A poorly done piece of fiction. Faint resemblance to Gaurdians of Ga'Hoole. There is a lot of drivel in the beginning without really laying a foundation for a story. The story is disjointed. I spent a lot of time rewinding, trying to picture characters and events. The narrator cannot decide if a character sounds Russian, Italian, or English. There seems to be possibility for a good storyline, but it just never occurs. The book was a free download.......so you get what you paid for.
At first I had a hard time getting into the story. But once I accepted it for the old timey radio broadcast it was performed as, I kind of enjoyed it. After all, at $3.95, the price was right!
One of the most drawn out, uninteresting, vulgar pieces of trash ever written. What a waste of time and money. A very ludicrous story line. When his wife and daughter-in-law said the book needed trimmed down a lot, they were not kidding. So many characters that had so much detail that never meant anything in the book. A ridiculous story with an unbelievable journey to nowhere. Could hardly force myself to finish this book, and yet I kept rereading parts to try to understand. There really is no understanding. If you liked the Lost TV series, you might like this nonsense. It is not even a reasonable allegory to anything. I hope I can get a refund. I cannot believe there is so much difference that I actually prefer the TV series.
What is missing from this story is any semblance of Patterson's writing. It reads like a 13 year old girl composed it. The entire story seems to be missing something. Maybe a book for 10 yr olds, if they can handle the subject matter???
Of course Stephen King has a great voice and reading style, but this essay falls very short of being complete. He mentions several things early on that he fails to follow through on. He is misleading in that he draws the reader in by leadng you to believe that it just might be an unbiased essay. It could not be further from the truth. Before you reach the end he shows a very mouthy liberal bias. His essay becomes very foul mouthed and then it becomes hard to really listen to it. Yes, Mr. King, you should stick to your fiction books.......and clean up your potty mouth. The essay was almost worth the 69 cents I paid for it.
Very "tinny". Sounds like you are down in a can listening. Jack Sondricker's voice is great, bordering on a Paul Harvey type commentary. However the recording is at a very poor bit rate......Why?
Is it that hard to get a good recording in this day and age? Or was it cheaply done? I was very excited to see this book now done unabridged on Audible, but I am so disappointed in the sound. There is some improvement on the pc over the Android phone or Kindle.
Come on Audible, we are on your format now because of failing eyesight. The sound is everything!
Trash. Poor grammar. Poor plot. Trash. Did I say trash? I am no prude, but this was a sad piece of literary work. Unfortunately the hype intrigues many. One word if you are intrigued.....Library. I want a refund.
I really enjoyed this book, however........ I waited with fascination for a key connection that never seemed to happen. There are 2 characters from history that never quite came together. Reynard and T-Rex. The original Reynard the Fox was developed during a socialistic era of time. Rexism-or Socialism with a Rex or King was never developed into the present day story. Why start two characters that are never going to be explained? The whole Fox and his den could have been carried out a little fuller. Perhaps I missed something, or perhaps in the next book?
Book two of a great Sci-Fi, that could become all together true in a post apocalyptic Socialist America. It is a great continuation of a well written story.
Great concept for the Dexter series to encompass. If you like Dexter....you gotta love this one.
One of those disturbing stories, while well written and narrated, really has no significant plot. There seems to be no real purpose for the story. I am altogether not really sure why this story is so widely read?
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