I don't write reviews too often but I have to say how blown away I was by this book. Author Jeremy Robinson recommended this as one of his favorites and he did not disappoint. The incredible mythos that are examined here make this book so mind-blowing that I couldn't put it down. Don't miss this novel!
If you haven't read Secret of the Seventh Son, first go and listen to that absolutely incredible book and then come back. If you have then you know how great Glenn Cooper is at weaving a complex narrative.
Will Piper is back in this one, dragged back to the mystery surrounding the Doomsday Killer and the library. This story plays out like a fast-paced thrill ride as Will tries to save himself and his family from the truth that may never be known for 17 more years.
The narrator is spot-on, delivering accents and different vocalizations I swear were from a cast of speakers. He makes ever word believable and the story is so well thought out that you will be shaking from the easy cross-over into reality that is garnered here. I won't say the story is as good as Secret of the Seventh Son as that was perfection, but this author is as well-versed on history and thought-provoking concepts as anyone I have read.
Trust me. If you are looking at this book then you like imaginative thrillers like I do. Novels with fantastic stories, sharp dialgue, witty characters and a good narrator. You are in the wrong place here. I had heard good things about this author but cannot get past the numerous errors made in this story that was such a waste of time and money on my part. I will forgo any books by this writer because he would dare throw this muck on us.
Not only is this story equal in depth to Dan Brown's novels, Cooper has picked the best narrator from which to share it. I kept nodding my head, as I read the book, agreeing with the motivation of each chacter. Really well done!
TBetween the reader and the author, Odd Thomas is alive and moving in these books. Forever Odd does not disappoint but continues the exciting and monumental travels of this saintly young man. I feel compelled to learn from this character. Koontz has again woven a strong story and I think any Odd fan must continue on with this one.
It starts off strong but starts to fade at the end. Overall I enjoyed it but found the plot to be to simple. I do want to try some others from this author.
The book combined gods from various cultures with cosmic questions and a passive hero named Shadow. I had a tough time staying interested in this book even though the narrator did his best to create a visual landscape. He did a fantastic job on the characters and accents but Neil Gaiman may just be too "out there" for me. I kept waiting for it to turn the corner into an exciting story but that turn never came. This requires a lot of illegal substances to understand where you are going since so much of it relies on your respect of mythology and parallel universes. Pass on this.
I had to try this book to see if King was up to the task lately and found it satisfying. I was always on edge and found the story to flow very well. The narrator did a great job to get across the morbid thoughts and armageddon-type mythos going on here. This was a good one to listen to while not ground-breaking.
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