The narrator did a wonderful job bringing the story to life. A well written, unique take on the dystopian young adult genre.
The book can and surely will be compared to Hunger Games. The heroine has the strength we all admire in Katniss--the two share the impoverished background and lack of control in regards to the situations they end up facing.
Lameece did a fantastic job differentiating the characters--breathing accurate personality into the dialogue. Simply outstanding.
A pawn becomes a Queen.
Well worth the listen/read. I highly recommend.
Most definitely - The listen was easy to follow and very enjoyable. The narrator was one of the best I've heard. I fully intend to listen to or read the remainder of the Ender Series.
The scenes where Card depicts the differences between gravity and zero-gravity environments (and the characters understanding of such) are exceptional. The physics is sound, which truly impressed the math geek in me.
Graff and Valentine's interactions were always scenes I looked forward to. I enjoyed how fully the supporting characters were developed.
It really was. I could not manage that due to the length, but I finished it in a matter of days.
The moments that were highlighted for me where the discrepancies between the movie and the book. The development of Valentine's character in the novel truly enriches the story. I feel there is a gross disservice done to the Wiggin family in the movie in respect to Peter and Val.
The nasally Valley girl portrayal of the lead in this seems quite accurate for the character info given in the sampler, but I could not imagine listening to several more hours of the narrator prattling on with the young girl's juvenile thoughts.
There are few books that I would place in the same category as Atlas Shrugged--really only the Fountainhead, which is also by Ayn Rand. The book is not just a work of fiction. It is a fictional interpretation of Rand's objectivism views.
Very much so.
The book is so very long in print--which translates to really long to try to listen to. If you aren't familiar with the storyline, I believe it could become a bit difficult to follow the narrative.
There are no sparkly vampires here. If you are looking for another run of the mill vamp book, this is not it. Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles are in a league all their own. Predating the modern craze with Twilight-esque vampires, the supernatural creatures you will encounter in Lestat are far from anything resembling Edward or Bella.
There are many moments that drew me in during the listening of this book. The memories of Lestat as a human birthed so many emotions within me. Anne Rice's talent truly shines through in this novel.
This is the first of Simon Vance's performances that I've listened to. I was very pleased and impressed. His speech is fluid and dynamic, easy to follow, and engaging.
This book brought forth a full range of emotion for me. While there are times when I cannot help shedding a tear and letting out a giggle, the emotional response to Lestat is much greater than simple happiness or sadness. Anne Rice engages her audiences with complex, realistic characters.
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