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This book is what you would get if you got Douglas Addams, Lawrence Lessig and Cory Doctorow to write a book together. It is a short but fun book to read, it has good characters, a decent plot and a solid ending. It moves right along and did make me laugh out loud a few times.
Once I found out that John Hodgman did the reading for the audio book there was no way I was going to bother with the print edition. He is the perfect voice for this book, now I wish he'd go and do the audio editions for the Hitchiker's Guide series.
Hope they didn't spend too much on the FX
I would only recommend this book to a few people. If you are an avid reader of Boing Boing then this book is for you, otherwise move on.
The characters are great, nice story.
When I started the book I loved the world and never wanted it to end, about half way through I thought it never would. The story needs an editor, you could cut at least 1/3 of the book out and never miss it.
Easy to listen to
Overall good story, I'm glad I listened to it.
The overall story and plot are very good.
The ending was well done.
Not really, she did a fine job reading, giving each character a voice, but I found her to be intolerably slow. I set the playback to x2, which is something I never do, this made it acceptable.
This book as a good book, but it didn't really resonate with me.
The story and plot are great, the characters are really well rounded and I really enjoyed the direction the book took. The ending was very good and Connie is clearly a good story teller, she did a great job giving you just enough information so that you are not lost while holding back enough to make you want to find out more. The descriptions of the middle ages were fun and seemed well researched.
My biggest complaint about the book is the main character, he was just so wishy washy that I had a hard time wanting to stay with him. He constantly talks about his regrets and his angst, for that reason I found the book to be a bit of a slog and hard to want to go back to.
The reason I picked up this book is that a good friend of mine said the second book in the series was her favorite.
I'm still not decided on what to do.
Three people read this story, one sounded like a machine, one was a little better then that and the third was good.
I decided to pick this book up because I thought it might be a new take on Orwell's 1984, it's not. It mentions Orwell's book along with a lot of other books but those references only made me wish I was reading those books not this one. Over all the plot is thin and disappointing. The characters float through the plot without any real conflict or struggle. The villains seem helpless and weak and are easily forgettable. Some nice imagery and good passages but overall I found it dull and laborious to get through.
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