We have listened to two James Rollins books. This one was as good as the first. The reader was good.
We have listened to maybe 4 or 5 of this series. They are invariably good. This one is average among the Sharpes group, we thought.
This book is not for wimps. It tells the story of a horrific battle, and while it is not gratuitously brutal, Cornwell does not candy-coat what life was like back then. We loved this book. My husband got his bow and arrows out when we finished reading it and started shooting again. Apparently, the story of archers inspired him? The characters are wonderful, and the story is well told.
Like Hiaasen, this author's formula is a bunch of people on a collision course. The people are all invariably some combination of -- insane, improperly medicated, self-medicated, greedy, stupid, and/or slime. We read knowing that the train wreck is coming. It's just when and how that keep us listening. I like Serge Storms. He is the funniest serial killer out there, usually. This one is good. Not as good as Nuclear Jellyfish, but very good. I like this narrator the best of the two that are available.
I have listened to probably three Dorsey books, all Serge Storms novels. The others had a different narrator. The other narrator reads Serge as though he is jazzed on caffeine (or other chemicals) all of the time. This narrator is fine, but probably since I started out hearing Serge in the other voice, I like the other narrator better. This novel felt like it was a first novel published after his later work sold. Don't know if that's true. Felt like the first half of the novel was developing the characters, with Serge's sidekick Coleman more as the central character. Only after he sort of shifts focus more to Serge does the story take off. Not as good as the other Serge Storms stories, but still ok.
This book kept me listening to the end, even if it isn't as good as the other Sigma Force novels. The early American history woven into ancient history, along with some comic book science. I did know the outline of the ending about half way through the novel, however. His books are generally good. This one is a little below par, but still listenable.
I liked this story and it kept me listening to the end. Like some of Rollins' other stories the believability quotient can get a little thin in spots. Nonetheless, I enjoyed the book.
I have read several Charles de Lint and always enjoy his books. This book was good and was well read.
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