Alan Cumming has really done a great job with this one. All the characters are distinct, and he reads clearly and with emotion. As a sequel Scott Westerfeld has kept it interesting; I guess it is really more of a continuation.
This is in it's own category; sort of cross-genre alternative historic novel steampunk thriller. So, I don't have a comparison.
The chase scene in Istanbul, with the Germans chasing Alec through the streets and he meets his new allies.
It made me laugh when Darren thought to use the spices to attack the hijacker; reminds you to be creative and observant.
I was worried that the second book in the series would not be as good as the first. But I am enjoying it just as much and looking forward to the third.
I had asked an entrepreneur some questions about how she made her money really. During the exchange she mentioned that she was reading this book and that she enjoyed it. Having seen it listed on Audible I thought I would give it a try. I was not sorry. I will listen to it again. The reading style is unusual, but did not detract from the information or enjoyment for me.
It is right up there with my favorites.
The characters became my acquaintances as the story progressed, I got to know them and I cared about them. Although, when I first started listening to the book, I thought "I don't know about this...", it caught me up and I wanted to keep on listening. When it ended I was sad to be done,... ...now I need to get the next one!
I have not read the print version of The Great Influenza.
The pace was actually quite fast, and kept it interesting, with much historical interest.
Some portions of the book seemed overly dramatic; however, this was a huge event that we learn little about. People living now generally have no idea how serious this was. It is the reason that we hear so much concern for the various influenza out-breaks around the world. The book is enjoyable to listen to. I recommend it to anyone interested in historical medicine.
I do not know, did not read print version. Had time to listen though, on the way to and from work.
Perhaps "The Viral Storm".
Excitement and a conversational quality, a very interesting conversation.
It renewed some scientific passion for me, made me feel excited about science.
I wasn't expecting this book to be so interesting to me. The way it was read was excellent and I didn't want to stop listening, and will probably listen again.
I would recommend this audiobook to anyone that likes alternate histories or the steam punk genre.
Ooh, I don't know that I can compare this book to anything I have read. It is different from what I usually read, but had an intersection of topics I typically read, like history (particularly turn-of-the-past-century and WWI) and science fiction. I have always loved the alternate history or alternate universe or alternate reality concept, like Star Trek's
Of course I like Deryn Sharp, I always like stories about young women struggling to do what they want or become what they want; I have a daughter and I want her to become whatever she wants. I love stories with what my friends call warrior girls, like Dark Angel. But I especially like the boffin Dr. Nora Barlow -- Alan Cumming does her so very well, I smile at the remarks of this confident and intelligent woman.
Don't know, sorry.
I haven't completed listening to this book yet, but love it, and the reading by Alan Cummings is great (although I can tell that it is sometimes a bit difficult to switch accents between Dylan and Alek)! I will want to
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