for those of you unfamiliar with this character let me assure you that the movie will do very little to enthrall your enthusiasm, the movie was OK, but it was nothing like the books. "The Princess of Mars" began the story of John Carter, and like most of Edgar Rice Burroughs books it is an adventure wrapped in a love story. All of ERBs leading men were heroic and strong of body and mind, and morale conviction; flawed of course, but always a step or two above average in prowess and intellect. John Carter truly was earth's first super alien, he could leap tall buildings with a single bound, fight until the bodies of his enemies lie shoulder high around him, for upon Mars his earthly sinew and mass aloud for feats of extraordinary strength and agility: 26 years before Jerome "Jerry" Siegel and Joseph "Joe" Shuster created Superman. The book is over a hundred years old and worth the read, ERB created a world and a civilization to call it home...read the books, and if you see the movie then you will know what could have been.
This book is everything I like about Sherrilyn's books and what I don't like; what I like: intriguing characters, action, great plot development, the interaction of other characters from other books, which always makes me think she is writing a very huge story which she has broken down into smaller stories, anyway I digress...what I don't like: it is said that when I man writes about loving making they are writing porn, but when a woman writes about love making it is seduction and romance, well Ms. Kenyon as marred those lines a bit I think, I believe that in her books the action and the stories are stuff that happens around the love making (believe me I'm toning this down for Audible) the development of the characters a by product of the sensual world she has developed, don't get me wrong I like a good romp under the covers as much as anyone, but to a lesser degree in the books I read...all in all though, like her other Dark Hunter books, this one is worth listening to, I like Talon, he is cool and his powers rock...like the book that preceded this one, it is a glowing example of a very gifted writer.
sorry for the title but anyone who caught Smallville will remember John Glover as Lional Luther and while I admire anyone that can earn a living acting I can't get the fact that Lex's dad is reading me a story out of my head...to me James Marsters was Harry, Murphy, Mab, Bob; Toot-toot! Hell how many characters did he voice through out the years...I was ready to accept James (sans his Spike roll) as the voice of the books about Harry Dresden, I grew as an audience with him, his command of the story lines got better with every reading...this is really a let down, truly...but John Glover is not to blame, truly he does his best I'm sure; and under any other circimstances I'm sure he would be fine, but this isn't any other circumstances this is Dresden which means it should be James...so I'll pretend that the ghostly shape Harry finds himself in has caused his voice to falter, his demeanor to have changed his delivery of smart ass quips lessened by his condition...then I'll pray that James retells the story someday so I will feel adquatley appeased...
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