It is in my top ten of true stories.
This is better than the movie counterpart. It really goes deeper, and the story is one that leaves you feeling. There is adventure, human development, cultural understanding, and beauty in this story.
i do not think this is a book you can pick memorable moments with. this is a build up and continuation of a great epic story of Andrew Wiggin, Lusitania, the Pequeninos and all the other characters, plots and subplots in the series.
Quara's vehemence that the Descolada is a sentient species and that it deserves understanding and preservation. I see so much parallel between the Ribeira family and the interaction of the virus. The idea that one of the children of Novinha, who lost her parents and subsequent father figure and lover to the Descolada, could defend it shows Card's understanding of family structures, and human behavior.
I really did enjoy this book. I think Card's handling of the philosophical, ethical, humanistic elements of this series was really well done. I agree with one of the other reviewers in that this series is something of a place to escape, and any one of the books can transport you immediately away and into the Enderverse.
Sean Runnette read this with aplomb. Mark makes this a very worth while series to get lost in. There is wit, sarcasm, human altruism, imagination and excellent character development in spades in this series.
I would not compare it to any.
Micheal Talbot with a close second of Tommy.
yes, many. listen to this.
I have no complaints with this series. It is not slapstick, it is not a typical zombie apocalypse. Mark really took a lot of chances with his story and character development. It works in every way.
I love the scenery, the beasties, the boffins, Deryn Sharp, the alternate steampunk history and everything else about this book.
this is something adults and young adults both can love. this is not trash writing and the adventure has so much to offer in terms of getting lost in a story. I feel everything about this story was handled with care. it is not slap-dash. if you need to just get lost for a while, give this a try.
Scalzi bring s a nice sense of humor to the table in this reboot of H. Beam Piper's Little Fuzzy books. It is deep, but does not get too deep.
humor and handling of the characters.
Wil is a great narrator and I enjoy listening to him read the story.
This has a brevity to it that the originals did not have. You do not get lead down the road of getting to know the Fuzzy's and their human protectors as well in this reboot.
I spent most of my earlier years, much like McCandless. I stayed lost. I have seen the beautiful underside of the Americas, I have woke up to shimmering purple canyons, and freezing, suffocating snow alike. I understand why he did the things he did. I do not like how people disparage McCandless, and others like him. Who says we all have to stay simmering in the stew of humanity, within the cities and towns and prisons. There are those that crack-off about how he died and how he put his family through hell. If you eat at McDonalds and smoke cigarettes, you are poisoning yourself just as surely. What I am saying is, how dare any judge another's life? We can learn from each life, each death, and each story.
I think Krakauer gives the McCandless story dignity, and thought. I am glad that he took interest in it and followed the bread crumbs of Alexander's life.
I have been largely resistant to reading Gaiman. My first introduction to him was the co-written book "Good Omens." I had seen Coraline and am a fan of Amanda Palmer. I am glad that I did not attempt this book at a younger time in my life. This story resonates deeply with my life and belief systems. American Gods is a brilliant look into our murder of tradition, our apparent disdain for anything beautiful and spiritual (in that we plaster our mystical places with bill boards, food vendors and gift stores filled with crap we do not need to prove that we have visited the place. I have been a vagabond and explorer of our lands and have experienced first hand the depth of the blindness of our society. It is marvelous to find a narrative by someone who is wide awake and seeing the world for what it is. Do yourself a favor and get lost in the wonder that is American Gods.
I cannot honestly say as I have not read the book.
I cannot say I could compare it to any other books I have read. It is an interesting twist on the idea of parallel universes..or in this case "earths."
He does a very good job at voicing the characters.
Joshua's initial introduction to the "elves" and the realisations and epiphanies it causes.
I will say that it took me at least two chapters to actually get hooked into the story. I am glad I stayed with it. This is a thought provoking book and I think that many will find it refreshing and possibly illuminating.
I would rank it in top twenty for entertainment and night time audio.
Poppit and Widget Murray. The side story and their birth. I also enjoyed the Bailey aspect of their story. I would like to know more about them, their abilities, and life. I think they are more interesting than Marco and Celia.
The Murray twins, Poppit and Widget.
Bailey having his fortune read.
This story would be an amazing series if we could learn more about some of the side characters like Sukiko, Bailey, and the twins. I really did enjoy the imagery and the development of the cirque. It is a place I would love to experience. The time period is perfect for this story. I also enjoyed the story of the clock maker. All around great story to listen to.
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