This story was at once funny, tragic, silly and heartwarming. The reading was perfect. I would recommend this to anyone who appreciates understanding about our fellow humans.
I thought this story was terrible. It rambled, it was repetitive, it had NO ending. The premise was good and the story line had a good start, but then the author forgot to carry it out to a logical conclusion. My husband and I listened together and both of us were sorry to have wasted the time. I feel bad for the readers as both of them were excellent and read their parts to perfection. But, first I ate a blueberry, then I ate a piece of apple, then a strawberry -ho hum. That is not a story.
I really enjoy John Scalzi and the premise for this book was great. It just didn't play out that well for me. Funny, but don't expect much. Many of Scalzi's others are much better.
This was interesting listening and well told. Simon Vance is a great reader and does well with this. There were some inconsistencies in the story, but overall it was engaging and informative. Enjoyable.
I can't figure the hype for this story. First the reader is the worst. I wake up in the night and hear her terrible cadence. She reads the whole story like it is a list. Then there is the story. Trash. I should have quit when the first two things that happened didn't make any sense. But I kept on and the concepts just got worse. I know it is paranormal fantasy, but we need a sense of plausibility. Characters should do what people do as we know them, these don't. The decisions they make, do not make sense. Then there is the whole premise of a person who wakes up with amnesia and other than not remembering who she is, remembers everything else about the world. Fashion, reading, interpersonal relations, society. I'm going back to John Scalzi and Neil Gaiman.
This was an enjoyable break between some heavy books I had been listening to. No horrible violence, no bad language, manageable sadness. The story is well read and nicely developed.
It is hard to say a person enjoyed a book when it is about such a sad and difficult subject as a war. This was a great story, well put together, suspenseful, loving, believable. The readers were perfect. The reading perfect. I usually only listen in the car, but this one went with me everywhere until done as I was hooked.
This was a fresh take on a "who done it". I enjoyed the entire story line and characters. The reader is one of the very best out there and I was not disappointed by his perforamnce of this. As is so often the case with mysteries, everything seems to go along making sense, until it is time to pull it all together and people start doing things way out of character or that they just wouldn't do. This is the case with Nightbird. I kept my rating low because the book was so long. Who cares what color pants every guy in the room is wearing? Not me.
A little more than half way through this my husband said he had it figured out. He was WAY off. This story is well read and has a nice story line. Good set up for future books. The only thing that kept me from giving it the highest marks is that it was really one long series of interviews. That in itself is not that interesting.
This was a good story. Well written, and well read. Painted a good picture without dragging on. Had some good twists.
I thought this was OK. The weird sighs and mouth noises from the reader didn't bother me as much as it did some people, but they were noticeable. The main character was a believable, lovable guy. The whole thing was just OK. Not great, not awful. I probably won't pursue the series.
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