This book is tense, with a kind of sharp edge all the way through. If that makes any sense. The Elvis books include humor and some "tongue in cheek" attitude within stories that may be very tense and violent in places. For me this book was a lot like "Cujo" by Stephen King. Very often I would need to put the book down and walk around for a while before I went back to it. Not a book I would want to read (or listen to) at night before going to sleep.
In a way, it kind of feels like the book was written to become a movie.
I think that YA should have been added to the description, I stopped reading in frustration over and over until I gave up halfway through the second download. Let me just say Ditto and Thanks to the following reviewers, Flipangle, JA Scaevola, Anne, Bryon, and Peter. And to Ryan I say unfollow.
I kind of enjoyed the general flow of the story, in fact that kept me reading for quite a while after I had been turned off by the plastic cut-out characters in the story. The narrator was excellent.
all the main characters seem drawn from the inventory of romantic fiction of the ages
the first scene in the book was a very good hook
not for me, I gave up halfway
this book might be better appreciated by the ladies
Because it is stupid and insipid it's sure to be a blockbuster. The bad guys are so baaaad. The hero is so gooood. The doggy is so cuuuute. Jeez, it's a hyper cliche of the entire genre of story.
Oops I almost forgot, the women are so seeeeexy.
this is an old book, and it reads like one. basically a oldfashioned space opera, corny and boring. I read it as a kid and thought the whole series was cool, this time I was impressed only by the skill of the narrator. sadly that isn't enough to recommend this book.
Ewans main character is some kind of odd fabrication that doesn't add up to a believable person. For example (only one of many) he is a thief fantastically adept with locksmithing, but unable to identify a pistol when he finds one, and doesn't know how to unload the pistol, or even to know if the pistol is loaded or unloaded.
Written as the first book of series, this book labors on and on establishing a zombie origin, without establishing any character more interesting than any of the countless zombies. Should have been listed as a book written for young adults, or by one.
The narrator did a good job and instilled a kind of comic book manner of speaking that fit well with the comic book characters.
I thought this book was okay, it was pretty fun to listen to, but ...oh heck, it kind of felt like I was reading a young adult book. That's all. The Narrators did a good job though.
Read the reviews by Nan and Wayne before you decide to buy, from what I have listened to so far I agree with them. Although the auther has a lot of his facts straight, his style is stilted, and uncomfortable to listen to. I don't care much for the narrator so far, but that may be the fault of the book itself.
I may not know if a book is "Great" or not, but (refer to title). I liked this book, and I enjoy reading or listening to all of the Crais books. Sure, some I like more than others, but that just makes them seem more like individuals to me, as if a book were a being. Anyhow, I want to go on the record in support of Robert (do you go by Bob?) Crais narration on this book. I'm not absolutely positive, but this might be the only one of Bobs books I've listened to that had no mispronunciation of southern calif. place and/or street names. See, I like that too. Thank you Mr. Crais.
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