Futuristic tale done well. The author does a good job drawing a picture of an advanced society and it's inhabitants. Believable characters, unique story line. It could have moved a little faster but it worked for me.
Excellent story with outstanding narration. Don has Aspergers, is a respected genetics professor at a prestigious Australian university and wants to find a wife. The story is told from Don's point of view and is everything I want in a story including a twist at the end. Social norms and subtle nuances of adult interactions baffle Don and lead to amusing prose. Fun, light read.
This is a very interesting story. Five research astronauts land on new planet and make contact. The author provides a unique perspective during the story of both human and alien experiences and perceptions. I give it about 3 1/2 stars. Characters and story line not always believable. The narrator had trouble with some of the male voices.
An American astronaut is inadvertently left behind on the martian mission. Storyline is fairly predictable but the main character is funny and realistic and kept me interested. Worth the listen. If you've listened to the book my title will make sense. :)
Another reviewer said this book was like Outlander. I seriously disagree with that. It was an interesting tale but nothing like Outlander. I found little difference between the depictions of the characters of the towns people, the story dragged on far too long and not always believable. Not bad, i was just expecting better.
Not really a straight forward bio but entertaining all the same. If you enjoy SP then you should like this one. Lost a star for the short length.
This book was difficult for me to review as a general reader. I live in the city where it takes place. I work in the ER where the zombie outbreak takes off and live and shop in the neighborhood where most of the story goes down so I have a different prospective. That being said I tried to be very objective in this review. This audiobook was fairly run of the mill zom. With a glut of books in this genre on the market authors need to work to make their story original and this one didn't. Really, the only thing that held my interest was reading about the familiar setting. The characters and their reactions to the events in the book weren't that believable either.
Not a bad story. The characters were good. The author did his historical research but the story was predictable and repetitive.
Sheldon can be described as; elderly, Jewish, a New Yorker, a Korean war vet and a decent man with early dementia. Lead characters don't get more interesting or complicated than that. This book is worth a listen.
Gaiman does a great job narrating his tale. The story is a little flat and a little short. Great author just didn't hit the mark.
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