I could not follow the story at all, even though the narrator seemed to be ok. The story just jumped around too fast and had too many characters all at once for me to connect.
Yes, I would recommend this. The book is reminiscent of The Highlander and the Dresden Files, with a little bit of Indiana Jones thrown in for good measure. The story is told in the first person, which can be tricky, but it is done pretty well.
I would not have changed the story itself, but better editing would have made it more enjoyable. There were some distracting errors of grammar. I am just being nit picky here.
Mr Perkins has a nice resonant voice. He read well and without any unusual pauses or mis-timing of sentences. This is the first opportunity I have had to hear him, but I am glad to see that he is narrating the second book as well. He may be doing the entire series, but I cannot remember right now. I hope so.
Definitely, a follow-up is needed. Eight more coins need to be found so that Judas' fate can be determined. I have already downloaded the second book of the series.
No, just hoping the second book will be at least as good as the first.
This is one of the best of the King novels. It was not so scary as The Shining, but the character development of Dan Torrance was superbly done. As you may expect, Dan has problems after undergoing the traumatic events in the Shining. He struggles with alcohol, succeeds for a time not drinking , backslides and hits bottom. Still, he has an underlying kernel of decency and, in a moment of clarity, knows he has only one last chance to save himself.
Near the end of the book, Dan reveals his most shameful secret, one he had hidden for many years. He finds that people can still accept him and care for him despite his having done something he finds nearly unforgivable, and that he has punished himself far more harshly than anyone else could have done.
Again, near the end of the book, Dan reveals to his niece the long family history of violence: things his grandfather, his father and he himself had done. He does this to help his niece, who has a bad temper herself and far more power to commit violence than most, break the cycle of violence.
I think I would take Abra's dad out to dinner. With so many strong-willed women in his family, he could use the break.
This book was not so scary in a supernatural way as the Shining was, but in another way even more scary. Evil exists among us, evil may be charming and may pass you by without your ever being aware of its closeness or of your narrow escape. Also, evil people may not be wholly evil, but may care for their own as we do for ours. I listened to this in two sessions. I would have listened to it in one, but made the mistake of starting it too late in the day to do that. Clear a full day, start early, get comfortable and listen.
I did not read the print version, but Dick Hill was superb in this reading. I cannot imagine that mere print could be better. Mr Hill can change voices effortlessly in seconds.
The moment when Father Deauxchez realized that he and the other Prophets were not divine messengers, but merely human pawns. His sense of betrayal is palpable, his anger and very real feelings are human and not a goody-goody priestly rendition.
I liked any of the scenes in which Mr Hill was reading the sermons. He made the televangelist come alive. If he gets tired of voicing novels, he could easily do tv religion. He was great. The other scene I liked was when the reporter Simon Hill recovered. I was worried for a while that he would die. He was my favorite character.
It was. I almost made it, too, but had to go to work. So, two sittings.
The ending was not the best. It was a little rushed and implausible, even given the suspension of belief needed simply for the type of book this is. Still, it was a good listen most of the way through.
Yes. It is a pleasant way to pass some time, while not requiring a lot of concentration or deep thought. Nice to listen to while cleaning or cutting the grass.
I liked the "talking" dog and the way Remy cared for his wife, even though she had grown old while he had not. Remy seems to be unique among the angels. He has chosen to be as human as possible.
I love Luke Daniels. But for some reason, he has interpreted the main character, Remy, as having a Boston-overlaid-with-Jersey accent. I had not heard this accent from him before and it was a bit difficult to get used to. I would not let that deter me from listening, though. It was just not what I had expected an angel to sound like.
No, not really. I found I could stop and start without reluctance. I did want to finish it, but felt no urgency to do so ASAP.
I will probably get more books from the series if nothing else seems more compelling. I would buy a Dresden, Reacher, Bosch, or Davenport book before this series, but after those, this would be good.
I have several Chalker books. I would not listen to this narrator again, though.
I am waiting for the next Dresden book and the next Connelly book.
This narrator needs to improve her timing. She pauses at awkward parts in sentences. Just not well done.
Good concept, indifferently executed.
Not Chalker's best.
I have all the Connelly books that Audible has made available and have listened to them all several times. The Bosch character has developed over the years through the series in a very intriguing manner.
This book, as most of the books in the series, shows Harry as a well-developed character: an intelligent but deeply flawed man; dedicated to his job. He solves most of his cases, but makes mistakes along the way.
I like that Bosch is not presented as a Superman. He gets the job done through hard work and attention to detail. He is intelligent, but not omniscient.
Mr Giles did a nice job with the narration. I had previously tried to listen to this book with the Burt Reynolds recording but could not get through even one chapter. I prefer Dick Hill's rendition of Bosch's partner Edgar, but the narration was mostly good.
The scene in which Bosch discovered the body of his friend and former partner, Frankie, on his balcony was moving. You could feel Harry's grief and sense of responsibility and loss.
I thoroughly enjoyed the Bosch series and, to a lesser extent, the Haller series by Mr Connelly.
The good guys win! They survive werewolves, vampires, ghosts, nefarious drugged candy, child abuse and bad coffee
I compared. It, unwisely, to the Joe Ledger series. I read all three books in this particular series, but you do not need to do so. Skip 1 and 2. This book recaps nicely, brings you up to date and proceeds at a good clip. It is not as good as the Ledger series books but it was worth the credit for the most part. The end was a bit rushed.
He was a good narrator and had a good repertoire of voices, a nice pitch to his voice and appropriate pace.
Buy this book, skip 1 and 2 of this series and use the credits to get the Joe ledger series. Maberry is a hoot in those.
I cannot think of anything that would have made it better except to have refrained from writing it.
Where to start? Cannibalism, adultery, weird sex, male midlife crisis...someone must have liked it for it to have gotten this far, but the book description was most inaccurate as far as I am concerned. I was expecting much more emphasis on the supernatural aspect and much less on the gory details of cannibalism. Had a nightmare last night after hearing part of the book that I was served a plate of boiled feet. If that isn't yucky, I don't know what is.
The narrator, bless his heart, was fine. Kudos to him for having gotten through the material at all.
The protagonist. If he had had a bit of character, none of the nauseating mess would have ensued.
Going to return this book if they let me. Caveat emptor.
Remember. Beware complacency.
Most other books on terrorism because of the similarities to recent events in this country. One part of the book, near the end, has Miles saying that if he were to plan another attack, he would wait until we let our guard down and our new security rules become routine--then he would attack somewhere completely unexpected. Unfortunately, this is not a needed warning only in sci-fi.
Yes. I like Jay Snyder very much. I am picky about narrators, but I would put him in the same highly-regarded class as Dick Hill and James Marsters.
Ha. I did.
This whole series is pretty well done. It was a little difficult for me to see how people raised on the moon could function on Earth immediately, though, but I decided it was due to enhancements.
Hysterically entertaining listening.
Nerd's encounter with the policeman while driving his Porsche.
Had not heard him before on an audiobook, although had seen him in movies. He was very good in this.
I laughed all the way through.
I can totally imagine this as a Brit's reaction to an invasion from hell. The demons hadn't a chance.
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