Yes, maybe not for everyone, but certainly fans of scifi/thrillers with a serious comedic spin. Taylor writes in an almost stream of concious manner, and Zara Ramm brings authenticity and wonderful humour to the narration.
There is just enough adult themes to temper the humour, and although it does require a bit of a stretched belief model, I do recommend it.
Max ( our hero ) is difficult not to cheer for, and engages us all the way. The bad guys are not very well crafted, at least in this first book of what I hope is a long series.
Everything. She sparkles. Humour, drama, authenticity, and consistency. What's not to like?
I am not creative enough to get this one nailed.
This is the first of what promises to be a classic series of funny/serious/scifi time travel thrillers, in classic British style. There is a slight "chick lit" aspect to the offering, but it is highly enjoyable for everyone. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and have downloaded the sequel already. Highly recommended.
Most highly. Very entertaining time travel/ historical thriller with a bit of romance thrown in. Clearly well researched and done with panache and style. Entertaining is the best reason to listen.
Our male hero, without a doubt. Courage and guile make his character complete.
She does in many ways. Clearly activates the many characters, and does so with a light dexterious touch.
Not much of a movie buff these days, but maybe " Voices from the past"
My only major beef with this offering is the wimpy aspects of the female lead character. Whiny and not the sharpest knife in the drawer at time, which was mildly annoying. That said, this is a fine offering, and I highly recommend it.
Definitely. This is a very good offering, although it get's off the track and somewhat preachy at times.
Difficult to say without spoiler.
One of my first from him, but definitely not the last. Very good with accents, and with tone and atmosphere. Moving him into my top 10 list.
I am not a good judge of such things, so will pass on this question.
This is a fascinating, but flawed, listen. Lots of detail, and it can get mired down in that at times, but the concept and the performance overcome this. Worth the credit!
I sure would. The Berry/Bick team have hit it again! Not the best either have done by any stretch, but a classic ,well researched and unique offering which captures the best of both performers
Some of the Croatia scenes are memorable.
Hah good question. Malone is an all time fave but in this one its Stephanie Nell, as always, that works best for me.
I almost did!
All good, classic Berry/Brick, but could they stop using the word " DEVOID". as frequently as they do? My only irritatiion, but a real one.
The ending is notable being arbitrary, incomplete and almost trite. The book fairly rocks along ( and it is a rather long book, so get ready ) but boy, the ending is weak.
No, so no comparisons available.
The characters are breathing creations. Morris does excellent work here, and is the highlight of this offering.
Aside from the ending, yes.
This is a sprawling audiobook, with a wide variety of characters, plotlines and concepts. It all stumbles to what I felt was a rushed ending, but on balance, this offering is still worth the investment.
Not bad...a decent distraction. Was certainly not the best audio book I have experienced recently, but not bad, and the concept was on the unique side.
My first by Rainer. I would try this author again, in the correct circumstance.
Sure. Dina did a fine job keeping the characters well defined and consistent.
On demand at home.
This is a reasonably good offering, with a somewhat weak conclusion.Nominally recommended.
The principle FBI investigator Pierce ( sp? ) was complicated and had an interesting background. Worth paying attention to all his details.
Easily his accents. He nails RFK and LBJ, as well as all the other story advancing characters. A fabulous performance!
Yes, and I almost did!
This is a truly excellent audiobook, with a crackling plot, enough action to keep the listener engaged, and an outstanding performance featuring historical characters. Highly recommended.
All of it. Poorly edited, poorly constructed, and lacking a true sense of direction. The premise, and the overall start of the story began well, but it descended into treacle.
Chose another career.
Look, Donald had a mess to deal with here, so it's unfair characterize his stuff with the crap he had to deal with. On balance he did all do under the limited circumstances.
All of it.
The diversity of characters was compelling. Additionally, the concepts and history add layers of interest that holds the listener rapt. At least, this one.
The last hour or so is full of twists and developments that make the length of the listen well worth it.
Galelio was damn compelling. PJ did a great job with the challenging range of characters and accents overall .
Nothing extreme, but certainly made me research and think about the concepts presented.
This was a great little discovery by a new artist and performer for me. I think you will find this one entertaining, exciting and thoughtful as well. One of the best of 2015 so far. Highly recommended.
Only listened to it, so don't really know.
The overall concept is compelling, to say the least. Certainly the concept has been visited in the past, but not to this level of nuance and complexity.
Yes, and he does a fine job here. Lot's of characters to explore, and he does so with a flourish.
Not extreme, but it was compelling at times. Esp. the conclusion.
This book spans a wide range of concepts, which at first glance seem unrelated. Yet somehow it is pulled together with style and aplomb. I liked it a lot, and so will you! Recommended.
Interesting take on time travel, from a well respected and consistent speculative fiction author. In that context then, I would, with the usual reservations.
As above. Redundant question.
I have , and the performance here is very good. Not the best, but certainly professional. Some crappy editing and back ground noise which is becoming all too common in Audiobooks performances recently , however.
Decent offering, interesting but slightly derivative idea on time travel, with a solid performance and some interesting twists. Likely a series pending, but stands by itself well.
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