I really enjoyed the Passage, but The Twelve just doesn't stack up. The characters that were developed in the first book seemed thin and generally not as interesting as in the first book. I just didn't care about them in this book.
Scott Brick's narrative style of making most sentences full of breathy emotion was particularly annoying in this rendition.
The plot is not tightly written and so highly fragmented between characters, flashbacks, switches of venue, that it's hard to feel attached to the characters from scene to scene.
If there was a third installment I wouldn't read it. But I recommend the Passage which is original, much tighter and with much better character development.
I love a good war story, even a good fight in space, but this book is just dull. The storyline is flat, just a plain old good guys running from bad guys story. I kept waiting for more - a backstory, a twist, but it never came. And the main character is nearly one dimensional.
The narration is really poor. Female voices are high pitched and with a terrible sort of faux-British accent. It made them unaccessible and hard to differentiate.
Sadly, this is just not a good book - not worth the credit at all.
Probably not. It just isn't either exciting or fun to read. I liked the twisty plot, but the characters are not pleasant to learn about and it's a frustrating story.
Nope. I read another review that said she's famous for creating dark unlikeable characters. Well that about sums it up. I like mysteries, complicated, fallible characters, but don't like to be "surrounded" by completely unlikeable, selfish and cruel people.
They were both fine. She was slightly better than he was, but Nick is more of a cypher than Amy.
Although it was entertaining, it really did drag a bit and sometimes there was just too much detail. I think it could have been about 2-4 hours shorter.
Such an interesting morality tale, filled with description, tragedy and characters. This is the best book in the series. I didn't realize it was juvenile fiction, and it really didn't matter. This is a book that is entertaining for adults. I thought the narration was wonderful, and the characters realistic and sufficiently complex. There is enough fantasy in this to be interesting to those who like to read stories that are "other worldly" but it is not a true fantasy, so those who like active drama will like it too.
I thought that this might be an interesting story and buried in here is an interesting premise of time travel, but I am sorry I didn't read the reviews before I bought. The book starts out well, but soon the heroine gets beaten by the romantic lead and ends up agreeing he was right to do so. The heroine is almost raped three times, kills several men and a wolf with her bare hands and the hero is repeatedly raped by a male and tortured. Complete waste of time and badly written. I cringed when I was listening most of the time.
This book is really fun to listen to. It is tightly written and well narrated. The plot is well developed and the characters are complex. Best of all, this is an original piece of fiction. I do love finding something that is unpredictable and this was. Enjoy this interesting view of Earth, humans and the universe we inhabit.
This book is just not fun to listen to. As many other reviewers note, the protagonist is so whiny and self-pitying that it's hard to care what happens to him. The other characters are flat and the plot, which could have been interesting, is hard to follow and not well developed. The narration is also only mediocre.
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