Albany, NY, United States | Member Since 2011
See, that's the thing. I've read three others: Fight Club (obv), Survivor, and Diary. I loved them.
Didn't care for the performance but the material was pretty rough so that probably didn't help.
Uhm... not really. It didn't catch me at all. I just found myself thinking: This is dumb. This sucks. What? Why am I listening to this? Oh look, something shiny! It's a quarter! Wow, this is an interesting quarter. Why is there talking in my ear? Oh well, must not be important...
Sorry to anyone that loves this book, but it just wasn't for me. Waste of a credit.
I can't wait for the next book in the series! the price point and story length were perfect
only criticism is way too much time explaining the tie travel "logic" and the shell rules are very, very, verrrry dumb
I've had this sitting in my library for years, I didn't read it because I was being lazy and it looked boring....
It is quite inspirational
Yes, I mean... who doesn't love The Expanse? And Amos! I'm glad the sorry stories are making it to Audible
Now be cautioned. Be forewarned.
There is no book 4. This story ends in a cliffhanger. I Wikipedia'd it the day I finished and saw that there was no release date or status update since 2005. And here's the kicker, the author had a stroke the week before. I wish him the best in his recovery, hopefully he can crank out a finale for the series.
Had I known this was an incomplete story with no payoff, I can't say I would've invested in all three books. The third does improve over the second, although I really enjoyed the first because it remained easiest to follow.
It's a good series, not great. It is what it is.
like the first it is readable but the characters are less frustrating, the politics better, and and pace more comfortable.
there are many bright, shining moments in this book. there are equally many dull, bogged down spots. motivations are clunky, resource management only in the most general sense, and other frustrations. That said, I got through it in good time and have started the second book. definitely inspires the imagination.
ok, I love the series but this deserves 4 stars because after the "big reveal" of what the numbers mean, the BIGGEST mystery of the book mind you, my brain stopped working. The sheer stupidity of the characters/author in that plot point were just unforgivable. So many good things in the book and series so far but I can never list Butcher among my favorite authors because of small things that consistently irk me, lapses in common sense, etc.
Still worth the credit and I'll keep reading the series, just had to get that off my chest.
In a heartbeat. I think that I came in with such low expectations that the book caught me off-guard. It a a solid and entertaining time-killer with decent and authentic characters. When things get crazy the book really takes off.
How to say this without ruining anything? The airlock.
This book flows well. It is a good spring/summertime read and you should be able to knock it out in 2 or 3 days. If I could change anything it would be towards the end when things get "other-worldly," I would have reined that in a little. It's a good 4 star book that I would recommend.
Well, that's not entirely true. I should start by saying that I don't read many non-fiction or health books. However, I saw the author on Jon Stewart or Colbert a few weeks ago and then I saw the book was selling well on Audible so I figures I'd give it a shot. To my surprise I found myself engaged and invested in the book, from examples of corporate greed to studies on human nature. The writing is phenomenal and comes at you like the good, hard-hitting journalism that it is. My initial criticism was the repetition of certain key words and phrases, however I came to feel that this served to hammer home points and familiarize the reader with certain industry vocabulary. I also developed a new way of looking at the nutrition information and ingredient list on my food. The narration keeps pace with the writing without sounding flat, and that is all you can really ask of a book like this. 5 stars does this book justice, it is not an inflated score. I would rank Salt, Sugar, Fat as one of my top books of 2013 without hesitation.
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