It was like re-hashing old themes
I was happy it ended and think I actually zoned-out during the climax; but, I was able to infer what happened so I didn't bother with the re-play.
My first impression was fairly negative and I stopped listening ½way through in a 'huff';, to let my feelings be known in a blistering review. But, because of a "System Interruption", I couldn't post my review. So I thought," What the hell, I'll listen to some more", and it got better.
The story was very original and the subject is extremely important.
The narrator does a great job.
I did have an extreme negative reaction to the book. But, after I gave it some thought I decided that the problem was likely because of the lack of "real" world experience of the author. The characters' reactions were those of young adults ( a little annoying to someone who isn't). If the author is aiming for the movie-going demographic, I have only one final comment:..................BULLSEYE!!
Very satisfying series finale. Would definitely recommend the series. I wish we would have gotten more information about what Marvin really is.
The author has create a viable alternate universe. I can't believe he's just going to walk away from it.
I don't know why this was even considered a relevant edition to the series. It had almost none of the past/future stress of 1st two books. Guidall does a great job as always, but I was frankly waiting for this to end.
If the subsequent books are like this, I won't be listening anymore (I gave the 1st two books 5 stars).
I did like the description of the explosion.
Audio Books are ALWAYS better than print version. Audio books improve both listening and comprehension skills. Audio books also allow the listener to become a better observer/judge of an actual or hypothetical situation. It's like the listener becomes a jurist hearing testimony versus reading a court transcript. Anyhow, I can reed and right an has nuffin to pruve.
Great anti-hero character; always underestimated; always prevails.
I thought it was interesting that the aliens were so loving to one another yet brutal to people. People, on the other hand, were depicted as brutal to everybody. I couldn't help thinking that the aliens would live happy, loving, lives after they killed all the people. It makes you think.
The theme of this book is very relevant. We are rapidly approaching a time when technology will penetrate our physical defenses. You actually see stories in the news now about sending thoughts across country via the internet. Well this book rightly points out the downside potential. Namely, the id (as in the movie Forbidden Planet). But the author get's so wrapped up in describing act of cruelty, that I couldn't recommend this book. For as I'm concerned, he wasted a good opportunity.
This book keeps you engaged, and just when you think you've got it figured-out - WRONG!. I'm happy I waited till book 3 to finish writing the review (even though I would have given books 1 & 2 five stars). In truth, book 2 started as a disappointment. I appeared to be some kind of Prepper's documentary- but it wasn't. It ended as a modern nightmare scenario where all fears exist (hint).
But, as I said before, it would make a great. movie- a BLOCKBUSTER!
Maybe I would just try another book from this author
more historical background on nemesis
good mix of characters, but a little too much territory (almost reads like the author really is beginning a the X-files series in which you have to keep watching to fill in the gaps).
I would rate this book a 3-star if not for the author's track record. Basically, the book re-introduces the Cobra as the underdog, who's biggest weapon is between their ears. Hopefully the next book will build on this.
As I said in my review of book 3 (that was released 1st), the author has a LAZY writing style: good ideas but no thorough review. This causes regrettable transgressions. The most glaring in this book was people from a low gravity environment completing their daily tasks in a 3-Earth gravity environment. So, say you're a 200lb man, that would be like carrying around a 400# weight in addition to your normal body weight. Also, sometimes I get the feeling he's writing for a young audience. I'm out.
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