Don’t know what I was thinking, but listened to another Vampire book. Well, I was thinking it’s only $5. Still trying to understand the popularity of these books. Part of it is the good girl / bad boy appeal. But also think some good girls like their bad boys with great rears.
If you like girls who are a bit saucy, and trouble seems to seek them out, then a book to consider.
Good follow-up to “The Dreaming Void”. More details on the cool technology introduced in the first book and continuation of an intriguing storyline with many sub-plots. Since this is the 2nd book in the trilogy, I expected a drop off in novelty, but hoped the book would deliver high entertainment value. Basically, I knew what I was getting into and was not disappointed.
I also realized that I must be a Peter Hamilton fan. I have listened to 5 of his books and enjoy his mix of tech, storytelling and action. Importantly, I do not find myself getting bored and wondering “what’s on TV?”.
This book is about a woman who transforms herself from an outsider into a beloved member of the community. It’s also about shape shifters and the women who love them. I am not a fan of interspecies dating and I lean towards adventure versus self-discovery.
“Indexing” is entertaining, but the storyline is similar to TV series such as “The X-Files” and “Warehouse 13”. Federal agents attempt to solve mysteries and keep the public oblivious to the dangers.
The book is clever and provides different explanations on the meaning of Fairy Tales. There are moments when solving Fairy Tale crimes was ingenious. Unfortunately, my favorite story “The Three Little Pigs” was not included and I have always suspected those pigs were up to more than just home construction.
As “The Dreaming Void” ends, a voice rang out, “Audible hopes you have enjoyed this program”. I certainly did. The book follows two storylines; one includes cool futuristic tech and the other includes fantasy genre magical powers. Both have several action filled moments that tempt listeners to stay up late or sneak listens during the day. The two stories are interesting and linked.
A slow start and the large number of characters were my only negatives.
It was difficult to pick my favorite technology, but finally settled on “multiples”. In the distant future, people can purchase multiple selves and is based on the thought “If only there were more of me, I could get more done”. Each self is connected by a common mind and thus know what the other selves are doing. If I had that technology, I could be in 3 places at one time, and if I could afford more me’s, I could be in 9 places at once. I could get into a lot of trouble.
A teacher used to tell us that “it’s fun until someone gets hurt”.
This time, Atticus O’Sullivan the intrepid Druid, delivers on his promise to help friends get revenge on an old enemy. He is warned that keeping his word will lead to unimagined suffering and possibly his early demise. Does he listen, of course not.
"Hammered" appears to be setting the storyline for the rest of the series. The book is less about Atticus and his close friends in Tempe, Arizona than the prior two books; thus less interesting.
It’s 200 years in the future and an alien race wants to exterminate all humans. If the Earth-based military forces do not defeat the enemy, all will be lost. In an effort to disrupt the alien’s capability to wage war, a space ship is sent on a dangerous mission to destroy supply lines. But, instead of selecting one of their best, the military has chosen a ship deemed unimportant and, if lost, of little consequence.
Like so many military sci-fi books, humans have angered another race and must battle a foe that has superior forces and technology. Unlike other books, this one is focused on shipboard life and the challenges faced by a crew at war. Reminded me of the movie “Master and Commander – the Far Side of the World” staring Russell Crowe.
This book was published four years ago, and while listening to Quantum Thief, I often felt 4 years old. I know that something important is being said, but I am not always able to understand the meaning. I was transfixed by the technology described in the book. To reduce the time it takes to communicate, characters often convey information by sending others a memory or thought. While not unique to this book, “time” is a form of currency and there is a pathetic scene where beggars plead for a few minutes of time to extend their life. The space craft used by the main characters is sentient and enjoys flirting with male passengers. But what did it all mean? Like a four year old, I do not have a clue. So, I clap my hands and squeal at the parts that I enjoyed.
If you find yourself about to be bitten by a vampire, you will want Jane Yellowrock’s help. She has vampire experience, carries an arsenal of anti - vampire weapons and fights as if possessed by a beast. A very entertaining listen, and based on the number of reviews, very popular.
Imagine a world where your worst nightmares are true. There really are zombies, werewolves, vampires and other nasty creatures that stalk us when we are alone in the dark, and the government’s official stance is that it’s all nonsense. Unofficially, the government has assigned a special task force to hide all evidence (bodies). Who you gonna to call?
Fortunately, there is a company that kills monsters for profit. This is their story and it is packed with action, witty one liners, and a stay up past your bedtime plot. I do not like to think of myself as food, so I am glad this is fiction. Highly recommended fiction.
Got this book to hear the story of a hard fighting, hard drinking space mercenary. I was expecting the hero to be a tough talking woman who takes down aliens with her big guns. But “Fortune’s Pawn” is also the story of girl meets guy, girl gets guy, girl worries about losing guy. I do not care about the problems of dating in space.
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