NEWBERG, OR, United States
Pro's: An amazing venture into the SyFi universe that Ben bova has been building for years, and finaly takes us back to the moon, and to the characters from moon wars-perhaps some of my favorite characters that he has written. Filled with the kind of realistic intrigue that his books are famous for. Stefan Rudnicki Did an Awesome job at narrating ( like he normally does ) I honestly don't think that they could have gotten a better narrator for this kind of book.
Con's: It felt to short, although not much shorter then most of his other books, I wanted more, and the ending felt rushed.
Other thoughts: if you are new to Ben Bova's books, this is not the best place to start, Moon Base i think is honestly the best book of his to start off with. Also, This is not Star wars, or a Military Scfi book its not about space wizards and lazers pew pewing people. this is very much SCIENCE fiction. So its not for every one
You know an author is good when he can make some thing happen to his character and you feel their pain.
This book is Amazing.
I'll admit, I have a man crush on Sigler now.
Over all I am a big cyberpunk fan, and with this being the god father of cyberpunk I thought I would like this.Sadly I just could not get into it, Its not that out dated Ideas that have been revisioned by new works by other people that have me. I love old tech stories and the ways people thought it would grow ( such as Ben Bova's works ). In all honesty it is in large parts the editing.
This is one of those rare books that an abridged version might be better, there are just times and ideas where this book just flat out drags out to the point of boring the reader.
I cant help but feel had this book been re-edited in a better way, It could have been amazing.
Do you like Horror stories?
Do you like having a southern twist on your horror?
Do you like cheap books?
Do you have a short road trip and want to keep your crotch fruit in rapture through out the duration?
If the answer is yes to any of these than you may want to consider buying this book.
If you like Lord of the rings, Or The Hobbit than you will like this.
Pros: Learn more about the workings and history of middle earth.
Cons: Lacks some of the charm of his other works, however considering this book was just his notes worked on by his family that is to be expected.
Get this if you have already read Tolkiens other books, not the best introduction to his work.
Sigler is an amazing writer and this book is perhaps one of my favorites that he has written.
Pros: Damn near every thing.The narator was extremely talented, The characters were well written and you WILL fall in love with them ( Go pookie! ). the books has a sharp wit to it that is both mature and complex with out taking its self to serious.
Cons: The book is very close to Scott Siglers other novels, not so much a bad thing but it is very obvious. With many of the characters seeming like Re-writes/name changes of older characters and relationships from his Infected series. To be honest tho, I didnt much mind it since the re writting characters are better in my opinion than the ones from his other novels.
If you like a Mix of Sifi and horror with really dark humor get this book, get your freinds this book, or if you have any brooding teenagers have them read this book.
In fact even if you dont like horror or sifi normaly, Buy this book!
You will thank me later.
All of the deep complexity of Ender and his family seems to have been lost in this book. I like seeing whats going on with the Hive queen and the piggies but the chapters with Qing-Jao are honestly just painful. All of the intellectual quandaries and debates that the first two books seem to have been replaced by a lexicon of logical fallacies that scott card seems to be trying to push as some higher moral standard that just falls short and belittles the growth and intelligence of his characters from the first two books.
I would list specifics however I do not wish to spoil any thing for people. This book has me very nervous for the rest of the series, and I may not finish the series if the books keep going this direction.
With that being said, The narration as usual is AAA+ Stefan Rudnicki is perhaps one of my favorite narrators and the rest of the cast were great as well.
I loved Enders game and Speaker for the dead, I just hope the books after Xenocide are better
So after the end of the last book i was really stoked, i thought Mercy was finally coming into her own. getting over some of her past scars, while killing a God/Bugo spirit of Destruction and learning more about her past.
This book felt more like the series took two steps back, especially the ending. Perhaps Briggs was trying to show Adams badassery off a bit but it just came off as Mercy going into full blown damsel in distress( or like Mercy left her brains at the door ). Not only that but, Briggs has left no where for the series or Mercy to go from here. It feels dead in the water, almost like Briggs is bored/Done with the books and only wrote them because her fans expected her to.
This would have been a really good book, if it had been written earlier in the series.
This book has perhaps become one of my favorite books on the subject of Greek history. It is written in a way that people who do not like history books would like this, he weaves the history in story so that you do not become bored with the dates/places/people.
David Drummond does and excellent job reading
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