One of the few Audible selections not completed. Found myself dozing as I drove listening to this long-winded, disconnected tale. Not a movie buff, but must suspect the movie had to do better to be so popular.
O.K. The story line is good, though at times the amount of detail about imaginary places is overbearing. My problem with this latest episode is that the language and dialogue took a turn for the more "risque". Now the characters are more into foul language and sex. Not X rated, but certainly more towards "R" than the previous episodes. I had to finish it though with so much time invested, but if this was the first book. . .
Orson should heed Pat Sajak's axiom - paraphrased - that "Celebrities are the least qualified to comment on politics. They live in a fantasy world."
Aside from the lacking literary value of the book - long, boring political analysis sections - the epilogue is a verbose, if more eloquent restatement, of the Rodney King philosophy, "Can't we all just get along?"
Sorry Mr. Card. I purchased a novel, not a forum for your errant socio-political-religious diatribe. And yes, contrary to your belief, heartfelt or otherwise, there is absolute virtue in the world. And absolute evil. Some things are black and white.
But you do have a right to offer your opinions, but I would challenge the false pretense of the cover of a novel (with a valueless epilogue). I just wish I knew that was what Empire was about before I purchased it.
The good news is getting this book in this form did not damage any trees. The bad news is that the electrons used in this form were probably upset at their abuse!
On wonders if the author can spell p-l-a-g-i-a-r-i-s-m. But only the story line is lifted from LOTR. The language skills of Toilken were clearly not used. "It made an audible noise"!!
Other than the stolen story-line and lack of linguistic skills, it may be o.k. for mindless listening on a long car trip if you are not easily aggitated at the story-line theft.
Always moving, never boring. A fascinating listen!
Interesting storyline with enough convolutions, but trite dialog, full of well-worn cliches. And is it true that every cop cannot complete a sentence without the F word as portrayed in "Spider"?
Lost money on this one. Could not bear more than an hour of this author's pre-pubescent use of the "f" word. Not needed for the plot (is there a plot?), just gratuitous abuse of language.
BTW, the single star was a requirement to move to the next page. No stars is not acceptable apparently.
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