I was thoroughly enraptured by this story. It's a good old-fashioned detective story with a sci-fi twist. The narration was wonderful, giving the characters their own life.
Loved this so much I listened to it THREE times. The tempo from Will Patton is perfect, allowing the story to unfold at its own pace. The story comes across as simple, but there is a hidden complexity in its characters I found addictive. Dickey's use and understanding of language is superb.
Sorry, but I didn't make it past the third hour. The characters were dull and very, very annoying. The story was going nowhere. Tom Stechschulte was trying to lift the tone but he didn't have much to work with.
Starts with adrenaline pouring from every opening but somehow manages to go to sleep half way through. Could easily have been two hours shorter without loss of relevance. Picked up again but had already begun to leave me distracted and annoyed. Narration was first class.
One of my favourite Scalzi stories. Funny and engaging without trying to be too clever.
Scalzi frustrates me. His stories are fun and enjoyable. Wil Wheaton is always great. BUT I fear he is beginning to either a) believe his own publicity or b) is suffering from a near-fatal case of hubris.
Redshirts rolls along quite nicely and then along come the 3 codas. They are absolute nonsense and an example of Scalzi wasting a good story by trying too hard to be clever. You're becoming smug John. Please stop.
P.S. the constant criticism of "he said" ... "he said" ... "he said" is fair. It is lame writing and I feel sorry for Wil having to read it.
The Gray Man is never dull and motionless. He never falls to uncountable enemies or tight situations and in this regard he is Greaney's version of Jack Reacher. A Teflon Hero.
If you like your action novels fast, violent and just a little mindless then this is for you. I didn't expect anything else and so I was pleasantly surprised by the story. Just hang on and enjoy the ride.
Sorry but it was the first audio book I couldn't finish. I gave up at chapter four. Scalzi's book is verbose and dull. I loved every other book of his I have read, so imagine my disappointment.
A dull, lifeless story that only seems to pick up in the last couple of chapters but even then still leaves the story unresolved. If this is how Campbell hopes to lure me to the next novel he has failed.
The characters are stiff and mechanical. The story repetitive and dull. The book has no spark at all.
In a word - Disappointed.
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