I am a big fan of the Jack Reacher books ... but man, is this one boring or what. Virtually nothing happens for the majority of the book. Anyone giving this a 5 star must be a relative of Mr. Child, or must work for the publisher. Or perhaps they just like the Reacher series enough to forgive so a slow book.
I would only because I like the Reacher books. But come on, Mr. Child, don't dial in the next one.
Reacher has a broken nose ... so much of the narration sounds like it done with the narrator holding his nose.
Seriously? You could cut out most of them and it wouldn't make any difference. Slow, slow, slow.
One of the top 10
There was only one major character ... Watney
Not one particular scene ... loved all the different scenes that focused on how to survive on Mars.
When the people at NASA realized Watney was still alive ...
I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, but found it totally captivating. It was so creative.
Yes ... it is captivating
BT ... but they all are good. And the characters you are supposed to dislike, you REALLY don't like.
Very easy to listen to. He sounds like "Mike" now.
This is a bit different ... not our normal zombie story.
I love the series from Mark, and Sean does a great job of telling the story ... but it is extremely disappointing that the author would put on a 2.5 short story that only vaguely has anything to do with the larger story of Zombie Fallout and try to sell it for so much. This whole story wasn't necessary, and it didn't do a very good job of setting up the story about Mike and the others.
Give it away from free ... or this could have been condensed into a prologue. It was wasn't worth the effort.
Easy on ears.
Disappointment. A waste. Not necessary. There are only about 5 minutes in the whole thing that really seem to have much to do with the other books. And the premise of how the Spanish Flood was started is just stupid.
I would advise readers to ignore this. Find someone that will tell you .... in 2 or 3 sentences ... they parts that related to the book series. (Hint ... Tommy ...)
Zombies in the Neighborhood. I like it that this is about normal people dealing with an abnormal situation.
It isn't the normal "dumb zombie masses" story.
Very witty, dry sense of humor.
Hmmm ... there are some breaks, so you can stop and pick up where you left off.
When I first started this series, I wasn't sure how much I liked it. I thought it was entertaining and different, so I kept listening. I am not on book 5 ... what does that tell you?
I just couldn't relate to this. To be honest, the whole thing seemed to be a bit self-indulgent. I am not a musician and don't know a lot about the details of classical movie ... perhaps this book was not meant for anyone without that level of knowledge.
It just seemed Mr. Biss wrote the book for himself and a handful of friends. I can't see him being able to make this more enjoyable, and I don't get the feeling that makes a lot of difference to him.
This is the first time I have listened to Jeff Woodman ... hard to tell if the problem was the narration or the story. I am not sure if any narrator could have made this more accessible.
I have a daughter who has a master's degree in music. I think she may like this. I did not.
After reading Ender's Game, I loved the idea of going back and reading what happened at the start of the whole Buggers War. I didn't realize there were so many books in this series. I listened to this one and the one before it, but didn't find it interesting enough to continue.
I think not.
I thought the narration was good.
This is one of a number of other books, and I just can't see people staying with the whole series.
There were several times where I thought, "good lord, if the Earth was under attack by an alien civilization and they seemed determined to kill us all, would I really care about these piddly complaints some are making!" I mean, seriously. Would we really be having these petty squabbles about politics, saving face, denying access, cost gouging, etc.?
Better than expected.
I loved Enders Game. For some reason, I never read the book and really didn't know much about it, so the whole think was a great surprise. I couldn't see how this book would be as good as Enders Game, and it is not ... but it was more interesting and thought-provoking than I expected. All in all, I was satisfied with the book.
Tough one ... I didn't find Ender nearly as interesting in this book. He was a bit too smug and too "know-it-all" at times
Not sure ... I thought the narration was good.
To be honest, I wouldn't.
After reading these two books, I don't seem to be terribly interested in reading any of the other "Enders" books. I listened to one of the books that happened during the first buggers war, and I didn't find it to be very interesting.
I can't tell you how much fun this book and The Name of the Wind has been to read. Exceptional story-telling that paints a vivid picture of a different time and place. The characters are rich and "real."
Reminds me a little bit of Game of Thrones, but to be honest I think this is better. I mention the two because the strongest parts of Game involve strong characters and great stories. Rothfuss seems to be more focused and consistent than George RR.
There are so many great scenes. I have to admit I loved the scene where they go out to capture bandits in the woods. Exciting. Scary. Nice pace.
I think more than anything else it filled me with wonder. In this day and age, where there are so many bad books out there, and "self-publishing" means anyone that can type can claim to be a "writer," it is a real pleasure to find someone who can create pictures in the air with words. Superb writing.
There had BETTER be a third book in this series when I get down with this one, or we will be talking, Mr. Rothfuss!!!!!!!
Superb. Just superb. The only book I have enjoyed as much is Ready Player One.
I probably wouldn't, although I did enjoy the book. I thought it did a good job of ending the trilogy, but it wasn't captivating enough to want to read a second time
Yes, but only if you read the first two "Maze Runner" books. Otherwise this just doesn't make any sense.
I think this is a silly question. It was a very interesting book, and you wanted to know how it ended.
This was a bit predictable, unlike the first book, "Maze Runner."
Absolutely. Great character definition, and the overall story is interesting and compelling. I loved this book ... but actually find I am liking the second book even better. Great dialogue and story-telling in both books.
Reminds me of some of the books by Brandon Sanderson.
He did a good job of making each person sound a little different. And what I really appreciated is that he could do a woman's voice without them all sounding like old guys in drag.
Not a chance, because it is too long. Definitely need a break at times.
Superb. (I am an ordinary reader ... not one of those shills hired by publishers, or members of the author's family!)
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