Better, more sympathetic characters. A few breaks in the torture. It was really hard to care about any of them. They never moved beyond archetypes.
It was more of a horror novel and less science fiction.
The character voices were well played. It was unfortunate that he didn't have more to do than growl,sneer or moan.
I wish I hadn't wasted the credit. If you're looking for a better crafted novel of horror and apocalypse, The Stand is a much better choice.
When I need a new book to listen to that I know will keep me interested, I pick a Harry Dresden story. There's a bit of everything, humor, pathos, struggles with relationships and plenty of action.
Each Dresden book is captivating. I start each one out with a bit of a sigh, thinking that I won't get into the story and with each one, I do. They are action packed and the characters are well played and rich.
I like Bob, the spirit in the skull.
Not really. These aren't those kinds of books. I read them on long drives to make the time go quickly and they do. Often, after I have returned home, I sit in the car in the garage and listen until I get to a point in the story where I can leave.
These are just fun stories. If you need an enjoyable way to pass the time, or the miles, these are the books.
I don't re-listen to stories so no, I wouldn't listen again to this one but my behavior is no reflection on the incredible quality of this listening experience. I bought the book expecting supernatural fantasy and discovered very gritty reality and quite a bit of suspense, which kept me listening long after I turned the car off. I sat in the driveway to get to a point where I could leave comfortably several times.
There were many, all from a 5 year old's perspective. Often, I identified with the matter of fact statements about Jack's simple view of the world. Oh yeah, I would think, that's why he thinks that way. There was a lot of depth that came from this simplicity.
Jack, the 5 year old's voice, was delightful! I didn't think that his mother's voice was quite tired or destroyed enough for her character, however, I could believe that the character could sound like that after having to live through the years she did, constantly supressing raw emotion.
Jack, hands down. A clear thinking, plain spoken 5 year old.
This is one not to miss.
Probably not. It's a fun story but once you've read it, there's not much to go back for.
Agatha Raisin is a great character, flawed, funny and larger than life.
Penelope Keith portrays her brilliantly. She's good with the other characters as well but I really focus on Agatha.
The reconciliation between Toni and Agatha, which pretty much happened internally was a good treatment.
I love Tim Dorsey's Serge character. The plots are always fun but seeing the world through the eyes of a demented serial killer with a 12 year old perspective is often laugh out loud funny.
The smarmy movie mogul brothers and they're "understanding" while they steal everything that's important, with a smile. . .
When Serge's grandfather's gang makes off with the expensive watches. It's good to see old people win.
Dorsey's books always make me laugh. The narration is very accomplished considering the large number of characters involved.
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