Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada | Member Since 2011
I have listened to the previous Dresden Files and have found this one to be by far the weakest. Very uninspiring, lacking any excitement and covering old ground from the other Dresden Files. I will listen to the next book by Butcher as it is a good series, but this one was poor in comparison with the others.
The characters are so standard and you could guess every bit of the storyline. The bad guy was laugh out loud. Saying that you are a strong independent woman does not make you one,behaving like one does.
I enjoyed the writing and the narration. But I must say that it was like complaint after complaint. Not enough freedom, Too much freedom. The arguments about who owned what. How sad that it came across to me that it was a slog to produce these comics and then it became a factory to make money. Only Stan Lee seemed to achieve any job satisfaction.
Bond himself is great as a character, but this story was disappointing in terms of being difficult to believe. It also lacked action and excitement. It wouldn't put me off trying other Bond books, but it has been the weakest Bond book I have listened to.
Having read quite a few books on the subject of the mafia, I found that this book gave a new perspective in some ways. The narrative is simple and easy to listen to. The later part of the book held some surprises for me in terms of just how many people turned state's evidence and Carlo explains what was done with that evidence.
I thought this book was laugh-out-loud funny, told with self-deprecating humour, picking fun at his mis-spent youth, Barrowcliffe captures his adolescence and obsession with dungeons and dragons (at the expense of everything else!) so well that I could see him and his over-inflated teenage ego sat with his fellow D&D-ers rolling dice oblivious to the rest of the world. As one of his contemporaries and having grown up in England I can attest to how well he captured that time and filled it with humour.
Solid story with good characters. This author and Andy Carpenter are the reason I own a dog.
This completely hooked me and made me buy the first book in the Star Force Series.
The real footage and actual people with firsthand accounts around the JFK assassination was absolutely fascinating. Highly recommended.
I read this book by Zuiker first. You really have to suspend belief in this book, but it was quite fun to listen to. I would recommend reading only one of these Murder on Mystery Island books.
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