I don't know, I haven't tried it in print.
I'm not sure this book is comparable to any other I've read. If you're a Sookie Stackhouse fan this is probably not a series you'd like - TA Pratt is a far darker and more complex writer and these books are not all fun and games and lighthearted sex with fangs.
I enjoyed the scene when Rondo and his collaborators are conversing with the Bay Witch.
Parts of it made me laugh - the revolutionary plots were hilarious. Other parts were quite confronting - be warned that this book includes rape and torture. There is a cliff hanger at the end - I have to know what happens next....
This one is not for the faint hearted - but it is a tremendously fun read despite the often disgusting and horrifying parts. I've read some very negative reviews about this series, complaining that the characters are shallow, that there are too many twists in the story, that the narration is "like a little girl" or boring. I have to say that these books simply won't appeal to anyone wanting a formula of happy endings or neatly wrapped storylines. The narration does require getting used to - but stick it out for half an hour and your ears will adjust. Jessica Almasy does have a high soprano voice which is unusual in audio narration, but she manages to deliver the story with energy, colour and excellent characterisation.
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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