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Hannah - love that she is a snoop...:)
Some of this book (and the series) is laugh out loud funny. Mostly because Hannah and I have the same maddening and amazing mothers.
The characters are great and stories are fun and fast paced. Love the Goldie Baer books and this series is a nice addition to fill in when I need a fun listen.
Yes! There are multiple story lines that all weave in and out throughout the book. It is super interesting to see how each character meets up with others in the storyline. I would definitely listen again as there is plenty to follow and understand about this world.
I liked that it was not made up or fantastical. It is definitely futuristic but you can see the foundations of what is happening during the story. I feel like the future advancements are as cleverly weaved in as the technology of JD Robb in the Eve Dallas books.
I loved multiple of the characters but my favorites were Ray Chase as Doc and Rachel Fulginiti a Kai (sp). They were easy to distinguish and the readers made them seem likable and realistic.
This is the first fiction work that I have listened to by these authors and I was very pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed the story. I was sorry that season one ended and I can't wait until there are more seasons available on audio! I will definitely be getting the next season to find out about the characters. PS - It wasn't in the questions but I liked the plot line of the two parties (Enterprise and Directorate) the best! I am definitely team Enterprise!
I think the audio and print versions are very different. In the audio you get to "hear" it, much in the way you hear the podcast, which is how I "met" Sean (I already knew of Johnny from online). I am used to listening to their advice audibly so spent the good part of Sunday hearing Write, Publish, Repeat and absorbing different bits than I got when reading the book.
The sales funnels. I know that they are not saying theirs are perfect (whose are?), but hearing again that these need to rock solid was a reminder to fix mine. Their description of how they "walk" readers through the process and get them more and more interested in their work was great.
It took a couple of minutes to get used to Simon reading Johnny's words, but that changeover happened very fast and Simon did a great job!
If you are a writer thinking about making a living of your work, this book may be a real eye opener. First off, they are not sugar coating the truth, you are probably not going to write a best seller right out of the gate so you better learn how to put some marketing into place if you ever want to sell more than a few copies a month.
On the other hand, their dogged determination to succeed shows all writers that it is possible. That success is hard work but possible with a solid plan and a focused goal.
A really good listen!
I have listened to the Ender series and so was surprised that this book was a different kind of story. It does have some information about the Mormon religion but not put in a preachy way at all - just as a way to add interest to the story. I was very impressed with the story (I have a brother with a minor form of CP) line as well as the ending. If you can remove yourself from the Ender series and appreciate this as a stand alone book I think you will really like it!
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