I dont' generally listen to books more than once.
Yes, very much so. This series is highly compelling, and this addition is certainly no exception. Our proantagonist is a wonderfully complex character, living in wildly stressful times and situations.
This is a very unique storyline, namely pursuing pretty standard day to day policing situations under the loom of the end of days. It would be easy to write yet another doomsday scenario story, but Winters choses to bring us along with the mundane daily aspects of life, and that further escalates the sense of foreboding.
Well done in all regards.
Wow, where do I start. Berkrot owns this book. RIght up there with Hiil, Guidall and Brick. This book is listenable simply due to him , let alone the story. Colour, nuance and tone are all there in spades, and he leaves enough space for us to add our own piece to this story.
The scenes in the police station, and in the diner with detectives, are very genuine, honest and believable. Enjoyable to say the very least.
This series has me locked in. Definitely not your typical "end times" concept, ( although falls into that genre without a doubt ). Worth spending credits for , and recommend you do it in the correct order.
Highly recommended, and I can't wait for the next episode!
Christine, the National Security Adivsor, was a compelling character. The submariner commanders were well drawn as well.
Didn't quite get the "bad guys" esp. their motivation. Maybe just me, but unclear.
Sure. He really needs a good editor, as there was alot of "filler" here, but the essence was well done. Needs a great deal of tightening up, an some of the resolutions were a weee bit of a stretch of disbelief.
On balance, I would listen to his work again.
Audio books based on thrillers ( esp. sub stories, a well defined genre ) are prime territory for Peter's skills in bringing a consistent voice to this story. Pacing, accents, all were well done.
No. Asked and answered, as the legal trade say.
Abit long, with help needed in editing, and with some serious stretches of believablity. That said, a solid offering, and worth the credit.
It's a rollicking story, with a great deal of twists and turns, but the performance by Jonathan Keeble is the clear winner. Outstanding , defining job on this read.
Was never sure about the resolution of this story, and can honestly say I am still shaking my head about the ending.
Every word of it. Amazing. This is a tour de force by Jonathan. It is worth the credit simply to listen to this performance. Charcters, accents, literally moving.
If I had the time I would.
One of the better audio books I have heard in sometime, and a fantastic performance by Keeble. You NEED to spend the credit on this offering!
Well, if they were into this sort of speculative/action thrillers. It's not a book for everyone?
Yes, Gurner is one of the best Audible performers, and he does an outstanding job on this one. Top 10 of his work, without a doubt. In general, Audilbe performers are getting better, and Jeff is one of the best. He does Suarez well.
The last 1/4, with lots of action and resolutions, was damn interesting.
This book grows on you.Lots going on, and some complext story lines that weave around. Admittedly there is alot of action, and some of it is abit gratuitous. That said, i enjoyed it greatly,although it is abit light , it is enjoyable. Recommended.
The Benjamin Franklin secret society dinner, and the result of that epic scene, was rather compelling. Drew a fascinating image of the scene, and the dialogue therein.
Yes I have, and he is turning into on of my favourite performers. His accents, pacing, and consistency make for a rich listening experience. In his top performances, without a doubt.
The Authors of the Future
This one is classic Cooper. Historical references, larger than life characters, and enough action, , suspense and intrigue to catch and retain the listeners attention. I got hooked on this one, and I do recommend it.
Almost all of it. This is a very good offering. Started out abit slow, but had a good build, and resolution, as well as intrigue. Didn't get bogged down in alot of scientific jargon.
Yes. Was never sure about most of the plot line resolutions until the very end. Fascinating wind up and definitely left the door open for well deserved sequel.
A very, very good reading of this story. Brought all the characters to life, and had enough space ( pardon the pun ) to breathe nuance and real emotion into the characters.
Made the listener care, which is the true sign of success.
Far too long for that sort of thing, but in theory, yes.
I highly recommend this offering. Clearly somewhat of a scifi opera, but with gritty characters and realistic situations ( for the most part.)
Spend the credit, and enjoy!
I am ambivalent on this question. I kept waiting for resolution, and it left me mildly dissappointed.
Yes, notwithstanding this presentation, I am a Ben Bova fan, esp. the Solar System series. Difficult to ignore the impact of Bova in the speculative fiction genre.
Stefan owns Bova ( or maybe it's the other way around?! ) His accents, his dynamics, his nuance. One of my favourite performers, esp. of Bova.
Therefore, he brings this story to life far better than my imagination ever could at this point.
Cut back on petroleum usage.
Unusual for Bova in the sense that this book is largely a free standing effort. Even more political in nature than previous efforts, it loses the plot sometimes as it get's hung up on politics ( White House, oil, sexual, etc. ) and that does diminish it, for me at least.
A qualified thumbs up, with many caveats however.
Not necessarily. The kids are irritating, most of them are dumb, and the story line was damn predictable, with barely enough features that it kept my from returning the damn thing.
The underlying scientific concept is and of itself fascinating, but there are so many loose ends and illogical or plain dumb offshots that they overcame the good.
The least? Um, I didn't "get" the origins of the chase.
Overall, not a great audiobook.
DIfficult to bring a crappy story to life. Did the best he could have I suspect, but not great either.
This series needs to go away.
Young adult/teenage drama at best. Avoid.
I don't listen to books after I have heard them. Not yet, anyway.
Absolutely. Literate, lively, she brings the characters to live, although the current trend to making the proantagonist is stories "niave" and "unable to see the forrest for the trees" tends to be irksome.
This story is no exception, but hey, it comes with the territory.
When the truth of where and what the real issue was. Compelling listening to be sure.
Sometimes abit gruesome, and some funny dialogue.
The highlight of this presentation is the performance by Julia Whelan. Stunning. Full of emotion, authenticity, creativity and flexibility. I recommend her work highly, and notably in this environment.
For an end of times presentation, recommended, esp. the reading.
I didn't read the print version. This version is wonderful however.
John TImmons truly grows on the listener, and you end up caring for him, his life and family, and what happens to him really does matter. That alone is unusual.
The day to day experience of living with the device, and the drama of learning more about it.
Life is Rarely as it seems .
This is a remarkable audio book. In my top 10 of the year. Never quite knew where they were going with the story, and a satisfying resolution. HIGHLY recommended, and big call out to the other reviewers who moved me to grab it. Well, WELL worth the credit, and the time.
Liked...that fact that this story most definitely grew on me. For whatever reason, I find that audiobooks that pull me , and make me think about issues/concepts in notably different ways than I normally do are rewarding.
Didn't...some of the characters were less than realistic, or compelling, and the ending is maniuplative and somewhat predictable.
Sure thing. Fresh and approachable....brings up ideas outside the mainstream.
The emotions and challenges the characters go through as they transform and journey through this story. Very good performance.
Took awhile, and is by no means easy to get into, with a messy ending, but still worth the investment of credits and time.
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