I'm still trying to figure out what happened with this book. The narrator (all though the same person) read this book at a snails pass and paused for what seemed like 30 seconds at the end of each statement. I also felt like I was missing information in this book...Like who is this werewolf chick and when did the fiend become super normal. I've listen to the other four unabridged books and still can't find any mention of this women...This book makes me not want to listen to the other four books...
Well it was kind of hard to judge her given that she was NOT THE FREAKING NARRATOR!!!
I just started the book today (only into chapter one)...Who is this guy narrating the book. He has absolutely NO inflection, accent, or noticeable different character voices. He literally changed Adrian's character within the first 5 minutes of reading the dialog. Adrian is no longer the Playboy drunk with a heart of gold...he just this normally love sick guy...can you say boring. Also, I feel like I'm starting in the middle of a story already in progress. WHERE IS EMILY SHAFFER? I will write an update to my review once I finish the book. I only wrote this to see if anyone else out there is just as confused.
Okay don’t get me wrong I REALLY enjoy John Scalzi’s writing. I mean I literally laughed out loud at Agent to the Stars, Fuzzy Nation, and Redshirts so when I saw the Old Man’s War series I thought I would give it a try…and I haven’t been disappointed thus far. HOWEVER, I think this book should have been a Novella (3.5) instead of an entirely new book in the series. This is the same story as The Last Colony so if you’ve read The Last Colony you can honestly skip this book. I do understand it is from the view point of Zoe who is your typical 15 year old teenage girl but oh how she can work your nerve. Let me try and better explain myself. I’m the kind of “reader” who listens to all sorts of things… from Mark Tufo, Jonathan Maberry, Kevin Hearne, Christopher Moore, Molly Harper, Gina Damico, Jeaniene Frost, Kelley Armstrong, Rhys Bowne and the list goes on and on. I say this only to show that I like a variety of different types of books a lot of which are YA books. Normally I can put up with some of the teenage angst but Zoe was even too much for me at times. Zoe demands to know EVERYTHING ALL THE FREAKING TIME… which FYI gets a bit annoying. I mean she isn’t this genetically altered human with special powers or even a Genus; she is your average 15 year old teenage girl who just so happens to have a Father that helped out an Alien race. To be perfectly honest this book paints Zoe in a much different light then I had preserved from The Last Colony. I thought of her as being an intelligent, witty, grounded and mature teenage; come to find out she wasn’t really that mature and some of that wit was her just being mean. If you can get passed the mood swings, the all knowing knowledge of a 15 year old mind, and the erratic (at times) and stupid behavior then you will probably enjoy this book. Don’t get me wrong the book is not terrible but it could’ve stood to be a little shorter.
*Note* I did read the other reviews before purchasing this book (some of which told me it was the same story as The Last Colony) but I purchased it anyways because I hate to skip books in a series.
Heart Wrenchingly Beautiful
That even among all the pain and sadness they still found the fun, joy, and beauty in life. I really enjoyed the fact that I laughed as much as I cried
I have never listened to this narrator before but I really enjoyed her. She made the characters real for me. The author created the world and the characters but Kate Rudd gave them life.
I listen to my audiobooks Monday-Friday while I'm at work. My days normally pass fairly fast but they seem to zoom by while listening to this book. I was tempted to take it home so that I could finish listening to it.
I heard about this book in a magazine I read so I was curious to see what the fuss was all about. I read the summary and the reviews and knew that this would be a very sad book so I put it on my wish list and found a more light hearted book to listen to. This book sat in my wish list for months; I don't like the thought of children dying without even getting a chance to live. I finally couldn't wait any longer and purchased the book. Right out the gate I was laughing; the fact that she said she would have to outlive four of these bast**** took the cake. However, the last 1 1/2 of the book took me about 6 hours to listen to it; it became too overwhelming and I had to continuously pause it to compose myself.
Ummm...yeah....I would make the book not so predictable. I mean I can see it coming...it is so obvious to everyone except her. I mean you can't help but love the Heroine but you can see how stupid some of her decisions are before she makes them. She eventually puts it together but you want to pull your hair out while you wait on her to do so.
Amanda Ronconi makes the book. Half way through the book you'll be able to tell who the Villain is and who the good guys are. I like the direction the write was going but she made it way to easy to figure out; she needs to develop her story more. You will start to get annoyed with the Heroine simply because she refuses to put two and two together when it is staring her in the face.
I absolutely love Amanda Ronconi; that is the only reason I bought the book. She can make a Good book Great and a bad book good. I would give this book a 3.5 simply because the writer makes the middle too predictable and the Heroine to weak at times.
Yes, only if you change the middle of the book. If not this will be your typical scary movie where you are yelling at the screen telling the dumb girl the killer is behind her.
I don't understand how the narrator got
I really enjoyed the story, however I was very use to everyone in the story having some type of power and it was just a little disappointing that Robyn is just human.
Let me first just start off by saying that I absolutely LOVED Bloodsucking Fiends, YouSuck, and Bite Me but this worry was weird and all over the place. It took too long to get to the plot and the point of the story. That'll teach me for buying a book just because it's on sale...
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