Heinlein is one of the all time greats, and Rolling Stones is one of his best for young adults. The story is easy to follow with plenty of interesting characters, and it is pure scifi. What more could you ask for? If you liked The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches or other Heinlein or books with many characters you are going to like this. Fun read!
I just finished this book for a second time and I still love it. True, the plot has some problems, and the ending is somewhat disappointing, but everything else is fantastic. The background research about the Holy Grail was fascinating, so interesting. I would recommend this book to anyone with the possible exception of very devout individuals.
I've had such good experiences with this author's other books I got this one as soon as I saw it. I loved it. Great combination of mystery, intrigue, action and the search for truth (it's not what you think). I ended up checking up quite a bit of the background info on phones/pda and hidden codes/puzzles (as provided in the book), and found to my surprise that many of the concepts and ideas could have some element of truth to them.
You just can't put this down. If you like puzzles, this has so many to sink your teeth into. I never saw the next twist coming until I was already blown away.
After the very first story, I was hooked. OUTSTANDING book. Great writing, great stories. Truly worthy of high praise. If this book doesn't recieve an Emmy or an Audie (preferably both), it will only reaffirm my belief that the people in charge of running those awards things suck moose balls.
Not a single weak story; this is one of those story collections that is good from start to finish. There's a scene with Ev from Silence is Golden that brought goosebumps up and down my skin. Not because it was scary but because it was so real, so dead on. I mention this because it's the hardest I've focussed on anything in years. One of many gold moments.
The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches is one of the most underrated series out there; you don't hear much buzz about it, but you should! If you haven't had the privilege of reading/listening before, start with the first one and keep going until you get to this one. What a wonderful series with a wonderful and well rounded cast of characters. It captures your attention and keeps you focused till the end.
This was easily one of the best audiobooks I've ever listened to. Of the four books in the series, this third one and the fourth were my favorites. Robert Stanek did a wonderful job of immersing you in the fantastic world of the characters. It was a wonderful listen. The narrator was also very pleasant to listen to.
This book was terrific! I am looking forward to hearing it again soon. If you enjoy fantasy, mystery, adventure, and/or any combination of these, this book is a must. The book has many memorable parts, even more so than the first book. It was a very entertaining and interesting book.
The narrator was good. The quality of the production was very good and it was easy to listen to and follow the story. I have recommended this series to numerous people already. Our whole family, my wife included, loved it.
Just a fantastic listen overall. Our whole family got into the books, even my wife who normally doesn't like fantasy listened with us. I can't say enough good things. We've listened once to the entire series and are now going to do it again. Buy this book (and the rest); you won't be disappointed.
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