This is a great story . . . and Callahan's gang travels to Florida to start a new life. Along the way, Spider Robinson writes one of the best descriptions of someone watching a Space Shuttle launch I've ever heard. The mental imagery brought tears to my eyes.
It is a great book, especially if you want to hear some great puns and good story line.
As a pet lover who has owned dogs for a long time, I decided to pick up this mystery as a way to try something outside of SciFi, which is what I listen to the most.
I found myself enthralled by Chet. He's just an awesome dog. As a dog lover, I was taken on a ride with Chet's adventure. He's a loyal, cool dog who, like any dog, can get distracted, but he's a good boy always.
There were a couple of times during the story that I had to pull to the side of the road and listen while gripping the steering wheel tightly because of the suspense, but that only attests to Spencer Quinn's narrative style.
Overall, I would highly recommend this book and any other in the series. It's a great read.
No. I have not read the print edition.
Something less strange. It felt a little too close to the Clarke stories about Rama with vampires and gene modified being included.
The reading was drone-like and made it hard to follow.
I listened to this book just after finishing "Have Spacesuit Will Travel." I was blown away by how well Spider Robinson captured the feel and pacing of Robert Heinlein in writing this story. Having loaded both books into my MP3 player, I went from the end of one to the start of the other . . . and it was pretty nice.
I would suggest you take the time to listen to this story.
I first became acquainted with Mr. McCullough's writing when I listened to the unabridged version of Truman. His narrative style, bringing in a fuller picture of the events surrounding the first years of the American Revolutionary War, really painted a greater picture for me of the era that led to the birth of our nation. Read it. It'll change the way you look at history.
Before listening to this biography, I only knew that Truman had succeeded FDR and was the man who made the decision to drop the first nuclear bomb. After listening to this book, I have come to love and get a greater understanding of Truman, the man. The book is excellent, and Mr. McCullough did a thorough job in trying to capture the essence of President Truman, warts and all. This biography truly made me wish I had had a chance to meet Harry S Truman, and in a way, I did.
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