I would listen to the book again. I thought it was a well written, well thought out story. It did seem show a bit of its age, but that didn't bother me.
The main character. He was a grumpy old man, in a likable way. Larry Niven got the personality to come across quite well.
It was very well done.
This is your typical Mary Roach book. The exploration of a somewhat unknown topic and the oddball scientific history and strange characters behind the research of the topic. All told with a great sense of humor. Very fascinating and a good read as all her books are.
My only comment is that the narrator isn't as engaging or enthusiastic about the subject as the author is (having listened to a few Mary Roach interviews over the years). Not to say that the narration was bad...it just could have been better. I would have given it all five stars across the board if it was read by the author instead.
This was an interesting take on the fantasy story, taken more on what I would imagine is the Asian view of dragons vs. The European view with a little feminism thrown in.
I liked this book in spite of Nancy Wu. I felt her voice was a little high pitched and monotone...it grated on me at times. An odd choice.
Yes, but only after a couple chapters.
I felt the story sucked me in more than I expected it would from the start. There were a couple of minor things that bothered me. When the narrator reached a climax in the story she got all high pitched and monotone which detracted from the story. There were some very odd word choices, like the author was not a native speaker. Some other elements of the story bothered me..the lead being crippled, the world hierarchy, etc. That being said I ended up really liking it.
If you are a total zombie nut, go for it! Its free!
Cliched ending just like the characters and all their interactions
This is the first book I have listened to that the narrator absolutely destroyed the story. No emotion! The zombies are after him for gods sake! he is running for his life! He sees his wife! All read with the emotion of a college lecture by a bored grad student...
The point of view if a preteen boy going through battle school, with all the torments a young child goes through with bullies, ostracism, etc . Is an interesting perspective to take, and I thought it as really well done.
I listened to Speaker for the Dead which they both narrated. It continues along the thread of this book. Different characters spoken by different people. I liked how it was done (less the random music in the background). Very well done.
I really liked the authors commentary at the end. It inspired me to listen to Speaker for the Dead.
Most definitely. Ender is a very interesting character, with all his intelligence, relationships and torments are very interesting to follow. Orson Scott Card thought up very detailed worlds to share the philosophical discussions that are brought up. I am eager to listen to the next book in the series.
I really felt the emotion that came through in the story and the performance. You really identify and feel the emotion of the characters. You like Ender and the family comes to speak for.
There was weird '70s electronic music seemed to come in at odd times, which I cant make sense of...
This book was one of my favorite audio books I have listened to. This was a little outside of my normal listening genre, but would definitely listen to this again.
The book was all from the point of view of the main character, so it is hard to choose anyone besides him. The story and narrator managed to get you to relate and identify with him.
This is the first Wil Wheaton narrated story I have listened to. He did an excellent job.
It is an excellent listen for even people who did not experience the 80s. Its a very interesting dive into the obsessive-nerd-know it all personality. We all know people like the main characters and they are very well written and come across quite well. Highly recommended.
I just couldn't empathize with the main character. Something would have to change with her for me to like the book more. Maybe a bit less of the white trash side.
No. I felt this was a book quickly written to jump on the zombie trend. It seemed a little to much like light or pulp fiction (It is a funny zombie book...I know I shouldn't expect "epic"). It seemed a little formulaic and the characters didn't seem to have a lot of depth.
I think the performance was very good. She definately got the character across and made her somewhat believable.
The book is from the point of view of Chet, a dog. Listening to it, while novel at first, got a little tiring towards the end. The story was your typical private investigator story...nothing all that special.
Same as the story, it is your usual formulaic "private investigator" story just from the perspective of the PIs dog. Chet is your typical dog, distracted, adoring, and quite dim.
He made a very believable Chet.
This story reminds me of the PI dramas of the 70s or 80s. I could see this as a humorous spin-off of the Rockford Files or something similar (Filmed in Technicolor!)
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