I liked his style of speach, voice and laugh. He sound very different from any character in his book.
Read is SERIES!
I got this because I loved The movie, "A Winter's Tale" by the same author. I was disappointed to find the writing for that different movie was much better for me than the written book and audio book.
The writing is smooth, lilting and poetic. The book made me feel like I was living with the characters just after WWII.
It is highly romantic. The author and narrator took me to a time and place I wish existed, if ever people were really that romantic, perfect and selfless.
Enjoyable. .. but I was glad when it was over. This is not a page turner. There are very long descriptions ... perhaps too wordy .
I enjoyed it as an audio book but doubt I'd have continued to the end if I had to read the words. .. and I love to read.
YES! If you like to think and look at all options..think you know what might happen and then Dan Simmons throws a curve ball everytime!.... you my friends will love this book.
Melony is the most horrific babyish insane mind vampire of the whole group. I loved the end when she is showing again her paranoia and hunger...and she thinks she is ALWAYS right...downright creepy.
Tough..loved Willie. He was almost as awful as Melony. Nina played a short wicked part but was forever the fear of Melanie. For evil I choose Melony.
Tough again. Sol's memories of the concentration camps..his whole life's purpose and internal struggles and all the wonderful people who came together with Sol to kill the minfmd vampires.
Natalie the "negress" and all the dated predjudiced terms I forgot I grew up with were reminders of what is always possible to happen again at any time.Hatred and evil has always been around and sorry to say will be. People who can manipulate and be charismatic are the true mind vampires that the author writes about. I believe using politicians..Hitler...and the holocaust are the perfect canvas for Dan Simmons to paint his "mind vampires" who are real but not in the supernatural way. That was just a tool for his novel...or a novel tool. :)
I would have made the main character less robotic. He was a human and the narrator's accent and tone made him a snobby robotic unlikable character.
Move on to a totally different book and narrator.
I love Asimov (30 yrs!) But won't get anymore audiobooks on Asimov from Audible
I am enjoying both. I bought this on the Daily Deal forx1.99 and got the Audio from Audible for less than $4. Before this was so recently available I listened to the book I couldn't put down using my E-ink Kindle Keypad using "text to speech" I love this Audible awhyspersync option only when it's affordable. I would NEVER purchase the book and the audio if they were $8 for the book and. Over$10 for the Audio to waste my $15 monthly Audible credit.So thanks for getting together and making my raeding affordable and more enjoyable. Your company gets some $ I can afford..even if it's not what you'd normally charge. Some $ is better than no $ so I bet you are making a lot more money now than a year ago.
It reminds me of Body Snatchers (alien parasites) AND District 9 (predjudice against intelligent peacefully aliens.
Great descriptions of the mind talk/ memories and sharing between Wanderer and Melany.
I smiled often and thoroughly enjoyed it. It'd. Make a great movie.
Its much better than the atwilight Series.
No. I have listened to lots of audiobooks and this isxvery difficult to follow. I rewound many times to better understand the storyline.
No. Forced myself through this book. Good story but not enjoyable to keep rewinding to follow. The names were very foreign sounding so very difficult to keep track of characters. Also crazy made up names for make believe genetically created animals..food and people...and gloomy.
I couldn't wait to be done with the book so I could enjoy sn audiobook again.
yes I would. It is entertaining, thought provoking without too much thinking.
It is similar to the author's way of writing of course, but different in that I found it an easier than usual read. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It had supernatural weirdness, but somehow in this novel it seemed normal.
Yes. I did not like his performance in this one as much as others I have heard. Maybe it was the material. I don't know.
The conversation in the beginning of the story that takes place in the new hotel but in the ghostly dimension of the old Dolphin hotel where a "ghost" that is like a guide advises the Narrator to "dance, dance, dance."
Unexpected Romance Horror
Stephen King Books?
The nonchalant normalcy of the voice describing a horrific event of scene.
The The female realestate agent/witch (for me). There was a man equally memorable and then 2 more characters just as memorable, but not having as much space as the primary couple.
Listen to this. I totally didn't expect what I got from the description OR from the first chapter even! Loved it and pleasantly surprised!!!
Absoulutely! I brought me back to early Steve Martin (70's)! A laugh constantly.
Steve Martin played himself!
Show reruns of old SNL like the Cruel Shoes and King Tut.
Best first listen and freebie!
Only someone who likes highly detailed serious historical novels about Asians. Otherwise, No!
Can't cause it would not be the same story. It has to be serious. I had to keep track of too many unpronouncable names,.....no fun and then keep track of who was honorable, dishonored, accepted by family, thrown out, who a woman must marry, what she wished instead, etc etc. etc.
Shut it off. I forced myself to listen to almost half, stll didn't keep my interest. I found myself not losing myself in the story by rather thinking about what I needed at the market for food, ets.
I got my money back from Audible and it was an on sale book. I noticed the under $4.95 audiobooks do not pique my interest. I was new to that site and took a chance that despite the unthrilling description it would be good. I wasn't.
Thank you Audible for the refund.
Yes, it is fun and lighthearted. It made me laugh outloud
The first Wicked Book by Janet
The main character. She is so ditzy, I love the voice use by Lorelei.
the title of the book would be perfect
Light fun listening. A no brainer!
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