First let's ensure we all agree that George G is a hall of fame reader, and I feel he asserts that in this outing. If you like his style, you will enjoy this book. The story? I have to admit it had me for ALMOST all of it, and, to be truthful, it's actually a pretty damn good listen. You will likely agree with me about some parts ( I suggest towards the conclusion ) which are rather stark, and beg for further exploration. Overall however, I enjoyed this quick piece of Biblical fantasy, and recommend it.
Of course. He is often a brilliant creative mind, and continues to produce wildly varying material at a prolific rate. His 11-22-63 novel continues to be one of my all time favourite audio books.
Several, and he continues to impress. In contrast to several other reviewers of this book ( whom I respect BTW ) I think this is an outstanding effort by Morse. His laconic approach does capture the tone, and the spirit, of this first person story , accurately and completely.
Again, I vary from what appears to be the majority opinion on this offering, and endorse this book completely. Rich, with a broad, and yet highly detailed palate, King does indeed offer his/Jamie ( one and the same person? ) thoughts on childhood, family, church, carnival life, rock and roll, teenage growing up, aging, and many more.
The "horror" aspect if more to be found in the lack of it's explicitness, until the last quarter or so. Indeed, it does get messy, and graphic, at the end, so fans of such things are fufilled.
David Morse owns the characters, bringing them to life in an odd, yet honest manner.
Highly recommended, with the caveat that I am not a massive King fan, and as such do not have the background to compare this to other works. As a standalone, it shines.
This was a unique take. Maybe some of Ben Bova's or Alistair Reynolds work. Why unique? Well, the proantagonist is a female, which is unusual in speculative fiction, generally speaking. Her take on the story line was certainly unusual as well.
The alien was unique, and well crafted. A difficult character to bring to life, and she did it well.
Not extreme, but it certainly made me think about some of the issues raised in the back story.
This is one of those stories that really does both grow on you, and sticks with you. It is also seems to set up a sequel, which would definitely be welcome. It was a credit well worth spending, and as long as you are into alien oriented scifi, I recommend this with no hesitation.
Never read it. Frankly, not sure why audible asks this question.
The resolution is touching, and very unexpected.
Many, and this is one of his finest. He fully captures the principle character, and brings him to life ( such as that is !) . Easily one of his best best.
Life, or something like it.
This is a fantastic offering. At times violent, and at times somewhat creepy, it is an adult book that is consistent with other offering from Twelve. I highly recommend this book to ANY audible listener, not just scific/thriller fans.
I don't listen to audio books again, but this one i might consider, as there is a lot of details that can get lost in translation.
Any of the dystopian/religous conspiracy/secret knowledge genre of books, of which there seems to be an ever growing number. This one is unique from a number of perspectives, not the least of which is the POV of the author/narrator.
The resolution is impressive, and very unexpected.
Actually all of it is. The POV is so compelling, that linked with the original concept,
This is a unique dystopian/nominally religous oriented story, with many twists. Well performed, and far different from most other offerings in this category. Highly recommended.
Unlikely, but i certainly have researched John Titor since listening to this book.
There don't appear to be any other in the Audible line up, otherwise I would.
It doesn't appear that I have, but I will certainly look for his work going forward. An excellent performance.
To be honest, it did make me research TITOR , quantum theory , etc. Not so much emotional, but an intellectual response.
I could have done without the author's somewhat self referential comments before and the after the book. However, the concept, and it's vary nuances, are fascinating, and certainly draw the listener in. I do recommend this offering for a variety of reasons.
Not in the top 15, but certainly a much better work than how it originally started, which I felt was bit slow and disjointed. Ultimately this offering ended up very strong, and held me in suspense for longer than others of this ilk.
It was a twist, and took long enough to unfold and with enough drama that it held me to very end.
Not that I recall, upon hearing this one I certainly will pay more attention. An outstanding performance to be sure.
I am not sure I would call my responses extreme, but certainly this offering does give the listener reason to pause, to think, to respond and to examine. To that extent then, it did.
I was captured by this book over time, and like all the good ones we listen to, it sticks with you long after the words have disappeared into the ether. I give this one high marks.
The parallel stories, wrapping history of Vikings, the Final Solution, archeology, and White House intrigue. It sounds messy, but it moves along intelligently and quickly.
I don't recall any, but I will definitely from here on out. Quite simply this is a stunning performance by a true professional. He has to work a variety of intense characters, with a wide range of accents, and he does so with clarity and precision. I can't give him high enough remarks. Certainly now in my personal hall of fame.
Made me research Viking history, which was somewhat moving.
This book snuck up on me, and by the end of the story it had me wrapped up totally. Lanes' performance brings it to life, and the total package is very compelling. Most highly recommended.
Having not experienced both, I can't comment. That said, audio books are always ideal iterations for books of this style.
Gosh, where do I start? This is a fascinating dystopian tale, that takes the listener on a ( mostly ) believable, and shockingly real journey from the streets of Manhattan on a fall day to places that have to be heard to be believed.
Taylorson brought certain characters very much to life ( Chuck, in particular ) and deserves full credit for consistentcy and clarity in performing a somewhat complex story in such a compelling and open manner.
It did, actually. Some of the losses of characters, and some of the behaviours people exhibit were shocking. Likewise, Chuck ( again notably ) was witty at times, and certainly provided dark comic relief.
This is a very impressive offering. A fine example of current day, dystopian futurism, framed with honesty and precision. Highly recommended.
I dont' normally, but this one might well be an exception.
The clarity of the concept and the executional detail are compelling. This book really grows on the listener, until finally you are fully pulled in.
Not the best match of content and reader in my opinion, and she seems to have slowly warmed to the material throughout the course of the performance. Ends up not badly, but I would have chosen a Ray Porter or someone to do this one.
I did, and totally was engrossed.
This books totally expands and grows on the listener. It is scientifically reasonable enough to not need a large suspension of disbelief, and yet it is sci fi through and through. Very thoughtful and enjoyable, and highly recommended.
Anyone, friend, family or foe! This is truly one of the best audio books I have ever heard. It's content, it's performance,and it's thoughtfulness are universal and moving.
Yes, I was not sure how it would resolve until the very end..if it actually resolves at all for that matter.
No favourites, as it needs to be looked at as entire body of work.
The name says it all, although it would likely be very controversial.
Ray Porter is stunning in this, and brings this brilliant book to life. I can't recommend it high enough. Get it, listen, and enjoy!
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