The first book, "Last Light" was entertaining, but the heavy handed method of preaching was annoying. The Christian message the author was trying to convey could have been done more subtly and more effectively. The second book, "Night Light", was not as good and the survival scenario seems a bit unrealistic. This book has a fairly predictable plot and is less interesting than the second book. I do not plan to get the fourth one in this series.
Connie Willis' Domesday Book was excellent. I thought this would be similar. Unfortunately, it is not. She seems to go to absurd lengths to make the characters run around missing each other, missing messages and handicapped by last minute schedule changes that seem to be designed to cause as much confusion and trouble as possible. The refusal to acknowledge the invention of cell phones and texting in 2060, from when the time travel takes place, is just too much. I couldn't finish this book. I gave it a higher rating than it deserves, figuring that I might not be a typical reader.
No, for the reasons set forth above.
I might, figuring that the cell phone issue would have to be corrected in order for people to enjoy the movie. A lot of the running around in circles would have to be eliminated to make it into a movie.
Yes. These novels are great listening stories.
Quite a few spring to mind, but The revelation of Otter tooth's identity is the one I thought of first.
All her characterizations are some of the best I ever heard. Claire's is the most familiar because of the long first person sections.
It is over 50 hours long, so that is impossible
It is a bit frustrating to see the characters continue doing stupid things. I realize this is necessary to set up the scenes. Their low levels of emotional maturity lead to a lot of misunderstandings, often with dire consequences. Again, I realize the necessity of these interactions to set up the scenes. The series of books, this one included, are some of my favorites. I recommend them highly.
The protagonist, Cassie and the people with whom she "lives" are multi-faceted, flawed people. The story was very unusual.
All Ms. French's novels are complex and full of real characters with contradictions and flaws.
It is the best performance of all the audible editions of Ms. French's novels. It took me right into the scenes and I appreciated the accents and different voices. I hope Ms. O'Neill will be used as a narrator in future books.
Yes, most definitely. I stayed up late several times listening to it.
Yes, it is interesting and complex. Ms. French has a talent for writing exceptional mysteries and this is my second favorite after "Likeness".
The last part when we see the perpetrator's and the victims' views on the situations.
I think the protagonist Francis Mackey is my favorite
This, the first in a four part series dealing with EMP-like effects of pulses from an exploding star, is the best one. The characters are far less than perfect, and the suspense level is fairly well done. The outcome is predictable and the preaching is a bit heavy-handed. I recommend reading this one, maybe the next one, but would most likely avoid the third and fourth ones in this series.
This book,an EMP survival story, is reasonably well done. The organization level achieved by the protagonists, as well as the antagonists, seemed a but exaggerated given the time frame. The horrendous level of starvation was probably realistic. This is one of the better works dealing with such a scenario.
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