I can't believe I just sat for almost 11 hours listening to this book that didn't really go anywhere and had nothing really to add to the series. It was just one bumbled mishap after another with no clues to the real answer that was posed in the first book "The Maze Runner". I was VERY disappointed in this second book. I tried to compare it to other 2nd books in trilogies, but this one answers no questions and makes it necessary to buy the next one to see what the hell just happened in the last 11 hours!
This was a long book and was enjoyed over a couple of days. The narrator does a superb job in telling the story.
Definitely NOT the Wizard of Oz!
His inflections and character development with his voice over the course of the book was magnificent!
It made me laugh hysterically at the end with all the miscommunication.
If you are expecting WICKED the Musical... you have the wrong book. The musical was based on characters in this book. But in no way is it the definitive narration. This is an adult book. True it is a fairy talk, but an adult one. With political and religious implications. I highly recommend this book for adults, who can put the silly musical behind them. There is no "Defying Gravity" song in this book!
First off, the narrator was horrid! The annoying grating and eventually by the end of the book the intolerable narration was a key factor in my rating. Once again it seems as if gay men can't seem to go through a book with out the graphic sexual description. I would love too listen to a book that the characters were just gay, and that the sex wasn't so important to write endless chapters describing it.
The story itself wasn't too bad. Could have been a little more engaging. The "twists" were predictable. And the fact that a 2 week fling leads to a LTR is pushing the envelope. But I was nonetheless compelled to finish this book and find out what happened.
This novel is so well done. A flash back to the late 70's and 80's. References to all the gaming and nostalgia for those geeks and freaks like me to enjoy. All the favorite movies, music, games that my generation grew up with. A cautionary tale that predicts what could happen if we continue on this internet frenzy and alternate reality that we are so embracing of. I am 50 years old and the perfect age to get all the references, but do recommend this book for all ages. Knowing the cross references helps in the nostalgia, but the story is one that all people of the 21 century can identify with especially with the way our planet seems to be heading into. Wil Wheaton's performance is fantastic. One of the best I've ever listened to. And I will look for other books read by him.
Pretentious and name dropping from the start from a second rate actor trying to be a bigger deal than he really is..
I have not read any of the "Harry Hole" novels nor am I familiar with this author. But, you can bet that I will be reading more of Jo Nesbo. Very impressive writing and skilled narration. Yes there are surprises as mentioned in other reviews, but this is a very well put together novel. Twists and turns at every corner. No spoilers in this review though. Just lend yourself over to a very well read audilble.com book. You won't regret it!!!
Like the second book in this series, I was very disappointed. The first book "The Maze Runner" was one of my favorite beginnings of a trilogy. The second book, "The Scorch Trials" left me with many unanswered questions. Too many for this book to answer adequately. I felt like I was plodding through another torturous book then was suddenly rushed to a "conclusion". Very predictable one at that. Glad there are no more books left. And I have NO desire to read the prequel.
This book is so wonderfully written and the performance of the narrator when above and beyond any book I've ever listened to. This is a great American novel spanning generations. I was totally enthralled by the entire massive work. I can easily see why it won a Pulitzer prize. And won an Audible Book award too. I feel like I understand the Greek culture a lot better. This story is not so much the story of a hermaphodite than that of a family. This epic novel enthralled me to no extent. I HIGHLY recommend this audible book.
Typical Grisham... except that the first 3/4 of the book feel like an intense course into the Italian language. The book could have been streamlined if they didn't have every Italian word that was spoken or learned by the character pronounced. The novel is non descriptive. Not the best novel Grisham has written.
The book is not bad but the narrator is horrible. First off Biloxi is pronounced bil-uh-xi. Not bil-ah-xi. Very irritating. He's constantly breathless. Couldn't take the voice anymore.
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