The First Law series was geat, this last book was good. I think most fantasy fans would like it.
The battle storm in the city.
I thought that the author did an excellent job of writing. He made you feel that you were in the right there with the party.
The story didn't really end. It was left very open at the end. I would not be surprised if there was a 4th book someday.
The first book was better. This book the author decided the political statement was more important than the story. Thus everything Neanderthal is good and everything Human is bad. We ruined the planet, we are violent and constantly at war while the Neanderthal has done away with violence and war. Of course they have no privacy because their every move and even thought is recorded and stored in the alibi archive for the government to use against the Neanderthal if something happens.
So take you pick our over crowded, violent, dirty world with no mamoths and free will and privacy, or theirs in which everyone is in tune with nature, resources are plentify, violence has been bred out of the population and your every move is monitored by the government.
It is clear that the author intended to write another book. The ending is left hanging.
Obviously it needs one to close up all the loose ends.
It is a pretty good story. Kind of a modern retelling of Canterbury tales (sort of).
Spin was a decent sci fi book. It explored several interesting and very current concepts but the story was a little flat. A few parts of the story I found very enjoyable while others rang hollow to me.
I do not much like Scott Brick's voice. Something in his tone hits my ears wrong but I thought he did a good job on this book. I have returned other books that he narrated because I couldn't listen to him.
Overall I think Spin is a decent book with some interesting concepts. For a hard core sci fi fan it is probalby worth a listen.
This book was an interesting end to the Oryx and Crake series. It delves into the background of some of the minor characters from the first two books. It also diiscusses what happens with the Crakers. As such it was a good final chapter. But the story was a little slow and the main plot was not very compelling.
It would have been better if the author spent more time on the Crackers, pigoons and some of the aftermath of the Great Flood, rather than the issue with the Painballers.
The narrators were good. I would listen to them again.
I think it was a fitting end to the O & C series.
I would recommend it to Sci Fi fans, but not anyone who was not a Sci Fi fan. The story was interesting with some good Sci Fi concepts, but the actual story is not that compelling.
The narrator was good.
I have not decided yet whether or not to read/listen to the next book. So I am not sure.
Jepson, because he was the only one who kept his humanity throughout the ordeal.
When they caught the mule boy trying to desert. It was the turning point of the whole adventure.
Stanly. I would like to hear how he thought things turned out and if he thought it was a success or a failure.
The author librally use the N-word throughout the stroy. While it is historically accurate I think the story could have been told equally as well without using that offensive word. I cringed every time that it was said. I listen to books at work and several times I thought "I hope nobody heard that."
The second istallment of "The First Law" series is more action packed than that first, most of the characters were introduced in the first book so little time is needed to describe charactors.
Before They Are Hanged is a great continuation of the series. But it is obvious that the author never intended the books to be read seperately. The second book ends much like the first book by just stopping. No resolution of the story threads just stops.
I did notice in this book tha the author is very tallented as is the narrator in bringing the story to life. In one scene Logan is fishing in the back ground and the author has him interject from out of the scene several times. It make it seem more like real life.
The Blade Itself is a good start to The First Law series. There are lots of interesting characters and plenty of interesting story elements. The narrator does a fantastic job. He creates a voice and attitude for each charactor. He is very versatile and makes it a very enjoable listen.
I didn't know what to think of this book by reading the reviews. It sounded a little corny and it was. Then I saw that Wil Wheaton was the narrator and I wasn't overly excited.Shows how wrong you can be. The story was entertaining, and witty and Wheaton did an excellent job voice acting. I say voice acting because it was more than just reading. The characters came to life with his acting.
I thought the story was well thought out and has lots of little funny moments. It was a little predictable but still very enjoyable.
Joshua/Ralph coming home to the first time being greeted by Tom.
It wasn't moving, just funny and well done.
This is the first book I have read/listened to by John Scalzi. It will not be the last. I am always looking for a good writer and I think Scalzi fits that bill.
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