Would not listen again -- not my style. Listen once, that's all I need.
Very clever and thoughtful story line. Kept wondering where it was going and how it would turn out.
Can't remember; listened a while ago.
A nice twist on how we think of time and time travel.
I like these off-beat story lines; it's always interesting to discover where the author takes the tale. This was well written with plot line details cleverly tucked here and there; good narration; satisfying ending. Heavy on the metaphors for sure, but the character's personality was dependent upon them.
This is a fun simple tale of a lock-safe savant. He gets mixed up with criminals (cleverly connects to them via color-coded pagers), but gives us a happy ending. Some clever ideas here; well researched (I have new insights into the world of locks & safes now); well narrated. All round nice romp.
Wonderful story, made all the better because it's true. It really brought to life what it was like to be a fighter pilot in WWII. Certainly not as romantic as novels would have us believe. Solid narrator, too. All around well worth the listen. Left me moved and in tears.
Great Forsyth story -- good story line; well written and well constructed. I couldn't wait to listen. Good narration. A solid package. Highly recommended!
The premise of this book is clever -- super brain powers. The story line is pretty good -- but it really needed a more mature writer. His metaphors are sophmoric: "like a cobra in a terrarium". But the narration -- oh the narration! R.C. Bray is a name I'll look for -- he's terrific. He made a mediocre book very enjoyable.
Wonderfully fresh story line -- I was compelled to see how the author would end it. Really interesting to hear how things are impacted as the world slows down. Some slow (pardon the pun) spots, but really clever. Glad I read it...Now she's got me thinking about global warming...
I'm pretty patient, but after a couple of hours of listening to police report histories, I gave up. What is the point of listing the names and dates of victims of serial killers in LA? Where was this going? Would there ever be a story? Waste of my time.
Good story; fun and hard to predict.
Not edge of seat, but didn't see the end coming.
This was the first.
Google rules the world!
Robin Sloan is rich in knowledge of today's technologies, so I learned some cool stuff. A fun little book.
couldn't get through it all
Hard to do better given the overwhelming extraneous details.
I hope not.
I loved Mary Roach's book Stiff. So I was quick to grab this book. But the tedium of it all -- I don't care what kind of cashmere grey sweater the research scientist was wearing; I don't care if there was sun shining through the windows when you met. The overwhelming extraneous details led me to think the author needed to write a certain number of pages...boring details with an occasional gem of information. Too much for me to plow through. I gave it up before we even got to the small intestine. BIg disappointment.
I thoroughly enjoy this listen -- I liked the well-constructed plot, although I knew where it was going. But the narration put it over the top -- so well done. Overall, I'd rate this as one of the more enjoyable books, but not at the top.
I might have laid out fewer story-line cues so that the listener wouldn't get too far ahead of the plot.
This was the first John Lee I've heard. I'll be on the lookout for others.
When Harold's father lied to protect Harold. It went against his beliefs and the love for his son became more important.
I do recommend this book. It's a wonderful listen -- lots of detail, which I liked because I it gave me clearer images in my mind. If you're not a fan of detail, I wouldn't recommend this book.
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