By the grace of some higher being I have been blessed by two great series from the same Author. Orson Scott Card has been the writer of my twenties and hopefully as I turn Thirty (two weeks from now) he will continue for another decade (at least). I started this unabridged version of Alvin Journey Maker mere minutes after finishing it's predecessor (the time it took me to jump to my laptop, search in Audible and pay for the @#$@ thing :) and with the sad knowledge that there was no unabridged book three. After a week of driving and listening, and driving for the sake of listening (and ignoring 'Husband' for the sake of listening) I finished this exquisite movie of characters and adventure to find that only five days before, the third book, Prentice Alvin, had been released.
So instead of telling you how great, wonderful, fantastic and interesting this book is (well DUH!) I'd like to send a message to the Author, and the narrators of this series (and the Ender series because thankfully you guys stick together). You are all brilliant (though I still can't tell you apart), your readers love you and Please Please Please continue the wonderful work.
This book is by far one of my favourites and a wonderfully, easy, thought provoking read.This is a fantastic disaster story with details that are beyond imagination. The author must have had a very dark time dreaming this one up! There are stories from all around the world told from the perspective of a key person or a simple survivor all told by believable characters invoking emotions that are relatable to everyone. It's a story about human nature which is why I think that even people who would normally shy away from science fiction or zombie books would enjoy this book. My only regret is that it isn't longer.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Without ruining the story, my favourite character was the guy who marketed the immunisation. The shock you feel really merged the story and the real world for me.
Which character – as performed by Stephen Hogan – was your favorite?
The blind Japaneese guy was a fantastic read
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
The Israeli Palistinean story was one that brought me to tears.
Laugh quite a bit :)
This is a high speed story of Tina's experience and life. It made me laugh as not many books have and though not the deepest story out there it's a great for keeping e road rage in check and kept me listening.
Orson proves again that he can take almost any idea and turn breath life into it. The book was so capturing that even my mother couldn’t take her earphones off (and she has the attention span of a gold fish (sorry mum)). I connected to Sarah and her story and it has been engraved in my heart as only a great story told well can be.
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