you're not safe...
classic Crichton! i've always loved how he sews together science with science fiction, and Prey is another example in a long list of great Crichton books (along with Jurrasic Park, Sphere, Andromeda Strain, etc).
you can tell he did his homework on the technology behind this story.
he did an excellent job creating the different characters and he made it easy for me to keep them separated in my head. kudos to him.
i always have a tough time answering this question, as i've listened to several books since this one. but if you are a fan of Crichton, then this book will not let you down.
highly recommended, and since his (unfortunate) passing, i relish anything i can read/listen to by Crichton.
i can't give this book a specific ranking among all of the books i've listened to, but i truly enjoyed listening to The Double Game, and i bet you will as well!
well, if i told you, i'd have to kill you...
he did a great job as a narrator. when the novel called for a more up tempo narration, you're drawn into the vortex, and at other times when things needed to be slowed down, his voicing did justice. perfectly cast.
not one specific moment i can recall (i am on my 4th audiobook since this one) but as you've probably read already, the author uses other books as a kind of map of clues, and these have sparked my interest and i want to start listening to them as well...
silent but deadly
everyone already knows the highlight of the book, but the step by step detail is what makes this particularly gripping.
Seal Team Six: Taking Care of Business!
it's nice to hear how our military takes care of business, whether they get credit for it in the media or not. No political slant here, just real men doing their jobs. Jobs that most of us couldn't handle. I give high praise for this soldier, and all men and women in each branch of the military.
patricia cornwell's back!
war and peace. just kidding. i'd have to say that this follows other scarpetta stories well, and it's like those: suspensful, thrilling, entertaining
i always love to hear marino brought to life through voice acting. his wise guy, insecure/cocky attitude is a great persona to listen to.
well, i guess that i'd have to say, w/o giving anything away, that i felt upset that scarpetta was being setup and with the evidence built against her made me uncomfortabe...but that helps drive the plot very well!
i probably would try another book by these guys. it was a nice change from the ultra serious books, or high energy levels some books have. not to say there wasn't action, but the humor is why you listen/read these books.
no need to change the story in my opinion, it was well written and had clever humor.
i don't believe i've listened to JW before, but he did a great job varying the voices so it's easy to tell who is speaking. i think he was excellent!
yeah, i could see this being made into a show or movie. i could see many people acting the parts, perhaps will farrell...
nice change of pace from the norm! give it a "shot"! ô¿ô
i want more...
i'd have to say Hig was my favorite, probably b/c i can relate to him more. he's not a macho man, but he's secure. he's not a fighter, but protects those he cares about, and he enjoys the precious gifts life offers, like the outdoors, cooking, and a faithful dog.
nothing specific comes to mind...it was all very interesting and original
i'd take Hig to dinner. he's more of a conversationalist than the other characters, and he could teach me to fly his plane.
even though the book deals with "the end of the world as we know it", it isn't a gloom and doom kind of book. it has moments, but you get to see what good is left, even when trying to protect yourself and others, while trying to maintain what life you have left.
i enjoyed this book: it had action, romance, and pseudo history
maybe just a bit less predictable, but it was a good listen...fun and fast
where clive cussler makes a cameo
i think there is one, or at least this is one of a series of dirk pitt books. they were recommended to me and they (so far) are right up my alley!
i was told to read/listen to these dirk pitt books because i asked what books out there have characters like macgyver. while i can't really see the similarity, they are fun, fast and full of action!
i love how involved i found myself in this story (as well as the first book), caring for the characters, feeling what they felt. their heartbreak through their triumph.
i enjoyed seeing how everyone gets what they deserved, whether they are a protag. or antag. the ending was a very satisfying conclusion to both books.
alex was superb, and i enjoyed emilia's performance as well, though i kinda smiled to myself hearing her perform a texan accent. i'm from texas, and it was almost like myself trying to do a brittish accent. but they both acted out their (many) roles so well, that i found myself visually drawn in...that is to say that i could see these characters' actions in my mind.
very well read on both accounts.
i don't want to give specifics away, but somebody got what they deserved! lol
i have been generally listening to action/adventure books and legal thrillers, but these 2 books were a breath of fresh air. i want more! this story was very original, following characters from their childhood through adulthood. their lives and love are what i wish i had...i can't recommend this enough!
i'd recommend this series for sure. holmes is the greatest detective in history, picking up on details that most would miss. he was CSI before CSI was even in the alphabet!
a case in scarlet was the first holmes story, and from the beginning you are hooked! his eye for detail and his rapid thought process are detailed very well, and as the stories go on, the character fully develops. even if you've read these before, it's great to listen to them as it adds yet another layer on to the sherlock persona.
i have not listened to any of griffin's other works yet, but can't wait to. he does a great job narrating as watson and giving voice to holmes.
ummm, i guess i'd have to go with sherlock. why? because he's sherlock!
classics are classic for a reason!
i'd rate this a very easy four stars out of five! highly recommended.
sherlock framed. sherlock in jail. enemies helping holmes out? very entertaining novel. if i didn't know doyle didn't write this, i would have believed it was an original sherlock story! an entertaining novel that brings forth everything you love about sherlock holmes and puts him in a precarious situation. can the great sherlock survive? this book is well written, and has a pace that doesn't drag.
jacobi acts out the various voices with great differences that make it easy to tell who is speaking.
l was very involved from the beginning. the plot is very original and well paced.
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