murfreesboro tn | Member Since 2005
No, but that is because I have about 40 in my wish list. But if my wish list was completed and I would.
The love stories. I was surprised I became so involved with them.
The were good. I like how they each did their own person. Good concept.
Yes. I couldn't wait to start it again. I would even listen to it while I was running.
Funny, Nail-biting adventure (yes I cheated)
There are no books like this one. May be Simon Pegg the actor, meets Apollo 13 the Movie, meets the Futuristic Technical Guide on how to stay alive when you are f**ked. Simon Pegg is hilarious to me. He could just say "hi" and I would laugh. The comedy in this book is also right up my ally. From page one I laughed. Who starts a book with "I’m pretty much f**ked."? I laughed and laughed out loud, (in my car, with the windows rolled down) at the things Mark "wrote" in his journal. Andy Weir must have my kind of sense of humor. Apollo 13 Movie gave me cold chills. This book did the same. The incredible anticipation of Mark's work all going to crap was terrifying at times. The technical aspect of everything... I have no idea if what he was doing would actually work or not, and honestly I don't care if it would have or not. The fact that I BELIEVED it would says a lot about the writing of Mr Weir.
I like them all. Mark of course was the best.
Probably when he was finally able to make contact with earth.... Between fitful laughter, I found myself chewing my nails, while cold chills ran up my arms.
If you don't like the F bomb you should not read this book. I, however, am very familiar and friendlily with the F word and would have used it more than Mark.
If you don't like 7th grade humor... avoid as well. (see paraphrased example below)
Houston: "Also, please watch your language. Everything you type is being broadcast live all over the world."Mark: "Boobies"
First, I love Tom Parker/Grover Gardner reading anything! He brings such life into anything he reads. His different voices for the characters, is distinguishable, but not oddly so. I find some narrators try to make the voices so different that it is distracting or seems like they are trying too hard. Especially when attempting different genders. Parker/Gardner lulls me into the story like no other.
Despite my 3 stars I actually liked the story of Ringworld. Audible should break down rating into “story” and “characters”. The story I enjoyed. A little adventure in space… What could be better?
I should always consider the publication year when I read books (or never consider anything by B V Larson). Sometimes, not frequently, I run into what I like to call the “Madmen” phenomena: Stories set, or written in a time where women who are just there to be pretty and have “relations” with the men. This story was a bit like that.
Poor pitiful Teela too unadventurous to have ever left her world, falls in “love” , and like a puppy, follows a man across the universe. Then her naiveté puts her in danger constantly (you know, because she is a silly women) and her over-dramatic behavior has her crying all the time (SUCK IT UP), and her feeling are hurt constantly. What this!.... she falls in “love” again in a mere week! Silly women and their unformed brains, unable to be in anyway alone or independent! We should use them as chattel! At the end did she grow as a person?...NOPE! She again decides to follow a random man on his adventure. I would have just as soon left her out.
Everyone else I liked… Louis was a little “madmen” for having a 20 year old girl-friend. Plus I would have thought he would have better taste than the insipid, whinny little Teela. Nessus and Speaker where interesting counterpoints to each other. I enjoyed their argument quite a lot.
All in all, not a bad read.
Yes, but only if I don't have anything I think I would like better.
Only if they are tweaking for a young adult fix before the Hunger Games or Divergent movies come out.
Escaping from the Army Base and the whole decoy brother incident.
Probably, just because I often like to see how other interpret the scenes, characters, and emotions.
Kind of like Insurgent, this book had a bit too much "I'm not listening to nobody" (a phrase I hear much too often, yes incorrect grammar and all). Granted, not as much as Insurgent, but almost enough for me not to like the main characters. I will read the others just so I can find out what will happen but I will read everything else I have first.
Why do you always ask this? Of course I do or I would have read it rather than listened. I can't read and drive or read and clean my house.
Karellen. He was like a wise old grandparent.
Karellen explaining how human history has always had the overlord image as evil because their image seeped backwards through time. I actually had to stop the book and ponder that for a bit.
People who like romances. I don't and can't remember why I bought this.
The part about her hiding the dogs. Funny!
I would. If you read them all then why not finish.
Well the first few Sookie Stackhouse books were good. The rest were just alright. This one is just alright.
She always does a good job.
Yes... I love Eric.
I don't get why everyone was so mad. It ended the only way it could.
I always consider audio better. I am not cool enough to drive and read.
Maybe not memorable moment, but I liked the concept of the Tech Wars. This was new and different. I sure it will be expanded in later books.
He has a nice voice. Needs to work on making females not sound like heavy smokers.
No...just a good read.
Yes! Different than any other story I've read in a long time.
I like the Changeling and his mission to understand and become more human. I wish I could hear more about his "adventures". I liked the way it was studied and was interested in why people and groups of people act the way they do was very intriguing story line. The Bataan Death March section was the most interesting. It seeing and wanting to understand why the Japanese treated the Service Men the way they did, but also concluding that he never again wanted to kill indiscriminately.I also liked the contrast of the Chameleon. However, I wish we could have delved deeper into his story so we could see more of his beginnings.
I though he did a great job.
Yes. In fact I was sad when I had to get out of my car. I even listened at lunch.
I enjoyed the idea of Hex. I was enthralled by the Dyson Sphere and wish I could read (or listen) to many more stories about this fascinating place, that even in my mind’s eye, was breathtaking. It was so colorfully detailed that I was able to see Hex as I read. I love that. I plan on reading the other books in the Coyote Series if only because I loved that type of imagery. This story was pretty good as well. I would have given it 4 stars because after "reading" it I felt not a second was wasted. In saying that….
So imagine if you will, asking people over to your home for free food and shelter, and because you were not there at their arrival, they kick in your door, steal a car, run it into the neighbor’s house, trespass in another yard, and then beat up some disabled kids down the street. Then they act like it is entirely your fault because you wasn’t available at the exact time they were wanting. That is basically what the Humans on the Montero were like. You were trying to help them and they repay you by being hoodlums.
I wanted to punch the characters in the face. I actually would find myself yelling at them while driving. Apparently the government officials of Coyote are morons. If I were going to send a sample of the human race to met highly advance race of aliens I would NEVER choose Andromeda nor her son as ambassadors. I cringed at every decision that Andromeda and Shawn made. As we say in the South, none of them were “raised right.” I would have totally jettisoned them as soon as Shawn decided to steal the boat. RULES people. RULES!
Possibly the purpose of the story is to show that humans, many times, are impatient and filled with a sense entitlement, and that this will be our near downfall in the future. The author did an excellent job portraying that future. I am sure that the lesson learned by the “mistakes” made were to show that humans need approached others in the COMPLETE opposite manner in which most of these characters did. Once again the author did an excellent job of that as well.
The sense of entitlement, selfishness, rudeness shown by the humans as they stumbled through the story and Hex, was the drawback of the story. Nobody would have sent them to this important of a meeting, ever. Thus, making the story a bit hard to swallow.
Anyway… can’t wait for the next one, may be all the annoying people will be gone.
4 stars for story
2 stars for the characters (I only wanted to punch them not kill them).
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