The book does an excellent job of connecting world events together, instead of focusing on one specific land/nation/continent. That said, that is a monumental task and a listener can easily get overwhelmed by such a perspective--especially when
As an American of Western European stock, I found it useful to hear about the developments on the Korean Peninsula--as that drama continues to play out today.
No--one chapter at a time. The listener needs time to absorb the content of this book
This is one of the few audio books I have downloaded where I fully intend to listen to it--not one more time--but two more times. The topic is that heavy.
First, about the narration. With respect to other reviewers, Minnie Goode's performance was enthusiastic, if unconventional. Her inflections during the moments of great crisis or tragedy overcame the squeakiest kid voice. Yeah, I'd listen to her again.
It is, however, the content of the story that kept me reaching for my headphones. The story is exceptional and I have high hopes for the rest of the series.
It was believable.
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
This was his best so far.
The description of a sleeve was believable, as was the torturous inequity of wealth in the future.
Yes, it some great talking points.
Brought to light some technical details about our present situation that aren't on the news.
Have an Exit Plan
This was a great premise. But the electromagnet pulse that makes electricity a thing of the past would not have negated cartridge primers. Guns and Light Bulbs are just too different. Too big of a stretch.
More mechanics of what happened and less "What sort of vegetables are in the stew?".
As is my experience, Todd did a great job. His voice was why I keyed in on the title, but he couldn't save the story.
Yes, but I didn't continue the series. I'm open minded about pagans, but this went too granola for me. I can't even remember if I finished it. . .
He did what was needful to win and was the hero/boogieman of a generation of US Air Force servicemen. He has since had no equal.
Good historical context about the firebombing of Tokyo, far beyond what they teach you in school.
No. Too heavy and intense. Needed to be taken in small doses over a period of weeks.
Yes, I suppose so, but I didn't go on in the series.
I listened to the first three Iron Druid Chronicles. It seemed to lose energy as he plodded through the pantheon.
Clean, articulate, casual.
There is one, but I didn't buy it.
I wouldn't have left him quite so flat. Surely he had a couple of friends, real friends, left in the world. Either that or make it harder to gain access to the upper crust of society.
I can read it while driving!
Fashion. Lies. Death. All in a day's work.
Absolutely. Especially a young man. I lost count of the number of faux pas Brett addressed that I've committed over and over again.
Shaving. I have since converted to safety razors for the economy and the attitude.
Just as in the Altered Carbon series, Todd brings a casual, almost quirky attitude to the text, as if he is always half smiling. I'd buy him a beer if I met him on the street; he is my favorite narrator thus far.
No. Too much information. In fact, I bought the hard-copy to use as a reference. If not for me, then certainly for my son.
It read like a book report. If I wanted to listen to a translation of the Divine Comedy, I would have bought it. It read like the audio version of a fan pic. I've read Dan Brown before and while I admire his research ability, his storytelling fell flat on this one.
Something with a plot. Maybe something by Robert Heinlein.
Sienna. Weak psychopathic not-even-love interest. Couldn't even feel sorry for her. Robert Langdon needs to get himself some new friends. Maybe some leftover underground Cathars?
It just went on and on and. . .
I read it for the same reason someone reads Necromancer or Behold, A White Horse. It's such a cultural fixture, I wanted to know what, exactly, the book had contributed.
No, other than sadness in general over the exploitation of children. Child Soldiers does not a happy story make.
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