It seems like Joe Ledger is the Doppelganger for the the character John Corey by Nelson DeMille. Both are ex-cops that got sucked into working for the government. Even Ray Porter's narration often times reminded me a lot of Scott Brick.
Despite this, I did really enjoy this book. The action and choreographed fight scenes were perfect. I personally like the books where the protagonist is a bit of a smart ass bad-ass (Such as John Corey). The idea behind the story is a rather scary one and although we don't necessarily have the technology now (at least in the public's eye), I wonder when and if it will come.
This book was recommended to me after I postulated on Facebook about the two events that occurred recently in the news. One was the Miami Face Eater and the second was a man in New Jersey who was cutting himself open and throwing his intestines at the cops. These two events are being blamed on the use of Bath Salts. However, after reading up on Bath Salts, I've learned there is no test that can be administered to determine if someone is on the designer drug. In fact, one ER doc said they only could know if the person who came into the ER told them that's what it was. Consequently, the question arises, how did they know. I began to wonder if it was something viral, after all it is the CDC and not FEMA who has the new advertising gimmick about preparing for a zombie apocalypse. That's when a cousin told me about this book. One that makes my postulation possible.
In summation, I enjoyed this book. I don't really think something like this is truly possible but it was a fun story and I really hope it gets made into a movie.
Alice is a slice of fallen heaven.
Alice is probably one of the worst narrators ever. His reading is just terrible. With that said, I loved every word. I liken Alice's reading of this book to his vocals on his albums. He's not a great singer with an amazing voice, but his voice is perfect for his music and NO ONE else could do the same justice to songs like I Love The Dead and Dead Babies or Halo of Flies, et al. Likewise, he couldn't have read it more perfectly.
Despite his narration, this book is awesome. I love that it's him telling his story and not some other reader putting his own inflections and "acting" into the book. I would recommend this to any Alice fan.
Although this was a short story and only a couple of hours long, it was typical John Corey. DeMille's Corey novels are one of my favorites and nobody could ever replace Scott Brick's reading of this series. I've listened to every one of the John Corey novels from audible.com and each one is a great as the next.
Another series which I love and is similar yet very different is The Retrieval Artist series by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
Scott Brick is consistent in his reading of this character.
I love the characters that Ms Rusch creates. I've listened to every one of the books in this series and the narrator does an amazing job as well. I know this is a dumb review, but I'm busy at work. Seriously, the Retrieval Artist series are my favorite book series out there.
The author of Misquoting Jesus leaves you wondering, almost until the end, just what his personal beliefs are. I enjoyed this book all the more because of that. The information is presented very objectively.
The first book seemed to have a much better story line. This book was just OK for me. I had a lot of trouble getting into it.
I love how the review says minimum 15 words yet this asks me to sum up Buried Secrets in 3 words. OK, three words
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