Never read the print.
Not as good as Under the Dome, not nearly as large in scale.
Probably Straker. Seems so creepy and the main bad guy is "on screen" so relatively rarely.
If I have anything bad to say about this book it's that the beginning is a bit long and it's almost like he rushed the middle and the end. It seems like just when the action is getting going the book is finishing up. King tends to write pretty long books so I was a bit surprised to be in the thick of it and notice only about 2 hours left of play time. Others have noted that there are parts of this book that are downright terrifying and I will wholeheartedly agree with them. When Matt is "alone" in his house I almost had to stop listening as I was walking into my dark apartment alone.
Combat scenes and still the search for resources.
Just really fun reads. Lead character is becoming more compelling. The dynamic between Lee, Bus, and Harper is really believable.
Lots of post-apocalypse books. Lots of military books. One interesting thing is that the zombies are quite a bit smarter in this book.
There's really only one major character...
I think the author does any amazing job of using place and resources in this book. It's not really a spoiler to say that Lee encounters some obstacles along the way. The author really makes you feel the times of relative safety and security, even something as simple as being in a locked car with gas in the tank. When resources are low, my heart rate defniitely went up.
This reads almost like a military thriller in parts. The first action sequence is so incredibly satisfying that you're smiling as you read it. Mild but predictable spoiler: bad guys who meet Lee don't always do so hot.
No of course not. Why would you listen to a memoir a second time?
No way, way too long.
A few insights. Somewhat tedious in stretches. Treatment of Bush and Obama seems pretty even-handed. I did get tired of listening to a Republican acted shocked and appalled over and over that a Democratic administration had different policies than the one before.
Great for fans.
Kashyyk, no question.
No, but very few do
Listening to this book is like watching a movie with the video turned off, there are tons of effects, every voice is by a different actor. I've never heard an AB quite like this but really enjoyed the change. Will listen to the whole series now.
Only if they were way into politics.
The depth of the narrative. Take the soundbites you heard in 2012 and this will go about 400% deeper.
If you loved this first one this one is just as good. I basically listened to it nonstop until I was done.
Middle of the pack.
Richie, he's very funny and sort of indomitable.
No, but he does a good job. The one thing is that a lot of his narration is in a sort of "crazy" voice which can start to grate after awhile.
Ha, they have made several films of this book. I'll leave that up to the producers. Maybe, "Evil has no Name?"
This is a project to get through, you may find you have some credits stack up while you plow through this. It's good but REALLY messed up. A lot of King's stuff ends up being pretty simple in the end. Under the Dome has a pretty simple conclusion. Salem's Lot is about vampires that pretty much act like vampires. The Stand sort of has the Devil vs Good but it's not a complex struggle. There are scenes in this book that you almost can't finish and that make you want to stop reading. Their is an undercurrent of prepubescent sexuality that some (me) will find very disturbing as well. The character development is on par with any trilogy. Each person is basically a novella unto themselves. It's so long that you may find yourself dropping it for awhile and then coming back to it. It's clearly his magnum opus though and incredibly creative.
Don't know, never read any Clines in print
Hard to say, other people have compared to X-men which I think is spot on.
World War Z + X-men
Really fun book, kind of jumps into the action. Interesting characters (esp Gorgon and St. George). Like others have said this really is a lot like X-men (in a good way) and a lot like a comic book. There isn't a ton of moody dialogue or needless backstory. For example you understand that St. George is really heroic but Clines doesn't go off on a 45 min explanation of why that is and really that is just fine. If anything annoyed me a little bit it was the endless description of individual kills. I get it, you kill zombies with a headshot, I don't need to hear about 200 individual headshots. I emailed audible b/c I think the file is corrupted at the end, it seems to skip over some parts in the final scenes. I can't imagine Clines wrote it the way it is spoken.
Unclear, seems like lots of people have.
Definitely, I think Mistborn Trilogy was some of the most original fantasy of the last decade.
The fight scenes are kind of cool.
This is a book where nothing much really happens. I actually stopped listening to it after about 30 hours because the wheels seemed to be spinning. Read the plot summary on Wiki and wasn't sad I had stopped.
All the references from things in my childhood (I was born in 1981). It's hard to talk about much other stuff without spoilers but suffice it to say that when the first challenge is revealed I actually started laughing.
That's a hard question, there is really nothing like it out there that I can think of.
Oddly enough probably when Wade talks about his new apartment. It was clearly sort of homage to shut-in gamers. Those of us who game can relate to this idea that if the real world really sucked we might really be drawn more into the virtual.
I wouldn't say extreme. Some of it is quite funny.
There are a few loose ends in this book but overall it is just great. I think the most compelling this is the way the author fleshes out his new world complete with new slang (Sucksorgs, Gunters) in a style that reminds me a bit of Justin Cronin. This is truly a "driveway" book, one that you will want to stay in your car to keep listening to.
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