So many other listeners have made the same observation about Scalzi 's use of 'said'. It is incredibly irksome and has become more so over the course of this series of short stories. He has a wonderful imagination and his ideas are very creative and inventive,if only his thesaurus worked better and removed that dreaded word from his vocabulary. I have found this failing Isn't nearly as obvious when reading as text.
Took a while to get into this but once I did it was quite interesting in its information about the world of gamers and the construction and maintenance of computer RPGs. The mystery and terrorism bits were reasonably passable too but I found the last 6 hours or so quite tedious, the final battle just seemed to go on and on and on. A fair read in general but not much more for me.
Larry Correia has a wide knowledge of guns and he uses it at every opportunity. The conceit of the tale is amusing enough and the pop references are fun but I read the Hard Magic books first and really enjoyed them, so this title suffers by being the second sequence I have read by this author.
I was taken right from the start and enjoyed the various ways Oscar deals with the being a Hero. Grand narration.
I kept seeing one of the Hemsworth brothers as the Ajax. (Liam or Chris would be lovely) A wonderfully charming tale with the least amount of problems for the characters. Narrator does a good job.
Worth the purchase, interesting protagonist, bustles along at a decent clip. A few interesting insights into the effectiveness of profiling.
Used to the characters and the language used and enjoy being thrust into an age before we all became too Politically Correct. (The Australian ABC films do a grand job of bringing the stories to life.)
Charming story, narrated well. Enjoyed the detail the author used to paint the pictures inside Mr Mitty's head. Don't we all have a need for time to think?
All the details of the novels and how they tied into the historical information of the setting. Quite informative. Not a novel, but full of interesting tidbits.
I was a bit startled with some of the activities BD got up to but as the novellas progressed I started to care about this man and how his life was progressing, (not always the most appropriate word to describe his passing years), not a good man or a bad one, just one who loved his part of the world. A worthy listen.
I can't believe how much I wanted to listen to this, a true guilty pleasure, and grimace at myself for wanting to keep on with series. The trope of YA, the love triangle and all the angst it creates, how else will young people know what to do. ;)
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