The premise was interesting and it kept me listening but not on the edge of my seat. There are 100+ books I'd recommend before this one.
Not what I was looking for. If the story had continued to be as compelling as chapter one, I would have finished it. Returning this one.
One of my top 10 favorites. Left me smiling, laughing, crying and so glad I had listened.
A story and concept with great promise but the story barely fleshes out before it's over in a cheesy ending. The mystery is easily solved and the bad guys are dispatched with no great chase or detecting or suspense. What follows the end I can only guess are Scalzi's notes for his premise. I listened to Wil Wheaton's narration which was fine.
Not even close. I'm forcing myself to finish this book and it is a chore. This is one of the most boring books of the series. I'm a big fan of the series and very forgiving on the few books that weren't very good. The story is not engaging there is no action. It's mostly just interview after interview which oft times become monologues. Uninteresting characters. Susan Erickson can't pull a rabbit out of a hat on this one though she tries.
Oh that there were more audible books like this one. If you are weary of the endless book series, YA fiction, vampire-zombie, etc., get this book. It's like coming home to real story telling.
Good concept and well told but with very annoying quirks of the author. Too often the author leaves out the pronouns which grated more than anything. I persevered and did enjoy it enough to get the author's next book. But I doubt I'll get anything else he writes. I just don't like his style enough. Based on other reviews I expected this to be visually stunning but the stunted narration style and the funky sentence structure didn't work for me. What I did like was that every detail of how the world "ended" wasn't spelled out.
I really enjoyed Nora Robert's The Witness read by Julia Whelan so I looked forward to this one. This was a poorly written and flatly narrated story. The characters were so one dimensional and I just didn't care about any of them. The main character being the most milquetoast of all. A predictable story I can manage if it's well told and the characters are compelling.
So when I saw that book two in this series was considered the Audible Book of the Year in the Thriller Suspense category I jumped right in. Huge mistake and a waste waste waste of a credit. I'm returning it. Simply put, I don't need a sound track to my audible book. I should have remembered this from the other Baldacci book I'd not finished: Split Decision. This book felt too performed and ruined the whole experience for me. Couldn't get past it.
I wanted to love it but there are several things hard (impossible) to overlook the first being the horrific female voices by narrator Rupert Degas. Nail on a chalk board doesn't come close to describing it. Second, Wilbur's misogyny continues full bore. On the one hand he wants you to love and admire the women in his stories but then he unleashes such unspeakable, graphic violence on them you really have to wonder. The violence, physical and emotional, to women in this book is astounding. What kept me listening, oddly enough, was the narration. When Rupert Degas wasn't doing female voices he was brilliant.
I highly recommend! Who'd have thought that listening to Penny Marshall for 8 hours or so could be so very enjoyable. I never watched the LaVerne and Shirley show but am familiar with the movies Penny directed. Penny's self deprecating presentation of her life-to-date was charming and informative. She gives us an inside look into an age of TV gone forever which only makes one long for it once more. I'm left very impressed by Penny's accomplishments however haphazard they may seem at times. Her recounting of her life makes you feel right there ... esp since we already know most of the people she includes. Many many times laugh out loud funny and often very emotional and worth every cent.
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