch of unrelated stories until the end.
As far as the characters go, I was put off by the co-protagonist, Jessica Reel - instead of coming off as Robie's equal, her character seemed like a teenager with an attitude; whenever she spoke, it felt like we were back in Middle School. Will Robie, however, is still Will Robie: tough, patient, and level-headed, although beginning to age.
Still, it was an action packed, entertaining book and I did enjoy it.
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