in-ter-esting! loved it!
you gotta like jane. sorta nice, sorta selfish, so on top of things...
i'm thankful i didn't hear any homophobic stuff. the book sounds like it was written by an enlightened individual, not someone shallow enough to think being gay is a sin. still hard to believe such a great series came from someone like that!
within the first 5 minutes, it talks about:
* how hard it'd be to fill GWB's shoes b/c of how effective the long war on terror was
* how great it'd be to get tax rates down to 10%
* how bin laden was found dead
* how 'murican & british forces killed "evil terrorists" without any casualties
* reagan like president
* homeland security reestablished
i probably should have known, but i thought i'd try it b/c it was on sale. not worth the 1/2 credit if you are at all liberal. and this is nothing like the show "homeland"
I feel bad giving it only three stars overall, but it was kind of a drag for me to listen to. I ended up liking if you characters, but not really enjoying the story despite it being interesting. with only 10% left, I actually listened to an entire book before finishing this one. That says something.
this book reminded me a lot of the "Area 51" series by Bob Mayer where the characters aren't overly interesting or have much depth, but the listening is easy and enjoyable. i was a little bummed that it doesn't seem terribly set up for a sequel, but still well worth the credit.
i also listened to book #2 hoping that the writing and characters would improve, but they didn't. they might have even gotten worse. the story is creative, but just about everything lacked depth. i won't be listening to book #3.
i'm sure i couldn't do any better, but it sure seemed like the writing and dialog was written for young kids at times. the characters don't seem to have a lot of depth and somethings just flat out didn't make sense to me. i won't be listening to book 3.
i enjoyed the movie, but i found that there really wasn't much more to the characters in the book than the movie portrayed.
and in addition to no character development, the narrator seemed pretty bored with the story. it's like he was trying to put us to sleep. despite all that, since i liked the genre, i liked it enough to finish.
I don't understand how this only gets a 4.0 from some people! crazy creative and interesting!
the actual writing still feels like OSC, but the imagination put into this book doesn't feel remotely close to the first ender series. it's at the point where despite reading the original and a few of the shadow series books, i'm not even sure i'll listen to book #4. :(
this book has lots of fun references to movies, music, games and movies. but it's a fun listen even without knowing all the refs. if you aren't into computer games, this might not be for you.
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