I think that this is the best of the first 3 books. I am glad that Amy is in this book again. Same basic story. A world ending problem, the heavy guns are sent in, problem + monster. The bad guy/monster was interesting and tied into the world ending virus. Amy is on site at a drilling site, her expertise is needed to rate the oil plus hopefully find new water life.
Note: The language was offensive!!! Hence the 4 stars. I would like to read more of Stross's books but I am hesitant.
Another reviewer is a fan of Dresden, as am I. The dry, quick wit is wonderful. Although this is a paranormal listen, it differs from Dresden by being in the high-tech world in Europe. It moves very quickly with barely time to breath.
Another Note: There are periods of dry tech papers, I just starting to fast forward to those.
The setting is a a very secret organization with the purpose to protect the general public from paranormal dangers. As with the TV portrayal of conflict between police and the FBI, there is conflict and jealousy between the agency departments. The character interplay is great.
I was confused when about 2/3 of the way through, the story abruptly ends and starts with a new story. The abrupt change was quickly forgotten and the second "chapter" was a wild ride of more fun.
Bob is a brilliant geek, Mo is his girlfriend. He has to rescue her in the first story and sadly she is not in the second. However, enter a feisty police chief who is not about to let anyone tromp all over her territory. It was hilarious and the story was great fun. Cement cows in a pasture? How could these cows many miles away have connection with the agency? Lots of guns and curious bomb/explosions.
Two worlds existing at the same time. An ancient odd bookshop and the tech world of Google. The customers of the bookstore are mysterious; who are they and why do they want the books from the back? There is a mystery to be solved and Google employees are quickly trying to solve the problem with high tech to protect Mr. Penumberbra and preserve his bookstore. I enjoyed the characters and the creative story. College students digging deep to discover an ancient secret.
Oh my goodness. What a story! The extent of what humans will do to survive, an assumed life, foregoing all friends and family just . to . stay . alive . . . years of daily terror and the dangerous way of life that includes pretending to be someone you are not and playing the part not just daily but for years on end.
This book was an absolute joy!
* The details of the remote tribe
* The effects of running on the body and the feet.
* The superathletes running for hundreds of miles
* Training barefoot and the scientific benefits
I enjoyed the entire book!
I really enjoy the series but I don't know if I can listen to another book!
These books are light-heated fun. Still fighting the bad guys: Idris, Aurie, etc. However the book takes a serious twist at the end. Katie is headed back home to Texas and leaving Owen to fight the bad guys. Even Marsha gets caught up in the world of magic.
Competition in the spell business is the theme of this book. Idris , etc.. are starting up a spell store, but exactly where do they plan to go with the store and the advertizing is bold. In the "shoot out" Owen makes a bad choice to save Katie instead of catch Idris. So Katie packs her bags, what will happen in Texas?
Oh my goodness, it shows how good the story is because I keep listening even though the narration is miserable to listen to. All of the character voices are nice except Katies. Yikes, it is grating.
This is a story of mysteries, mishaps, and laughs. Katie comes through with shining colors through it all.
Miscommunication/lack of communication
A company traitor, who is it?
Mayhem and distrust between the employees
Yippy, she finally ends up with the right guy!
Cons: Narrator! However, I will continue on with the series.
Pros: A very cute story ! ! !
Very fun characters
Clean story! Sans swearing and sex.
Katie has lived in NY for a year and never stops marveling at the unusual people that she sees. Granted, NY is unique, but she has the rare ability to see through the "glamor" of the fairies, gargoyles, etc. She is recruited to work for MSI, Inc. (Magic, Spells, and Illusions) and the fun begins. I will be listening to the series and will probably listen to this book again in the future.
Cons: Too many descriptive romantic encounters.
Pros: Minimal swearing
Iris serves the Vampire Communities needs by delivering their orders during the day when when they are sleeping. She is the guardian for her younger sister, Gigi. They have a loving relationship. Cal (vampire) ends up in their home and the sexual exploits start and the topic is even discussed by Gigi.
There are many other enjoyable vampire/werewolf series that do not rely so heavily on sexual interplay.
Yes! I love WWII books of all types. This book leaves me almost speechless. I cannot imagine reading this book, the narrators are spectacular; the pauses, the sighs, etc., makes this book stand out. In my opinion, this is an amazing book that ranks up there with any classic book.
I have never read a book like this. Surprising details gradually are revealed, her writing style touched my soul. I intend to read her "Rose under Fire."
I think that their narration "made" this book and touched me so deeply.
This is one of those books that I would not like to be made into a movie. This audible version is perfection that I do not want ruined. Books are always better than the movie.
I will remember this book for the rest of my life. It shines bright. The characters are developed richly. Part 1 is the view of Julie (a spy) and Part 2 is Maddy's (a pilot) view. Maddy, Julie and then Julie's brother Jamie. The book ends perfectly. I also loved that the author adds her comments at the end discussing her research for the book.
This was a fun book to listen to! I am always happy when there is not a lot of swearing/graphic romance. The interplay between all of the family members was great with some surprises. For a short book, there was a lot of story.
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