Some of these stories are good, some not so much. But overall an interesting read. If you are a dyed in the wool sci-fi fan, you may want to pass on this series. Most of these stories don't rate as sci-fi, and are primarily intended as thought-provokers with underlying social commentary.
If you are seeking good science based sci-fy I would suggest not spending the time (or credits).
C.J. Box and William Kent Krueger are the same person. Craig Johnson is personality #3. 'Nuff said. If you like one, you'll like the other two as well.
I believe they are gnomes typing away in that great big assembly line of book publishing in the back of Santa's workshop.
"Formula one, or formula two? What's your pleasure?"
The Cork O'Connor series have given me some great listening hours and good stories. The brisk, matter-of-fact way of writing, and the dialogue straight from the cuff worked well with the country sheriff idea. Here - not so much. Well, I should say not so much of it.
The story just didn't grip me, and seemed to draw out slowly. Can't say I'm impressed, nor that I really cared for the effort over-all.
I have to recommend a pass....
For the majority of this book I was waiting for something to happen. Anything.
It started out with some promise, seemed interesting, and then just wandered away. It seemed like an attempt to reach a certain word count or something. The main character just seemed to make improbable, inexplicable decisions - one right after another. Not very believable.
After hours and hours of listening, it finally takes us to an incredibly disappointing and trite ending. I mean, really Mr. King. Really?
I am so done with King. I have said this before, but it seems every time he releases a new book, I think that maybe (just maybe) he will find it again and give us the kind of book we were used to seeing from him (remember those good ol' days?).
But after multiple disappointments, and buying some real stinkers in the process, I'm done.
No more King for me.
I got hooked on this series a few months ago, and listened to a lot of them back-to-back. Most were interesting, but as the series progressed, I found myself getting a little annoyed with the 'visions' and references to the spirit world. I even found myself wishing that the old man Henry would bite the dust.
Mr. Krueger has gotten enough of my time. I'm done with this formula soap-opera
This started out with great promise, and the story was interesting enough to have my attention all the way. But about two thirds of the way through it suddenly had characters doing 180 degree spins in character, and the original plot disappeared for at least a dozen chapters, replaced by some kind of rambling psycho-James-bond kinda thing. Totally weird. I honestly think the author had a mental event while writing this.
Would definitely not recommend.
This book started with such promise, that I thought I'd settle into a good listen. Unfortunately the author's ability to craft a believable plot doesn't measure up to his writing ability. Very well written, but the plot is just to unbelievable for me. I can get into good sci-fi, mystery and even spy novels, but not Norse cults of Oden that secretly have members at the seats of power, even within the FBI. Sorry, this one is just too far fetched !
This started out with some promise, and had me interested early. Unfortunately, it was all down hill after the first few hours. Terribly trite dialogue, very poor characters, and a plot based on a technology not very well developed or explained. Oh yeah, and there's Nazis too.
The only thing missing was a skimpy dressed blonde breaking a heel while running from the aliens!
Save your credits for something worthwhile.
novel. I'm pleased I listened. Story had me a bit confused at first, but after a bit things began to settle. Unique story line. Could have spent a bit more time with the characters - there was little there beyond the dialog. If you appreciate good character development, where you feel you know the people involved, you'll be disappointed for sure.
Not DK's best, but interesting none the less. As they say on these interwebs ..."meh..."
Best listen of the summer! Excellent story, well written, and superb narration. Keeps you wondering until the very end. Well worth the credits.
Please Audible, find more of these gems.
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