Preston and Child do it again..and this time sans Scott Brick. Frankly, I am becoming quite a fan of Colacci, and I feel he does great work here bringing this multifaceted story to life. Lots' of stuff going on here, and not the cleanest of work this team have done, but overall very compelling ( and excellend summer yard work/barbeque/beer drinking listening! my July 4th ribs were done to the sound of this book in our backyard! ) Enjoy.
Not downloading it, let alone wasting my time listening to it. A silly concept, poorly executed and a weird conclusion.
Taken a different career path.
Not even Daniels, Hill or Brick could save this from the trash heap. Mark has very little intonation, and this is a shabby performance even by his standards.
Disappointed in myself for wasting these hours of my remaining life.
Be wary. The author gets on a high philosophical horse at the end of this novel, which is rather off putting considering the poor content in the first 3/4. All around, just an awful offering and definitely NOT worth consideration.
Top 25. It would be easy to call this book out as somewhat formulaic, but a tension and high level of research runs through it ( with some minor bumps which are excusable to anyone but a purist.)
Of course, Ray Porter brings the story completely to life, which sure helps.
Gosh, any of the countless Arctic based submarine stories, as well as " latent disease unleashed" books. This offering combines those, with a nice conspiracy overlay AND the always dangerous Chinese Navy, to combine and deliver a highly compelling story.
Well, I did feel like Joe Ledger was in the da house, and that is not a bad thing. Porter is one of the finest audio book performers in our time, and this offering brings this to light yet again. His cadence, his laconic tone at times, and his authenticity sparkles.
The current titles says it all, and brings it all together.
This is a highly contemporary, relevant and interesting study in science, the arctic, history, submarines, conspiracies...in other words, you name it, this one has it. Perhaps abit too much at times, it is still a fine listen, easy to digest and yet with enough substance to keep the listener entertained. Highly recommended.
Did not read print version, but this is a wonderful audio book notwithstanding.
Many of the Ben Bova Mars series, and, ( of course ) The Martian. The depictions of our nearest planetary neighbour are ( so far as I can tell ) accurate, stark and the drama of Martian life is compelling and emotionally attractive.
Once again, one of the bevy of up and coming female performers that Audible have attracted that take what what otherwise might be considered male territory and making it their own. Her depiction of many of the intimate relationships in this story would likely not be nearly as well portrayed by a male. Compelling.
Mars Attacks ( for real? )
This offering is an excellent companion to the entire spectrum of audio offerings based on life on Mars. Well written and performed. Highly recommended.
I listened to this book over the holidays. It was a pleasant diversion. Like other listeners have noted however, it tends to repeat itself, and is more than a little contrived at the end, but on balance, it is ok.
Off? Not at all. Perhaps this writer, but mega storm/end of times stories are always entertaining.
She definitely brought Gwen to life. And Dr. Messenger. A good listen.
So so. Mildly entertaining.
This is not a great book, but it does educate the listener on the topic ( abit too often at times) and on balance is worth a credit...but just barely.
I have not that I can see, but I will again. He captured the characters well, and was consistent. Some odd pronunciations and accents at times, but on balance a job well done.
Mrs. President, we have a problem.
This story moves very fast, and requires a great deal of suspension of disbelief. ( Truly the luckiest woman on earth! ) Technically it has good chops, a fine reader, and resolves reasonably well. I liked it somewhat more than my rating indicates, as I found some big plot holes. Technically well researched however, and a fun , if not light, listen.
Well, the usual cast of characters, brought to life by Mr.Hill, are nothing if not entertaining. Violent and always inward directed, and thick at times as well, but predicable. This is both good, and challenging.
Ya gotta like the dudes to get into this one.
Sure. He sometimes sounds like he has a mouth full of marbles, but hey, who doesn't from time to time.
Home video only.
More in the series, and not bad. Requires a stretch of belief, but on balance not bad.
Gosh, where do I start? This is one of the best he has done during his recent period of activity ( 11-22-63, Revival, Mr. Mercedes ) are all stunning in content, characters and story arcs. This one is somewhat more graphic and brutal at times, but it is a tour de force in this listeners opinion.
The first half sets the listener up with the major characters, and they do stay with you after listening.
The crime scene investigations are impressive.
Ice Cream Man
The performance of this bears noting. Will Patton is deeply involved in the characters, and does an excellent job of being consistent with their voices and tone. Impressive throughout.
Sure. Most audio books are, this one being no exception. Interesting concept that most of us have thought about at some point in our lives. What do you do when you know the end is coming, and how do others deal as well. It certainly gives the listener pause to consider their own potential response.
Each story arc had it's own uniqueness. Interesting plot device here so it all runs coincidentally. Not one thing to pull out...the story needs to be viewed as an entire package as I see it.
I have not, and I was impressed. Had a Luke Daniel like quality. I want to hear more from him.
This one had some religous overtones that were abit off putting at first, but made sense as the story unfolded. On balance, this is a unique, powerful story, maybe abit too "small " for the subject matter at hand, but worthwhile nonetheless. Recommended, with those reservations to be considered.
The plot didn't clarify itself until well into the story, and it had enough twists and nuance to keep the listener fully engaged.
The nightclub scenes were remarkable in their gruesomeness, weirdness and just outright creativity.
The bad guys were well written, but our detective hero was rather cool for his outright coolness under very stressful circumstances.
Can't but I did fire through it notwithstanding.
This is a unique, at times graphic, intense, sci fi/horror/detective story. Nothing quite like it has come along in awhile. I recommend it with all those circumstances understood.
Best...the performance by both readers but especially Gabrielle. She rocks this book. Goodness, owns the emotions, the intensity ( and there is that! ) and the story.
Least is the wimpy ending, but that is subjective.
I would for the performances alone.
This story is relatively derivative, and is dated in it's technology. That said, these 2 performers bring it to life, and the characters they inhabit ( esp. Gabrielle's ) walk through the listeners lives. Stunningly good.
Nah. Too derivative, and too dated.
All that said, a wonderful offering. Stefan is Mr. Mars, and his companion seems to be along for the journey. If you like Mars oriented SciFi with amazing reading, get this. Highly recommended, for the genre!
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