There were times that the story felt so legitimate that it seemed like Sir Arthur COnana Doyle had penned them himself. But there were times when Sherlock's flair was missing and it felt wrong. My favorite parts were tied to classic Holmes details - his ability to disguise himeself, for instance, or his willingness to bypass the law for justice. My least favorite story was the lengthy WWI tale that just wouldn't end.
Possibly. I would look at the specific stories to see if they are plots I would like.
I really liked Rot and Ruin. Really, really liked it. I expected this one to be even better but instead it was just a continuation of the Gameland story. There is an entire world populated with walking corpses, an unknown jet in the air and a surprising un-risen dead body...but instead it was just hours of listening to the bad guys, with a little 'good guys doing stupid things' thrown in.
I wanted to hear more about the intriguing parts, not the inherent evil of a family that thrives on the torturing of kids.
Possibly. I think finding an audience would be hard because the topic of this book isn't kid-friendly but the characters are children. As a teen series it has possibilites but editing out enough of the gore and violence to make it appropriate for television would take away from the story.
One creature's dualism.
This wasn't a book about moments. It was a fascinatingly humorous story of a highly intelligent mollusk that was realizing the fall out of his brilliance. Lots of amusing one-liners and a whole host of improbable research with unexpected consequences.
I can totally see this as a Pixar film. I'd change the title to something shorter and more appealing and leave "Emporer Mollusk versus the Sinister Brain" as the tag line.
Definitely. This is the 3rd Correia book I've read and I plan to read the next Monster Hunter book eventually.
Well, I usually have multiple books in progress at a time and follow my mood. The ones I am listening to now are A Serpent's Tooth by Craig Johnson, City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkein, and Horns by Joe Hill.
I think he does an excellent job with Correia's characters - Frank and Pitt are my favorites. He makes the distinctions between characters easy to follow.
Not really. I am a fan of the series and will likely listen to a different Correia series later, but this story held very little interest for me. If I didn't feel like I needed to listen for continuity/background infomation, I don't know that I would have listened to it.
In the middle. I've definitely listened to better, but there are many books out that there are worse.
The challenges were insteresting. I loved that they had dinner with one opponent, pre-battle, and that mystery house had such a mystery. The least interesting parts were everything related to Helen. She had the random droll comment but most of her story line was a never-ending self-awareness conversation about her own mythological-ness. It wasn't amusing or interesting...just long. And repetitive.
Dinner with the cyclops.
I think the summary needs changed to better reflect the nature of the story. When I decided to buy it, I anticipated a fairy tale experience. It's more mundane than expected. I would have enjoyed it more as a historical fiction featuring the town and the families. I'm also not a fan of 'I'll throw on an epilogue to make sure everyone knows how I saw the future for my characters' writing. I'd rather have had the book end and be left to evaluate teh people and situation on my own.
With the resurrgence of fairy tales in Hollywood, I could see this as a movie. Something quirky, like Moonrise Kingdom or Butter.
Probably not. I enjoyed the Mycroft and Sherlock portions but I'm not a fan of Mary Russell. And the entire Goodman as spirit of the woods storyline was tedious.
No. I've read other non-Doyle Holmes stories and enjoyed them.
The scene at Goodman's house when the group flees. Instead of cuting entire scenes, however, I think the book would have been improved through editing each scene to clean it up and shorten it.
I listened to this book while wrapping Christmas gifts and other mind-numbingly dull tasks, which meafe this a great choice. There were times I laughed out loud and I frequently smiled. I wasn't familiar with the Half-Moon Hollow series and was not a likely listener as Twilight was so appallingly bad that it made me swear off vampires. My previous listen had been a Monster Hunters International book so the switch from evil monsters and creepy as hell vampires to this was a fun switch. I enjoyed this so much that I'm planning to check out more Molly Harper books.
This is a cute story with unlikeable characters and unlikely situations.
Wil Wheaton is not a professional narrator. When I listen to him, I spend part of my time feeling like some regular Joe is reading the book outloud and I happen to be in the area. The rest of the time, I hear a faint whisper of Dr. Sheldon Cooper's voice as he tells me how amazing Wil Wheaton is. To be fair, I think Wil Wheaton is a great choice for the story. I listened to him read the Red Shirts and felt the same way - he's an offbeat, sci-fi-ish voice that brings Scalzi books to life.
Two words: Jim. Dale.
Not at all. The story was a bit dull, even for the era.
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