I'm a big fan of the tv series, and don't always have the time to watch, and figured I'd give an audio book a try. I've gotta say for the first audio I tried Dead Air could not be presented in any other form this one was written to be listened to.
I really wan't expecting much for this book, I picked it up on a sale because the cover and title caught my interest. I enjoyed this book it was a refreshing modern sci fi super hero / villain book with modern day references in it. This is a series which for some reason audible isn't acknowledging this is book 1 which can actually be book 2, after I read book 2 I went to book one then three. Book 2 Origins of a D-List Supervillain is a prequel and ends right where book 1 starts. Book 3 is Secrets of a D-List Supervillain. I ended up grabbing all 3 of them and am currently waiting for book 4 to be released.
This book was such a bore fest, I have never checked my mp3 player so much to see how much longer it was. I actually had to pull over to take a nap on more than one occassion.
The only thing that kept me going was that Mark is a good reader and enjoyable to listen to, I was going to put this book down and return it to get something else but I saw that this book was part of a series and the other books have better reviews.
So I decided to finish it, the overall story isn't terrible it's that there is so much world and character building that it gets boring to listen to, I'm going to give book 2 a chance to see where the story is going.
This is the kind of story that keeps you listening and Bray did an amazing job reading the story to us. I would love to see this book turned into a movie
I don't listen to a lot of books with female readers but Johanna Parker has been enjoyable and entertaining, I just don't care much for how she does Sam's voice it makes him sound dimwitted.
I got all 13 books when they were on sale, and just started listening to them so I can finish book 13 before the final season starts. If you're current on TrueBlood the hbo series to simply put it this is a different story which you'll find out quickly in book 2 which threw me into a loop, Overall this is a good series to get into just don't expect things to be the same as the show.
I listened to The Art of Racing in the Rain in 1 day this one kept me on the brink of tears through the whole ride, I've gone through books in the past that made me feel emotional but just at parts, but Art of Racing is 7 hours of it non stop. This is a must listen.
Tired of always hearing, reading and seeing the american hippy anti war stuff,
I wanted to know more about the Vietnam war, it's not something that was ever talked about
in school. The people I knew that had served in that war would never talk about it.
When I was a teen I was at my grandparents house and a huey military chopper was flying over head my Grandfather pointed up at it and said "I was a gunner on one of those helicopters, during vietnam" A few years latter when gun laws changed he pulled out his M4
Garand to clean it and found a somewhere to sell it, as it was no longer legal for him to have it. He was always a quiet man, said very little.
A few years back I met another Vietnam vet, I found out that they started out using the M4 Garand at the start of the war and switched to the M 16 that we know and use today. The M 16 that was originally issued someone in the military decided to have the bolts painted black
to save costs the specs called for the bolts to be chromed. Some of the Marines kept thier
M4's along with the newly issued M16. This person that I met along with some of his platoon
kept their M4's and carried the M16 the bolts on this M16 were good for jamming and being difficult to fix. This person I spoke to lost most of his platoon due to this, the only people that were able to fight back had the M4's with them.
I have to say that Matterhorn has helped me understand my Grandfathers silence, and why some of these vet's are the way they are.
The only thing I didn't like about this story is that by the end of chapter 2 you understand the madness of the main character, and it just ends... Leaving you with the feeling that a dozen or so chapters are missing.
I had to come back to audible to make sure I got the entire story, I'm hoping that this was meant to be a sample to a larger story or there's going to be a series.
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