This book was pretty good. It follows the transformation of a decent man into an evil emotionless hollow man whose goals are totally warped by the dark side of the force. I think this book was interesting to learn how the Star Wars universe converted from many sith to only two. It explains it more completely and for me that was reason enough to get it to understand why their are only two sith in the movies.
That said I won't be getting book 2 or 3 because this was the only portion of the story that is at all relevant to the larger story of star wars and the 2 books just tell about later portions of Banes life.
Lost in Space
I'd compare the idea to the Red Dwarf search for earth, but with more episodic adventures with serious old scifi tone. Think Lost in Space but with a few generations of people later.
When the crew defeats the computers.
Destroy Self willed Computers
Give it a shot. Its pretty entertaining for the price.
Well, I'd recommend this to a friend if like me they aren't associated with any political party and all they really know about political party's in America is what they learned in a text book. This book is pretty good at explaining the viewpoints of the different point of view and explain what Right and Left mean and what the wards that are flung around like liberal and conservative mean and how that meaning has changed over the years.
Economics in One Lesson and The Road to Serfdom because both link politics to economics and explain how economics is one of the motivating forces in shaping politics. The economics is more simple and road to Serfdom needs several reads.
He was easy to understand and nice to listen to.
What being Left and Right means and clarifying the ideals of the two party's with their realities.
Learning more about Bills Free Will powers and lauphing how Sally always screws him over.
Bill, because he is the hero most like me. Except employed.
His dry wit and humorous tone. It reminds me a little bit of Red Dwarf.
It would have to be the same tag line for the first book.
"There are dangerous things go bump in the night, he isn't one of them"
I liked the first two books dry humor and I identify with the hero. Except he has a job.
The dry wit of the protagonist and how he plays off his three friends and surprisingly also kicks butt.
Not outside of this series.
From the description, Sally. Horrible personality, great body but more loyal than you'd believe possible.
If you don't mind a little coarse language this is pretty funny and worth trying out the series with Bill the Vampire.
Yes, I thought the narrator did an adequate job of transferring the characters voices and personalities to the book form. Though to get the full impact I suggest whoever buys this book to read the online comic first three volumes either before or after listening to this book or you might miss a lot of the humor which I don't think transfers perfectly to the book.
I liked the added back story that some of the characters get in this novelization that it took us years to learn about in the online webcomic. Girl Genius. In the prologue we learn things about the Hetyrodynes that we don't learn till volumes later in the comic. And we get more back story for some characters.
Yes, my only real problem with the narration was when the narrator tried to express the madness voice of the Spark characters when they where in The Madness Place, if you've read the comic book online you know what I mean, the Sparks came out more whiny then on the edge of madness. Also the robots came out nasal and not at all robotic. Other than those two complains I'm pretty satisfied how she made the different personality of voice for the different characters. Hopefully her clank voices and Sparks in the grip of Genius /madness will improve with he next novel.
The confrontation between Agatha and Von Zinzer about his brother. Also Klauses confrontation with Adam and Lillith about what he did after he came back and what happened to the Hytrodynes and where they went.
Uthar's Foul! Needs to be more forceful in the future. Like a yell, it comes of weaker in the audiobook than its depiction in the webcomic. Considering whats happening when it happens, kicked when he's down, pushed off a flying machine stronger is better when he says Foul.
Almost, but not
I thought the ending, whatever the authors intentions showed a certain lake of faith in humanity, in God and hope for the future. Despite the blood supposedly coming down from Christ certainly no one in the book seem to favor any of his teaching or traits and don't seem to put any stock in traditional values of good and evil.
You have to read it to understand. Basically in the end we all have to be directed by Big Brother Blood because we are too stupid and immature to handle our own destinies or draw together as a human community.
Also one character gets punished for trying to kill what appears to honestly be a very evil dude and I think anyone of us would agree that the attempt was the right thing to do since the honest goal of said evil dude was mass genocide of the human population of the entire planet.
All in all okay characters, interesting story but the ending left feeling a little alienated towards the messiah figures.
John Wrights scenes talking to the recruits for his army and why they were fighting. They felt like the most human figures in the entire book.
The reunion of Pheonix's family.
If their is a fifth book I hope Jesus arrives to give our immortals a smack down and reprimand.
I've had hundreds so I'd put this series in the thirties, which is saying a lot for me. In this series it self I give it second place. A lot happens in this one and significant changes finally occur and some emotional scenes for the characters.
Nick, always Nick. With Artemis a second in this book. Which is awesome since she only had one or two scenes. But in those few scenes a lot of character development took place.
She brings a great performance in attitude, accents and saying the words the way the probably should be said and not how I'd think they should be said if I just read the book.
Yes, but I can't say since it would be a major spoiler for the book.
No, because while I'm interested in the ideas the book explores it takes forever to actually get anything done. I feel this story could have been covered in half the time.
I would only recommend it if they where heavy fans of Mr. Herbert or Mr. Anderson
Very Fair, I just think the material dragged the story done some.
A little, but not the full time it took to listen to it.
I loved the comedy, plus the price was right for the length of the show.
The inversion of a lot of old time fairy tail characters and strange twists in their stories.
I like full cast acting in books. Brings a lot more life to the story like old time drama radio.
When snow dies out of stupidity.
I liked the description of the characters personality and their build up of their characters in the book. It definitely made them real and human to me. The thing I liked the least was the pacing. I'm used to Sanderson's other books that are either epic in length or singles in his Cosmere universe so more gets explained. As it is I liked the book but feel that it ended just as it started getting to the good stuff. I will get the second book when it comes out.
I didn't really have favorite but I guess I liked Melody a little more than the main point of view charachter Joel.
Yes, I listened to Micheal Kramers performance and his partners for all of the Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series and Sandersons "Way of Kings" and I really enjoy his performance and how he subtly expresses feelings and attitude in his characters voices.
Yes, this book was worth listening to, I just wish be got more into the meat of the story before the end.
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