I have a friend who said he read this trilogy in school years ago. This is the first book in the trilogy, and I enjoyed it very much. The story is easy to follow, and the narrator does a great job. The story will not have as many dimensions as a 26 hour Stephen King novel, but keep in mind it is only 7 hours. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys the logical angle of what it is to deal with robots governed by the 3 laws.
If you are considering this book, I would say you need to be a fan of Stephen King, or a fan of time travel stories, but not necessarily both. The story evolves nicely, so to make a comparison, it's very different from "The Stand" which has far more character development. In fact, I was unable to listen to the stand. Without concrete plot evolution, I found that by a third of the way through the book, I didn't know who anyone was. My brain kept tuning out.
Hopefully that comparison will succeed in explaining that this is not one of those books.
This book was great in keeping your interest most of the time. I have had tried many books that have had that issue.
I try to keep reviews short not to spoil anything, and this story has plenty of developments that you need to appreciate without warning. So, to conclude, well done Stephen, and well done Craig. I wish there were more books like this one.
I loved this book. I am giving it five stars across the board because as soon as I was done listening, I went on to read the next one immediately, and then the entire series. In fact I would say I enojyed them all, perhaps the last one was my least favorite. So, if you are looking for a book that you could continue following the stories of some of the characters for a few books, then I highly recommend this series.
I am giving this book 5 stars as it is a great read by a brilliant author, but I will say that so far, the second is my favorite. The drawing of the three was just so diverse, it felt like 3 books in one. This book will not disappoint though. It continues to dwelve deeper in this strange world which boasts new characters and keeps your attention. As great as this novel is, the fact that Frank Muller is the reader adds even more enjoyment for the audience. Stephen King is one of the best authors of all time for a reason. His works ( even if most film adaptations are so-so at best ) are a privilege to read. I am currently reading part 4, Wizard and Glass, and will post a review.
This is a great book to follow the gunslinger. I personally thought this was a far better book than the first, and urge anyone who read the first to read ( listen ) to this one and will definenately leave you wanting more. Although it is a series of 7, this book does not leave you dangling so to speak. Obviously the story continues, but not in some cheap soap opera type manner. I don't want to mention specifics, but this my one my top 5 books of all time. I am currently listening to the 3rd book in the series and will post a review for each volume. I don't know how Steven King comes up with these great stories, but his talent is evident here. A And I only give a handful of books my A . Others of my favorites include, The lion's game, The Runaway Jury, and The Doomsday Conspiracy.
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