Jasper, GA, United States | Member Since 2009
This short story is amazing. The words flow with poetic grace and touch the heart and mind.
I think Scalzi is ever bit as good as Robert Heinlen at his best!
I can't wait to listen to the Ghost Brigades.
Mixing Mythology with Christianity is a non-starter. I really wish I had been warned that this was more of a modern retelling of Greek legends than a book about angels and humans. The heroine was a good character - surrounded by such a bad story.
I almost threw my iPod out the car window after listening to the first 2 hrs. It slowly and painfully improved; and finally reached a satisfying conclusion. Book 4 was about as bad as a story could get, but this was a close second. After listening to great narration in 4 books (again, book 4 was dreadful), I couldn't believe that suddenly all of these young people raised in NYC began speaking with British accents! The narrators were good, but the change was absurd. Enough is enough - I'm done with CC.
Couldn't stand the incessant cursing. Couldn't stand the characters. Couldn't stand to listen to more than 30 minutes of this junk. Need I say more?
Had to stop listening about half-way through. Just got too tedious to continue. With a good editor, this could have been an amazing story.
Hilarious, sexy and easy to relate to. I love Molly Harper's Southern Style Storytelling. Amanda Ronconi is a fabulous Narrator.
I love Patricia Briggs' writing. Holter Graham is a very nice choice for narrator, with an amazing range of voice.
It was sad and bitter-sweet at times; but the authors really wrapped up the story in a good way. Now, if you'll just prevent Hollywood screenwriters from turning the movie sequels into their personal prejudice rants (the way they did Beautiful Creatures), I'd be very grateful.
I've listened to this book at least 6 times since purchasing and I never grow tired of Molly Harper's humor. Sexy snarkiness is so entertaining.
The jacket cover of the book was very confusingly written (it made the relationships sound very twisted and unappealing), so I held off on purchasing it for quite some time. But I eventually rented the movie, and liked it so much that I had to buy the book. I was very pleased with the story and Stephanie Meyer's ability to make love something worth dying for.
Halfway through the first story, I found myself yelling at the windshield "No, I don't CARE how Cascadia works!" The endless droning about an extremely unrealistic blend of ultra-modern technology and primitive lifestyle made me want to throw my ipod out the window. Combining that with unlikeable characters and a slow plot was cruel and unusual auditory punishment.
Sorry, but someone has to say it.
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