It is not a Vampire action story about blood, and guts, and gorgeous "undead". It is not even about the victory of good over evil. If you ever acquainted yourself with Russian literature, you will set your expectations just right.
It is a though-provoking book consisting of novellas, each with a separate storyline involving the same group of characters and revolving around the same theme. It is about searching in the "grey", which is, of course, a blend of black and white.
What is good? What is evil? Do we know for sure? Should we question rules and perceptions set thousands of years ago or is it always a matter of personal choice set here and now?
You will find more questions than answers in this book. That is what Russians are all about. Always searching and not settling for ordinary and comfortable.
I loved it and will continue with the series.
PS: The narrator, Paul Michael, crosses genders and characters so seamlessly that you forget it is the same person speaking.
At times I stayed up listening to this book although I really needed to get some sleep. On other occasions I rolled my eyes and shut it off.
Overall the book will definitely entertain you. As in other books by the author, interesting research was done prior to writing and events are well thought through.
There were instances when I thought "no way" and in truth they did not have anything to do with the plot itself or special effects described. My struggle was in the smaller decisions that some characters made that lacked believability.
Narrator did a very good job. I would advise not downloading the highest quality, as you will hear him swallow between sentences quite frequently. Not his fault.
This is a great book for Turnpike in Kansas and not as much for Chicago, LA or New York. Miles between exits, no traffic to fight. Some books can be tuned out and returned to in minutes. Not this one...
The beauty of this book is not only in the mesmerizing plot but in also in the intricate details. You will definitely miss something important if your attention wonders off.
The language and the writing style are superb. You can definitely see the cocktail of two quite different talents merging together. Sometimes when two writers are involved you can almost tell who was responsible for which part but not here.
The narrator, whom I am giving 5 stars for great effort, will hopefully not improve nor ruin your book experience. I read hard cover years back and, of course, no narrator can match the abilities of your imagination to fill in the blanks.
Some time in the future I will be coming back to "Good Omens" yet again. I will just have to decide on the format.
If you like classics like Asimov, you will love this book. There is a strong storyline, character development, science and thought-provoking discussions.
I have not seen all of the above in one book for a long time. Some have one but not the other. Thank you to Mr. Wilson for bringing it all together under the same cover.
Highly recommend this book as well as the series all-together. Well researched. I did not feel that anything about Russia and its current state was out of line or unsubstantiated. I think that the main character, Gabriel, is well developed and does not fit the stereotype of an assassin, which I find very refreshing.
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