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.?
Sure. I just felt like I started in the wrong place ... I seem to have missed all of the previous Repairman Jack stories.
This was my first. It was okay.
Clean, simple, effective. I did have a difficult time telling some of the characters apart.
No, not really, because I don't think this is the first Repairman Jack book that would be made into a movie.
I will admit to being a bit confused. I liked the story idea, but it wasn't until I got into it that I found this was a "prequel" that went back to the start of the books. I just felt like I missed so much of the character. I will go back and listen to the first Repairman Jack book and see if this makes more sense.
Yes ... length, pace, and story
This was just a very slow story. There wasn't a lot happening here. Unfortunately I have found many of Mr. Child's recent books to be like this. Not good. Not bad. Just forgettable.
I like Dick Hill ... but if we don't have a "Reacher says Nothing" is it really a Reacher book?
It was short ... perhaps too short to really develop a pace.
This was a throwaway book. Listen to it, shrug, forget about it.
Sometimes with Neil Gaiman I get the feeling that his writing is witty to be witty, not so much to move the story alone. I suppose that is what I felt in this book. The story just didn't move along as smoothly as I would like.
Love the basic idea of the story. Just had a tough time with consistent story-telling.
Yes. Find a better book.
I would, but I also know not everyone would "get" this book. It is a bit hard to follow, and the characters are a bit confusing at times, but I loved the idea of the story.
The buildup to the 15th life was good.
Well, I suppose it would have to be Harry since he was the dominant character through the whole thing.
Life doesn't always end the way you expect.
Very enjoyable. More so for the story than the characters.
I have probably read about a dozen Mark Tufo books, and in general I like them very much. For this one, where the major story is an alien invasion, we seem to talk about most everything OTHER than the aliens. This reads more like Zombie Fallout then it does a book about aliens. I mean, seriously, do we have to have the "humans turn crazy and mean" and then spend half the book on that?
I won't read the rest of this serious. I am a big Mike Talbot fan, but this series is just silly.
Great narration. Love his voice. He IS Mike Talbot. Just give him a better script.
Great narration. Mike Talbot is great. Too bad this book didn't have very much Michael Talbot.
Mr. Tufo, I think one reason so many of the scenes in this book sound like the scenes in your other books is because you have too many series going on and can't keep them all straight. Quality, not quantity.
Western Rides Again
Very much like a traditional western where the good guys always follow their own morals, and bad guys have none.
The too-perfect kid
I like the simple approach of this series. The good guys stay good guys, and you know the bad guys stay bad. Not as good as the first book, though.
No. These books always have a "twist" so knowing the twist makes the story not as interesting.
Not sure this is an "edge of your seat" but it is told well. I like the way everything is so easy to follow.
The last scene when the defendant things everything is going great.
Defendants always lie!
It is one of the easiest to listen to because the dialogue is verily simple and most of it is written first person.
Very similar to the first two Mickey Haller books.
Not sure. The nice thing about reading a book is you create your own image of what is going on. Giles does a good job, though.
Not really. I don't this is an overly emotional book. It is just told well and is easy to follow.
Fun, Thrilling, Fiction. I was really engrossed in the book, but it did jump the shark a few times.
Why, the Lincoln Lawyer, of course. (Mickey)
It has already been made into a book ...
There were parts of the book that had me rolling my eyes. Beyond that, though, I greatly enjoyed the book.
I read the reviews and this sounded like an interesting story, but it was so inconsistent and so poorly done that I totally lost interest in it. As several people noted, this was obviously written someone who (1) is into the whole survivalist thing, (2) doesn't think too highly of the government, and (3) really doesn't know how to put aside his/her biases in order to write a good story. Very, very disappointing.
Certainly not the next book in this series.
It was just kinda flat ... but then again the dialogue was so predictable and flat that the narrator probably didn't have much to work with.
"What a waste of time."
I can see why the author used the name 'A American' because I wouldn't have put my real name on this, either. This read more like a really long propaganda piece for the militia then it did anything else. But hey, this will be good to hand out to new recruits who want to create their own 'new world order'.
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