A good book to preface Ender's Game and provide a little insight to the entry of the Formics into our solar system.
The attack on the main Formic ship. Shadows of a hive mind as one Formic sees a previous enemy.
Like several of Card's books I think the ending was lacking. I have heard that this is supposed to be book 1 of a trilogy, but the ending left way to may loose ends. So I hope book 2 comes out soon to help tie up those ends.
Children of the Mind also had too many loose ends. At least we know that Shadows Alive should tie most of those up.
The story was good. It helps set up several key elements for the entire series and was tough to put down.
I am sick of books that insist on filling their pages with vulgarity that detracts from the story. This book COULD have been good if the author had kept things cleaner.
The so-called guardian angel was horrid and could only provide vulgar one liners instead of any useful content.
The story idea is a good one, but I just could not stand the constant flow of filth.
A simple, fluff filled story that will entertain and bring a smile to your face over and over again. It is better off you are a computer programmer, a geek, or just into computer history, but it is funny even if your are not.
Clean humour is hard to find, but that is exactly what this book provides.
The story is pretty good. Though I think that things are changing how they work from book 1 until now. But still not too bad.
The one complaint I will make is that the audio editing was done fairly poorly. There are several times where the reader goes back and re-read words or phrases in, what seems to be, an attempt to improve the reading. But then the editor did not remove the first reading. So you hear the same things twice several times throughout the book. This needs to be resolved.
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OK. Maybe I just don't get "adult" sci-fi. But this book kinds just drug on with no read direction. There were so many mini stories in the book that I had a hard time keeping up with all of them.
There is so lottle to go off of for the first few chapters that I had no clue that we were talking about so many different races and trying to keep up with which race was which was a pain.
Then to get to the end and find out that we were not going to get ANY resolution was a massive letdown. No resolution on anything. What is going on under water? Who is this mystery man and what's up with his head? Who are the visitors and then the newer visitors?
The story got more interesting about half way through the book, but I doubt the series is worth getting the next two just to find some form of closure.
A clean, good natured, fun story. Anyone that likes Narnia will enjoy this story as much as the others.
This book is filled with good example of what we can each do to take control of the changes we need to make. Well worth the read and something that should probably be read several times.
Fun story and well written. Grabbed me from the first chapter and kept me going the whole way through. Can't wait to listen to the next 4 books in the series.
I loved this idea of how Peter Pan cam into existence. Yes, it is a youth book, but very well put together and well worth the listen. Jim Dale, who also reads the Harry Potter books, does an excellent job as usual.
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