John Sandford has kept me pleasantly engrossed with the Prey series of books. I am grateful that he saw the opportunity to create a spin-off series based on one of Lucas Davenport's cohorts.
Since the first Virgil Flowers book, I have been faithfully looking forward to each next one. Bad Blood is as enjoyable as its predecessors, and has left me wanting more.
Mr. Sandford, please keep them coming.
A lot of information and examples...but of what exactly? I did not find a well developed hypothesis turned to a satisfactory conclusion. Just several..."okay, that's interesting" type moments, but few and far between.
Also, how can I rely on his statements when I hear false facts.
For example, he states that nuclear submarine personnel live on an 18 hour shift. That is true. But he then states that they have a 6 hour work shift and 12 hours of rest. Sorry, no 12 hours rest. Did you even talk to a submariner before writing this? It's more like 6 hours of duty work, 6 hours of other work and "activities," and then if you have absolutely nothing else to do you might use all of the remaining 6 hours for rest.
Maybe the author feels that the incoherence throughout his book will cause it to sync by the end of the last chapter. For me, it did not.
I did like his interpretation of the Bose-Einstein Condensate, however.
...a download of some charts and diagrams would help. I had to rewind countless times just to attempt to visualize the multitude of particles, their behaviors and relationships. The book is good. It is informational. However, at times, especially when the narrator should sloooow down a bit, the really good stuff floods me as a tsunami would. Fast and unexepected. I will need to re-listen to this book a few more times to catch what I have missed.
Every review I have read on this page (to date) has been accurate concerning this book. Believe them. This is a worthwhile listen. Just brush up on your shorthand and be prepared with a pencil and some scratch paper.
This is the same old drivel on social-networking (yeah, believe it or not, the concept is not new), wrapped in a desire to coin a phrase by dropping internet lingo, people's names, and current catchy buzzwords all over the place. Nothing enlightening or entertaining. Some people will say "oh, it's much more than social-networking," but sorry, it's not. Boring, worthless slop. This is the only audio book I have ever truly wished I could return. I will passionately disregard these authors in the future, and Pull every last byte of this book from my PC. It's a waste of time and space. Push it off your wish lists.
I have read or listened to most of Dean Koontz's novels, and been quite pleased. This one, however, ends before what could have been the best part of the book. Characters and themes introduced, the start of real story begins, and then what Dean? Did you just give up? Publisher run out of paper? Were you Breathless?
If James Patterson wrote this, it must have been when he was 12 years old. I would rather be strapped down and forced to watch 24 hours of Murder She Wrote. This is a painful, melodramatic listen. Minute after minute, I find myself struggling with how this ever got published. Buyer beware!!!
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