Editing. The writing was very juvenile.
Hired a better editor.
I liked the narrator. Good voice. Dark. It was hard to listen to because the writing was all over the place.
I wouldn't cut him but I'd change the Uncle. He was a walking talking cliche.
I'm a sucker for Zombie books. I simply can't get enough of them. This one had some lofty ideas that weren't fully realized. It was really amateur and badly written.
heartfelt, layered, human (as viewed through an American)
Without giving any spoilers - the entire book
Henry arriving at Westish.
I don't want to give too much away. Like all classic literature, Chad Harbach transports us into college life through the eyes of a baseball player. He immerses us in the lives of his characters so richly, that it's as though we lived with them, along slide them, and in between them. We are by turns: parents, teammates, classmates, coaches, and college presidents. I've listened to it three times and read it three times.
quick-paced, engaging, fun
One specific book? That's tough! Blast From the Past follows in the great tradition of pulp page-turners. Their are hints of Patterson, Christie and Grafton
Gnarly of course! For humans, I'd have to say Bogie.
Just when you thought you've outrun your past, you turn to find it standing in front of you!
This was a fun summer listen. The characters were rich and engaging. The voice talent does not disappoint.
Imaginative. Emerging. Fun.
The story is left unfinished. Quite a few questions need to be answered! I'm guessing "Dardemption" is next.
Any scene with the character named Brownie was great.
Not too extreme. This book has quite a bit more humor than the previous two. Which works well.
Now before you listen to this audiobook and start ripping me for the high rating I gave it, know this: This isn't a book by Arthur C Clarke. This book is like a triple "A" affiliate in baseball. As such, you don't go to a minor league game with the same expectations as you do for a major league game. You judge the individual game on it's own merits. Having said that: Souza has grown immensely since the release of his first book. His writing has improved in all areas as he discovers his "voice." Make no mistake, he does have a ways to go. Hiring a competent editor is a must for his next book. I have a bit of OCD, and when I read a book that's part of a series, I must read the entire series! It's a problem, I know (I even slogged through all of the "Wheel of Time" books even though there was nothing new after book four). Souza is going to be a very good fiction writer in the near future, and Darmageddon is another step in the right direction. As for the narrator, Dan Lawson: This guy is amazing! His characterizations are some of the best I've ever heard in audiobooks. Some of the characters (Brownie, General Townsend, Cephus, and Jamal to name a few) are so diverse that I was sure that there was more than one narrator being used. Some of Lawson's earlier audiobook narrations aren't very good; even bordering on terrible. But like Souza, he has gotten better and better by leaps and bounds. This narration is one of his best, and one of the best books I've listened to in the last year (performance-wise). I found myself listening to several chapters multiple times! He has narrated quite a few books that are not available on Audible, but can be found on other sites such as iTunes and Simply Audiobooks. If you're a fan of discovering artists before they blow-up, then listen to Darmageddon. Souza and Lawson are on the rise. And one day you can say, "I knew them when.."
The writing needs to improve. Many times you are left pondering the grammar.
In the future,sure. The growth from his first book to the second was huge. But still a ways to go.
Brabas had a cool voice. And I like the guys from Boston; they were hilarious.
The only reason I listened to this book was because I bought it in tandem with the first and it was already on my smartphone. I ran out of material and decided to give it a try. I was expecting it to be horrible -and let's be clear, it wasn't very good- but it was much better than The Reawkening by far. Better writing, better character development and better narration. It felt like I was listening to a cheesy Saturday matinee movie. Which made me nostalgic, so I listened to it while eating popcorn :)
Yes. It's William Freakin' Shatner!
Listening to how one of the networks heard all of Gene Roddenberry's ideas about Star Trek. Passed on the idea. Then created Lost in Space from Gene's notes.
Well...it IS William Shatner.
Not really a "movie" kind of book
If you're curious about Star Trek or are a major fan, this is an awesome book.
Near the top for sheer pop entertainment!
How creative it was. It was an awesome blend of several great stories from the past.
Og the Great and Powerful and Sorentto.
If you love video games, the 80's and movies you'll love this book!
The imagination and the writing.
It's such an interesting take on the Sci-fi genre. Great pacing.
It took me a little while to get used to him, but I ended up really liking him.
No. just a smile.
I'll be checking out John Scalzi again!
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