Although this series is very much like a harlequin-type romance, I have to confess that I absolutely love them. I've listened to 3 so far and find that they draw me in from the get go. Maybe it's the narrator, she is wonderful. Her ability to take on the various accents and personalities of the characters is simply amazing. It is light fare and an entertaining story of demons, druids and other creatures of the night but definitely not horror.
I found this book totally fascinating. If you are under the age of 40 a lot of the things mentioned in this book, like rotary phones, brief case cell phones & pagers, maybe foreign to you. However it is an amazing story of one of the first hackers, Kevin Mitnick.
Kevin starts as a teenager, messing with the speaker at a local drive through by saying wild things to the customers. From there he progresses to what was then called Phone Freaking, using social engineering to get the information he wanted to get the information. It's all a huge game to him, just how far can he get before someone says "hey, wait minute...".
Mitnick spend over 30 years social engineering his way to hack into some of the largest companies in the US. Never doing anything malicious, just having fun to see if he can. He also spends 30 years running from the FBI until he is finally caught.
If you are even a little bit of a geek, you'll enjoy this book.
Like most Anne Rice books this one starts out a little slow. Once you get past the initial part of who the main character is and his evolution from man to man-wolf. There is a great mystery with a background of the home where most of the story takes place and the man who owned it and then "disappeared". Not overly bloody or gory, nor is it as erotic as Rice's vampire series, however it appears to be a good lead into a new series for Rice.
Less than half way through I was thinking, I can't believe someone hasn't made a movie out of this! A husband who has lost interest in his marriage and has an affair. Wife disappears under suspicious circumstances. Husband is accused of killing wife. I know, I know, you've heard it before but NOT like this. Trust me, this is not your run of the mill murder story.
I just couldn't get into this book. The language and story was, to me, so antiquated it barely held my interest. YMMV
Just finished listening to this book and it was great. In the beginning, I had a little difficulty associating this book with The Shining, I had to go back and listen to parts again. This probably wouldn't have happened if I were reading a hard copy.
I don't want to give away any of the book but it was interesting how everything tied together. It was every bit as good as The Shining.
This book starts off well and goes down hill fast. The synopsis is much more interesting that the entire book. The characters are as flimsy as is the story-line.
I won't be reading anymore of Card's books, not only was this bad but I'm not keen on spending my money on drivel, especially if it is written by homophobic individuals.
Robin Cook meets Stephen King. Creepy, freaky and totally enthralling. I couldn't put this one down.
What ARE those little triangles?
So that was ~2 hours of my life that I will never get back. It was a like listening to a documentary, a bad one. This was actually an Audible freebie, now I know why.
The narrator was toneless, the "story" if you could actually call it that, was nothing more than a string of facts read one behind the other. It was awful. I can not think of one good thing to say about this book other than the fact that I'm glad it's over.
When a doctor attempts to summit Mount Everest, a weather delay at a lower camp and her desire to help ill residents of a monastery lead her into the middle of a plot to.....well, I don't want to spoil the story. Let's just say that she ends up running for her life, working with the Sigma Force team.
The Sigma Force novels are fast becoming a favorite for me. The seamless blend of historical facts with exciting action, secret government agencies and environmental issues in many cases, make for a wonderful story.
I like the evolution of the characters from book to book although you could read only one without being lost in the back story. Each story takes you to a different parts of the world painting a lovely action packed picture.
I've heard Joe Hill compared to Stephen King so I had high expectations. While I don't feel this book measures up to King's it is a good story in its own right. When a mentally fragile woman claims son is taken by her childhood bogey man, the FBI wonders if she is the culprit. It doesn't help that they bogey man is dead and she can only tell a portion of the truth to avoid being carted off to the loony bin.
I loved, loved, loved listening to Kate Mulgrew.
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