I really enjoyed the book. Full of comments like "if we put sanctions on the French, then we must have a Wine for Food program" and "if Washington gets destroyed, we'll rebuild the capitol in Kansas - it's closer to Texas anyway".
Lots of likable good-guys and despicable bad guys spread out between Earth and the Moon.
Keep in mind that stories of Superman and his family are all derived from comic books, thus do not expect great literature. I enjoyed the story, and it is true, most of the folks of Krypton went out their way to avoid conflict and confrontation, not unlike most of the folks on Earth, which then makes it easier for corrupt leaders to assume power. As a comics reader of the Superman family since the 1950s, I think the author did an adequate job picking and choosing from the many conflicting versions of events on Krypton. The reader did an excellent job, especially portraying the many girlie-men leaders of Krypton.
I actually like the Herbert/Anderson versions of Dune a little better than the originals. Starting with God Emperor of Dune, the story got a little too weird. I don't really like the whole Ghola thing, but we seem to be stuck with it. At least we have more Gholas than just the know-it-all Duncan Idaho ghola.
I like all of Scott Brick's readings and look for books he has read. His interpretation usually makes the story better.
The Dune series for me is similar to the Foundation trilogy. The subsequent prequels and sequels made the original trilogy make more sense and be more readable.
Looking forward to the final book in the series. Hopefully the bad guys will be beaten once and for all.
I enjoyed this book. I found the reading fine and do not feel it distracted from the story. It is the first of the series I've heard so I've not been spoiled by perhaps better readers. I enjoy the TV show and the actors and find the books just as good or better.
Interesting interactions amoung the self-absorbed academics involved. Felt sorry for the sausage dog, but at least it triumphs in the end.
Enjoyed the story. Each Kate Wilhem book is unique enough that they all seem fresh. Anna Fields did a good job with the reading. Although she has one nasally male voice she sometimes uses the rest of the voices are good and the narrative is read with just the right expressiveness.
Another fun listen about the Skolian Empire. Asaro has just the right mix of action and romance in her books. You should get at least one hardcopy so you can take advantage of the timeline of events and descriptions of all the major characters that is in the appendix. I've read or listened to over half the Skolian stories and am looking forward to any more that Audible deigns to provide. This is a prequel to Radiant Seas.
Saturn is a good follow-on to Jupiter. It seems unlikely that nuts would ever be in charge of Earth as Bova proposes, but at least they provide a good plot device for our explorers to leave for Saturn and for the later conflicts on the way. Having read Jupiter and Venus, I think I enjoy Bova's stories in the audio form a little better. I wish the whole collection were available on Audible.
For me, this is the sort of story that I need in printed form. I kept getting lost in the various virtual worlds and was never really sure when the real world appeared. I'm still not sure we ever left the virtual world. Not sure I would want humanity repopulated from the nutty characters in the story.
Presents a realistic look at the hurdles faced by technical folks trying to immigrate to the US while at the same time telling a hilarious insider story of high-tech America. The related story of the marketing people affected by the virus lets us in on the buzzword filled conversations of marketing "wizards" in which nothing is ever said that makes sense. I recommend this book to anyone who likes computer or Internet related stories.
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