This book is hilarious. Do not take it serious. It is Steampunk meets PG Wodehouse and Urban Fantasy crossed with Jane Austen. I love her and even my 60 year old mom who hates Vampires loves all the books start with Soulless and then continue to Changeless then Blameless and now Heartless. Emily Gray is one of the best narrators out there. The only downside to this novel is that I have to wait until March to find out what happens next.
I love the supernatural hero genre. The Dresden Series is awesome. The Alex Verus Series is a great series set in London. There is another series by Ben Aaronovitch which is pretty good. I listened to the first two books in this series hoping that this would be another series I would enjoy. These are not good. I don't like the female characters in this book. They are all boring and generally stupid when compared with Atticus. I understand that because the main character comes from a chauvinistic culture he might not have evolved his general attitudes towards women; but it seems that the author might share these feelings. Plus, the plot is pretty predictable. I would set this on par with the YA Percy Jackson series. I was expecting a book for an adult instead I got a juvenile sexist series.
I would not waste money or a credit on these.
It is so nice to hear somebody write about a kind family. She does not air dirty laundry. It is a nostalgic look at a life spent in two very different cultures. She does not make one country seem perfect and the other flawed but she seems proud of her Persian heritage and her American citizenship. The thing about this book that is so great because it reminds us that in America we are all descended from immigrants. The blending of cultures is what makes this country great. It is easy to forget that and this book is a treasure.
I think that this book was average. I was a little creeped out by so many cousins "hooking up." If it wasn't for that I would give it a good. Thankfully, these scenes are not graphic and so I could just think "ick" and go on. The book had funny parts. Nice Joss Whedon and Jim Butcher references. I would read another title by this author. The narrator is also just ok. Her voices were not distinct. So, I would give it a mediocre rating all the way around. But, it was fairly light and worth the credit.
Terry Pratchett is my favorite writer. I love this story; Granny Weatherwax is as always herself. I am not a big Agnes fan, but Nanny Ogg, Magrat and Granny Weatherwax are all wonderful. I like Stephen Briggs better than Nigel Planer. If you are a die hard Pratchett fan you will love it. If you are new to TP then maybe try Going Postal or Wee Free Men. I gave it four stars because I wish Briggs was narrating but it is credit worthy and Planer is an excellent narrator I just prefer Briggs.
Connie Willis delivers another fabulous book. Part of her charm is that her books are written in a sort of Victorian style. She is the most decorated Sci/fi fantasy writer of all time. Other quality Fantasy writers like Neil Gaiman have similar styles. If you are looking for a space cowboy traditonal sci-fi novel then you will be disappointed. If you hate her style that is too bad for you. However, the Nebula and Hugo award panel disagree. This one may not win best novel of the year but it is worth listening to or actually reading.
It is engrossing. Only bad thing about it is that I have to wait until Fall fot the next half.
This is an interesting novel. I have devoured the series yet it is really only mediocre. It is engaging and Davina Porter is the best narrator I have ever heard and I have about sixty audible novels.
The book is engaging. The narrator is the best I have ever heard. It is a great summer read. High literature, no. A guilty pleasure, yes. I like the Outlander books but my affection for the series is largely due to Ms. Porter's amazing narration.
Terry Pratchett's dynamic Moist Von Lipwig is back and still fabulous. Briggs is dead on accurate. He is such a good narrator I have all the books he reads.
The story is facinating. It is original, darker than some of Gaiman's other work. I thought the reader was average. His voice was kind of monotone and he did not accurately portray the multinational cast. The story is just so great.
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