This book is hilarious. Do not take it serious. It is Steampunk meets PG Wodehouse and Urban Fantasy crossed with Jane Austen. I love her and even my 60 year old mom who hates Vampires loves all the books start with Soulless and then continue to Changeless then Blameless and now Heartless. Emily Gray is one of the best narrators out there. The only downside to this novel is that I have to wait until March to find out what happens next.
I love the supernatural hero genre. The Dresden Series is awesome. The Alex Verus Series is a great series set in London. There is another series by Ben Aaronovitch which is pretty good. I listened to the first two books in this series hoping that this would be another series I would enjoy. These are not good. I don't like the female characters in this book. They are all boring and generally stupid when compared with Atticus. I understand that because the main character comes from a chauvinistic culture he might not have evolved his general attitudes towards women; but it seems that the author might share these feelings. Plus, the plot is pretty predictable. I would set this on par with the YA Percy Jackson series. I was expecting a book for an adult instead I got a juvenile sexist series.
I would not waste money or a credit on these.
It is so nice to hear somebody write about a kind family. She does not air dirty laundry. It is a nostalgic look at a life spent in two very different cultures. She does not make one country seem perfect and the other flawed but she seems proud of her Persian heritage and her American citizenship. The thing about this book that is so great because it reminds us that in America we are all descended from immigrants. The blending of cultures is what makes this country great. It is easy to forget that and this book is a treasure.
I think that this book was average. I was a little creeped out by so many cousins "hooking up." If it wasn't for that I would give it a good. Thankfully, these scenes are not graphic and so I could just think "ick" and go on. The book had funny parts. Nice Joss Whedon and Jim Butcher references. I would read another title by this author. The narrator is also just ok. Her voices were not distinct. So, I would give it a mediocre rating all the way around. But, it was fairly light and worth the credit.
I love this series. I shared it with my mom and she is more obsessed than I am with it. That being said, this book was fabulous! Witty dialogue, amusing characters, interesting plot and lots of surprises. I am sad to bid Alexia goodbye. I heard that Ms Carriger will write several books about Alexia's daughter and will enjoy seeing how some of my favorite characters change. Since most of these characters are immortal I will get to meet them again. All the loose ends are tied up. Emily Gray was superb. She is one of my favorite narrators. This would be a great book to enjoy on spring break or anywhere. Must Have! :)
I love Terry Pratchett so I am biased. Sam Vimes is one of my favorites. Although, I can find no fault with any Vimes series except that I also love Carrot and wish he had a larger part. If you are thinking about this one then you have read other Discworld and Vimes novels so you know what to expect. This does not disappoint. I enjoyed I shall Wear Midnight and Unseen Academicals but this one was even better. Although he has Alzheimers, his wittiness and ablitiy to engage the reader are not deminished. Steven Briggs is awesome as always. Really, I have nothing bad to say about it. If you have not read or listened to all of the Vimes books please do before downloading this book. They are all on Audible. And Pratchett is now on Twttier and Facebook and is hinting at a new Moist Von Lipwig book. Well worth money or a credit just get it! :)
Terry Pratchett is my favorite writer. I love this story; Granny Weatherwax is as always herself. I am not a big Agnes fan, but Nanny Ogg, Magrat and Granny Weatherwax are all wonderful. I like Stephen Briggs better than Nigel Planer. If you are a die hard Pratchett fan you will love it. If you are new to TP then maybe try Going Postal or Wee Free Men. I gave it four stars because I wish Briggs was narrating but it is credit worthy and Planer is an excellent narrator I just prefer Briggs.
Connie Willis delivers another fabulous book. Part of her charm is that her books are written in a sort of Victorian style. She is the most decorated Sci/fi fantasy writer of all time. Other quality Fantasy writers like Neil Gaiman have similar styles. If you are looking for a space cowboy traditonal sci-fi novel then you will be disappointed. If you hate her style that is too bad for you. However, the Nebula and Hugo award panel disagree. This one may not win best novel of the year but it is worth listening to or actually reading.
It is engrossing. Only bad thing about it is that I have to wait until Fall fot the next half.
This book is so interesting. I was hooked from the first moment. I will buy all her novels.
This book was a delight. I enjoyed every moment of it. It is a great spring read. I saw the movie and loved it so I figured this would be an enjoyable listen. I am happy to report that this book is indeed better than the film. BUY THIS BOOK! :)
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