Unforgettable sci-fi novel that kept me reading! Like the space explorers, I had to find out more and more about the alien species. I am glad I was able to switch between reading and listening to the outstanding professional narration,w or else everything in my daily life would have been on hold, while I was totally engrossed in this wonderful book. By all means, this is a five star read! I highly recommend it. Ben Nova's novels are getting bigger and better with each new release.
Agreeing with all the reviewers who stated this book is much different and has more depth than the awesome movie based on this novel, I prefer the book even though I loved the movie. The descriptive skills, unforced metaphors and the raw story telling ability this author showcases, makes this one of his best books ever published. I read this just to refresh my memory before purchasing the recently released sequel Dr. Death. I am so glad I did. The narrator is outstanding and nailed it!
This light mystery includes an adorable main character, her furry charges and a cast of interesting secondary characters. Add a few kidnappings, ties to the mob, an iffy love interest to Lucie's attempting to start a nice side business for herself, after her career in Investment Banking takes a nose dive and you get Dog Collar Crimes. Enter Frankie and an old romance is rekindled, but will it be as complicated as the rest of Lucie's life? I especially enjoyed the strong conclusion, which had a few unexpected surprises in store for me. No animals were harmed in this funny caper. The narrator did a good job and was a proper fit.
Yes, because it is an outstanding classic!
No, I have not listened to him before. I enjoyed his outstanding professional performance.
This is the way science fiction is truly enjoyable! Hands down, Solaris is a timeless classic. The immersion feature with audible professional narration was devine. I was able to read and or listen, while doing other things.
I liked the continuation of Edward's life as described in this book. His relationships with others are more meaningful and he has learned mindfulness. I cannot help but like Edward, quirks and all, because he has such a good heart. He is working so hard on himself and is so honest about his emotions and feelings. His insights reveal valuable life lessons. A very pleasant read, indeed.
Anyone who loves books will find find the intriguing story telling ability of this author fascinating. The characters became so real and I shall never forget them.
I have already looked for books that are similar to this one, because I want to read more like this one. Found a discussion on Amazon, addressing this.
I cannot choose between the two characters, as one could not have been without the other. They coexist in this book, making the story what it is. As for the narrators, they were equally superb and easily distinguishable.
The ghost child, of course. She elicited such a wide range of emotions in me. Margaret comes in as a close second, because of her own story. Aurelius was memorable, because of his involuntary involvement and the conclusion.
I have no clue why I waited this long to listen to this audio book. It is simply brilliant and excellent!
Anecdotal humorous description of the life of a highly talented comedian.
Behind the scene goings on.
Yes, Dick Hill is brilliant, as usual. Also tremendously enjoyed hearing Carol Burnett, Tim Conway and Jane Scovell commentaries.
This was a truly fun read!
One of the best mysteries!
Lola, because she adds a certain something.
No, but is is an awesome reader!
True crime writing, fascination with serial killers and radio interviews bring us into the present setting of this incredibly fast paced psychological thriller were nothing is what it appears to be, not even the characters!
Remarkable fluidity of the author's pen makes this an interesting and thoroughly enjoyable read. As the title implies, shame is taken under the microscope and analyzed, with twists and turns I was not able to foresee. The novel's premise describes the life of a true crime author, who focuses on a serial killer who apparently reaches out even after his execution. She is pulled back into his story and that is where this brilliantly written book starts. Enjoy!
Mary Russell, a brilliant young lady, lucky enough to literally stumble onto the famous Sherlock Holmes, develops and hones her own remarkable sleuthing skills as his apprentice. Her story is woven out of extraordinary past and present life events, which the author carefully crafts into a highly exciting and entertaining story.
Mary allows the reader a woman's perspective of the usually elusive and quirky Holmes, who comes to recognize her as an equal. There is much symbolism in their chess games and conversations regarding world affairs during the Word War I era, they live in. One highly interesting aspect is the blending of her formal studies in Theology and her private studies of human behavior. This makes for a series of interesting mysteries, all wrapped into one book.
Laurie R. King has a gift of paying homage to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's main character, in her unique story telling ability, while focusing on her main character, Mary Russell. She sets beautiful scenes in the serene country sites of Great Britain, literally taking her audience on a virtual tour. I have been to many of the areas she so skillfully describes and it simply brings me pleasure to revisit.
The incredibly good narration of Jenny Sterlin is the icing on the perfect mystery.
I am pleased to know that this is only the first book in a series of nine, as I am looking forward to listen to each one! I highly recommend this introduction to the Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes Mysteries!
For hard sci-fi fans anywhere, this is a most enjoyable listen. It contains all the math, physics, botany and chemistry to satisfy any scientifically minded person who also loves common sense and humor as survival toosl, when faced with life threatening obstacles. The main character's resiliency and creativity make for an outstanding adventure and survival story. The narrator's incredible ability to not only nail the main character's part, but also the various accents of other astronauts, NASA officials and it's Chinese counter parts contributes greatly to Andy Weir's superb story telling ability. Yes, the dialogue includes many f-bombs, but it was in context of being stranded on a desolate planet under the most unfavorable conditions, where anything that could go wrong did. Therefore, it really did not bother me in this case. I love Sir Arthur C. Clarke's, Ben Bova's and Hugh Howie's excellence in the hard Sci-Fi genre. Any Weir fits in with this elite group of writers!
I can hardly wait to download the next book by Ben Bova! This is by far the best I have read/listened to since Sir Arthur C. Clarke's works. Just cannot get enough. The Mars series was also fantastic, as was the Sam Gunn Omnibus. The narration is exquisite.
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