Most of it. It's got some decent sci-fi in it but never really makes you care that much. So much of the action takes place inside a windowless ship. I didn't buy many of the plot twists including the very concept of "Star Force."
More Patrick Rothfuss
He actually did a great job.
***Spoiler alert****Probably would not have the kids murdered. It's just so hard to believe that someone could lose 2 kids in a brutal murder and then go on to think about getting a couch or having a new sexual partner within a few days/weeks.
Comments saying this is the best thing since Star Wars are just ridiculous.
I stopped listening with many hours to go because I just didn't care what happened to any of the characters or the story.
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.
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.
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.
Best - stories about training. Least - editorializing.
Kyle is clearly a great war hero. His book is nearly ruined by pointless editorializing about military hierarchy, religion, family life, patriotism etc. I know this has made him even more of a celebrity on the political right but if you don't share his politics there are better books about life in Special Operations out there that don't come with the Tea Party message.
Absolutely, You can't put it down.
There aren't really characters, they are real people who were interviewed.
The Delta people are the most interesting.
When the cooks, secretaries, mechanics, etc loaded up and headed into Mogadishu. Good reminder of how everyone in the military is ultimately a soldier.
Probably not, it's not the sort of book you listen to over and over.
Final test of MJOLNIR armor.
Solid reading if you are a fan of the game. The worst thing about this book is the way that Nylund makes the MC both a sentimental soldier (concern for his Spartans) and a mindless drone. The most violent combat in the book is when John is fighting/killing some ODST in an apparent test of his capabilities and armor. It makes the UNSC seem pretty nasty and John seem like a psychopath.
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