In spite of some slightly dated references, the story was totally engaging and we cared about the characters and what would happen next. My husband and I listened to it together as a bedtime story and it engendered many important discussions about general emergency preparedness and the state of the the world economy and food supply. This is a fascinating look at humans under extreme duress with a balanced view of the good, the bad and the ugly.
Interesting exploration of a unique subject. I enjoyed the juxtaposition of high and low tech, futuristic and ancient story lines.
This story fills in details on those who stayed on Earth in the Enderverse, and I felt it fit beautifully with the other parts of the story. Traffic, touching, heroic and human. If you like the stories that went before you will enjoy this one as well.
An engaging story. I enjoyed the characters, even the not-so-lovable ones. The narration was well done, not overdone.
It was a bit slow to start, then got quite dark, but about a third of the way in the story really took off. Engaging concepts.
I really enjoyed the new setting and getting to know some new characters that will continue on in books to come. I found the small town refreshing and fearfully familiar. Good work.
This is the book I've been waiting for - one where we get to know our protagonist a bit more intimately. I'm glad to see the veil is being lifted.
Really enjoyed the complexity of the story and the vibrant performance of Scott Brick. I got some excellent answers to some long-standing questions.
I really enjoyed meeting Pendergast and it was the beginning of a long and rewarding relationship.
Preston and Child have done a very good job of this story. I especially enjoy their historical details and since I'm Canadian, I find the American history tidbits particularly exotic and engaging. The reader is lively and varied bringing an excellent energy and enthusiasm to the story. You can feel his affinity for the characters. Well done.
The performance is excellent, the story exciting, and the characters - unforgettable. This series is one of the best I've ever read and you'd be hard-pressed to find a more engaging story if you like action and rich, strong characters. My advice - read them in order and give yourself the time to really enjoy them. It's hard to believe this is a translation - the English is superb.
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