Well, I don't know if this is because I skipped the first two books in this sequence or I am just not a fan of simians as the star of the book (I don't think that is it, since I am a fan of the original Planet of the Apes movie), but I am not enjoying this book. It is another book that I am listening to at double speed, in an effort to get through this as quickly as possible. I am getting to a point where there the story is starting to show some potential (3/4 if the way through) . . . however, I doubt that I will be reading any more in this series. I had about a 25 hours of driving from Lauderdale to Toronto with a pitstop somewhere just west of NY City, and I still did not make it all the way through this book. I would not think that this would be considered a glowing recommendation.
A quick and fun read. There is enough here to make me want to continue reading the series. I think that is a testament in itself - that there is some entertainment value here.
This is the third book from Suarez, and it continues to be a pleasure. I like the fact that he is able to produce stand alone novels that are able to set the stage, draw me and leave me wanting more by the time I get to the final page. I will continue to look for more from this author in the future. Great Read!
I was very attracted to the idea of reading the book. I am writing this at a point where I am just halfway through. I am enjoying the core story where the focus is on the central characters. However, the history associated with the story (giving us great context) is often a bit too unrelated for my current attention span. So I currently have mixed feelings about this classic. I do not regret reading this, but I have to admit that I have not listened to every single word.
I really enjoy the action packed and witty nature of the Harry Dresden novels. I found the style of this book very similar. For those of you who who wander how your pragmatic dog might react when faced with Witches, Gods, Vampires and Ghouls - Oberon (the Druid's dog) gives a grreat impression. Despite my comparison to Dresden, the Iron Druid definitely stands out as an unique series. I would recommend probably reading the entire Dresden series and then coming to this, as you might confuse some of the back story. I look forward to reading some more adventures of Iron Druid.
Another Dresden book that spirits me away from the real world during my commute. Very easy to come back and the single character perspective makes this a very easy read.
I am not sure what it is . . . but lately I have been on this Zombie kick in my literary choices. I think it is mostly due to great reads like this. This is the first in the series and even though I like to mix up my reading between scifi, fantasy, real science, and so on . . . authors like Maberry make that a difficult pattern to keep as I just keep coming back for my Zombie reads.
And that is okay - it gives you someone to continue to root against. I think the entire series a real quick and engaging listen. I have only heard of Maberry about a month ago - but in that time - I have devoured 4 of his books. Keep on writing and I will definitely keep on reading.
Luckily I came to this series later in life (about two months ago in August of 2011), and had a whole whack of books to keep my curiosity sated throughout. But after madly reading through the first 5 (?) books, I am now like many others waiting for the next volume in the series. I enjoy the military scifi genre. They are generally easy reads following a single storyline that always keeps my attention. I consider this series really one book that is cut up into several volumes, and that is okay. It keeps me coming back for more.
I did enjoy the first book, but felt my interest waning towards the middle of the second and this third book continued the trend. I actually had the second half of the book on double speed on my iPod and had my finger down on the fast forward all through the last chapter and epilogue. I did not find this book all that engaging. The best thing that this book has going for it (for me) was the fact that we did get closure. Any author able to end a series gets a nod of respect. I would recommend the first book, but not the rest.
I enjoyed these series of books even more than the original Hyperion saga. Knowing that it was going to end - always brings an element of finality to each page that you read. This is so unusual in this genre it seems (to have an end in mind) in multivolume series. There are a few slow parts were philosophy of religion and such is debated among the priests . . . also the whole episode on Earth could have been fast forwarded . . .but I made it through those sections to the more interesting pieces.
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