Well, truth be known, it took me awhile to get through this tour de force as I was travelling and i kept stopping and starting. That said, it is a remarkable, stunning book that will stick with me for awhile.
Where do I start? The introduction to Mother, and the scene with Gene Kelly/Mr.First, are stunning.
The last few chapters are deep , complex and wrap up many many concepts, but the entire book is littered with sharply wrtten, and performed, scenes and dialogues.
I don't recall listening to him in the past, but I may have. Notwithstanding,
Any scenes involving Mr. First were amazing. The human trash clean up guys stuff was amazing. Hell, the entire book is amazing! Hard to pull out any one moment.
This is a stunning book. I can't recommend it enough. It is full on, sometimes over the top, horrific, fantasy, gory, fascinating, complicated, everything but the kitchen sink. An immediate classic.
I urge you to commit your credits and yourself to this shimmering performance, and to pass it along. You will never be the same after listening to it. Remember, things are never quite as they seem.
Unlikely, but i certainly have researched John Titor since listening to this book.
There don't appear to be any other in the Audible line up, otherwise I would.
It doesn't appear that I have, but I will certainly look for his work going forward. An excellent performance.
To be honest, it did make me research TITOR , quantum theory , etc. Not so much emotional, but an intellectual response.
I could have done without the author's somewhat self referential comments before and the after the book. However, the concept, and it's vary nuances, are fascinating, and certainly draw the listener in. I do recommend this offering for a variety of reasons.
Not in the top 15, but certainly a much better work than how it originally started, which I felt was bit slow and disjointed. Ultimately this offering ended up very strong, and held me in suspense for longer than others of this ilk.
It was a twist, and took long enough to unfold and with enough drama that it held me to very end.
Not that I recall, upon hearing this one I certainly will pay more attention. An outstanding performance to be sure.
I am not sure I would call my responses extreme, but certainly this offering does give the listener reason to pause, to think, to respond and to examine. To that extent then, it did.
I was captured by this book over time, and like all the good ones we listen to, it sticks with you long after the words have disappeared into the ether. I give this one high marks.
The parallel stories, wrapping history of Vikings, the Final Solution, archeology, and White House intrigue. It sounds messy, but it moves along intelligently and quickly.
I don't recall any, but I will definitely from here on out. Quite simply this is a stunning performance by a true professional. He has to work a variety of intense characters, with a wide range of accents, and he does so with clarity and precision. I can't give him high enough remarks. Certainly now in my personal hall of fame.
Made me research Viking history, which was somewhat moving.
This book snuck up on me, and by the end of the story it had me wrapped up totally. Lanes' performance brings it to life, and the total package is very compelling. Most highly recommended.
Having not experienced both, I can't comment. That said, audio books are always ideal iterations for books of this style.
Gosh, where do I start? This is a fascinating dystopian tale, that takes the listener on a ( mostly ) believable, and shockingly real journey from the streets of Manhattan on a fall day to places that have to be heard to be believed.
Taylorson brought certain characters very much to life ( Chuck, in particular ) and deserves full credit for consistentcy and clarity in performing a somewhat complex story in such a compelling and open manner.
It did, actually. Some of the losses of characters, and some of the behaviours people exhibit were shocking. Likewise, Chuck ( again notably ) was witty at times, and certainly provided dark comic relief.
This is a very impressive offering. A fine example of current day, dystopian futurism, framed with honesty and precision. Highly recommended.
I dont' normally, but this one might well be an exception.
The clarity of the concept and the executional detail are compelling. This book really grows on the listener, until finally you are fully pulled in.
Not the best match of content and reader in my opinion, and she seems to have slowly warmed to the material throughout the course of the performance. Ends up not badly, but I would have chosen a Ray Porter or someone to do this one.
I did, and totally was engrossed.
This books totally expands and grows on the listener. It is scientifically reasonable enough to not need a large suspension of disbelief, and yet it is sci fi through and through. Very thoughtful and enjoyable, and highly recommended.
Anyone, friend, family or foe! This is truly one of the best audio books I have ever heard. It's content, it's performance,and it's thoughtfulness are universal and moving.
Yes, I was not sure how it would resolve until the very end..if it actually resolves at all for that matter.
No favourites, as it needs to be looked at as entire body of work.
The name says it all, although it would likely be very controversial.
Ray Porter is stunning in this, and brings this brilliant book to life. I can't recommend it high enough. Get it, listen, and enjoy!
No, not because not worthwhile buy because I don't do that as a rule.
The performance was sparkling, the character had some depth to them, and the story moved intelligently.
The deputy sherriff was cool, but the female TV reporter rocked alot.
The relationship between the hero and his aging mother was very real and I did react to it.
I have recently started using Audiofile.com as a resource for finding new audio books. They certainly didn't let me down in this instance. Highly recommended to any listener.
Not in the top 10, but maybe the top 25. A tricky, rather interesting and compelling offering, that has several unanticipated plot twists and turns.
Certainly to other audio book fans.
Definitely one of the better performances of the years. Brought the characters to life, and owned the story
Not really extreme, but certainly kept my interest, and I did have some chuckles and eyebrow raises.
This book definitely sneaks up on the listener, and comes with enough wrinkles and twists to keep the story fresh and engaging. Recommended highly
Yes, heartily so. For some, the accents may be difficult, and the common language abit difficult to understand as well, but for overall interest and content, it is a wonderful story.
It is difficult to speak of it without revealing plot details, but needless to say, it will leave the listener thinking, deeply.
Nigel, for what will become obvious reasons to the listener.
No, so no base line.
Nigel, as noted above.
There are many layers and movements to this fascinating story. I think it is difficult to comment on it withou revealing details, so all I can tell the prospective listener is to get this book and you will enjoy it as much as I did!
Actually does have some rather interesting twists and turns, featuring characters that, while maybe abit too shallow ( at least intially ) turn out to be more complex and this makes the story that much more enjoyable.
Triffids, anything to do with Pod People, anything to do with plant/human communication.
I had somewhat of a tough time with her at the start ( and, dare I say, she did as well! ) . However, we both warmed to the task, and I was taken by her work in the last 3rd.
Honey, please cut the lawn?!
This is a very entertaining offering, much more so than I originally thought when I read about it and started listening. Bookshire's teenage girl is excellent, and she brought to life some domestic drama at the start that was truly discomforting.
Not to be too trite ( but somewhat so ! ) this book does..ahem..grow on you.
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