First of all, the narrator: usually female narrators, in my experience, are harder to listen to- NOT so in this case. After the initial chapter full of teenage stereotypes, the narrator was perfect. She has a vocal resonance that is easy to listen to. The story grabs you in the first chapter. Action, adventure, intrigue - it's all here and more. Definitely an excellent read/listen.
The concept is intriguing. Realms, pods, the Death Shop. Clever, creative- a wonderful read/listen!
I'm a Teacher Librarian who read this selection with my high school student book club. This story is an excellent vehicle to bring wonderful messages to young and old alike on how to live a good life. There is a lot of football action in the story which at first was off-putting but as I continued, I found that I learned a great deal about playing football from the players viewpoint. There were times I yelled at Mike, the main character because of his choices & being oblivious to the solution to his problems But as the story progressed, I could see things from his point of view. It's a truly unique approach - dealing with loss, the war in Afghanistan, the way people deal with grief - or don't deal with grief. Totally worth reading. I highly recommend it.
The writing was exceptional. The story while thought-provoking, was character driven. And the characters & dialogue were true. Contemporary topics are easy to relate to.
This is an excellent series. Greaney far surpasses Grisham, Baldalchi. This action-packed installment takes an unusual turn. Cort experiences a range of experiences and emotions when he attempts to shield a family from a warring Mexican drug lord. Twists & turns & action abounds! I like that it's not falling into formula fiction.
Absolutely - page turner deluxe.
I've listened to him read the prior 2 books in the series. He's excellent!
This story is incredibly clever. The humor delights & the characters entertain. This is my first ever encounter with Steampunk - a mashup of the Victorian era with advanced technology. I would highly recommend it to those with a good sense of humor.
The narrator was outstanding. Her performance added so much to the entertainment!
I can't sit that long! That's why I like audio - I took it with me everywhere I could!
I loved that Trice and Tobias were performed by 2 different readers. These two brought the story to life. Emma, of course, performed in Divergent & Insurgent. Aaron's performance was my first listen.
Great finale for the trilogy. Well written and thought provoking!
It's so realistic. Easy to identify with the characters - we've all been teenagers.
I enjoyed all the characters! Each of them shared a part of themselves... the humor throughout the story was delightful.
He differentiated each of the characters - made it easy to picture them.
The Zen feel of the moments of realization were delicious.
i highly recommend this book to all those 16 years of age & beyond.
George Guidall is possibly my least favorite narrator. His staccato cadence & poor breath control ruin this story. I am a huge fan of Silva's Gabriel Allon series - noting that some are better than others. I gave this novel 5 hours and finally could no longer tolerate this narrator's rendition of this story. Why on earth anyone would select Guidall to read anything other than the phonebook is a mystery to me. Phil Gigante is absolutely the best narrator of the Allon series.That said, the story itself was not terribly engaging... Silva might be falling into the 'formula fiction' rut.
I loved the wit & dry humor of the author, delivered impeccably by the narrator. The main character's descriptions were thoroughly entertaining.
He captured the essence of Charlie & delivered it. Since I knew that he was also the narrator of the The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series, I was impressed with his amazing performance in this novel. He made the story & the characters come to life.
I laughed a lot!
This is a great light read - it's not fluff, but it's fun.
This tapestry, well woven. with the second generation of the five families is brilliantly conceived and executed. I continued to learn so much history from this time period.
There are so many that it is difficult to choose. That's not a cop-out either. It's true!
William. John Lee does a wonderful British accent. His Russian is good as well. I wish I could say the same about his American accents ... those leave a little to be desired.
I couldn't get over the devastation and horrific circumstances in Germany before, during and after the war. The brutality of war was overwhelming.
I truly enjoyed 'walking in the shoes' of all different kinds of personalities - in all walks of life. AND it had an unexpected plot twist!
A's ultimate gift to R was so loving that it brought tears to my eyes.
Because this book was so 'delicious', I enjoyed stretching this story out. I didn't want to 'gulp' it down in one sitting & have it be gone. It was a story to savor & think about.
I enjoyed the narrator as well. She had just the right kind of voice for this story.
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