Longmont, CO, United States | Member Since 2011
Too much of the science and not enough to help someone overcome shyness. I appreciate the knowledge behind why I am shy -- but does not help me here and now.
Good second book in the trilogy. Thank you to those that recommended and encouraged me to read it. I thought this had more action than the first, and it seemed to have more twists than I was expecting. I am going on to the third book - but would recommend this trilogy to others.
I did enjoy this book -- I may dare say that it is better than Hunger Games. I was a little disappointed by the sappy love interest -- but the lead character is only 16. Overall, very good book and I will read the others in the trilogy. If anyone likes Hunger Games - then this is a must read.
I realize that this book received high reviews in 2013. However, in this compilation of short stories, I only really liked the first short story. I wish that first story could have been longer.
Charming book. I really enjoyed the experience of Dom as his feelings grew. I know everyone has their quirks, but this books offers a fresh perspective and insight. I have already recommended to others.
It took me a LOOOOONNNNGGG time to read this first book of the year. I have seen the series on TV, but the book is a good supplement. I am glad I saw the TV series first. It helps to keep all of the characters straight - especially when listening by audio. The book offers more insight to the thoughts and motives behind each character.
I can only advise this as a supplement to the movie. It was informative but it is NOT the story of the butler's life. It is a story about the movie. Did I get this for free? I hope so -- I would not waste a credit on this.
I wish I was friends with Walter Mitty. I would ask him about the stories in his head. In this short story - you see how lonely he is and how detached he is from his wife. I think Ben Stiller did a good job with narration and his added dialogue at the end of the story was charming.
This is actually probably more like a 3.5 star read. I read "The B team" which is the first episode of the full book - "The Human Division." Since I started the book, I wanted to finish it. I never considered myself as a sci-fi reader, but I did like it. When there is no Star Trek, Firefly, or Battlestar Galactica on tv to fill my sci-fi fix -- this book filled the void. I liked the characters and the relationship between them. The only criticism is that "he said, she said, he said" that is constant through the audible version.
One note for audible listeners --- this book is sold in episodes. I purchased several episodes before I realized that they were available in the full book.
I would probably give the overall rating a 3.5. This was a cute, sweet story about a group of school kids with one social outcast. It is charming because it reminded me of what kids are like at that age. This book is really aimed at kids, and while I enjoyed it - I don't think I was in the mood for a young adult/kids book. I have recommended this book to my friends who are parents. I think this would be a good book to listen to with kids.
I liked the story and I enjoy the characters from previous stories coming together for this Christmas tale. I listed to the audible version - and I did not like the narrator as much as the narrator in some of his other books. Christopher Moore remains one of my favorite authors.
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