The whole thing. I remember reading this as a teen, but i don't remember it being so awful. That goes to show you teens have poor judgement. There was so much written in this novel that was completely unnecessary. If all that was removed, it would have been a very clever short story. King could have written less about the things that didn't add to the story line and more about things that would, and then It could have made a good novel. But in the end, the part about the dog was good and the only god part of the book.
No. not at all. I love these types of books, I just need to be more selective with Stephen King's novels.
I thought she was wonderful given what she was reading. I'm suprised she didn't sound as bored as I was hearing it. I think that speaks very well to her performance.
All of those sales and advertising exects. And the bloody vomit cereal. I mean really?
You must really LOVE Steven King to get this book.
I loved the story. It was a perfect conclusion. Fast paced and high energy with a lot of things going on to make you stay glued until the end.
I love the updating and urbanizing of the immortal gods. Reading about the gods historically is quite, um, unsettling. They were not very nice to say the least. Rick Riordan pulls out the sense of humor of the gods without diminishing their power.
I hated his performance. I hated everything about it. Zero stars wasn't an option. He read the book. No more, no less. It was far from a performance. There was nothing remotely entertaining about his reading. In my opinion, this book and the last book should be read by another performer. Any other performer.
I laughed out loud many, many times. I even shed a tear. There were so many instances of character growth and coming of age and acceptance of things that can't be changed.
The only criticism I have is the story line of Nicko. I think the character was written more mature and dark than his age of what, 13 or so. Spoiler alert: I think the assumption of his sexual orientation should have been placed on a much older character.
So far, right behind Zombie Fallout (Mark Tufo) and Apocalypse Z (Manel Loureiro)
Elsbeth is my fave. It seems that all Z books have a former Special Forces, Hooah, kill-em-all, I can fix everything, kind of person OR the unfortunate family guy turned Rambo. This one is the latter. That is what makes Elsbeth so refreshing. She has so many layers and has gone through many things to make her what she is, but she doesn’t see that as a negative. She is the eternal glass-is-half-full girl
His performance was good. He gave a different voice to each of the characters. Not like some I've heard with a monotone droning voice that puts you to sleep. If I had any criticism, it would be his tempo. He spoke very quickly, too quickly. The story is set in the south. He does the accent wonderfully, but no in the south speaks that fast
I love everything Rick Riordan has written and so has my son. The stories are clever and brilliant as well as being current with the aspect of today's living. But with this narrator, I could't even make it through 10 minutes of the Audio book. So, Rick...YES. Nick...NO!
I can't honestly tell you. I'm going to have to buy the book and give it a read to know how the story goes. I'm sure it's great.
I would have preferred Joshua Swanson as he was the one who narrated the entire Heroes of Olympus series thus far. For an audio book, the narrator is the most important part of the entertainment value, like in TV or movies. I know I would find it unbelievable to see Madonna play Wonder Woman. I only hope everything is well in Joshua's life and there have been no tragedies to have prevented him from making this performance.
Please, please, please producers and directors of audio books. Please don't change narrators mid series.
I loved everything about this book. The story line was tricky to keep in place, but the writer did it perfectly.
I enjoyed listening to Maggi-Meg's portion more than Christopher's portion. She made much more of her character. I believed she was Clare. I was convinced of it. She made a remarkable performance. As for Christohper, he was less believeable. There were times in which I thought he was reading as a news caster or a game show host, and then there were times I could hear Henry in his voice. His performance did not distract me from the rest of the book.
It would have to be Clare. I am a military spouse, so I can see myself through her. The unknowing and the uncertainty.
I recommend this book to anyone who wants to read about a true love that survives anythng. Something that is unconditional and where time is the only thing that matters.
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