This story took some time for me to get into. Parts of it made me feel more like I was in a science lecture. There was section after section of needless rambling about the universe and the characteristics of the comet. Some mentioning here and there would have been ok but this was so much technical info that it became quite boring or tmi as my daughter would say.
When the actual storyline did begin to pick up, about ten to twelve hours into the story, it was pretty good but very cliche. This is another end of the wold story where a local official who is from a small community more or less becomes the leader of one group, the good group which by the way, almost all of the members are white except for one astronaut an one female. All of the other minorites are part of the bad group. They are made out to be gangsters and thugs and druggies and thieves. oh yes, and they are also cannibals.
I think this story speaks volumes about the author's views on minorities, and of course they are lead by a psychotic preacher. Something else I'm sick to death of- every end of the world story making Christians the bad guys.
I gave this story three stars because it had potential, lord knows it was long enough, but it definitely fell short. I would love to read or listen to a catastrophe story that dares to be different!
Just as good as the first book. I am enjoying this series and would recommend to anyone.
Starts a little slow but picks up wonderfully about two hours into the story. And what a thrill! This is one story that ties up everything, answers every question, and actually leaves the listener feeling full. I loved this series and will probably listen to all four books again.
I was expecting a horror story! This book is so boring that I found myself dozing off. The readers both male and female are dull and annoying. The storyline is choppy and has nothing to do with the title. Worst book I've listened to this year.
I am not a lover of romance novels but I am loving the Cousins O'dwyer series so I decided to try the three sister trilogy. Big mistake! I have no intentions of listening to parts two and three because part one was awful. The story was dull and cliche but worse than that was the reader. Listening to Sandra Burr read is like listening to a preschool teacher reading to a group of two year olds. I gave up on this series mainly because of her voice. I'm turning these back in for my credits. Too bad I can't get back the time I wasted listening to this awful book. I would probably still recommend Nora Roberts later novels for those who like romance but if Sandra Burr is the reader you might want to either skip that one or get the paperback.
When I began listening to this book I braced myself for something along the lines of Goosebumps because the reader sounded like a twelve year old. I have actually enjoyed a few of the books out there that are written for teens so I wasn't put off by the youthful voice completely and decided to continue listening. I'm glad I did. The story reminded me a lot of the Unwind series which I really enjoyed. Yes I believe this series was written for teens and young adults but I would recommend it just as easily to my over the hill friends as I would to my teen aged niece.
First, I wouldn't have titled this book, The Secret Garden. In my opinion it was just a detail no smaller or greater than any other. I do get the connection that is revealed in the end but I would have still titled it differently. With that being said, I really like Kate Morton and I love Caroline Lee as the narrator however this was not my favorite. I loved the Secret Keeper! This one was full of detail and the characters were worth the invested time but the ending just wasn't all that it could have been.
I am about to listen to the House at Riverton and I hope that it has a better ending. I would definitely recommend Kate Morton's books to anyone who want to dive deep into the past and solve a riddle or two. In this, the author never fails to deliver.
I enjoyed listening to these stories over the holidays. Some were better than others but they were fun and light, and very sexy.
This is a pretty good little story for a middle schooler or a quick, fun listen when you're on the go and want something light.
Not quite as good as the first book but still very engrossing. Some new characters introduced and a new situation going on, some of which was good, some not so much. I'm not impressed with the fact that the author has given his three heros saint status and a holier than thou attitude but overall I still enjoyed the story.
This was an earlier work by Koontz and it shows but it wasn't bad, just very obviously written over a decade ago. Mr. Koontz has come a long way since this book, that's about all I can say.
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