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Yes. It's full of Neal's complex studies of ..everything.... but not a daunting future world as in Diamond Age.
The Hacker from Hungry. Big wholesome guy, computer nerd, becomes a hero.
Excellent reading. Many accents, all done perfectly.
A cabal of terrorists vs a community of survivalists. May the craziest gun nut win.
Twist of reality. Gamers who create an action heavy adventure game on the internet, find themselves in a real life, international, action adventure with no "reboot" only ... only fight or die!
Vintage, supernatural, acton-adventure = PULP!
I could say "Spell Bound" but that's the 2nd book in this series. I gues I'll say 7 wonders. An Action/super hero novel seen from an adult view point, written with wit, smarts, and no fear of hard core action scenes.
Brilliant reading, acting really. He a whole cast in one man (both women and men with many accents and ages) and I can paint while "reading" books... my two favorite things to do!
Oh yes, if I could. This was a near perfect book. I liked that is was LONG... so much good story!
I love so many things about this book. It's amazing how many things on my strange check list of "What I would want to read about in a book" that this book got right! 1.) I Love the time period. 2.) I love the magical powers that were used with like super powers. 3.) I love the very well researched historical tid-bits and frame work. 4.) I love the action-heavy scenes that go on and on in great exciting detail. 5.) I love the sense of humor, yet the very serious situations and violence. You never feel the material is being taken too lightly, as a joke. No, it's a deadly serious situation, with real people with a lot of real skills and powers who rely on their own dry wit and humor to make it through crazy things and come out sane. And 6.) Magic & Monsters! Magic powers & Monsters well thought out. Smart writing. 7.) Bad guys with real reasons behind what they do and why they are doing it. 8.) A great big ending... I love a pulp/action/adventure writer who can bring up the story to a bigger and bigger earth shaking climax! Larry Correia is just such a writer. He's good... he's really damned good. He's GREAT at writing PULP! I love good pulp, and I hope Larry Correia writes a whole mess more! Bravo!
Larry Correia is a brilliant writer. He takes horror and action and creates the story you always wanted to hear. It's scary, heart-pounding FUN. Gory? yep. Creepy? Yep. But... FUN!
It's unique twist on just about EVERY usual twist in a monster tale.
Great reader - he brings a whole cast of people men and women all from one man.
There are real monsters in the world. And there are also real big guns!
Larry Correia is a brilliant writer. Did I say brilliant? No. Great Googaly Moogaly Man! I meant SUPER-MEGA-AWESOME-BRILLIANT!!! This guy can freakin' WRITE! His book is a amusement park ride that straps you in and takes you whipping through his alternate reality (one where monsters are REAL) with all the screaming thrills of the best Ghost Train ride any kid has ever thrown up on! Larry Correia mixes horror and action into a perfect high octane cocktail that will blow your creature craving mind! He's Stephen King on steroids. He's Clive Barker with a sledge hammer of frightful high energy fight scenes that are not afraid to go on for as long as they want, and leave you breathless and sweating as if you just had gotten , all wobbily legged, off of the most extreme ride in the park. Whew! Now... let's go on it again! Where's the next book in this series? And let's all hope Larry Correia is a brilliant writer who KEEPS ON WRITING! WRITE LARRY WRITE!!
Yes. It's enthralling. Carry Correia is a fantasticly talented writer.
Larry Correia is a flood of smart fresh ideas. Some so strange they made the hair stand up on my head. Utterly brilliant!
He has a great talnt to do many voices. Seemed like a whole cast. Male and female.
YES! It's amazing! I never wanted it to end.
This is the second book. Hard Magic is #1. This series is so darned good I can only hope Larry Correia keeps writing ... for a very long time. His alternate reality starts in the 1900's and continues through WW1 with the Kaiser raising a army of the undead. That is a mere background detail...and then the book really gets exciting! I have not read a story this fresh and this thrilling in so long it made me marvel at the magic that a good book can be this entertaining. The first book is great. The second book is tremendous!! There are ideas so wild and original that it made my hair stand on end. Larry Correia is one of the very VERY best, smartest, and well researched fantasy writers of our time. I bow to his towering imagination. He is a flood of new ideas, and creates a great retro/pulp story. It all unfolds in a beautifully detailed world so real that it lives and breaths with life and heart pounding action. Each book adding rich detail to a ever changing and growing reality with stranger and adding more clever sub plots and characters. Characters? There are NO flat characters - everyone has depth, a history, and growing story arches in a world so much like ours, yet so utter fantastic - it's hypnotic and enthralling. You cheat yourself out of the read of a life time if you do not read these books. I hope Larry keeps going. Keeps writing. Talent this good is very rare... far too rare. I cannot say of any fantasy writer as good as he is right now. And I think he's getting better.
Yes, it's very good.
Well, Book 2 of this series, where Dracula Meets Sherlock for the first time.
I like his Dr. Watson very much. always the voice of radon. While, Dracula can add in things that make a bit more drama - and in his favor.
I loved this team up of Sherlock Holmes and Dracula so much I am longing for Dr. Frankenstein and his monster to become part of that great pulp action writer, Dr. Watson's stories!
I already did.
I still like Dr. Watson...his is the voice of reason.
He is an amazing reader! Love his old accents.
When an ancient evil threatens all London, Sherloch Holmes seeks the aid of an old family friend: Dracula!
I LOVE these two books featuring Sherlock & Dracula, wish there were more. Maybe against a were wolf, or a wizard, the undead? More please!
Why, so many characters so much happens so fast
the idea. I thought of this back in the early 90's and wanted to make a comic book of it ever since.
the fight scenes
Zombies VS Superheroes
YES - WTF! WHY are the super heroes getting bitten? Why the Heck aren't they wearing kevlar and extra bite proof gear if they don't have super bullet proof skin? Doesn't it seem like the first thing you would do in going into battle against ZOMBIES is make sure you are wearing protective gear!! DUH! Huge mistake.
Other than that I loved it.
Yes, and I have - I paint, and listen to great books while I work - and this is one of them.
Hard to say - Dracula turns out to be just as interesting and enjoyable as Sherlock Holmes!
Not yet -but he's amazing. His Dracula is hypnotic , his Holmes is cleaver & witty...excellent!
The Ultimate Villain vs the Best Detective of all time! The winner saves, or enslaves, the world!
I have searched for a book like this. Found a few Holmes vs Dracula books, However, NONE are as good as this one! This is so far superior than any of the others... I'm so glad I found it.
I now want to read the rest of the Dracula tales. If only now Fred Saberhagen would write Dracula vs Batman, what a tale that would be!
YES. I paint. I don';t have time to sit and read. So I paint and listen.
The Ace's High books. Because of the smart and superior writing , taking super heroes and telling would would REALLY happen, socially, politically, legally, emotionally...smart clever, and it builds with street fights & action up to mighty cosmic battles on scales that Kirby would be happy with.
Wow, he does great voices men and women! Hard to tell it's just one guy!
no. I and to listen to it a few times to get all the details and delicious emotional inter-play between complex characters.
Much smarter than most of the super hero movies. Adam Christopher knows how to tell a story - he knows how to build characters, and how to build the action till you are on the edge of your moon base fortress of solitude seat! Excellent. Wonderful. I hope there are more in this series with these characters - Adam Christopher has a endless creative mind for developing an endless array of heroes and villains - and not afraid to give very powerful characters on the level of Super Man all the physical and emotional struggle they can handle - you are never bored, or sure the heroes will win because they are VERY powerful ...because there are so many things in the "real world" and the "Wonder World" that would thwart a hero no matter how powerful they are.
To enjoy this book you need to have more of a teen-ager's reading expectations. Perhaps even a pre-teen. You have to be following the long, unending, and boring "Dark Tower" crap-fest that King has been spewing froth over half his career.
I wanted a good "HAUNTED HOUSE" story, instead I got a promising serial killer plot that turned into a stupidly over-complex, and silly "Lord of the Rings" with golf carts and silly voices.
Few indeed would be the talented reader able to make this sad mess sound right. Perhaps Mark Hamil doing "The Joker" could read it as a huge laugh. That might work.
Disappointment. MAJOR disappointment. Mr. King is not good at writing alternate worlds... that's Clive Barker's thing. If I wanted "other-dimensional fantasy-adventure", I'd pick up "Weave World" by Clive Barker. Maybe something by H. P. Lovecraft.
What happened to Stephen King? He was a great writer once. Then, he got off on this stupid Dark Tower "other-world" Lord of the Rings with cowboys in the land of OZ thing. I wish Mr. King would write some horror stories that take place on planet earth, with earth people, again. PLEASE. It seems to me Mr. King is a closet fantasy writer and he secretly frets to tell stories about hobbits and elfs and Gandalf. Maybe he should write some Harry Potter stories and get all this out of his system. Then, perhaps, he can come back and write grown up stories for us grown up readers. Worst of all, the reader of this very silly story does some very silly voices. Oh gawd! The voice of the "EVIL" bad guy is so pathetic! I cringed every time he spoke. Oh, jeepers creepers, that was sad! Maybe ten year olds would be entertained and scared, but I was annoyed and bored.This MUST be a book for young readers. That's all I can think of, as an excuse for it's mega-lameness. Please, Mr. King, finish up this overly long and stupid "Harry Potter and the Dark Towering Dingleberry" epic, and come back and write some adult stories.
One of my favorites.
Well, hard to say, Elie, who you see much of the story through is going mad, so is not all times very likable, I think the Dr. who put together the experiment is interesting, the sexy woman psychic is fun, the idle rich boy is not very deep...perhaps the house itself is the strangest character.
She has a great voice with depth and texture, wonderful for a ghost story, a crime drama, or a tale of terror.
That's a hard one. "The Haunting of Hill House" is a classic title which sounds so right. It chills with it's mere words. Perhaps a second book could be called "The Hunger of Hill House"?
This is one of the all time great "Haunted House" stories. It set the bench mark for most every haunted house that has come after. If you love the horror genre, you MUST listen to this book. It's a classic.
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