For a book written when it was, this book is astounding with what they did. The book is from the 1930s, written before MUCH of the items "imagined" by the author(s) were in existence. Because of that fact, and with that in mind it's easy to forgive the 'mis-steps,' and see the story for what it is. Though brought back to reality, and occasionally torn from the 'suspension of disbelief' mindset that most of us are good at placing ourselves in when listening to a science-fiction story, it is surprising how easily they are able to keep you in that consciousness. Granted words now considered "taboo" crop up and surprise you, and concepts, even "items" (like a box that cooks food in mere minutes!!!!!!) now thought of as "everyday" are remarked upon occasionally, these just go to cement how "ahead of their time these authors were. Kudos!
I listen to this book first and really did enjoy it. As soon as I was finished I decided to go rent the movie was very disappointed. They simply removed about three major characters, and of the ones remaining they chopped this down to the point where it was almost not the same story. Granted I'm almost always a believer in the book is better than the movie but in this regards it's night and day...or maybe dark and light
Meh, predictable ending from far to soon in the book. Others will like it, but just wasn't for me
When I got this book I thought it was going to be talking about dark matter and dark energy and the concepts behind each but instead I got a book of the history of whining scientists about who is getting credit for what and going on and on and on and on and on and on about very little to do with dark matter or dark energy
The story, it's a good story
Ree. Obviously she's the primary character...but she's fun, witty, sexy, sweet, and something that every nerd wishes the girls he built up the courage to talk to would turn out to be.
Anyone. Her pitch was just at that level that felt like nails on a chalkboard
Probably not, at least not until I hear that her style has matured
Not written it
Young, capable, sophomoric
One of very few books I couldn't even finish
Entire chapters of this book are on topics that no longer exist.
Yes, but since most is not relevant...
Nothing at all
Update the book or stop selling it
I think this book would help validate the existence of some in-bread back woods militia people.
Absolutely, some of his other books are great
Mike, the character, is great. The story itself isn't bad, it's just not the type of character I can really relate to
When it comes down to the general views of dealing with underworld antagonist, I agree and would do much the same, but when it comes to raping 15 year old girls, etc., I really just was more turned off and thought "this is the kind of guy I'd have no problem putting a bullet hole in myself"
For adults only
useful info, but got a bit dated (even if just by a few years). still very useful tips and ideas. worth the listen.
uh, it ended.
no characters, not a story
"can do" people.
I don't usually listen to fiction more than one, so doubtful
Inflection, pacing, character vocalization, all spot on...
Would, but never can...
A 12 year old who hasn't yet had their parents explain to them how people or reality really interact.
I liked the first book. Because of the potential. But instead of utilizing that potential it seems that with every next step the bar is lowered.
Very doubtful. I'm not sure if she harmed the story with her performance, or because she was put in a position of having nothing to work with... but this just gets more awful. Not many books do I find that every time I push pause to do something else do I wish I had that time back.
Waste of time and potential.
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