Ewing, NJ, United States | Member Since 2008
Given that this is a collection of short stories I anticipated that I may not connect with every story but that there would be a few to stand out. Unfortunately, many of the stories had slow pacing or were narrated poorly.
This was good to listen to on my commute to work. Short and interesting in true Nora style. Worth a purchase.
This installment of the series as is good as his previous works. To prevent spoiling any aspect- I will say it's a good thing the author read a disclaimer at the end to debrief the reader!
Nora Roberts (writting as JD Robb) delivers yet again in creating a realistic sense of what the future may hold while engaging the reader in a fascinating detective story. Flying cars, pedestrians on glides instead of sidewalks and the craving for a "tube of pepsi" or a meal from the "auto-chef" are all integrated seamlessly into the narrative. Like the best police partners, the narrator too does an EXCELLENT job allowing the reader to imagine each character. She is one of the few narrators for whom I am a groupie and would listen to any story she performs. I am so glad she consistently reads for this series.
Don't expect a deep storyline here but do expect an interesting read. Being familiar with Dick's style of narrating, I enjoyed his performance and thought he did a solid job conveying various characters.
I recommend anyone reading/listening to this book that you start with Book 1 of the series. This will give you the foundation to understand the main character's hubris and humor as well as to feel connected to his circumstances.
A very plausible and entertaining take on a zombie takeover. It makes one care about the survival of the main character and adds an element of humor.
Scott Brick does a great job making the characters come alive. This was an interesting take on actual political events. I typically am not drawn to this genre however, the fact that at times I literally laughed out loud at the main character's humor and narcissism and that I grew to care about the characters makes me a DeMille fan for good.
JD Robb's (Aka Nora Roberts) In Death Series makes the future that she presents seem attainable and the realism of the characters (along with the depth) increases with each novel. Susan Ericksen is one of the best narrators I've ever heard. She IS Eve Dallas.
If you are not convinced of the wondrous nature of the brain, you will be after listening to this author's harrowing tale. She does an excellent job presenting the biographical information in a narrative style so that it "reads" more like fiction. The scary thing is that it's not...
I it were possible to listen blindly to this book without knowledge of the author, I would have never guessed this was a James Patterson novel. Yet, this is not necessarily a bad thing. This reads like a sci-fi thriller medical thriller. It is well researched (for those who are knowledgeable of neuro-anatomy. Patterson and Ledwidge deliver with an intriguing story of a hero hoping to stop one of the most self-fish and vicious killers- ourselves.
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