Surreal, hilarious, mind-stretching.
The entire concept of being dead while being alive.
Yes, but unfortunately that is impossible for me, but I couldn't wait to get in my car to and from work.
If you enjoy Murakami, Gaiman, Mieville, or Scalzi you might as well go ahead and get this one. I listened to Land of Laughs first and enjoyed it so much I immediately went for White Apples. I feared it wouldn't live up to "LOL" but it was just as fun to listen too.
I tried to start this audiobook more than once and had a hard time getting through the beginning, but after I finally pushed through the start, I couldn't stop listening. Even if you have never listened to a "war" book before you need to give this one a chance. Marlantes puts you right there with vibrant descriptions of the atmosphere the soldiers experinced in Vietnam, along with the feeling that tragedy could strike at any minute from anywhere. The danger is not limited to only the enemy but political, natural and internal monsters as well.
Pinchot is brilliant as a narrator and has quickly become a favorite of mine. He never over does it, and he is as smooth as silk.
If you have ever wanted to get a better grasp on this historic time in our country's history, and be entertained at the same time download this now.
Great narrator - reminded me of Muller. I absolutely loved the story. Follows 4 characters during a revolution in the future. The future however felt believeable and scary. I actually saw an ad yesterday about using algae for fuel. It kind of spooked me out. You do have to pay attention to the details in the beginning, but it is worth it in the end. Congratulations for Paolo, he has a bright future.
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