The most enjoyable feature is the somewhat irreverent in the treatment of lawyers. In fact it may be just a little over the top. But the characters are fun and engaging.
Possibly when I figured out the author must be an attorney and therefore everything must be true! Well the author is an Attorney but as to the rest you must use your own judgment.
He capture the character very well.
This book simply isn't that kind of book
The story is definitely enjoyable and the author very creative, well worth a listen
Yes primarily because it was a good future mystery. Second because I'm sure I missed a few fun bits. While this is not the first of the series ( although the 1st I've read) it can be read out of serie. Easy to come up to speed on characters and story continum.
I liked the mystery aspect.
Chace (sp) while Alex is realisticly the primary or lead character in these stories. Chace is the posibly more simpathetic, engaging, competent character
No, not that type of book for me.
I chose this simply due to ratings. I read mixed reviews of the first in the series but still wanted to sample the serie.. Now, I would have liked to have started with the first and while I'm certain I'll enjoy it imagine it may be fractionally better reading it first.
Yes, this is a creative story with a clear 1970's SciFi feel. I'm not sure if it's the vintage feel or it's different take on humanity amongst the stars. Either way it has a light fun feel to it.
One would be when they find out Tilly has a series of penny dreadfuls, schilling shockers planed featuring the fictionalized exploits of the duo. Titles like Hobart Floyt & Alacrity Fitzhugh among the slave women of the Super Nova. Definitely 70's and definitely light.
The dust up with Dincrist ending with the Greshams beast being drawn into the taxidermy robot. This highlights Dincrist as their nemesis. Dincrist as the interstellar shipping magnent, ruthless, entitled and barbaric. Definitely a David and Goliath match up with the added advantage of Alacrity persuing and falling in love with Dincrist daughter and only heir, Heart "The Non Pereil"
When Hobart said his good bye to Weir as he lay on the funeral pyre. Weir the ruler of nine star systems and thorn in Earth Services side who included Hobart in his will.
It's a fun series not earth shaking but fun. Especially if you've read a bit of SciFi from the period.
Ok I really don't like Zombie books. I rarely read Zombie books. But Mike Lee writes absolutely wondeful stories. This Zombie story is different, it isn't post apocalyptic nor dystopian. It is just an almost real time interesting take on " What I did over my summer vacation " or " Zombies are nice guys too" simply a fun light tale.
I haven't read anything like this, as I tend to avoid the Genre. But if I must make a comparison, I will.I'd say this would like be a very light Michael Crighton's Prey. Just as Prey isn't his strongest book as Dr. Zimm isn't, these are both strong enjoyable writers able craft an interesting tale from any premis.
When Matt Freeman is first "Packed" by a brand new under qualified and under trained technician.
Crime solving into the next century, my "life" as a Zombie.
Mike Lee is an absolutely wonderful author. Granted among Horkers Law, Fey and Starfire this least favorite. But it's definitely good enough to break from the Zombie genre into enjoyable SciFi.
(Earthman vs Synth) Jason is a reclusive veteran, Special OPS rescue veteran. When, what looks like an aviation accident happens near his isolated cabin he goes to render aid. It's not an aircraft but a space craft. There aren't any occupants other than a Synthetic being "Synth" Deets. Some of the worst criminals in the universe are Synths unbeknownst to Jason, Deets seems more like a used car salesman than a bad "guy". He's also in need of a biological! Jason may seem to fit the bill, coming from a backwards planet and all. But Deets never should have tried to sell him!
Deets is a boot licking synthetic and not a nice "guy" but he is very well done. I have generally chosen the main character. But there a wonderful group of supporting characters in this book and Deets is so smarmy he deserves a mention.
Pual Heitsch does a wonderful job but having read this book a couple of times it's difficult for him to bring something new to the tale. He was definitely true to the intent and tone of the story, which says a lot.
It isna fun book and there are several places you would rather not put it down in.
This is the first in a series and all are fun books. Fortunately this book ends naturally and doesn't leave you hanging in thin air. But I do hope the others will come sooner rather than later.
"Everything will change" Stone's career will take a 180 degree turn, followed by his love life. Time for Stone to take stock, stand on his own two feet. Which would be easier if he hadn't been shot in one knee. While this isn't the best of the Barrington books it is enjoyable and is a must to understand Stone through out the series.
A mix of Richard Diamondand Philo Vance. Stone's bright, witty but is still trying to figure himself out. He's part blue blood, hapless rogue and trouble always finds him. He's more P.I. than lawyer. All in all a wonderful mix.
He captures them all very well. He does justice to The Stone Barrington character.
New York, It's a town that never really sleeps, full of energy, people and danger!
If you enjoy the old 40's P.I characters this series should make you feel right at home.
I think it was meeting and learnimg Humanx's most terrible enemy ( The Nye ) and finding them worthy. Certainly they're reptilian and while not quite as pleasant as the hard shelled Thranx, they do nave a lot of character.
Kajim 4th born, who befriends Flinx. He's an adolescent Nye who has agreed to help Flinx, simply out of friendship!
Stefan realistically owns this character. It would simly not ne the same without his voice and I am sure it would not be as good. His performance is solid and as good as any that came before.
No it wasn't. It had a natural breaking point half way through , which is a nice place to take a breath before continuing.
Flinx comes full circle and gets to fight the bad guys and gets the girl! What more could you want?
It's actually right up there with the nest of them. Well read, well written with a cast of characters the equal of Dune or Lord of the Rings
How well it interleaved the race amd there history.
Shea, well mayne flick or well Minion Lee. Let's face it Scott Brick does a wonderful job with these complex stories and characters.
The history of man, past, present amd future.
It's definitely a classic an epic tale and of course a mist read ( hear)
I had read the book and found the tale light and very enjoyable. I quite possible would have enjoyed the audio book more if I hadn't. I find it interesting to see how different books can be simple based on change in readers.
While I liked Rand Coville ( main character) my favorite was Wade, an older felllw with great stories and fingers in every pie.
It would really depend on the story, I came away some what ambivalent as it was a quite different experience and tale from reading it myself and I had read it a couple of times.
Not really, for Scifi it's light reading. Consequently it's easy to pick up and read in little bites without losing content or enjoyment
This is actually my favorite David Drake book. I wxpect this had more to do with my so so enjoyment. It's still a great story an easy read or listen and well worth taking the time.
Absolutely, it's entertaining with engaging characters and surprising situations. Vince is a Galactic Marine, the best of the best. Starfire, the newest, largest capitol ship that has every conceived. Starfire's first cruise is out beyond the edge of the Galaxy and it's gone silent. The Navy has sent a couple of sloops to investigate , they've gone silent as well. The Navy has tried and failed. The task falls to Vince and his small contingent of G-Marines, with only fifty men, to solve a problem the Navy can't. There are no easy answer or simple solutions and there are to many things that can go wrong.
Well Vince of course! Even though his a hardcore G-Marine, he has lot of brains, lots of luck and even more humanity.
No I haven't, but he does a great job with Starfire.
No extreme reactions, it's a fun story and an off shoot of Mike, Lee's Fae. Which was equally as delightful. While there is a tie in between both stories there written as stand alone stories. While there are no Fae ( Faries, in space ) but it's still very creative.
I would definitely recommend this book. It's angrwat mjx of characters and action.
How can you say no to Heinlein? He is a Scifi great, unfortunately not my favourite. Tom Weiner does a very nice job with a very dated story.
Actually one of my favorite early Scifi tales is Heinleins "Have Space Suit will travel". Yes it's dated as well and a such is also a mirror into to times but I found it more enjoyable. While ( Have Space Suit) reflected a more normal slice of time ( Puppet Masters) reflected a time when there was comcern, if not a little fear of alien or something out there. Not having experienced that reference it just doesn't quite feel right to me.
He was very consistent through out the tale and characters.
With few exceptions any story is worth listening to. This one was it simply isn't among my favorites.
It's always worth while reading the of any genre. Heinlein is definitely one of the greats along with Farmer, Cambell, Foster, Leimster and Card it would be better to start with a tale hat draws you in on a more realistic level.
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