I don't make a habit of listening to BOT twice.
Shockingly, this is my first time with Ben Bova, but certainly won't be the last!
His accents and innonation are outstanding. Truly on of the better narrators on audible IMHO.
Farside: Lunar Deception
This is an excellent introduction to Ben Bova, from what I can tell. The ending is a bit clunky, but overall recommend this to true sci fi fans.
Historical background is reat, performance is strong and the overall story is compelling. There was just some tweaks that I found irksome. If I could give it 3.5 I would have.
The story got off the rails occasionally, but overall not bad at all.
More background on the key theory.
Nothing stood out, but all were good.
SyFy Network only
This is a reasonably decent presentation. Nothing awful, but nothing that stood out as remarkable as well. This author will likely get better in this genre i suspect.
Unlikely, but i was deeply moved by this book. It is truly one of the best audio books I have ever heard. Both content and performance are amazing.
The integrity of the scientific defence. An obtuse concept made completely believable. Amazing.
He blew me away with his tone, consistency, and character development. I will look for this reader going forward.
I wish I could.
I urge you to get this book. I read reviews on Audiofile magazine, and downloaded it as a direct result, and am blown away. You will be as well!
Clarifying, thoughtful, powerful.
The Last Policeman is ont of my favourite Audible characters, and he doesn't dissappoint here. Self aware, honest, principle driven. A memorable fictional character.
He owns this series. All of it.
The last sections are amazing, clarifying the series.
So much to say, so little time and room. All I can say is, if you have tracked this series, this makes it even more worthwhile. Highly recommended.
Definitely have to be into Sigma Group, and ( of course ) the deeply detailed Rollins school of thriller writing. That said, it's a pretty rollicking thriller.
Is this not a duplication of the prompt above? Same answer.
Somewhat. I was torn about his narration. In some ways very compelling, in others, over dramatic and somewhat over done. I miss PJ Fernandez doing the Sigma Group, but this was OK. Not my favourite iteration.
Finish up the series.
Not the best offering in the series, but likely not the worst. Recommended with reservations.
The dogmatic Christian preaching that wound it's way through the book. My own fault however, as I failed to read the publishing company source, which turns out to be a Christian publisher.
Not that there is anything wrong with that, it's just not what I expected.
Not at all.
Not much. He did a fine job. Good narration, for what it was.
The final scene is gratutitous, IMHO.
Listener be ware. Evangelical material here! That said, the basic precept of the book, and it's narration, are pretty damn good. I just don't personally need the preaching, but if you are into that, you likely will enjoy this offering.
It was a nice background story, not the best of the series, but not the worst. Mildly entertaining.
My friends don't listen to these types of stories, likely to their benefit. That said,if a friend was a Preston/Child fan, I likely would.
Performance was very good, with clear characters and accents. Nothing really to dislike.
Yes, and it sets it up nicely at the end.
This is a mediocre extension of the series. Not bad, but not brilliant. Mildly recommended with reservations.
Yes, definitely into the Event Group series. The team of Poe and Golemon is ourstanding.
Historical references are well researched.
Oddly, the rogue president and his crowd. An the Russian commander.
Read more Event Group thrillers.
This series, performed by Poe, is one of my personal favourites on Audible. Well researched, with enough drama and such that it is as realistic as this kind of stuff can be. Highly recommended.
Yes, esp. folks who enjoy somewhat supernatural mysteries. It actually does keep you guessing righ tup to the conclusion.
Yes,it did. I had no idea where the author was going with this until the extreme end, and even when the reveal occurred, there is still enough ambiguity to keep the listener wondering .
Mr. Right was compelling.
Time allowing, yes.
This is an odd duck, and some listeners may not find the conclusion compelling. I , on the other hand, really enjoyed the concept and the execution of this somewhat supernatural mystery. It grows on you. I think if you give this one a chance you will enjoy it as well.
The books spins off in so many ( sometimes wild directions ) that is it hard to find one point either way. This is an at times violent, jarring book, with a number of direction changes, well developed characters and surreal circumstances.
I enjoyed it for the most part, but it certainly does sound/feel like it was written by many different authors.
Not sure it could be the same book if it was altered. Maybe edited to be more linear, although I think the point is not to do that. It is also somewhat deriviative of some other " small town/altered realities" books I have listened to.
That said, it is sort of a "greatest hits' of that genre, and well done as such.
Not that I recall, and he does a fine job here.
SyFy with no names.
I wanted to give this offering a higher rating, but it spins abit too far out of control for my tastes. May just be mine. It sprawls, it's messy, but it is performed well, and on balance I recommend it.
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.
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