Not necessarily. Rankin's books tend to be complicated and sometimes referring back helps.
He does an excellent Rebus
Rankin writes books that feel real. In this one I really felt authenticity of the small towns around Edinburgh.
Haven't read the print version
No. I've read and enjoyed a number of similar "intercept the alien craft" titles. This one seemed a bit disjointed.
Easy to listen to
No. it was very difficult to identify with any of the characters and the scenes seemed very superficial.
Good story though the plot line is mostly transparent. Love the way historical figures are woven in and re-interpreted in the series.
Great setting and very well described. The time-travel idea was pretty obvious from the start. Loved the fact that the bad guys were well known personalities from science.
I saw other reviews that had lambasted the work but I thought I would try it. I tried more than once to listen to this book but the flippant tone just didn't work for me. It felt very false - I just couldn't identify with any of the characters nor could I immerse myself in the situations.
The story is good even though it took a totally unexpected path. I'm not sure the bit about the Lindblad Confederation that bookends the story actually added anything to it.
It wasn't an unstoppable page-turner (I read two other books at the same time) and the "dogs" and their gristle-ship were difficult to accept even within the book's universe.
Yes. It's easy reading but not very deep.
Riggs - the other characters are merely background
Someone recently lobotomised might get some enjoyment from it.
I couldn't even finish the first chapter.
It fell flat right from the second sentence.
The narrator did an admirable job with the trash he was given to read
All of them
The comparisons to the story of Jesus - carpenter, group of disciples at a small fishing village, martyrdom
Enjoyed every moment of it.
Rebus is a very real character. At times you like him, at others you hate him.
His accent isn't overpowering - it works well for all the characters.
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