I was so excited to get this audiobook, and there was a great interview with John Scalzi all about him trying a new format and really getting into the female mindset - it sounded so good I couldn't wait! All I can say is that he has no idea how women think (or he knows some very strange robot-like ones), and the new format was a mistake. I have never heard anything so boring, and I think it would be just as dull in print. What a shame! His other work is brilliant.
This had me snorting with laughter - I highly recommend! It is a fast-paced, twisty comedy with lots of Wodehouse's snappy dialogue. The narration is excellent.
Psychic links across time and space allowing interstellar exploration! What a great idea! I just had to look past Heinlein's wacko views about women and his recurring incest theme, and then the book was actually very enjoyable and memorable.
A mystery in Roman times! This was a fantastic listen, with a lively narration that brought the characters to life. If you like the Amelia Peabody egyptian mysteries, I reckon you'd like this series too.
This is the first Laurie R King book that I have disliked. Frankly, I was disappointed that one of my favourite authors has produced this book! Laurie R King has written the most gripping thriller/mysteries you can imagine, but this one was as though she had been on holiday to Paris and needed to justify her travel expenses by writing a novel - quite legitimate and at times stomach-turningly gory, but lacking in her usual amazing inspiration and depth of character.
Unconvincing story about a young woman who has never cleaned anything before, working as a successful cleaner in pre World War II England.
This book is quite nice to listen to if you're in the mood for light fiction. The narrator came to life when taking on the voices of the evil Balderson sisters, but failed to engage my interest in the principal characters. The story is very much in the style of Georgette Heyer, with a host of minor characters.
I'm an enthusiastic fan of Lois McMaster Bujold - she writes such entertaining, intelligent fiction. Cryoburn is a Miles Vorkosigan investigation, with murder, assault, kidnapping, runaway kids, industrial espionage and interstellar political plots. In Cryoburn, Bujold engages with the idea of what a society would be like if people could routinely have their bodies frozen - postponing death and hoping for resurrection hundreds of years in the future. Most of Bujold's books have a reproductive technology theme, so this one is very different. I thoroughly enjoyed Grover Gardner's performance, he is an excellent narrator.
I was expecting a comfortable cosy murder mystery, per other people's reviews. This story starts off alright, but rapidly degenerates into complete implausibility combined with too many characters and not much character development. Maybe it is better in the print version - perhaps there are maps of the murder scene or other visual aids to help the reader enjoy the story.
Not as harrowing as the first in this series, this thriller is an awesome book to listen to. The narration is spot on, excellently delivered and paced.
It took me months to get the courage up to listen to this (see my review of book 1), but I am very glad I did. I have now bought books 3 and 4 in the series.
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