I believe that there was a good story in there somewhere, but sadly I had a hard time seeing it. The author wrote a weak story, I am sorry to say, which is unusual for this writer. The last few he wrote have been very good and fun to listen to. Also, the narrator was not the right one for a Doctor Who story. I understand that the setting for the story is in New York City USA, but the characters of Doctor Who are from the UK and the accents need to reflect that. Unfortunately the narrator did not seem able to perform a feasible Scottish accent (Amy), nor a believable British accent (Rory and the Doctor).
That being said, it is a passable quick listen for when you are doing something around the house - like washing dishes - and don't want to have to concentrate too much on the action or the storyline.
Karma is an interesting thing. Atticus has ticked off a lot of different deities and many other worldly beings so it would make sense that he would be wary of their attention, but wouldn't it also make sense to be wary of agreeing to help someone called a "trickster"? One would think. Atticus - Atticus...have you learned nothing?
As usual, the next story in this series draws you into a fun and exciting story that has twists and turns and Oberon-witicisms...and so many mentions of breakfast meat products that I was hungry for a good portion of the book. (ha) The story moves at a good pace so you never feel that you are getting mired in fluff or trivial things. And just when you think you can take a minute to catch your breath, something else happens that makes you want to punch a certain character in a black hat and blue jeans right in the mouth. (smirk)
I am big fan of this series of books, and of this narrator specifically. He is able to voice the numerous characters in such a way that you always know who is speaking at any one time. The storyline is clear, but has enough curve balls thrown in to keep you wanting more and wishing you could spend more time in your car so you hear the next chapter.
Ok, I admit it, I bought this as a lark based on the premise. I mean, c'mon, which trek'er hasn't said to themselves, "oh look, they have brought along a nameless guy in a red shirt,...say goodbye to that guy!" This book explains it. Along the way, in between me talking back to the CD player trying to guess what was going to come next, I laughed.
While I agree with a previous review that said the "he said" - "she said" was annoying, the experience of listening was enjoyable enough to over-come the annoyance. Having said that, let me say this, I will never look at a character on a sci-fi spaceship show wearing a red shirt in the same way.
I had fun, I think you will too.
First and foremost, I am a Robert Crais fan. I love his books, and therefore by association I am a fan of the audiobooks. This is a good story and you are always trying to guess what is going to happen next. I enjoyed it very much.
The only drawback....is Pike's voice. I don't know if I was wanting something else, or the narrator wasn't sure how to voice him, but Pike's voice is just off somehow. To me it sounded like a "gargling-rocks-I'm-Batman" voice and I just never thought Pike sounded that way.
Others may have a contrasting view, but I was just not at happy as I could have been. Having said that, I enjoyed the book and will definitely be back for more.
I knew nothing about this book when I bought it, beyond the description. It sounded interesting, so I took a chance. It was a GOOD call. The narrator has the perfect sound to voice the characters, and he is talented enough to make sure you always know who is speaking. Each character is developed and you find yourself cheering for the good guys even when you are not sure who all of them are at the time. The plot isn't complicated, but when you have a good story, complicated would only get in the way.
I enjoyed it very much and hated having to wait between drives to hear the next chapter. I recommend it and can't wait to buy the next book.
I have long been a fan of Harpo Marx, having read Harpo Speaks, so I was naturally curious as to the point of view of his son. I bought the book on a lark, hoping that it would be, if not at least interesting, then perhaps it would have some funny family stories. To my delight, the book was insightful, fun and yes, interesting. Bill Marx has a good speaking voice and the stories are presented in a way that make you feel as if you are sitting on the couch in his home, sipping a warm beverage and speaking to him in person. I enjoyed it and am very happy that I have this in my collection. I will recommend this to friends and know that they will enjoy it as much as I have.
David Tennant does a a great job of reading this audiobook and keeping the listener interested and guessing what is going to happen next. We get the Doctor that we know and love, and yet we are not overloaded with so many sub-characters that we lose the storyline. Mr. Tennant's vocal range is fun to listen to, as is his voice in general, but with this performance there is a definite distinction between who is whom so the listener isn't left guessing whom is speaking at any one time. I appreciated this, as sometimes it is difficult to distinguish between characters with some readers.
I recommend this audiobook for Doctor Who fans. It is fun, mysterious and a great listen in the car.
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