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.
Monster Hunter International starts a little slow but it picks up steam pretty well. It is an entertaining fantasy set in the modern time in the southern US states. It is well performed with each character with a distinct voicing and good tone and rythm.
MHI is a little cliche but it is a fun little romp through ledgends with lots of shooting and gore to keep things interesting.
MHI was the most entertaining listen I have had in a long time.
Maybe, if they just wanted a light silly read. The story doesn't have a lot of depth but it is interesting, but a bit weird.
The end seemed like the author didn't quite know how to end the story so he just kind of made a convient resolution.
I found the scenes about the regression well written.
It was just OK. It was a nice book for some background noise but it is not one I would put on my top 10 list.
I was born in Wisconsin and spent every summer there until I was about 16. Many of the roadside attractions were favorite stops on the way up or on the way back home to Kansas. I vividly remember the House on the Rock on one such visit.
Growing up in Kansas the "geographical center" of the USA in Smith County was another familiar day trip.
From Chicago to Mt. Rushmore I have visited most of the places in the book and that made the story more interesting.
The premise of the story is original and compelling, a nice mix of mythology and magic from all around the world. It is the classic American melting pot told from a different point of view.
The production of the story and voice actors are excellent, making for an extremely entertaining listen.
I would highly recommend this audiobook for any listener, except possibly the children under 14..
Most liked - Cornwell is a master at writing action scenes. All of the action scenes are excellent.
Least liked - This installment didn't really move the overall story ahead very much.
I was a little disappointed in the ending, after such a good action scene it was a little bit of a let down.
I enjoyed The Pagan Lord but not as well as some of the earlier books in this series. Mostly because it did not more the story ahead much. Still worth a listen/read.
The Pagan Lord is a decent book and as a standalone story it would be good. It just isn't quite as good as some of the other books in this series. But still worth a listen.
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.
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.
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.
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