This novel is primarily about the personalities behind quantum theory rather than the science itself. When the author does tackle the subject he quickly becomes arcane and obscure. He does not possess the ability Stephen Hawking has for explaining a complex subject in a manner easily understood for the lay reader. That being said the narrator is excellent and possesses both a clear voice and a sense of captivation in the subject he is reading. This in itself makes the book work the trouble for me. But I would not recommend anyone waste their credit or money unless they are steeped in the arcane knowledge of the quantum world.
Very memorable. It's in a league all it's own as it puts the vampire horror genre on it's head with humor and the pseudo-angst we all sometimes create in our lives. In laughing at the characters we also laugh at ourselves.
In the same category for me with the Zombie Fallout series, though this is more light-hearted and fun.
She did great. By far the best female narrator I have ever listened to as she captures both the female perspective and the male perspective very well and with obvious humor.
It made me laugh. Just the way the author turns some of our foibles into humorous anecdotes and the way the narrator acts out those anecdotes made them priceless.
If you want to read a lighthearted and humorous horror novel (a unique experience in itself) try this audiobook!
Yes, it was fast-paced and exciting. I enjoyed the way the author tied in different dangers from past books.
The subway scene with the walkers.
Joe Ledger, of course.
"The seven plagues were only a warm-up."
All too often writers neglect to describe the impact of killing on the psyche. Maberry really makes you feel and understand the pain the characters go through in doing what they do.
Definitely. The narrators provide a better sense of personality development by the way they choose to define the characters.
Shalan. I like her sense of humor, especially considering the horrible experiences she's had in her past. I also like that she chooses to be her own person and not let others define her.
Kaladin facing the assassin in white with all the powers of a Knight's Radiant.
I have no idea. I would say the name of the novel is good enough - Words of Radiance.
So far I am very impressed with this series. Mr. Sanderson combines just enough elements in each character to make them complex beings with aspects of personality you can both like and dislike. Even with "bad guys" he provides an explanation of their perspective detailed enough where you can at least empathize with their position.
I loved the way Karen Traviss has characters deal with moral issues and tragic experiences. She was at her best in this novel.
I liked that there was no clean "happy ending". It was more consistent with real life and how messy it can be.
How he changes his pitch and accent to identify different characters.
Naomi remembering her abduction & how it affected her dad.
Higly recommended with an ending I did not anticipate.
Yes; he does a good job conveying the feelings of each character.
This book is a blatant copy of the old movie Excalibur. As such there would be no reason to make a movie of this novel.
I think anyone who wants to hear the Democratic view of the current state of things should listen to this.
The writers tend to be a bit biased. They point out how party politics dominates Republican decisions yet seem to gloss over how Democrats are guilty of the same. However, the description of the book made it clear that this was coming from a Democratic party perspective and never pretended to be objective so I can't fault them for it. As long as you are aware of the bias intrinsic to the book I think it conveys some good information as to how the Republicans seem to operate. Just keep in mind that Republicans assuredly have a different view of their own motives as well as the motives of the Democratic party. Both have their rhetoric and try to demonize their opposite.
Nope. He has a clear, soothing voice for this topic. Very easy to listen to.
I would say that it is interesting how it appears that many in the Republican party are willing to let the country crash and burn for the sake of their political party. I have long suspected this on my own, especially when Obama became president for the second term. However, to be given concrete reasons makes the reality of this more alarming.
This book shows just how polarized our country has become. Most Independents tend to be silent but I feel that it is important to voice an opinion. Though I believe that what is said about the Republican party in this book is true, I have also read a conservative-leaning book called A Patriots History of the United States and it was just as effective at demonizing the Democratic party while glorifying the Republican party. Ultimately I think it wise to believe the worst in both parties while being skeptical of their self-proclaimed best. This allows us to be skeptical of our leaders and not allow them to blind us with their attempts at dissimulation.
The main character, Takeo, appeared sexually confused to me. His wife, Kaede, was painted as petty and neurotic. I found them both annoying and I could not finish the story.
I know that I will not read any further works from this author. I felt that his character development left something to be desired.
The indecision in Takeo and neurotic behaviors of Kaede.
I am sure that other readers love this book and I know the writing is excellent. It is just my personal expectations for the characters differed vastly from the direction the author chose to take.
The writing is decent, but there is a heavy religious theme that just got on my nerves for some reason. Other readers may enjoy this.
He's a good narrator. It was the story that was the problem for me.
The story is not bad, but I found the heavy religious theme bothersome. If you don't mind that or are looking for that kind of story then this would probably be very engaging.
Yes, if they were interested in meditation and spiritual development. Just like any subject you have to have an interest in it, otherwise it could be an excruciating experience. With Mr. Tolle I recommend borrowing one of his books to determine whether what he teaches resonates with you before purchasing his audiobooks.
I suppose anything written by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche or the Dalai Lama because there are kernels of truth within the writing that guide you to be a better human being.
I believe it does. Mr. Tolle's voice is very soothing. He allows for frequent spaces in his discourse to both digest what is being taught and to be "naked" in the moment, as it were.
That we are constantly creating the story of "me" moment by moment. And we love to tell it to ourselves and others.
A word of warning - do not purchase this with the expectation of being entertained. Mr. Tolle does not talk excitedly nor enthusiastically about his subject. He is very calm, quiet, and soothing. He often produces significant gaps of time with no talking. He is sometimes funny. This is all for the purpose of bringing you to a calm, light, almost meditative state.
No. There is some rambling within the story that, I feel, does not enhance the story. There is also a lot of posturing and groveling to those in the story that are seen as "noble" (which I didn't like), but that is also consistent with the time period the book was written in.
I love the complexity of the story, and the adventure that the Count embarks on for revenge. Very well thought out.
He performs the characters very well and can speak with a French accent without stumbling. He adds weight to the words and speaks with utmost clarity.
When Edmond Dantes escapes prison.
This is a great book - a classic in revenge and how bitterness can change a person. The story can deviate at times, I felt needlessly, but overall it is captivating and moving. Recommended for anyone who is into reading classic literature.
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