Listening to this was like listening to a very badly read audio of a very bad 50's B sci fi movie. Pass on this one!
This started out with great promise, and the story was interesting enough to have my attention all the way. But about two thirds of the way through it suddenly had characters doing 180 degree spins in character, and the original plot disappeared for at least a dozen chapters, replaced by some kind of rambling psycho-James-bond kinda thing. Totally weird. I honestly think the author had a mental event while writing this.
Would definitely not recommend.
This book started with such promise, that I thought I'd settle into a good listen. Unfortunately the author's ability to craft a believable plot doesn't measure up to his writing ability. Very well written, but the plot is just to unbelievable for me. I can get into good sci-fi, mystery and even spy novels, but not Norse cults of Oden that secretly have members at the seats of power, even within the FBI. Sorry, this one is just too far fetched !
This started out with some promise, and had me interested early. Unfortunately, it was all down hill after the first few hours. Terribly trite dialogue, very poor characters, and a plot based on a technology not very well developed or explained. Oh yeah, and there's Nazis too.
The only thing missing was a skimpy dressed blonde breaking a heel while running from the aliens!
Save your credits for something worthwhile.
novel. I'm pleased I listened. Story had me a bit confused at first, but after a bit things began to settle. Unique story line. Could have spent a bit more time with the characters - there was little there beyond the dialog. If you appreciate good character development, where you feel you know the people involved, you'll be disappointed for sure.
Not DK's best, but interesting none the less. As they say on these interwebs ..."meh..."
Best listen of the summer! Excellent story, well written, and superb narration. Keeps you wondering until the very end. Well worth the credits.
Please Audible, find more of these gems.
A seriously meaningless story. Don't waste your time on this. King is obviously trying to maximize income at the expense of his integrity - there is no other reasonable explanation for why he would soil his reputation with such claptrap.
A very BAD story, poorly written.
The writing was well done, if somewhat pathetic in the attempt to be hip and in the know, but I'm still trying to figure out what the point was. Very boring and extremely disappointing.
Well, some have said it better in their reviews, but this could have been a very good book. Again, another teen fantasy masquerading as a novel.
Others have covered the overall tone and style of this book, so I won't go there. I found this book tiresome about half-way through, and found too many glitches in the storyline to be too enthusiastic. The author goes to great lengths to explain to us about the main character's ability - then cheats his way to the end. Biggest glitch here is that the metal-cloth found thirty feet below ground was able to communicate to our hero-phychic through the trace-emotions left by its owner. He was able to see/feel the experiences of the original owner - except in this story all of those experiences hadn't happened to the owner at the time the piece of cloth was discarded! Whoops!
Don't bother with this one.
This entire set of three volumes could have easily been in one, not too long, volume. But, marketing wins in the end, I guess.
Well, to get right to it - the story here is mundane, obviously written for the mid-teen market, and not very interesting. The author attempts to wow us with technical facts constantly quipped by the characters, but comes off as stupid when in the context of one scientist speaking to another.
The ending of this story was so idiotic, I laughed out loud.
I am getting tired of these books. They sound interesting in the promo, but then I start listening, and find they are written for YA audiences, and in reality are just pulp-junk.
Please label books intended for 14 year old girls, so the rest of us can avoid!
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