I really enjoyed this audiobook. The short stories of Phillip K. Dick are a fascinating glimpse of one man's vision of various futures. They are definitely quirky and very non-Hollywood. If you expect neatly wrapped up happy endings, these stories are not for you. The reader Keir Dullea is excellent. If I'm not mistaken, he is an actor who is most famous for playing Dave Bowman in 2001: A Space Odyssey. He brings the various characters to life, imbuing them with individual personalities. I highly recommend this title.
I chose this audiobook because I had first listened to Ruth Ozeki's other available novel, All Over Creation. The story was extremely interesting to me, but the reader Anna Fields was just fantastic. So I picked up this book because Anna Fields was also the reader. I was not disappointed. The story is definitely quirky with its cast of characters and intertwining story lines. It made me go through a gamut of emotions. Totally engrossing. I would definitely recommend this book.
Wow! What a pleasure to listen to. The book is very well written but the reader really brought all the characters to life. What really impressed me was how real the characters appeared in the book. They all had their good points and bad points. Many were deeply flawed, which made them that much more real to me. This is not a black and white story. Infinite shades of gray color this wonderful novel. I would definitely recommend this.
I'm giving this book 2 stars with much hesitation. The topic of the book, a historical conspiracy surrounding the truth behind the Holy Grail, is very intriguing. The reader is excellent, bringing all the characters to life. Unfortunately, the book itself is the problem. I don't understand why Dan Brown is highly praised. His writing style is quite immature. At several points in the listening experience, I wished that someone else had written the book. His constant, and I mean constant use of flashbacks became irritating after chapter 10. Pacing suffered as a result and the short chapters make the listening very choppy. The narrative could use more descriptors. The dialogue is more like a movie script than a novel. He tends to repeat some phrases over and over. If I was reading the text, I would simply skip over it but being in an audio book, you really cannot. I also found some of the plot elements to be ridiculously transparent. There is no suspense left when some events are revealed after the numerous foreshadowing. I listened to it once, and that was enough.
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