Never great, but I thought the performance was fantastic and the book will be good entertainment for any zombie lover. Recommended for zombie aficionados...
Maybe. I don't re-read many books.
The "Gateway" novels by Poul Anderson. At their heart they are the same books, just different styles and eras, and address somewhat different arrays of scientific theories in their search for a greater power monkeying with the Universe.
The friendship of Thomas and Hollus (the alien) was what made this novel special. I won't say what my favorite scene was as it would be a major spoiler.
This is a beautiful and thought provoking book, but it will make you cry if anything.
I don't compare this to "Gateway" lightly. That book wove together scientific fact and theory into an incredible search for "superior" beings who manipulate the entire Universe to their own ends. This book is much more thought provoking and poetic in it's arguments and intentions, but equally brilliant in making you think about the world we know (and think we know). Sawyer carefully argues both sides of many issues...Is science as dogmatic and flawed as religion? What qualities does "God" possess, even if he does exist? I especially loved the way the aliens deal with the politics of humanity, and neutralize the inevitable shady government characters. All in all a book that deserves a place among the classics.
Anyone craving the necroscope will be seriously disappointed. This is not even a complete short story.
Disappointment. I'm a huge fan of the necroscope books and this little tidbit just makes me depressed.
Where are the rest of them? The vampire world trilogy now please! :-)
This poem is haunting and beautiful, but you cannot enjoy it here. Terrible music drowns out the narrator. The narrator's voice has so much echo you can't hear him. Simply awful.
Yes, if read by the original actor (who was great).
I don't think you can compare Dexter books to anything but other Dexter books. If you enjoy one you will probably enjoy them all to varying degrees.
Authors should not read their own stories unless they happen to be professional actors as well. Unfortunately Jeff's amateur performance ruined this book, I would recommend avoiding this audio book completely.
I couldn't get past the terrible performance.
Keep these Author's giant ego's in check and tell them they are not qualified to read their own books. We pay money for these audiobooks and deserve a professional quality performance, not some egomaniac author who doesn't care if his fans get their money's worth.
The book and the performance are both amateur podcast quality. Really the first time I've felt ripped off by Audible.
Steven Weber is so good you forget it's an audio book and just fall in. Brought back all of the magic of reading this book for the first time. I didn't think a long book could translate so well to this medium. Highly recommended!
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