YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY, United States | Member Since 2006
A little detective work by a woman who owns a coffee house in lower Manhattan, has a sexy ex-husband and lots of friends and acquaintances. Light for a murder mystery, fun and easy. I've read four books of the series and although they get fluffier and a bit sillier, they are still worth reading.
I loved this book and will read on in the series. A great premise of two warring extra-terrestrials with the earth caught in the middle.
I read his Genghis Khan bio and loved it. This one is a bit too "factual" without the glimpses of the people's smaller activities. Maybe the scope was too big and he should have singled out fewer women to profile.
I had downloaded this book a while ago so when I started listening I didn't remember that it's non-fiction. A well told tale of a serial murderer over a span of several decades - how the police missed several opportunities to identify him and how, eventually, a sophisticated DNA search finally brought him to justice.
I shouldn't pan a book just because it wasn't what I thought it was but once I realized what it was (a novel not a fantasy) I listen on bravely but couldn't get into it.
Fun stuff with a consistency that's important to such books - the characters don't suddenly jump in with bizarre powers you never suspected before as has happened with other books I've read.
I know everyone else seems to love this book but it didn't do it for me. Every time a character got into a tough situation someone has another super-power and saves the day. It was much too contrived for my taste.
Again, I wanted to like this book but it didn't catch my interest. Many characters with odd names and I found I lost track. I got in about half an hour, then lost it. Sometimes it's just my mood. Love the narrator - Mr. Rudniki could read the phone book and I'd listen - hmmmmm, just not this book.
I was looking for something light and easy and I found it in this. Sort of like Janet Evanovich. If you're looking for something serious, pass this by.
This book is both an afterward and a prequel to another book, never written. The first half is fine, following the survivors onto the new planet, but then it descends into muck - enemies, thwarted love, etc etc. I recently reread When Worlds Collide - much better than the old movie. I would give that a 4.5. After that, it's up to you.
I'm a lover of this type of tale and I really did want to like it. However, it's slow, predictable and cliche. The reader's voice added to the dullness.
I only got in about an hour and couldn't go any further. Sorry!! To many great things in my queue. You have to kiss a lot of frogs to find a handsome prince. One more frog down.
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