If really, REALLY are a Roswell conspiracy buff ( and I tend to count myself amongst those) then this book is for you. Otherwise, I recommend you stay away.
A genuine strech at best, entertaining at times, trite at others, and something I can't in all honesty recommend. I did, however, listen to the end, and ended up caring about the story line, although the characters were sketched at best.
Not more of this.
How much he struggled with Australian and New Zealand accents was entertaining to hear.
Not even the SyFy network could defend airing this.
Look, if you are into the entire aliens ( or not/! ) at Roswell thing, go for it. Boyd does bring in some of the more obtuse concepts about what really went on there, but you do have to wade through the entire story to get there, and it may not be worthwhile.
Definitely. The performance by Stefan is outstanding ( as always ) and the characters are drawn well, with enough nuance, and complexity, to be real enough that the reader cares about them, however they feel about them. In general, enough complexity in subject matter, with action and mystery, to attract, and retain, attention.
Yes. I am a fan, and will wade through most of them, eventually.
Nuanced, intelligent activation of the characters, as written. Stefan seems to have a unique relationship with Bova's stye and pacing, and the 2 of them are a powerful team.
Yes! I recently had a telescope repaired by a friend, and I dragged it out to the back deck ( in Ballard, Seattle, WA ) and checked out the Red Planet. Could see Phobos clearly!
A grand component, with flaws of course, to the Solar System series. Well worth the effort.
Some of the interpersonal issues ( which Bova seems to take special pride in ) can detract from the core story, but are tolerable. On the flip side, the internal dialogues of the Leviathans are fascinating, esp. given the reading by the inimitable David Warner.
As in most of Bova's stories, they kind of flow ( versus have high points/low points ) so looking for a specific moment may not be helpful. That said, I did like the "resolution" per se.
The Leviathans by Mr. Warner are highly compelling.
Gosh, I am not a casting agent. A big story to be told , that is for sure.
The Solar System series continues to fascinate and grow on me. This one is notable in that it is not narrated by Stefan R. and so we have a fresh view on Bova's storytelling. On balance this is a very entertaining audio performance, is a good stand alone story ( as opposed to be a continuance of previous stories ) and is well worth the credit for fans of this series, and for any true speculative fiction fans.
The heaping on of issue after issue on James, and how the character evolved ( and was gradually exposed ) to the reader. Skillfully done, without being trite.
My first book by this author. Unlikely to be the last.
He really nailed this one. Each of the charcter types , from the little girls to the Russian heavies, were honest, believable and moved the story forward.
I laughed a few times. I don't cry much in general I suppose.
The ending is a too "neat" for my taste, and seems somewhat rushed, but aside from that quibble, this is a compelling story and well worth the credit.
Only if they are a pre-existing fan of the Cussler series, otherwise, take a pass.
Scott owns this series, and although I am abit " SB'd " out at this point, he does his usual great work here bringing the characters, and the action, to audio life.
No.A few chuckles from time to time.
As previously noted, the Cussler/Oregon adventures continue to roll on. They all require some level of suspension of disbelief, but on balance are raucous, easy to listen to action books with just enought science and truth behind them that it keeps the engagement level up.
Recommended for fans of the author, or the genre.
Top 15 easily. ( I listen to a book every couple of weeks, and have done so for years, so getting a top 10 slot is difficult.)
This is a powerful book and is well worth the credits ( and the stellar reviews ).
Be warned however, that this book clearly is the beginning of a series ( not surprisingly I suppose ) bu that was not evident until far into it.
Odds against tomorrow. Similar story of "different " people being trapped in society.
The resolution was fast moving and pretty action packed.
Being gifted isn't all good.
The consensus reviews on this book are compelling,and it does live up to those high standards. I recommend this book highly, with the provisio that the resolution is not neat or pretty, but it's still worth the credit.
( Small spoiler alert ) the mind control device was very interesting conceptually.
Some of the personal relationship didn't drive the story, but really, most everything in this is damn interesting.
His accents and timing are impecable. Story would not be the same without him bringing the characters , and their nuances, to life.
Actually, I might, all things being equal.
This outing started abit slowly, and has many moving pieces, which sometimes are abit awkward to follow all the way. That said, I was grabbed by this early on, and paid attention thru to the end.
The performer really brings it here, and I highly recommend this.
Absolutely ( assuming my friend appreciates speculative fiction). This is a striking book, with characters you come to know, appreciate, care for , and, in all to many instances, miss.
I was unaware that this was the beginning of another Nova saga, but notwithstanding, it stand strongly alone, and is wonderful in it's breadth, dialogue and authenticity.
Kinsman. The real deal.
Damn he does a fine job here. Owns ( for obvious reasons ) the many, and varied, Russian characters. Moves seamlessly between all the characters with ease and style. A tour de force.
The head of the Russian camp, and the American entrepeneur at the moon Camp. And Kinsman, of course.
Listen to this. Soon. Now.
Well, truth be known, it took me awhile to get through this tour de force as I was travelling and i kept stopping and starting. That said, it is a remarkable, stunning book that will stick with me for awhile.
Where do I start? The introduction to Mother, and the scene with Gene Kelly/Mr.First, are stunning.
The last few chapters are deep , complex and wrap up many many concepts, but the entire book is littered with sharply wrtten, and performed, scenes and dialogues.
I don't recall listening to him in the past, but I may have. Notwithstanding,
Any scenes involving Mr. First were amazing. The human trash clean up guys stuff was amazing. Hell, the entire book is amazing! Hard to pull out any one moment.
This is a stunning book. I can't recommend it enough. It is full on, sometimes over the top, horrific, fantasy, gory, fascinating, complicated, everything but the kitchen sink. An immediate classic.
I urge you to commit your credits and yourself to this shimmering performance, and to pass it along. You will never be the same after listening to it. Remember, things are never quite as they seem.
I would only if I was SURE that they could enjoy the profound leaps of faith that this story, and the Event Group series in general, requires.
Most: the history of the search for El Dorado over the centuries.
Least: what does the ole' whipping boy, the Roman Catholic Church, have to do with it??
Compelling ( at times )
I rarely go to movies. They play in my head.
A good addition to the genre. Slightly higher than mildly amusing.
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!
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