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.
I loved the insight into the people and the psychological effects of superpowers on the empowered and the normal people.
The Professor was adequtly mysterious and intriguing. I also liked the main point of view character but it was the others that kept me listining.
He's good. I'm not used to hearing him for Brandon Sanderson's books, and I am used to listening to him from the Sandman Slim series, so I kept expecting a lot more cursing. But he did a really good job. Very good at putting emotion and living speech into his narration.
It did make me joyous at the moment of epiphany for the main character.
This was a great and informative book. It both shocked me about how much we don't know about the food we eat each day and how much the companies don't care that they are killing its citizens. We really are addicted to processed food.
I would share this book with my friends and relatives.
The narrator was good, but it felt more like a story narrator and not someone who should share knowledge.
Great and informative, eye opening. I highly recommend it.
I'd only get another if I heard good things, read a good book in that series. But I'd only get another book in this series if it was on special discount.
Actually have the adventure begin. The whole first book is the action I would expect in the first act of any adventure book. The whole thing was all about the hero preparing to leave and ended with him finally leaving.
The narrator was actually pretty good, I just don't think this particular book was good enough material.
Only if they combined it with the other books inn the series.
Yes, to anyone who likes humourous scifi and fantasy like Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy or Red Dwarf , while not the same it is close enough to make me smile.
Theres is a lot to choose from in this story. Dozens of characters, but I liked Torloc the Spark prince and his mercenary ways and the fearful but heroic lars and his instincs that makes him scream and avoid danger. To very interesting and funny characters.
Yes I listened to Agtha H. book 1 and felt this was equal to that performance.
When Tarloc had to finally deal with his sister for good.
Buy it, and watch the web comic.
maybe. I liked this narrator's method of speech that brought the story to life.
None. I liked many of the characters.
Carter, because I really understood some of his emotions and because I thought he was very well performed in this audio book.
Not extreme, but it was nice to see the Olympian universe expanded with Egyptian gods and showing us that the universe is more complex. Plus the different relationship that the magicians had with thier gods compared to the demigods and their Greek/roman gods was interesting.
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.
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