I was a little apprehensive when I started this book, but was pleasantly surprised at its content and how easy it read. If you were a basketball fan during the Magic/Bird era, then this is a must read. It provides great insight into their characters, their commitment to the game and their drive to win. Sadly, it shows how modern day game has deteriorated since the departure of the Magic, Bird, Jordon legends.
I felt that this book was too long. Typically, I enjoy long sagas but this tale started to get stale at part 4. The Virals were projected to live a thousand years and I began to think that we were going to read about each one. Also, the cliff-hanger situations at the end of chapters in parts 4 and 5 became predictable.
No, probably not.
No one as Scott Brick is one of my favorite narrators.
It is a novel yarn that is entertaining in parts 1 through 3. It grew boring and predictable in parts 4 and 5.
Alas Babylon was one of the best post apocolyptic books and probably in the top 20 books of all genre that I've read. Mr Frank's chronology of events and attention to detail were outstanding. He brought things to my attention that I've never considered. E.G. the effects of lack of salt & kids growing out of their shoes. Of course the narration by Will Patton only added to story. I think that I would enjoy listening to him reading the telephone book.
I've probably listened to more than 300 unabridged Audible selections and feel that Shantaram is on the top of my "best list". It is in the same class as James Clavell's Shogun and Tia Pan novels. It got me through a painful surgery and subsequent therapy. Although I was happy for the therapy to end, I did not want Shantaram to end. I found myself smiling or even laughing at Prabaker's antics and a mixture of feelings as Lin progressed on his journey. Mr Bower's narrative only added to the story. He did a super job! I understand that this novel is based on Mr Roberts difficult life and I wish him success in the future. I hope that he will continue his writing career with a follow-up piece of work.
I enjoyed Mr Brown's previous novels, but he seems to have lost his edge for the Lost Symbol. While the main theme of the book is interesting, how he portrays all characters accepting being bullied by Sato is childish and unbelievable. I have only put down (sopped reading) two of more than 200 unabridged Audible books and previously the same number of books-on-tape, but I'm about to increase that number to three.
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