Tauranga, New Zealand | Member Since 2013
Yes. The nuances of this master craftsman's voice added immeasurably to the pleasure of
a much loved book.
Its a classic. Written before we became so jaded. It is simple, imaginative and hugely entertaining.
He brings expression to the old fashioned language of the era which can become a bit stilted to our modern way of expressing ourselves.
I have read this book so many times. Enjoyed its cadence like an old friend but this time the old friend had a fantastic voice!
Tim Curry is a craftsman, an artist and whatever he was paid for doing this ..... it just was not enough. The man is a genius!
I started recommending this book to people before I finished it. It is brilliant!! The science is beautiful, the writing is witty, the characters are likable. It is absolutley a keeper.
The sheer and utter cool persona of the main character. His brilliant ability to do practical science and his wit. I also loved the whole concept.
The letters to the other members of the expedition! They were so funny. It was laugh out loud stuff. I was so annoyed that my MP3 player wont allow me to rewind a bit. Never mind....I will just listen to the whole thing again...and again.
Yes. but you have to find it for yourself.
If this is a first novel then brother bring them on. I am going to be a collector. Andy Weir you are on the top of my list of authors to watch. Thank you so much for such a fantastic and well crafted story.
The Narrator. It just sounded wrong. Really wrong. Far to dull and she made the characters seem really insipid. Maybe they were written that way, I don't know I havn't read this particular book but really.... Really??
I enjoy reading Patricia Wentworth's books. Ok she is no Agatha Christie but her books are classic, enjoyable, nice-polite-murder-mysteries. A genre I love. However...I would not try another one read by Diana Bishop.
Perhaps she just does not like nice-polite-murder-mysteries. Maybe she was bored. She sounded bored. And ancient. And underpaid.
No. I will probably delete it from my library. Mind you, to be fair, it is the first of the series and many series start of with a slightly shaky start and grow to be worth having.
the surprise introduction of the author herself as a cameo part. Brilliant!
Its a bit hard to compare Vikky Bliss to anyone except herself because she is in a class that is all her own but expect the sass of Stephanie Plum, the strength of Eve Dallas and the wit of Amelia Peabody. The perfect mix
Vikky. And maybe Schmidt.....he really is fabulous!
it made me giggle to myself so many times that the other people at the gym now think I am crazy. It was the perfect thing to listen to during the routines dreamed up by my sadistic Personal Trainer.
The most oddly disfunctional group of people. There was wonderful narration ( except for that weird attempt at a Kiwi accent. Wow. It sounded more south african. ) and as with all of Monica McInerney's stories, you get involved with the people.
No. Its not my favorite of her books. There is to much whining and self pity in too many of her characters and far less of the sheer fun that most of her books just brim with.
None of them really. Absolutly not Greg the Kiwi
No. Unless you count the many times I just wanted to shake the self pity out of some of her characters.
I didn't hate it but its not a book I would listen to again. It wasn't awful but it was nowhere near her best and I usually love Monica's books. I think my copies of Lola's adventures are just about falling to bits I reread them so often.
Exciting, Interesting, keeper
I love the character of Rafe. I enjoy the development of his backstory in this installment of the series. But all of the characters are well rounded and believable.
Almost anyone except that dreadfull person who reads the JD Robb novels and sounds as if she is a klingon. Cynthia just is not a natural reader and somehow makes everyone sound sulky and annoying. If I had not previously read these books in physical book format I would probably not have continued listening.
This series has kept me going at the gym during workouts which is a minor miracle as I usually hate going to gyms and find them about as interesting as watching and empty escalator. However, having a good book to listen to makes it go so much faster.
Love the books......love the series.....cant wait till Audible brings out the Serrano series (hint hint)
It was funny, witty and made me laugh out loud
Granny. ...or the cousins.....or the brother.
She reads as though she is enjoying it!
Its mental chewing gum but its damn good, worth while mental chewing gum.
The complexity of the story is compelling. There are so many issues to explore.
The Sandworms and the Fremen
One narrator or a full cast drama but not both. This presentation became annoying.
Exciting, entertaining, intelligent
Plot is fantastic, it draws you in within the 1st few pages and you begin to really like the main character. then the action starts and it never really lets up.
Not a Dick Francis Book. I know Tony Britton is very talented and has a lovely voice but it was wrong for this character. He just sounded too posh and too old. Because I've read this book many times, it was quite offputting. It just somehow seemed wrong.
I wouldn't change a thing about this book. I love the transformation of the snotty, bratty princeling into a decent person. And I love the way Stefan Rudnicki reads - hell I could listen to him read the phonebook and it would be great
Cant think offhand of one special moment in this book but it was all just fun. In the best tradition of space opera
The top soldier! he is brilliant
Buy more in the series
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