Yes - I read these books when I was younger and have enjoyed listening to them.
Very much a lead-on from the first book. If you liked the first book you'll like the second.
This book follows well in the series. I wish the description was actually a bit less, because I kept waiting for the main plot to start. A really good Virgil Flowers book and exactly what I've come to expect.
I thought this was an excellent book. The thrill of the detective hunt was excellent, even if the foreshadowing of the murderer was too obvious. I wasn't surprised by the big reveal. Jack Reacher doesn't get physical in the book at all, which is unusual and different than the first 3 Jack Reacher books.
I expected this book to be nerdier than it was. It has many references to movies and music as well as video games. The book is very well done and really does immerse you in the world (or worlds). It goes a bit too much into teen angst at times, but ultimately the relationships are very well written.
A good book, but surprisingly not a comedy. The last chapter is live and the audience laughed regularly (granted I agree the last chapter was funnier than previous chapters). I enjoy Parks and Rec. and did enjoy the book. It just wasn't a laugh out loud comedy like I expected.
Just an amazing book. I was worried the issue he would face would seem 'made up' or 'fake', but not at all. I think this book is likely better for the scientist types, but could be enjoyed by anyone who enjoys a thriller. I couldn't put this book down and kept wanting to listen to more.
This book really is another great book in the myth series. It just didn't seem to have the fast pace action of the other books. This book feels a bit more like a teenager finding their way book, rather than the usual quirky action books of the past. It still has the "how is he going to get out of this one" overall tone, but it just feels a bit flat compared to the other myth books. I'll definitely keep reading the series though.
I was worried with some of the other reviews complaining about the author's pronunciation and speed. However, after listening to the book I found his pace was actually very good for the material (and yes, probably a bit slower than most audio books, but not by much), and I really didn't notice any pronunciation issues.
Overall, the book is excellent. Was it a life changing book? Probably not, but still an incredibly good book that really does cause you to look at your own life differently and others' opinions differently.
I would strongly recommend this book to others.
I don't know of any book that is similar to the "Myth" series.
Yes - it's a fairly short book with very good pacing. Good action with a wonderful dose of dry humor.
I read these books when I was young and wasn't sure I'd enjoy them as an adult. They are as much fun (maybe even more) than I remember. The humor is fun, the modern references really add to the "dimensionality" of the book. The reader really did bring the characters from my youth alive.
I think this book could go deeper into the individual cases. It seemed to be a retelling of what mainstream news has already covered about the tech industry. The first parts of the book (the early stock market algorithms) were interesting history with a hint of the technology behind them with the later parts of the book not following history but rather retelling current events (rise of silicon valley's influence). Overall more of a history of computers taking things over similar to the industrial revolution.
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