Initially I thought there were too many characters to follow readily, but in retrospect they all had their place, and had enough depth to allow the listener to care about them and their ultimate resolution.
Definitely. Good use of accents, and created enough difference between the various characters to allow clear follow along.
I was never sure where this would end up, and didn't have clear foreshadowing
Fans of epic sci fi will enjoy this work, as it is somewhat of a pocket epic, with the potential of a sequel always looming. This work took awhile to get started, but I ended up fascinated, and recommend it without hesitation.
This is not a great book per se, but it grows on you. I think developing the principal characters more at the beginning would be helpful, as this is clearly the start of what might be a long series.
My first. May not be my last, but I wasn't overly impressed.
Not bad. Did the best he could with some clunky scenes and sometimes maddeningly juvenile dialogue.
Shouldn't be. Maybe on SyFy, with no stars.
This is the debut of a new series, and is well researched, but it never clicked totally for me. Yet, I did finish it, which says something. It is so so, but for fans of biblical history, it is likely better than my rating.
The combination of the sparkling performance by Daniel Weyman which brings to life the crafty writing of Stephen Bywater. A classic matchup in the matking!
The characters jump off the page ( orally! ) and the skillful dialogue, and suspense with moments of terror, are at once scary and exciting.
There are many moments, but frankly the epilogue is the most thought provoking IMHO.
Everything. This is one of those books that works best in an audio environment.
Closing up the tomb at the end was scary as hell.
This book came highly recommended, and I am very glad I followed up on downloading it. Right from the first words, it grabs the listener, and does not let go.
The performer is very notable for his use of accents, singing, and overall authenticity. He does not just read the words, he lives the book for, and with, the listener.
One of the best of the year. Get it and enjoy it!
Didn't read the book version, but this is outstanding.
Nick Cooper. Survivor and thoughtful ethical character.
Yes, several, and this performance is outstanding.
The beginning of the battle is excellent.
This continues a fascinating journey by Sakey and Daniels. This is one of the most intriguing new series to come along in some time, and it is most certainly worth the credit.
The performance by Piers Wehener was truly a highlight, but the overall twists and turns in the story arc was compelling. I really didn't see how the story was to resolve until the very end.
The conclusion has so many angles and asymetric ideas, it grabbed me.
His accents and emotions are very impression.
The internal dialogue by our hero is thoughtful and realistic.
I was moved by this book , which, for a protypical Arctic thriller, is unusual. Very impressive and well worth the credit.
Didn't read the print version...nothing to compare to.
The development of the characters in the series, and the usual drama they need to withstand.
The conclusion is good, but the early set ups in prehistory, Russia and the US were compelling.
Nothing extreme, but certainly did have some chuckles and was entertained.
This is a sprawling book, combining aspects of the Russian revolution, Sasquatch, the Cold War, Russian gangsters, etc. On the face of it you would think it wouldn't, but it does ( somehow ). I feel this is the best of this series so far ( and, as always, the performance captures the essence of the characters.)
Highly recommended ( with the caveat that ya kinda gotta like the Event Group.)
Yes, maybe not for everyone, but certainly fans of scifi/thrillers with a serious comedic spin. Taylor writes in an almost stream of concious manner, and Zara Ramm brings authenticity and wonderful humour to the narration.
There is just enough adult themes to temper the humour, and although it does require a bit of a stretched belief model, I do recommend it.
Max ( our hero ) is difficult not to cheer for, and engages us all the way. The bad guys are not very well crafted, at least in this first book of what I hope is a long series.
Everything. She sparkles. Humour, drama, authenticity, and consistency. What's not to like?
I am not creative enough to get this one nailed.
This is the first of what promises to be a classic series of funny/serious/scifi time travel thrillers, in classic British style. There is a slight "chick lit" aspect to the offering, but it is highly enjoyable for everyone. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and have downloaded the sequel already. Highly recommended.
If only for the performances alone, I highly recommend this offering. The 2 readers are simply stunning. Even several weeks after listening to it, I think of the characters and the way they were brought to life in the reading.
The conclusion, though somewhat contrived, is truly a revelation. I can anticipate ( and hope for ) a sequel.
This is a sprawling, powerful and fascinating book. I can't say enough about the performers . Highly recommended.
Berry does his usual amazing deep history dive, and takes the listened on a complex journey through Mormon and US Civil War and founding fathers history. In some ways, I feel like I was in a classroom, albeit one populated with the usual cast of Cotton Malone etc.
As usual, SB brings the book to life, with his typical bombast and drama. In some parts he may be abit over the top, but his take on the Profet was in particularly powerful.
Actually I came close. Yes, given the opportunity
How many times can you include the 11 dollar word " devoid " in a novel? At least 4, it turns out!
So I happened to like this offering by Stevie B alot, but I can also agree with other critics who note the bombast, the preachiness at the end, and the never ending drama between Cotton Malone and Catherina Vitt. PuhLease....let this be!!!! As a fictional plot carrying device, it really is losing it's cache.
I also think that President Danny Daniels needs to step away gracefully now.
All this said, if you are a Cotton Malone/Berry/Brick fan, you will definitely enjoy this one. Recommended.
A Preston fanatic, or someone of similar ilk.
Sure. Preston misses the mark here on several fronts, but hey, not eveything works. Let's give him a break here. ( That said, this book is rather childish and predictable.)
All of it.He is a professional.
OK I admit this was not ideal, but it passed the time. Maybe not worth a credit, but I enjoyed some of it.
I would, with the rather large caveat that that person would need to be into a thriller/time travel/mystery offering, and not everyhone is.
No I have not. This was my first introduction to this author, and it was a moderately good first taste. That said, there is a definite need for a more aggressive editing process. There is some awkward dialogue, scene setting, and confusing( at least to me ) movement between the various charcters.
On balance, however, damn fine.
No one stood out, but most of them were strong. The main 3 characters, both versions, were well crafted.
As previously noted, it's more than abit messy, with some confusing story mixing in the final 3rd. That said, this is a fascinating story, and worth the credit.
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