As always, Iain Banks creates marvelous world's - although I felt in this book that too much of the world he tried to build felt like the UK.
Yes. Iain Banks can be fascinating, even when he falls short on being captivating.
The drone named Skaffen-Amtiskaw
Probably not. The story is too vast, doesn't seem condensible, and the plot twist is too lame.
While there were some wickedly gruesome elements in this story, elements that really made parts of it engrossing, so much of this story was forgettable. And the plot twist was almost ridiculous.
"Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle" + "Ghostbusters" mashup
Obviously, John - just because of his one-liners.
Not much. I wasn't too impressed with his character range - not compared to some other actors I've been listening to. But he's infinitely better than that guy who voices "Ender's Game" - ack!
"David & John Go to Hell and Back then Somewhere Else"
I spent far too much time listening to this book. If it was a paper copy, I would have done away with it.
Perhaps. I'm finding Neil Gaiman's latest book much more enjoyable.
No, but Simon Prebble is magnificent. I'd love to listen to his other works. He has an amazing range of characters' voices.
Avoid books by Susanna Clarke.
Perhaps I'm just the wrong audience. This book is incredibly rich, but in the end just seemed pedantic. All of the faux footnotes worked well to create a pseudo-history of English magic, but the overall result was quite dull. One might think that a story about magic would be full of all sorts of exciting "magical" stuff, but there was too little of that in such a massively long book. And like so many stories these days, the villains get off rather easily, never suffering nearly as much as their victims had.
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