I've collected a lot of the vintage Superman radio series and this doesn't come close.
Great sound and special effects and vocals.
Terrible writing. The illusion is destroyed by the premise of Lois Lane as Superman's legal representative for various crimes.
I'm not a literary critic (although I do speak a little 'nasally', but I find Mr. Hearne's contiuing books more enjoyable one after the other.
Interesting characters and recently, I even started liking the dog.
I almost forgot to mention that Mr. Daniels is terrific in the reading.
I'll be buying the next in the series.
I'm not a gun nut or SCTV's 'Blew up real good!" type of red neck but I'm always drawn back to this storyline.
My brother put me on to these and the first one was just okay. But as each book comes out, it gets better!
I'm glad that I stuck it out and to see other characters develop and take the spot light as in real life!
The performance was terrific. I 'see' each character in my minds eye and and know who is saying what.
I'm not going to run out to buy a gun but will get the next story.
Atta' boy Larry! (excerpt from the Ghost and Mr. Chicken)
I like the story and better the performance.
The main character is sort of believable with all his faults.
Having to rely his 'mother' figure to take up the slack of being a absent dad and getting into his head on learning how the bad guy thinks.
My main objection is the pschology that is used.
I know we've come a long way in behavioual pschycology but this story leans on quite a bit on this hypno-therapy which years later we found to be a false science.
Many people, such as men in custody cases, have lost their rights in seeing their children due to these 'repressed memories' which we now know to be fantasies of the patient.
Some of these people have even been imprisoned, sued or financially wiped out due to this type of therapy
Thankfully a few years later, they admitted that this procedure is not reliable and is not permissable in court.
It would be nice to see this book revised.
Sorry about that chief!
I really enjoy listening to this series. I'm a fan of Mr. Green and I think this series is the best so far.
The banter between Molly and Eddie is enjoyable but sometimes its a little adolescent (one love and all that delusion).
Even though it gets kind of irritating, I would still buy the next audible book.
Thanks for making my evenings more enjoyable and light hearted!
I studied Lincoln years ago and is one of my heroes.
Quirky title and concept caught my interest but it seemed to go downhill after a few chapters.
I wouldn't have bought it if it was titled of 'Phil, Vampire Killer' but was curious how the author would paint himself out of a corner since we all knew what happen to Lincoln in the end.
Definitely comic-like writing due to the adolescent in the black and white perspective.
Did the author inject his own personal parental issues on Lincoln's fallible father whereas Lincoln's wife was seriously mentally unstable which was okay?
Anyways, I was interested in the movie but now going to avoid.
Performance was very good but the plot was weak which over time fell apart.
Too bad, interesting idea.
I've listened to the other stories by Mr. Correla (monster hunter series) and I felt that this was a better story due to the original perspective and character study of the pulp superhero.
The performance by Mr. Pinchot is terrific. The range of voices ranging from the manly hero 'Sullivan' to the country hick female 'Fay' is believable and easy on the ears.
I'm glad I have this in my library.
Bravo! I'll be looking for the second story.
I'm into realistic superheroes and seen this story recently on sale.
I asked my brother told me about this story and told him that it seemed interesting and liked the sample.
He just finished listening to to the book and was very happy with the writing.
I really liked the maturity of the character development. Mature and realistic. The mainstream heroes is what I also share in perception ranging from patriotic to outright self righteousness.
Bravo to Mr. Bernhiemer.
I will be looking for the next book!
Interesting character. Weird that a 2,000+ man acts as mature as a 21 year old.
I liked the tie-in with the Irish wolf hound but did not like the 'Scooby-Doo' dialog. Really grated on my nerves. Inconsistently smart creature but idiotic speech patterns.
My only guess that it was comedic relief. I wasn't laughing.
Thank God that Jim Butcher didn't make Mister Mister talk that way.
A relative wanted me to buy this since I was a Dresden fan (was till Ghost Story) and bought all three books that were on sale. If there is a book four, I think I'll pass.
All the best!
I've listened to all the books and don't mind the new reader. I'm am disappointed but that's life.
The story line is fine, giving a detailed background on ghosts and death however, there's an after taste of the Catholic dogma giving it a feeling that this is the one true religion.
I guess he never heard of the inquisitions.
I get the feeling that Mr. Butcher is getting tired of writing this series but I've heard that he has agreed to write a couple more.
On a good note, there an in-depth look on the support characters, (Butters is my favourite character) and other characters mature.
I've had discussions over Dresden 's attitude progression as time went on. My concern that he was turning into a 'bully' which bugged me.
My brother who is a bigger fan didn't see that but in this book the writer gets the character to even admit it, so there!
As a fan I would buy the next book and see what happens but I will wait to get it out of my library first. Guelph Public Library rocks!!!
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