This book was a nice ride although the outcome was somewhat predictable. The characters were developed enough so that we could say we know them. The situation with Lucy's son is every parents' nightmare and it was painted very well. I felt her pain.The way she reacts to Daniel is so understandable. The two women seemed at the outset to be so different but they really weren't.
The reader did a great job. She was pleasant and did each voice so they personalities came through. I will certainly see if this author has other books available
I love the way RG develops the characters. They become real people. The situation are fluid and not predictable. I love the small detail about daily life , I shivered through 80 degree weather throughout the listen as we slugged through a Briish. Winter. The reader deserves a special mention because he did an awesome job bringing everyone to life. Encore!
This book is everything I dislike about YA fiction. Too many stereotypes,come on people the girl is only 13 . Too much sexual innuendo too, it just does not do anything for the story. I finished it,that the best I can say about it.
This is the story of two southern sisters and the times they lived in. The story runs on pretty classical lines , but with the addition of feminism as well as emancipation. The writing is on simple lines which contrasts with the harsh realities of slavery. To me, it speaks to the importance that a few individual can make to the whole. Sue Kidd Monk tells us that this story is based on very real people that adds a lot to the story for me. This a human story and I loved it!
This is the third of John Scalzi's novels we have listened to. Generally, there are at least two stories going on at a time. Lock in is no different. Do listen carefully as he sets the premise for the book in the opening chapter, we didn't and it took us a couple of hours to figure out what threeps and Haydens were all about. The little novella at the end (why not the beginning, Audible ?) explains it all very well. We listened to both readers and went with Amber Benson because the lead detective is a woman and we had listened to a lot of Will Wheaton and were worried he might color our perception. Ms Benson does an adequate job, but the differentiation in the voices is often too slight to notice. Great Book !
We enjoyed book 1 so we went onto book2. Book 1 was farfetched but when well-written , it is entertaining. The science in zombies was interesting. I should have stopped there. The dragon factory was long and tedious and violent. Too many people died horribly . There was constant fighting...it was exhausting ! Ray Porter does a good job with the characters, if not for his reading we could not have finished it.
First of all , let me admit , that I am a foodie. When my husband found out this book was about a food writer and a chef, he lost all interest. Is being a foodie a requirement ? No I don't think so. I, thoroughly enjoyed it. The atmosphere set out by the author successfully transported me to China. The characters were developed enough that I was easily able to buy into the story. The narrators did a marvelous job of putting me in the scene. All in all a good story.
This is an unusual cop and robber story. The characters are numerous and somewhat classical in nature. The women are not particularly likable or intelligent. That annoyed me a bit.. but hey this is fiction. I forgive that so long as the author gives me a great story. He does, and he doesn't take it too seriously either. Lots of funny bits, he drifts into insignificant details at times and just as I think there is import to these details oh well there wasn't. The reader, did a great job, even with the women. I liked this one.
This is actually a 2 hr book. Oh, he managed to keep me listening , as I waited for a climax to this story, but I was disappointed. It plods along. It was with a sense of relief that it ended. Even the author seemed happy to have it over with. Maybe...that was the point of this whole exercise. How much , as we do for others ,are we actually doing for ourselves ? The book was very well read, without that, I would not have made it through.
I listened to the whole thing. So, it was not that bad. That being said , however, it was painful. The hefty one bemoans his lack of involvement with life while the teenager shares his teenage angst with us. A whole lot of whining going on. I waited for development and lo and behold just as it was about to happen.. the story ends.
My daughter raved about this series. She read it on her kindle. I looked at the reviews and was not sure I wanted to listen to it , as many listeners had issues with the reader. But I was not going to know it any other way. I'm a knitter who listens while she knits. The reader was not that bad. Kip is young, and the voice is young and maybe a little too modern , but hey, not all men are baritones. Maybe forewarned was forarmed. My husband and I both loved this book and have already listened to the second installment. Have to wait for more credits before we can have book 3. Highly recommend this series. Wonderful plot and even the fighting scenes are followable.
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