I didn't read the print version.
I thought the mischief of the the angels was pretty funny.
No not really. I enjoy listening to audible in the car when I am driving
I would definately recommend this book to a friend and have in fact have already recommended it to several people! I got this book free for a review, but would spend a credit on it in a heartbeat. In fact, I was quite annoyed when I found out that the next book was not yet out!
I would say this book is a cross between the TV series Firefly and the book The Martian, as far as the Science Fiction aspect of the story goes. That is the way I would describe it to others. However, I would have to add that it is one of those tales, like the Harry Potter books, that could be enjoyed by any age range. There is a heroine who is the underdog, the people in her corner, and the ones working against her. The writer is excellent. I don't know if this is his (or her) first book, but if it is, I think they have a long and successful career ahead of them.When this book is discovered by others, as I know it will be, it will be a bestseller.
She did a wonderful job with everyone, and there were alot of characters. It would have been a tough job as a narrator (and I know since I am one) to differentiate all the people in the story in a way the listener can keep them straight.
It was a bit too long for that. I listened every chance I got though.
I loved it and am looking forward to the next book.
Yes, fast paced, can be finished in one sitting (or a long drive listen).
The most memorable for me was the ending, and not wanting to give too much away, when Det. Strong decided it was best to let sleeping dogs lie and did the right thing.
Yes, he did a very good job. His voice is clear and strong. He changed the pitch for the females, sometimes just using slight accents in other cases. He managed to do this without being over the top. I think his overall style of narrating this book was a little sing songy, given the gravity of the situation. His did not make me feel the panic or urgency a parent would feel when their child was misssing.
Just a couple of things. The narrator (and author) had the good fortune (or misfortune, depending on how you want to look at it) of having a NICU nurse (me) reviewing this book.People say NICU (pronunciation nick u) long u with the accent on the first word. No one says NICU pronouncing the letters. Some may say "he's in neonatal intensive care" but rarely is unit tacked on to the end. The neonatologist would be the one to a tell parent their child had died, never the OB. EVER. The OB may be present, but he would never break that type of news to the parent.That being said, I guess this is not something the average person would know.Good listen overall.
I definately loved hearing Kellan's POV. I listened to the previous three from Kiera's point of view. Also, this narrator pronounced Kiera's name differently than the previous narrator of the first three books. Not such a big deal but it is something that someone who has listened to all the books would notice. However in general I think this narrator did a great job. I did think in some places that Kellan tended to be somewhat of a whiner. I would not have guessed that from the first three books. The story held up well all through the 20 hours that I listened. I liked being inside that world. I was sad when the story came to an end but was very happy with the ending itself.
The story was dumb, the narration was terrible, so overacted. I have read books by both of these authors and enjoyed them very much. But this story was a miss, and I usually enjoy the YA genre.Not much more I can say, would not recommend it.
Being a procrastinator myself, I could so totally relate to this book. I laughed out loud on several occasions. I read parts to my husband (who is also a procrastinator) and he laughed equally as hard.
I think what made this book hit the mark was that the author wasn't trying to help you with steps to stop procrastinatation. He just made fun of himself and pointed to the many examples and rationalizations that we procrastinators have down to a fine science. God it was funny! A real bright spot!
Another self help book that has been written 100 times before. Just could not even finish it, am glad I didn't pay full price or I would have had to return it.
I would have to say that this was one of the best listens ever! The story was unique and the narrator did such a fantastic job! The story is touching and believable.
I felt so bad for Theo, he was such a lost soul. Boris was equally damaged, but in a different way. Each managed to find their way, though I don't know how. Boris was such a character, his logic made sense in a convoluted way. I think he truly did love Theo though. So many twists and turns!
When we think of sociopaths, we think of people that kill with no conscience. Though that can be the case, sociopaths come in many forms. I loved how this book educated me on how sociopaths really think, and how to avoid them.
This is another dystopian society young adult read. I'm not sure why they are so popular these days. Maybe because they are easy to imagine and one gets caught up in the story.
I sure did in this one.
It is touching, funny in some places even. But the story tells one of a world where love and hate are removed from the brain at around the age of 17. Any strong emotions that may cause chaos or deviate from a perfectly orderly society are gone. In essence, all the things that make us human.
Good read. I would recommend it and the follow up Pandemonium. The last of the trilogy is due out next month.
I LOVED this book. I cannot believe the leaps and bounds made in neuroscience in the last 10 years. This book, in some ways, reminded me of another great listen from Audible "The Emperor of All Maladies: The Biography of Cancer." We have come so far in our understanding of the brain, but I know we are just barely scratching the surface. As in the other book I mentioned, it makes me feel hopeful in many ways, and hopeless in others. It seems like everything comes down to those signaling pathways at the cellular level doesn't it?
I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the brain and how it works. Though this book answers many questions, it raises so many too. It makes pretty clear though why only the best and brightest study neuroscience.
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