I don't usually listen to fiction more than one, so doubtful
Inflection, pacing, character vocalization, all spot on...
Would, but never can...
Entire chapters of this book are on topics that no longer exist.
Yes, but since most is not relevant...
Nothing at all
Update the book or stop selling it
I think this book would help validate the existence of some in-bread back woods militia people.
Absolutely, some of his other books are great
Mike, the character, is great. The story itself isn't bad, it's just not the type of character I can really relate to
When it comes down to the general views of dealing with underworld antagonist, I agree and would do much the same, but when it comes to raping 15 year old girls, etc., I really just was more turned off and thought "this is the kind of guy I'd have no problem putting a bullet hole in myself"
For adults only
useful info, but got a bit dated (even if just by a few years). still very useful tips and ideas. worth the listen.
uh, it ended.
no characters, not a story
"can do" people.
A 12 year old who hasn't yet had their parents explain to them how people or reality really interact.
I liked the first book. Because of the potential. But instead of utilizing that potential it seems that with every next step the bar is lowered.
Very doubtful. I'm not sure if she harmed the story with her performance, or because she was put in a position of having nothing to work with... but this just gets more awful. Not many books do I find that every time I push pause to do something else do I wish I had that time back.
Waste of time and potential.
For a book written when it was, this book is astounding with what they did. The book is from the 1930s, written before MUCH of the items "imagined" by the author(s) were in existence. Because of that fact, and with that in mind it's easy to forgive the 'mis-steps,' and see the story for what it is. Though brought back to reality, and occasionally torn from the 'suspension of disbelief' mindset that most of us are good at placing ourselves in when listening to a science-fiction story, it is surprising how easily they are able to keep you in that consciousness. Granted words now considered "taboo" crop up and surprise you, and concepts, even "items" (like a box that cooks food in mere minutes!!!!!!) now thought of as "everyday" are remarked upon occasionally, these just go to cement how "ahead of their time these authors were. Kudos!
Young, predictable, limited
Mom showing up
"If you liked the hunger games, you'll probably like this...should be more to this book.
This book isn't bad...but it's missing some of the meat that would take this from "tween reader" to "adult reader"
So, the problem is two fold: 1) that you continually want to call
The book, itself, is actually pretty good. A good start to a movie franchise (if they don't screw it up). But... There were way too many times where I got the feeling that the editor inserted words just to make the descriptions longer, and I found myself saying "get on with it." That alone, isn't the only reason for the "four" stars though. Neither is the title. *grin*
The reason I wrote this review is the narration. The narration is 85% good, 15% horrible. Over-acted. Or to use the words of the narrator - "Performed." Not read. Not narrated in such a way that the characters, voices and inflections seem plausible. But HORRIBLY overdone in a few cases. Don't skip it because of this, but you will immediately know what I'm talking about when you hear these specific characters.
I've loved the series thus far, but this book just bored me to sleep. It's like getting your high school report card back..."So much potential, if he'd just use it". It's like during the planning out the book, they diagramed it, put in the "hooks," then handed it off to a ghost writer who wrote the bland "between the scenes" and never got around to actually doing anything with the hooks.
I'm hoping the next one restores my faith, because it really is a great series to this point.
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