Yes, this is a smart action packed thriller that never really falls into a formula. The series has been around for 16 years and 18 books to date. I am also a fan of Lee Childs' other books, so starting the Reacher Series was a natural choice for me.
Dick Hill's performance once again is on the mark. Dick Hill brings all the characters to life. I have been a fan of Dick Hill's narration through Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch series and other Lee child books.
I have read some of the bad reviews, if people read the Publisher's Summary and a handful of reviews
As of this writing, this series has over 3200 positive reviews and approx. 200 two star or less reviews. If you read a handful of reviews you will know that this book contains a few coincidences that you have to bend if not suspend belief, but if you get past that this is a great book.
To anyone starting this series, I say read the publisher's summary and some of the reviews. Most of the bad reviews are over people saying that this book was not what they expected. I read the reviews and the summary and this first book surpassed my expectations.
I am not one for autobiographies of celebrities. I made an exception in the case Of Elisabeth Sladen. After learning of Liz's death, I wanted to know more about my first crush.
I became a fan of her character, Sarah Jane while watching my first episodes of Doctor Who way back in 1976. Sarah Jane and the 4th Doctor gave stellar performances while dealing with low budgeted special effects and monsters.
After Sarah Jane left the Doctor, I continued watching sporadically. Then in 2007, when Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith joined the 10th Doctor in the episode School Reunion, I fell in love with her all over again.
When I learned of Liz's passing before the 5th season of the Sarah Jane Adventures was completed, I was devastated.
What about Caroline John’s performance did you like?
Caroline John sounds like Elisabeth Sladen a lot and she capture a lot of the emotion that Liz would had she been the narrator of the book. However, she did mispronounce a few names which reminded me that my beloved Sarah Jane had passed.
Since I recognized Caroline John's name from the Who-universe I had to googled her. Carolina passed 6 months after recording this book.
This book is a must read for comic book fans. It has action, humor, and a coming of age story. A lot is made of the main character being gay, but it reads as a young man becoming a hero and just happens to be gay.
The rest of Thom's team of heroes. Ruth was my favorite and the comic relief of the story.
Michael did a good job with all the characters.
This book had me wanting a sequel. I was saddened to learn that Perry Moore, the books author, had died of an overdose.
The narration was the best part of the story.
I would not recommend this book to someone unless they are a diehard fan of King's. This was an interesting story, but a rushed trite ending.My 20 y.o. son read the book and came to the same conclusion. However, he also noted that the Simpsons; movie had the exact same plot and a more believable ending.
What can I say, an outstanding performance.
No, and it almost stopped me from reading 11-23-63 (One of his best)
If you bought it listen to it. It has likable characters and the standard King 2 dimensional bully-turned killers. But for the most part not totally formulaic. The ending isn't that aweful to waste a credit, but you may be shaking you head thinking is this the same guy that wrote the Stand, Cujo, Pet Semetary, and Misery? This book reminds me of IT. A great story until I got to the end. I reread the end thinking really, a spider. That's the best he could do.
This is the best to date. Usually a book based on a TV show is a watered down story that doesn't affect the shows continuum and steers clear of the big villains. This would have made an excellent episode of the series. It personally had an impact on me because I listened to this book, around the time of the Weeping Angels offed Rory and Amy from the show.
When the Ponds are around, Rory gives the doctor a run for his money
If I may quote the Doctor, She was brilliant. This was my first Clare Corbett performance, but not my last. Many because I have two more Doctor Who audios with her as the narrator.
Having only read reviews with out spoilers, I had no idea what to expect. Some of the negative reviews called the story predictable. I did not find anything predictable at all.
What I liked best about this story was it kept me guessing until the end about what was going on. This book is great science fiction. There are a lot of comparisons to the TV show Lost, and the book even makes a joke about Lost, but at the end of the book there are answers.
Nate is the obvious choice for favorite character. However this book sports a great ensemble cast of neighbors (like LOST) that are almost as likeable as Nate.
This is my first book narrated by Ray Porter. He was fantastic. He brought all of the characters to life, so I won't pick and choose.
Read the synopses and sample the reviews. If science fiction is your genre, I doubt you will be disappointed.
This book has great characters and lots of surprises
That every time I felt sorry for a character, they did something to make me hate them. Every time I wanted to see a character die, a plot twist would show them as the victim.
I wanted a story that I knew nothing about to listen too for vacation. I did see that my fellow Audible community gave it more 3,4 and 5 stars. So I knew this was my book.
I figured out early on how the book was going to end and where a lot of the plot twists were headed. I was wrong or partially wrong a lot.
Don't make me choose. They were brilliant, both of them.
It frustrated me a few times. Could Nick be that stupid to have contact with Andie? And Andie not getting the fact she was going to get Nick in deeper trouble.
I also am not sure I liked the ending. But it did fit these characters.
Buy this one. It's is well worth the money and praise that it received!
I have been a fan of Dean Koontz for over 20 years. I will continue to listen and/read his work.
The end of this book was a bit predictable, but still entertaining.
I have a lot of audiobooks by various authors and narrators. I have a lot of audios read by David Aaron Baker and I am never disappointed by his work.
I hope that this book is a sign that Dean Koontz is getting The Odd Series back on track. The mystery of the eternally pregnant woman who calls herself Annamaria, is getting old. But this book does give hope to this series finding a direction.
I just hope it doesn't fizzle like the Moonlight Bay Trilogy that stalled after book 2
I have recommend this book to friends. I have purchased the entire series to date, and at the time of this review, I am halfway through book 2 (and loving it). However, take heed of the reviews when purchasing this series. This is a great EPIC in the medieval/fantasy genre. It contains graphic depictions of rape, murder, sex, incest and more political intrigues than I can keep track of. HBO, not Disney turned it into a serious, yet some listeners were expecting Harry Potter.
The massive story does start off a little slow, but it is laying the ground work and introducing a vast ensemble of characters. Once the story takes off, it kept me glued to the edge of the throne until the very end. I can honestly say, I have never read a book with this many central characters in my life. On of the complaints I have noticed in some reviews is of main characters dying off. The beauty of these books is that no one is safe.
The narration of this book was also very impressive. For the 5% of the listeners that gave
Roy Dotrice a less than favorable review, image trying to a voice to such a vast array of characters. Mr. Dotrice does a tremendously outstanding job of giving a voice to 7 main characters and countless minor characters.
This audiobook lives up to it's great reviews
I found this audiobook when it was on sale. It had excellent reviews by my fellow Audible listeners. I usually stick with certain authors, but for the price, I figured how bad could it be. I was hooked from the very beginning. I couldn't wait for to find out how the story ends, then when it did, I wanted more.
The book throws you into the action from the start. I was afraid that the story was going to the Bourne Identity with a female protagonist, but I was pleasantly surprised. It's a story with a great heroine with just the right mix of action, Sci-Fi, and suspense.
When i later read that this was Daniel O'Malley's first book, I was even more impressed. From what I have read, this may turn into another series. I look forward to reading more about Myfanwy.
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