So I adore Michio Kaku. he has a way of explaining physics that anyone can understand, and this book does that just as well as his others. the Narrator though not Kaku, makes me think / feel like I am listening to him at one of his lectures.
With in the material you find some good information about where we are and where we could be going in the future of physics and even some in the understanding of the human mind. some of this however is a repeat of what is in Physics of the Impossible. If you haven't read/listened to that I recommend it, but some will be a repeat of this, though it goes into greater details of the various civilizations break out.
Well okay. I think it is. Lisette, like her brothers were never in the forefront of my mind in the previous stories. They weren't ones I wanted specific books about, yes I have a list. However, exploring her in this books was good, she still isn't a favorite, but she is a strong heroine, sassy and will stand up for what she wants and I like that. Zac however... Zac is by far my favorite of all of them. He doesn't back down, he is willing to sacrifice everything for Lisette. He is willing to change for her. He is willing to do ANYTHING that she may need. And yet he stands as his own. He does it his way, and only his way. I've listened to the book twice now and will listen to it many more times. I have downloaded the ebook for it, I will probably by a hard copy of it.
If you only read one of this series I suggest this one, but you may be a little lost as to the world, so perhaps go back and start at the beginning they are all worth it.
I didn't even have to listen to it a second time. When I listened to the teaser I wasn't so sure I was going to enjoy this one. But I listened to it strait through on a long drive. A VERY long drive and this book is the only thing that saved my sanity.
The Heroine Gigi, Spirited independent, Willing to stand on her own make her own decisions, choices and mistakes and own up to all of them. I love most of Molly Harper's leading ladies, but I think she is the one I have enjoyed the most.
Nikolia... Yes. She nailed it with this one. Perhaps its his background which touches on areas of the world and peoples of the world that I just happen to like. But his personality also makes it. There is just something about him, and his unwillingness to walk away when everything says he should. Something about that drive to fight for what he wants, including fighting himself.
I am not going to go into the details of the book because it is fairly typical of Molly Harper's stories just with different main characters, though if you favor her other characters don't worry they are there and just as amazing as always. But these two are now my favorite of the group of all of them.
I do enjoy these side stories of half moon hollow and hope she will keep putting them out there.
Good overview of the various parts of the cold war. Narrator could use instruction on pronouncement of some of the names at points i struggled to figure out who he was speaking of and only having previous knowledge saved me.
The story is telling, and inspiring, you will both rail at the unjustness the child suffered, and be inspired by her determination. It really makes you take a look at your life and the things you consider hardships, it makes you look at your own faith, and question your own strength. A very thought provoking story of a horrible tragedy and the recovery from that tragedy.
I can understand why the writer wished to narrate it herself, but her voice does not lend to audio books well and I think it actually took away from the message she was trying to get across, there were points I struggled to focus on the story because the voice was just wrong.
Another typical vampire book or story. Not all that different from others out there, except in this case the main characters are not vampires, but humans, learning to live in a town over run with vampires and stay alive. that is where it is unique to what I am use to reading, most are vampires trying to live in a human world. Well in Morganville, its the humans trying to live in a vampire world, that most humans don't know about. This book doesn't explain why Morganville is this way, I suspect that will come in future books, and I look to forward to exploring this town and this world.
I will say parts of the book dragged, but bear through those, they aren't long and overall it has a good plot premise and story line that should develop quite interestingly.
Definitely worth the credit
I was looking for a different version of Jane Austin, type book or even something along the lines of Sabrina Jefferies type. This was neither, though set in the same time period and held to the traditions of society, the book lacked substance. I never felt drawn into the plot, and never really even grasped what the ultimate story was. It is not that I do not believe there was one, I think there was it was that it held such little of my attention I didn't retain any of it, even from one moment to the next. it was for lack of a better description quite dull.
The narration was neither good nor bad, again it did not draw my attention one way or they other. Average at best.
The story is a continuation of the other 4 and a good one, I like how she interweaves, good Jace with bad Jace and good Sebastian and bad Sebastian keeping you on your toes. And the final outcome of the battle. I read this book long before I listened to it because , Molly Quinn's voice and pronunciations annoyed me so much in the last book. Finally since it was in my list I caved and listened to it. I have to say though her pronunciation of several of the words still grated my nerves her voice was less annoying. I am not sure how she changed it, but I found myself not minding listening to this story as I thought I would.
Okay I am not going to go into a review of the story. If you don't know it, just go ahead and download the book. Its a classic you should have long since read.
Now onto the narration. Excellent. At points in reading this book I felt it dragged but its Tolkien, its Middle Earth, its Elves. I dealt with it because the story over all was good. NONE of that dragging comes in when listening to the Audio book. You stay engaged, or entranced. The Narrator does and excellent job telling the story, giving life to the characters and even pulls off the singing parts as well.
Often the Narrations can ruin a good book. But it can also make a good book soar beyond expectations, and that is what this narrator did for this book.
I have loved the Dragon Lance books since I was a teenager. I have loved Raistlin since then as well. I was beyond happy when these books first came out as it was a story of him and his life in more detail then you get in the other books. That is the basic premises of these books and if you know Raistlin but do not know theses stories you will find you did not really know Raistlin.
I am very VERY happy to say the narration did not ruin this book, as I am often afraid of when listening to old favorites. They changed the character voices such that you could distinguish them and better then that the voices fit the personalities of the characters very very well. I will actually look for more books by this narrator and hope he continues to perform as well as he did in this book.
Okay story is pretty cool. I like the Gods, what they are and what they are suppose to do. I like the challenges and limitations of them. I like the connect that formed between the hero and the heroine and the back story behind it. I like the support network they have formed. the witty banter between the Hero and Heroine is often funny and amusing. So over all I recommend the story. But I am so very tired of stupid, whinny heroine's, who really just don't get it. I understand everyone makes mistakes and that makes it more real, but how many times can one person do stupid things that nearly get them and everyone else killed, after being repeatedly told it would and STILL do them. I would really like to see a heroine that makes mistakes, learns, and either improves, or just stops being so stubborn she is stupid. Stubborn does not need to equal stupid.
The first 6 hours of the book were good, entertaining, and well worth it. Hours 6-9 I really just wanted to shut the woman up and/or strangle her and wished it would end (yes she got that bad during that time) the last 2 hours of the book picked back up and equaled the first six.
The narrator was very good varying the voices and settings, making it easy to tell what was going on with who and where, communicated emotions well, even did the whinny enough to annoy (because it really was annoying even if I had been reading it) and then she was able to switch to communication patent frustration as the hero was annoyed with the whining too.
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