The story line follows characters on the fringe of American life; the outcasts. Some of these people deserve to be where they are and some, not so much. It's an interesting dilemma in our society that we tend to shelve and ignore. This book is very well written, read and has much to ponder.
This book is not "heavy" or difficult to read in spite of its topic.
What an absurd conclusion- *Plot Warning* The main character (cop) sends his *girlfriend* into a "sting" operation with a serial killer and rapist... Oh, and the police chief authorizes the operation? I don’t think so!
This book is great if you are into the technical aspects of survival - how many square feet of soil is necessary to grow a potato... How many liters of liquid oxygen to stay alive for X length of time... All the calculations when something goes wrong. There is very little story and lots of technical detail- No fun!
Ken Marks is perfect for the narration- the way he carefully pronounces "t" when it is at the end of a word- has the sound of one of the Westerners of whom he speaks.
You have to fall, at least a little, in love with Ty Hardin. His country, his mules and his life.
This is a great read!
Ah, the surety of the religiously devout! Banks nails this story and concludes with hilarity. One of the greatest modern writers here.
Laurie is a much better actor than author- I'd prefer if he would read books- he has a great voice!
This book is slow and dull- the author tells us whats going on then again then again, then explains it again- I couldn't get through it- made it to the second half and was still facing ~ 6 more hours!
This one's a winner- a bit fantastic but so much fun! Give it a listen, you won't be disappointed.
The sound is irritating- there is a 'talking through a tube' quality to the reader's voice- it's great for the voices over the phone but not for the reading.
The story is predictable and plods on.
This is a very old Sci Fi novel that does not sound dated. The terminology is surprisingly relevant with only one mention of the 19th and 20th centuries.
It is well written, read and very optimistic.
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