I haven't read a Robin Cook book in years, and got this one as a gift. Overall, it was just OK. I kept wanting the story to move faster. It was a little hard to get into the characters, maybe because I hadn't read the other book with the same protagonist. Like many have said, the ending was a bit abrupt. There were many characters left hanging. I have no problem reading books where the "bad" guys win, or where there is some ambiguity, but this one seemed very rushed and unfinished. I guess I would call this a generic thriller that passes the time, but isn't worth a re-listen.
I don't know if I would have finished this if I was reading an actual book. I love the idea of the story, and the details, but got bogged down in all of the minutiae. The footnotes were amusing, and the narrator did a wonderful job.
In the end, I was not disappointed that I listed to it, but I am not as much of a fan as others are.
I am a big fan of Wil Wheaton as a narrator (like in Ready Player One), and he again does a great job with this book. For anyone who is a fan of Star Trek or any sci-fi spaceship show, this is a great jab at the tropes of the TV genre.
This was a perfect short, creepy story. Loved Neil Gaiman's narration as well. I'm normally not a huge horror-genre fan, but this was good.
This was my first audible purchase, and it did not disappoint. I enjoyed Wil Wheaton's narration - it made the story much more fun, and you could hear the enthusiasm in his voice. The story itself was entertaining, and never got boring. While I am not a huge gamer myself, I was brought into the story quite quickly and never felt lost. I am not quite of the age where all of the references made sense, but I was able to catch on to many of them, and still have fun listening.
Overall, I thought this was a great story about friendship and learning to appreciate both the "real" world and that which you can create for yourself on the screen.
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