... the rest is the usual set: gorgeous man falls for an intelligent woman. But SEP gives them 10 hours to finally let them fall into each others arms. Hours of funny dialogues, passionate encounters and lots of Italian food! Kate Fleming at it's best.
Don't get me wrong: The narration was excellent in every sense.
It's the plot that deserves a slower pace: There are so many aspects of Harold's life, the past before his pilgrimage that tempted me pressing the pause-button more than once for thought. If I had read the book, I'd have for sure put it down and wander with thoughts and reflect on my and life in general constantly.
Highly recommendable for anyone who is ready to be taken on a pilgrimage in thought.
A predictable plot with likeable characters in the hands of an experienced author still makes 4 stars. Not my - personal - best in this genre, but still highly recommendable if you're looking for a couple of hours of easy listening.
No complaints on the narration either.
... yet still enjoyable. Wouldn't work as a stand alone novel, however, in combination with the other books it's OK. Easy listening and good narration.
In 1984 the novel might have been breathtaking, even a step ahead of time. 30 years later the book feels out of context. Gibson's style isn't unique anymore, parts of his story are reality and some ideas are simply outdated. This work has often been called the first cyberpunk novel. That might be, however, today remains a fairly meagre story only. And one that isn't an easy read.
I'd recommend it to everyone who does not go for the sparkling and futuristic sci-fi genre only but enjoys a detour to a more dark and critical style. From that point of view it's an addition but not a must-read.
The narration was a disappointment: Very slow and boring. Maybe on purpose but it didn't help the story at all.
Savor The Moment has likeable characters and a simple but entertaining plot. The narration was OK.
Similar to the first book, Bed Of Roses is not the best of its genre. It's pretty simple and predictable but it works as an easy listen while driving. Yet I could not connect to the main characters, Emma and Jack. Only one thing was better than Visions In White: The narration.
Sci-fi at its best: Fast paced plot, well-developed characters and an original universe though not too otherworldly. The book is so well received with good reason. Also, the narration is perfect.
Not the best of the genre, quite predictable and unoriginal. The narration was at times just boring.
Good plot twists, fast-paced and lovable alien-creatures. Highly entertaining book. Likewise Scalzi could have written a thriller about economy, exploitation and environment. Yet he focused on entertainment which makes the book an easy read but with very real truths behind the fictional story.
The narration itself is good, however, be prepared that the story is truly read to you, therefore you hear many, many "he said" and "she said."
I didn't listen to the original by Piper. Maybe at another time but it makes no sense to me hearing the story - even in a variation - in immediate succession.
I don't mind unrealistic plot twists in romance novels, however, these only work if you have credible, i.e. well developed characters. And these are absent in this book. The leading characters are flat and in the best case drafts.
I was relieved when it was finished. The narration was OK but couldn't save the book.
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