Yes, but that's because it's a play and plays are boring to read because they're meant to be experienced.
Earnest :) The coy answer is the only answer because the confusion of two Earnests is great.
I'm in love with James Marsters's voice. He reads most of the Dresden Files series and I can't get enough of him as Spike on Buffy. He's good with accents and he seems like a fun actor to work with and an all around likeable guy. If you like your guys sarcastic and witty, then he adds just the right flavor to this somewhat scoundrel of a dude.
I smiled a lot while listening to this and found it a pleasant listen for a walk.
Tina Fey is everything I want to be, motivated and using her creativity to make a living that is challenging but remarkably rewarding. Her story is inspiring and hysterical. The whole story moved me to laughter and awe, but in particular her clever vernacular, coining terms like "crotch biscuits" is the mark of things I will quote until end of days.
Outside of inability to not say "crotch biscuits" at every opportunity, the most memorable moment is when she defines the real difference between male and female comedians, and it comes down to one very entertaining substance.
It is a joy to have the writer of a book narrate it, because a good joke can be inflected in just the right way, at the most opportune moment to heighten chance of sudden guffaws.
When Tina discussed the amount of mental anguish that goes into balancing a successful career and choosing to have children as a woman, it was very moving. She takes the good and bad of life with a healthy dose of humor.
This story left me without answering any of the intriguing questions that it brought about with its dark setting. Why did this happen; who were the characters before it happened; where did everybody go? It felt like we as readers were dropped in for a portion of the story too near the end.
Probably not. I don't like being depressed.
His voice lent a lot of roughness to the main character that felt right for this hard survivor.
The letdown of unanswerable questions followed by the deep depression of a story without hope.
While this book was thoroughly enjoyable as both a physical novel, and an audio performance, I probably won't revisit it. The story is fast-paced, exciting and fun, but does not have the type of depth that requires another listen. Maybe I am only saying that because I thought the third novel was such a let-down. If I were still eagerly awaiting the final installment my opinion would be different. The setting is intriguing, the possibilities for revolutionary outcomes gets your blood racing and the fact that a girl is kicking butt all make this a worthy read. Ideally this story will capture the attention of young girls who can fantasize about mixing toughness with kindness, being self-reliant and selfless all while enjoying the thought provoking aspects of what might cause such a future.
Cinna, her stylist. I enjoyed the subtle aspects of this character's nature. The way he used design and fashion to make statements about his beliefs was full of rich moments for the imagination.
The balance of intense combat scenes and gentle poignant scenes create two favorites for me. The initial battle at the opening of the Hunger Games event left me breathless with anticipation, while the one-on-one time between Katniss and Rue brought a few tears to my eyes.
There were no laughing moments in this story for me, but my reactions were certainly extreme. Thrill would be my top, followed by deep contemplation at such a dystopian future full of injustice.
The fact that Wil Wheaton is actually a big nerd, really contributed to the awesomeness of this book. His fervor for nerd culture fit perfectly in a story about the king of nerds, designing a contest to inspire more nerds. I cannot give enough kudos to him as the narrator of this story. The sheer joy of the topics was evident in his voice, despite that he is a well trained actor.
All of them? Okay, that's not a fair answer, but the question isn't fair. I loved so many of the moments. Maybe the first key. The scene where Wade meets the lady of his blog-obsessed dreams has chemistry, builds solid characters, and has great interactions, all while being set in a great plot and delectable world.
I haven't heard any other audiobooks by him, but I do listen occasionally to his podcast Radio Free Burrito proving and he could read the dictionary and make it interesting.
Lots of laughter and giddy excitement. It gets my nerd sense tingling. I've listened to it twice already and will probably do it again in a few months.
If you proudly call yourself a nerd, then you should listen to this.
I liked his quirkiness. He had an unusual perspective of the world and an enjoyment of it that was well worth the listen.
The fact that there were ups and downs for the character that were severe, but there were still moments that made me laugh.
He had a higher pitch voice that really perfected the oddness of odd Thomas.
His fat friend in the Hawaiian shirt probably had some of the funnier lines.
This is good for anyone who likes a touch of supernatural to a quirky drama.
I am so tired of weak female characters being the love interest of dark brooding vampires. After what felt like 20 straight minutes of this girl deciding what to cook for her date with what should be a blood sucking fiend, I quit. Vampires should be either a: SCARY or b: campy. I love Buffy and I enjoyed Interview with the Vampire and this was neither. I really thought this story would be about witches, magic and something resembling a plot.
For a supernatural storyline with much more intriguing characters, I always fall back on some Dresden Files, but I've also been giving time to the Kim Harrison book series with a witch lead.
Fine. Lulling. Acceptable.
Disappointment. I was intrigued by the main character's initial history and the plot instigator of discovering the unusual book but then it went no where with a romance that didn't make any sense. Just because two characters see each other, does not convince the audience that they are destined to be together, or even that they have any chemistry. That needs to be written in with some witty dialogue.
Maybe I'd like this book if someone edited out the romance.
This story is a bit dry and oddly harsh. I don't like long, depressing dramas, but for those who do there is plenty to rave about in this book. If anything were to be changed, I'd like more character interaction that made the reader at least like the characters before we're supposed to pity them endlessly.
I cannot tell if it's the writing or the narration that keeps putting me to sleep. I've probably tried to listen to it 5 or so times and I keep quitting.
No. I don't think I'll ever finish listening to it.
There are some scenes involving rape that actually made me feel a bit queasy and I do not recommend it for those who are easily moved to tears.
Because this first book is a character narrating his life story to a chronicler, it works very well as an audiobook.
The first book focuses mainly on the main character. I'm interested in Fella as a strong female with brains and a work ethic, but his friend with the Russian accent is really funny as well. I wish more of the side characters were mentioned in depth, but the story thus far is only from one point of view for most of the telling.
He gives delightful accents to the characters and it really makes their minor moments pop.
I've definitely laughed out loud a few times, especially when he meets the bumpkin pig farmer. Also, I've opened my mouth in surprise a couple of times while listening at work. The author makes this character believable by having bad things happen from bad decisions or just ill luck, so when something good happens to the character I tend to smile, even if it's just in relief.
I have been pleasantly surprised by this book. It has a lot of the elements I appreciate most in fantasy, which is great attention to historical detail, restrained magic that has some scientific basis to it, and not a ton of fanciful races running around as the only diversity. A good fantasy has diversity within the human race, and occasionally includes fantastic characters.
I bought the second book the day after I finished the first, so that says a lot about how much I'm enjoying this series.
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