There are some books which are just not very good when they are in audiobook form. This is one of them. I really enjoyed the book when I read it, but I began by listening, and it was just wrong. I don't know why. I love my audiobooks, but not for this author or perhaps it is the narrator that makes a book fail as an book to listen to.
Still, it is a good book, but one which, I feel, needs to be read.
Yes, I love Ben Bova and Stefan Rudnicki
I am listening to The Heist right now.
Yes. I think he is a wonderful narrator.
I didn't get into it far enough to find out. I was so bored.
yes, there is too much confusion between characters. They all sound the same. The accent is just too equal for all the female characters, and even the males.
There are many problems with the story line, I think. It is really boring the first half, then it picks up towards the middle. Danni's character is just annoying. I realize she is supposed to be young, but she is smart, cunning, astute about what is going on, but why must she sound like a over puffed puffin? She is always saying how wonderful she is, and it is ok for a few times, but it gets so repetitive. Also, how the characters move from Kat to Danni is really almost impossible to tell until you get past the first few minutes of the dialogue. The first time it happened was so confusing I didn't know for almost the whole time what was happening was not to Danni.
This is partly the fault of the narrator.
I have not finished the book yet, so I don't know what will be happening. It is finally coming together, at this point.
not well. I have enjoy the other books, and enjoy the narration characterizations more. The were more distinct.
It is all said above.
No, there is just not enough meat on Danni's character yet. She need much more depth.
The feeling behind Orion's actions.
I think this is the weakest of all of the Bova Orion series. It seems like Bova thinks the reader/listener is stupid. How many times do we need to hear that the knife on his thigh was a gift etc etc. When he is moved to the Creators realm, we hear the same thing every time. I think we have figured out that the abandoned, cold world, is the Creator's home base, that they left. Then there is Orion reaction to each time a Creator energy bubble comes towards him, like it was the first time? Come on it is always the same thing, we don't need to hear how blinded he is etc.
It seems like Bova may have written this book at different intervals, and forgot that he had described these events 20 times before in other chapters. Come on, respect your audience, and figure they can remember that Orion goes into hyper drive each time he goes into battle. It doesn't need to be described over and over as if we never had heard of it before.
Other than that, I liked the story. It was just a bit over done with repeats. Was he trying to just put in filler to get the book longer?
yes, if they liked the Dead Ever series
The book was really quite good. I would have a hard time picking just one moment.
The accent, the feelings of the characters.
Sad that this is the last of the series. It didn't seem like a last book. There were no real finality feelings in the book. It was a weird ending. Things sort of came full circle, in a way, between Eric and Sookie but a disappointing way. Actually, it was the only way it could really end between them & it left Bill in nowhere land. I did like the book, it was very engrossing, and had a lot of action, and some more depth to Sookie's character.
yes, if they like the Coyote series.
The final scene
I enjoyed all the Coyote Series. This one added more dimension and understanding about the other entities in the universe.
yes, if they like the FBI and Coulter series.
Too many to list.
Character makes them real.
I couldn't figure out how Sherlock and Savage's story would intertwine with the other one. I kept thinking it had to join in some way. But it really didn't at all. We actually get two crimes and are being solved separately. They join in character, but not in storyline. I felt I would rather have one story and include the Savage's. I enjoy meeting other FBI etc characters, but I like Savage family and their story, so when the book revolves around others it feels like a bit of a cheat. It isn't since the other characters are quite interesting, yet........ya know?
The entire story line.
This was an excellent book, and kept you going. I didn't realize it was the last book till half way through and then I was really sad. It was good that it ended as it did, but I loved the characters so much, that it was like saying goodbye to dear friends who are gone forever.
Of course I can re-listen to the books. But that is just not the same.
probably lower down the list. But still interesting
I still love Becky. As silly as she is, she gets into the weirdest situations, yet can get out of them, and still come out ahead. Altho. you would think, some day will she learn???
Yes. It is a book which makes you want to stay with the characters and not stop finding out what is going to happen next.
Too many good parts.
Again, too many...
Yes, if I was able to.
I think the last scene was actually a weak one, but still very exciting. The whole book was an excellent story.
I have listened to this. It was really good.
Yes...esp. since the book had 3 plots going at the same time. Somehow they all joined together, but was confusing at first.
I did like the performances...but I wish there was more difference in the sound of each of the characters. Many books that are put into audio truly distinguish the difference characters and it makes it easier to follow. These two performers did not do that.
Sure, but who has the time.
I always like the FBI series. This one was not disappointing. It is odd to have Savich and Sherlock on the sidelines now. I liked it when they were the main characters involved in the books stories.
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