I haven't read the print version but I loved the audio book and don't get all the negative comments about the reader, I thought she did a wonderful job! She gave a unique and distinct voice to each and every character, I almost forgot I was listening to one person. The story was exciting and kept me on the edge of my seat right up until the end and THEN BAM!! To my shock and horror the book was done, the story was unresolved, because (though nowhere in the books description does it warn you that this is book one of three) its a trilogy. Worse-- the next book is not coming out until September 2012!! Except for that unpleasant little surprise this book was terrific.
I was already very interested in the subject as I incorporated the use of EMP's in a novel I am presently writing , though with very different results.
Absolutely, though she gives only one point of view I thought it was interesting. The pace keeps things exciting as well. The constant excitement and the characters, some of whom I'd like to have shaken at various times but that's because two of the main characters are a naive 17 year old girl who sometimes doesn't think things through very well ( like most 17 year-olds) and a traumatized 8 year old. Just realistic in my opinion.
I loved her performance.
I was really peeved that there was no indication that this was book one of a trilogy, if I'd known that I would have waited to buy this because I hate for a story to end on a cliffhanger and then no second book to resolve things for 6 months!
When I started reading this series I really liked the character of Gin Blanco, she was smart and tough, she thought things through like a chess match (always 3 steps ahead). In spite of the annoying repetition in the books I had high hops for the series.
Over the course of the series Gin has gone from the smart, savvy assassin to just plain stupid. Between the issues with her past "love interest" whom she only slept with a couple of times anyway and the endless mistakes she makes...she has lost all credibility. "Sloppy, sloppy, sloppy!!" (to quote an overused phrase)
Absolutely, as son as I finish listening to the entire series. I picked this up on a recommendation in an Audible review of another book...Yeah! It's funny, exciting, non-stop action and not too much concentration on the sex, which can be a problem in alot of the books in this genre. It's all relevant to the story and there is a great story.
Charley Davidson of course. She is a wonderful, imperfect heroine with a snarky sense of humor. This is well written and the narrator is just perfect!
She has just perfectly captured Charley's whole sense of "being". A narrator can make or break an audiobook and Lorelei King makes this book. Of course a great story helps!
It made me laugh several times! Very funny.
I can't wait to get to the rest of the series. I'm so glad I read that review and decided to give this series a try.
Will Patton! He is a terrific narrator and does real justice to Stephen King's work. They are a winning combination every time. This was not quite as good as Dr. Sleep but a close second.
The funeral. I won't give any spoilers but it was typical mind blowing King! This man can turn a phrase like no other writer out there. The characters are layered and compelling and you really care about them.
Will Patton is one of my favorite narrators. I think he really brings Bill's character to life, makes you feel every bit of doubt, fear, suspicion, and longing that he experiences. I've bought books just because he was the narrator. I love him!
Absolutely. Sometimes Stevie can fall a little short of the mark, but I have to say that lately he's had one winner after another and this is no exception. There were a couple of really emotional moments in this book.
My one big complaint with King's books is that his endings often leave me cold. This time it was good. He didn't leave me hanging, asking "What? That's it?"
Yes!! If I hear "Sloppy, sloppy,sloppy" or "gray on green" or "gray on blue" (describing their eyes meeting in EVERY scene) I'm going to need a drink! There are things I like about this series which is why I've continued through 3 books so far but the repetition is driving me slowly nuts.
Gin is an interesting character and now that they've gotten rid of that annoying love interest Donovan Caine for a more multi-dimentional one, that part of her story is better too. She has a good backstory...please stop repeating it. I heard you the first 20 times.
Lauren is a great narrator. Perfect for this part, to me she IS the voice of Gin.
Yes, in hopes that they'd edit some of the repetition out of the movie script.
I'm undecided if I'll continue this series. One more and I'll see how I feel about it...
Molly Harper's books are usually a lighthearted, easy read with her own brand of fun. This book just fell short of the mark. The characters were not very well developed and the story just wasn't very good.
Yes, I usually like her narration. The material was just not very good this time.
It was short!
Ms. Harper should have expanded one of her tried and true series like Half-moon Hollow or Bluegrass. I'll still buy the next book. They can't ALL be great.
These characters are like old and dear friends by now. I loved every scene that reacquainted me with those old friends. The modern scenes with Brianna and Roger and the historical ones with Jamie and Claire. I've read this series many times now this book is equal to the other 5 star books in the series.
As always Diana Gabaldon can pull at my heart strings and bring me to tears with her wonderful words. Davina Porter brings these characters to life like noone else possibly could, effortlessly giving a unique to voice to each and every character. I loved it from beginning to end,
It's not possible to pick one favorite. Claire's injury during the battle is one, Brianna and Roger reuniting was another. I loved that William was in the story more and I always love Lord John Grey, and then of course the final scene of the book (no spoilers) made me cry.
I wanted to, but it's not possible at 45 hours...I am still waiting (a week later) for my 2 pre-ordered hardcover editions to arrive!! Thank goodness I had the audiobook or I would have burst from anticipation before now!
Write faster Diana! I know there's a lot going on with the new Outlander series getting ready to start but I can't wait for the next book! I guess I'll have to make do with the STARZ series and re-reading all of the books AGAIN. Terrific book. Well worth the wait!
Yes, absolutely. I was drawn to the purchase just because I saw that Will Patton was narrating and have never been disappointed with anything he does. I was pleasantly surprised at the writing, the story was intriguing, the characters were well developed, I loved it. I always love a "local" supernatural mystery (being a Virginia mountain girl). =)
There were several, but all would be **spoilers, so I won't go there.
As always, Will Patton was great. One of my all time favorite narrators (and actors).
There's something here for everyone; time travel; history; romance; adventure and mystery! Aside from all of that it is well written with characters you will fall in love with.
The twists and turns that intertwine Gabaldon's characters with historical figures. Her take on early medical treatments is facinating too. This book just has SO much heart, brought to life via terrific and fully drawn characters.
I loved Davina Porter's performance. I generally read and listen to a book, however, listening to this book has added a great deal to the story. Trying to read a foriegn language that you're unfamilliar with is tough, but hearing the Gaelic in this book so beautifully spoken is like listening to music.
History that will make you believe in destiny...
I listened and read this entire series of seven books (each book around 1300 pages) over the course of the summer, while attending college 1/2 time (lots of reading for my English Major too) and working full-time and now I am LOST without these people who have been a part of my every day for months now...so I began again! =) Truly great books.
Fantastic, wonderful, heartbreaking, frustrating,there aren't enough adjectives to express how good this book was. I have listened to some exceptional audiobooks and this one is in the top two. The narrators truly brought this story to life. Like 'The Help' -- I couldn't stop listening. Tears streamed down my face for the last hour of the book as I stayed up until 1am listening (working with just 4 hours of sleep now because of it). I just couldn't stop. Do yourself a favor and listen. You won't regret it. Kathleen Grissom is a wonderful story teller and I'm looking forward to seeing what else I can find that she has written.
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