I love a good-fi story, this isn't it.
I also love a good action story. Again, this isn't it.
I am not a big fan of sappy romance stories with shallow side relationships (that of Walt and his 'best' friend).
For me, this bordered on being offensive, it stradles the line between condoning adultery and condemning it. All of the characters seem like shallow stereotypes and the dialogue is dreadful.
My wife loves to watch "Lifetime" movies and I hate to admit I've sat through one or two with her. The best thing I can say about this book is that it would make a wonderful "Lifetime" movie. Or about as wonderful as a "Lifetime" movie ever is. So... if you enjoy "Lifetime" movies, you will, more than likely, enjoy this book.
Another plus is the narrator, he did a wonderful job.
Some parts were predictable, some weren't. There were a couple of nice twists and turns and although you will have it mostly figured out by the end, you won't see the complete twist coming.
There's also a couple of nice sub-plots going on, an interesting array of characters and the narrator does a very good job with the different accents involved.
What else is there to say? This is Stephen King at his best, enoough said.
This book is more like two novellas stuffed in a single book with a common theme between them. There are two distinct stories here that do get tied together towards the end, but not to any great satisfaction.
I enjoyed the stories and Stefan Rudnicki does his usual outstanding job narrating them. There are a couple of major plot holes that seem to get glossed over and the main characters seem to be insistent on taking the more difficult course of action when there appears to be an easier, more effective way to accomplish their task. Overall, a very good book with a couple of major problems that keep it from being a 5-star listen for me.
I really enjoyed this book and was sorry when it ended. Unlike a couple of reviewers here, I thought Spider did a wonderful job narrating his own story. After all, who knows the characters better than the person who wrote them? The pacing was fast, the story was intense, and while mostly one dimensional, the characters were wonderfully engaging. The story does wrap itself up very quickly, but is ultimately very satisfying in the end.
This is one of the few audiobooks that had me looking forward to my commute home at night and not minding the traffic delays. A great and entertaining story.
This book is a huge yawn. I felt like I was sitting in a science class the entire time I was listening to it. It would invariably wander off topic to some inane science point that had very little relevance to the hero being discussed. And it would wander for so long that I actually forgot a couple of times what hero and power they were talking about. From the main reviews I expected something witty and clever, instead I got dull and dry.
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