John Scalzi's style of writing does not make a good audio book. Every sentence starts with or ends with 'he said' or 'she said'. To the point where I dreaded conversations.
Another new universe with new geography and new physics. Nothing outrageous, real people and characters. The ending answered enough questions to be fulfilling, left enough unanswered to want the next book.
For some reason I really hate books where the protagonist is stupid. And this case of 'students from the future' would have failed out of any grade school in the world. Since when is the color or a skirt more important that the buildings that will be destroyed. Specially if you plan on being in that building.
And if you want to contact the future, send a letter, with an 'open on' date (Back to the Future style).
I was rather hoping they'd all be killed.
OK, The promo was misleading. The main story does happen right after Harry is shot in "Changes", but it answers few questions. Whereas, all the other stories answer many questions about Harry, his family and friends. I appreciated Butchers commentary, it provides a little reality check. Harry is fiction and Butcher writes to pay the bills.
Every conversation between characters, every spoken line regardless of length ends with 'he said' or 'she said'. Show a little imagination, or at least let the reader delete about 95% of the 'he said'
A little different: This entire series isn't alternate reality, but rather fantasy. A fun read if you can forget high school physics. And, as accurate as it is, the English 18th century attitude does get a bit tiresome.
Another new universe from Bujold. Half the fun is figuring out the laws of magic. But people are people regardless of the universe they are in, and Bujold writes well about people, the way they act and interact.
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