Well done conclusion to Gibson's Sprawl Trilogy.
Street Samurai Molly is back in a big way.
Brilliant! Nothing more to say, one of the best I've listened to from concept to story to performance. Tour De Force.
I really wanted to like this book, I did, I promise. But that's the problem, this book seems to promise a lot but in the end couldn't help but letting us down.
First, I wasn't real happy with the narration but I tried to overlook, just somewhat irksome in the back of my head, voice acting was not superb.
In the beginning of the book I was actually thinking at least a 3 star (maybe 4 star depending on the ending) up until the book went ahead and 'jumped the shark' in Chapter 18.
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I mean really, Zombie girlfriend, I thought this was a dream sequence at first. I am sure it has something to to with the later books but the Tommie/Seacrest thing I could accept, this pushed it to far.
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...but keep those skis on, not done jumping yet.
The next few chapters (19-20) seemed contrived as if the editor asked the author to go back and add some more content or these we're short stories brought into the book and crammed to fit. Ending was okay but the damage was done.
I really did like the first few chapters though, funny realistic (for a zombie book) and entertaining. Just didn't hold together.
This book isn't a milestone of literature, or something that makes you really think hard, in fact I could see bibliophile friends turning their noses up at it. That said it was one of the most entertaining books I have gone through in a long time.
I mean Super Heroes, Zombies, its chocolate and peanut butter gold in terms of fanboy entertainment and this one is done right. Not to mention the edge of your seat action as the story develops you also have all the super hero back-stories that are just as interesting themselves.
Throw in the Los Angeles setting with Celebrity Zombie sightings (and kills) and a good dose of pop culture to boot (to quote hero St. George in the book "Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K" quoting Ted "Theodore" Logan Form 'Bill and Ted's Excellent adventure').
Excellent book, very entertaining, found myself rooting for the Heroes at the end.
BTW, so when is the movie coming out, it has blockbuster written all over it.
One of the best modern Science Fiction books I have listened to.
Can't wait for the next book in the series. I picked up the first book on sale ($4.95) and didn't know what to expect (Leviathan Wakes). It was good so I decided to try the Second. a giant leap forward from the first. Highly recommend both.
This was an exceptional (and long awaited...though worth the wait) conclusion to Edmund Morris' Trilogy on Theodore Roosevelt.
Book is fantastic, I recommend the first two before reading (The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt and Theodore Rex).
Also, the narration is excellent.
The Trilogy is a must listen to for anyone even remotely interested in history, take the time to listen to the life of someone who could truly be referred to as:
"The World's Most Interesting Man..."
For someone who always considered themselves environmentally friendly (i.e. myself), this book managed to finally make salient the uneasiness I felt with the "chicken little" spouting of the impending Global Warming catastrophe and it's purveyors. I encourage flat and round earth-ers alike to listen, do some research and decide for yourself.
Don't waste your money or credits or time on this book. Felt like I was in a college history lecture. Additionally the narration was not good as is echoed by other reviews.
A is A.
I add to the chorus that testifies to the influential nature of this book.
I have been on a decade long journey that this book has finally made salient.
I, the product of the liberal university system of the majority of the United States, a former believer of the Socialist/Communist ideologies, I have finally had the iron mask of subjugation ripped from my eyes.
If you ever winced at the subtle knot in the pit of your stomach for seemingly pointless self sacrifice, if you have ever pondered the wisdom of trying to "raise all ships", if you have ever questioned why the you should bear the costs for others mistake, please take a chance on this book.
The most frightening thing about finally coming to this work at these times is the reflection of the early years of the world of Atlas Shrugged in what is going on today in the United States.
I thank the person who led me to this book.
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