I really enjoyed this follow up to "No Easy Hope." I got more about the character Gabe, which I had wanted. So far this series has a good and gritty realism with a good understanding of human nature, both the highs and the lows. Really enjoyable!
Another fantastic story on the Discworld by Terry Pratchett. This is probably my favorite series. I love how all the books are unique, yet mirror our own universe, Sure it's a fun house mirror, but the appropriate word there is "fun". I highly recommend ALL of these books!
This story concerns Polly, a young woman concerned about her missing brother, who joined the army and has vanished. Polly, who as a woman cannot own property in her country, needs a man to officially own her inn so she can run it, and so decides to get her brother back. She makes the only choice she can and decides to let the army make a man out of her. Vampires, werewolves, trolls, and other soldiers will not stand in the Polly's way as she plans on kicking the whole universe in the fork.
For us in 'flyover country', not so much. I really wanted to like this story, and be sympathetic towards a kid who lost his dad in the attack on our country on 9/11, and his search for meaning in his father's life and then death, but I just couldn't. I know a lot of people gave it good reviews, but I just didn't think the character was believable as a 9 year old. I'm sure some kids are precocious, but this one was over the top. I will give the narrators kudos, as they were very good.
The interaction between Morgan, Thad and Jessica. Also how realistic the series is. If you are prepared, how would you deal with people among you who were not? I also loved 'Sarge', even though he is a sort of Deus ex machina character. He's a fun one and I liked him a lot!
Duke Fontaine does a great job narrating. Some men can't do women voices, and vise versa, but Duke does a good job with that.
When Morgan, Thad and Jessica help a family with food because they have kids, and seeing how that family pays them back for their assistance.
For anyone interested in either EOTW series or just prepping in general, I really recommend this series.
Although I still like the series as a whole, I was not as happy with this book as the first two. This book was much more, well, "macho". Much more specific gun and arms references, loads more martial arts moves and so on. Now I'm a girl who's not bothered by men who are men and guns doing what they are designed for, but this was over the top even for me. Also missed the infected--only a few real references in the book. I still like the storyline, so I will be getting the next book too, but I hope there's less macho and more dialog.
Definately! Another fun book from Dave Barry, and also Alan Zweibel. I don't think it's as good as some of his other novels, like "Big Trouble" but still good. And silly. And wacky. The story is completely unbelievable and yet weirdly possible, and full of the expected Dave Barry-ness-ish whimsy. I especially loved the low flow toilet rant. The narrators/authors clearly had a great time reading the book and I laughed my way all across the world with the characters as they got in deeper and deeper trouble, all because of a child's soccer game, a lemur, and a man dressed like Chuck E. Cheese.
I saw the movie first and loved it, so I got the book also. I was not disappointed. The story is original and moving, and even though I knew the ending from the movie it didn't at all detract from listening to the story. The narrator also gets high marks. I definately recommend this to anyone who is looking for a heartwarming well written read. I hate being a cliche but there it is! The movie's worth watching too.
The narrator could've been better. The book is based in North Carolina but many of the women voices sounded like valley girls. That being said the book was great. It's the general zombie story but the characters are intriguing and well written. Gun descriptions are good but not over the top for those of us ladies not as interested in the exact caliper of round needed for each weapon! I will be buying the next 2 books that are available so far and will be on the lookout for more from this author.
Terry Pratchett is amazing. His stories always go right to the heart, using great fantasy writing to make moral comparisons against today's world. All his books are fantastic. Stephen Briggs brings all those great characters to life, giving each one the perfect distinct voice and personality.
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