I can see how this might not be a book for everyone. Make sure to listen to the sample before buying. David Rakoff had a most unique voice and I loved it but it can be grating to some people. Also optimistic or sunny happy people might not love the dark negative betty loveliness that David just embraces fully and completely. He was an artist and the world is a little less bright because he is gone.
Atticus and Auberon's friendship has got to be one of the best and most entertaining I've ever had the pleasure to read. I absolutely adore that dog! Atticus is pretty fun as well. I am writing this review after listening to the entire series and I assure you its always a running gag that never gets old. I mean the supernatural story is almost a side act to the story of a crazy irish man and his dog. The story of the fae and druids is also really entertaining.
Laugh, laugh, and laugh some more. It was just really really fun. The author has really got a talent.
The narrator is awesome. I love how his character is more than a thousand years old and he sounds like a horny college kid half the time. READ this series if you want to be entertained with jokes and the story of Gods and alternate plains of existence.
I chose this book on a whim because I had been reading quite a bit of ghosts, vampires, and werewolves stories and I needed a change up. This was certainly a change up. I thoroughly enjoyed the captivity of the last of all humankind lol. Its a good read. In the end I wanted to read more. That is the best compliment a writer can hope for isn't it?
It wasn't the worst by a long shot, but don't waste a credit on it. You can definitely tell the story was written quite a long time ago and the narrator sort of seems like he was picked to reflect that.
....mehh. No surprises and pretty much what I expected.
I listened to the narrator on the sample before I bought it and I didn't quite like his voice, but I thought for six bucks what was the harm? I found myself losing interest through portions, but I'm not sure if it was all because of the narrator or just a lack of interest in the story.
I'd get my money back if there was a way to do it. Def not worth more than a buck at a 1/2 price bookstore.
There was also an issue with the audio. Now this I can't be sure if it was my device or the download or what??? but the recording seemed off. Can't really describe it.
I have to admit it took quite a bit for me to suspend my ideas of what zombies are defined as now - rotting corpses that never look pretty for very long. But once I did it was an interesting read.
I really liked how the author compared the hunger for brains with the hunger for drugs and how even as a brain eating zombie the heroine was a better person. It was a bit off kilter, but I liked it.
It already has one.
The only thing that really turned me off was the idea that zombies can have sex? It sorta creeped me out and some of the descriptions.....well I can't give it away. So I'll just leave it at that. The narrator really was great though and she brought it all together very well.
This entire series is pretty darn good if you think about how great of a writer someone has to be to make a fry cook into an ass kicking hero with supernatural power, but still have him seem like just an average Joe at the same time.
I haven't listened to any of his other narration, but I have to mention that his voice is the reason why I chose this book (besides the fact that I love supernatural and crime dramas). His voice is very relaxing and smoothly descriptive at least to my own ears.
If you like the first book you will definitely enjoy the entire series. I can't wait to see how it ends, but also don't want it to. Dean Koontz goes from ghosts to aliens and into the future with crazy details of an apocalyptic earth and back again. None of it should combine well together, but it SO does. I just loved the entire series.
......sleeping with the guy who looked like a less attractive "Scott Wolf". Without giving anything away I loved how she took that unexpected surprise in utter horror and hilarity shrugged it off and kept on moving. Also....least interesting isn't the word, but a little to gross was the underwear incident. Still made me laugh like hell though.
Yes, she was really easy to listen to and she hit the punchlines in all the jokes like a pro.
I love Chelsea Handler, but.....I dunno I had been meaning to check this out for a long time and now that I finally got around to it I was just not super impressed. It was cute. Definitely made me actually LOL more than a handful of times. I still think she is awesome, but maybe I was just expecting to much from the book.
Yes because it is just fun and wild with just the right amount of bittersweet after taste. I didn't actually know this book would be about a drag queen when I started it guess I should have paid more attention before selecting, but after the surprise of finding out it was just a fun read.
The description of the Christmas "performance" by one of the drag queens with the candy-cane prop had me crying I was laughing so hard and the finality of the end and push forward in time and sad pathetic "death" of Aqua also had me in tears but this time from sadness.
There are so many unanswered questions!!! Next to nothing was explained. I understand that the point overall is the enduring all encompassing love, but just have so many questions. What in the world were the little people? What was their purpose? What was the Voice? What in the F???? I was disappointed that nothing at all was explained about the world of 1Q84. The love between Tengo/Aomame was touching but I wanted a more in-depth trip into this strange world of 1Q84 and did not get it.
The performance was rather good for all narrators. Despite the insanely long passages they kept me interested.
Only if you go in knowing THIS IS A LOVE STORY - not really heavy on sci-fi fun/action/fantasy.
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