I have loved other books by Brandon Sanderson. This one was a total wast of time and audible credit.
40+ hours of nothing happening. Very Very slow moving. I actually skipped 21 hours in the middle of the book and I did not miss a thing. I went to the last of the book and listened to the end. I can not recommend this book to anyone. My wife listened to the first 3 sections and quit. I should have.
I enjoyed the first book, but found this book lacking. This is so subjective, but maybe I just do not like books set in the boring dessert. I also did not feel the connection between the characters, no one was interesting. In this family, we are amateur astronomers so I was very interested in the black hole, but that fizzled also.
Very fascinating story line. I wish that the programmers were included more often in the story. This is a quirky hurmor that people either love or hate! Not as good as Disc World, but the characters were great. In fact, I think that I enjoyed it more that I thought as I was reading it. I find myself laughing thinking back at some of the crazy events.
The raw story. It was so well written, she tells the story with all the feelings that are too terrible to imagine happening. It constantly made me think of all of the girls that have been kidnapped and did not make it out alive. She desperately wanted to live, even to the point that she knew that she would out live Mitchell and Barzee and then be free. How sad, and what a fighting spirit for a young, naive, innocent girl. It would not have been the same if she had not been the narrator, the story was even more poinient by listening to her tell her own story. I also loved the strong family love and ties that kept her going. This is a story that I will not forget and I recommend to others.
This was an okay read. Not fabulous, but it kept my attention. Stupid on my part, but I had a hard time getting past the direct copy from Clive Cussler. The story set up starts hundreds of years in the past . . . Really? . . . Really?
Anyway, I always like stories that take place in exotic places and this was Antarctic, spelunking, and creepy creatures. Stories like this are just great, no-brainer, escape. No high expectation results in a few hours of entertainment.
This is not an adventure book. It is detailed true history that follows the lives of a few characters. The construction details, the employees, the accident, the politics, J. Edgar Hoover, and trials. As I review the book in my mind, it indeed covers a lot from start to finish and the main characters are well developed making it more interesting as a documentary.
Her books are written for a unique nitch. I think that you would either love or hate her book and I definitely fall into the love group. I love the details even though they are very graphic. What happens to a body at the time of death and after, it is all included in this interesting book.
After listening to this book, I want to learn more about the prison. I really enjoyed the Bird Man of Alcatraz movie and now I want to see if there is a book about him. The history of the island, Al Capone, the escapes and the escape methods were fascinating. If you like history, this book moves along and is not boring.
I enjoyed it overall. Very much like a Clive Cussler book. There is always a unique angle for every adventure book and this one is creative. The end is a cliff hanger and not that great of an ending. However, eventually I will probably listen to the second in the series.
Jake is having an MRI during a CA earthquake resulting in interesting powers. He ends up being recruited for a research lab, meets Francesca who works at the clinic, and 2 autistic children. Then the typical military friends bond together to support Jake and fight the bad guys.
Sadly, the only thing going for this book is Sadie and her narrator. I had 2 hours left and called it quits.
The first book was a cute, little futuristic start to Cinderella and I loved it, but I HATE cliff hangers. This book has lots of adventure, twists and turns; I am surprised at the difference. Yet again, this is another cliff hanger. Cinder is the Princess and Scarlet is tied to her future, the two stories are separate and interesting. How will the two girls get Cinder safely back to Kai? I will be getting the third book immediately when it is released!
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