Personally, I enjoyed it. I can understand why some people would not enjoy it, though. The language is interestingly enough, what one would call "mature," but the book is pretty far from it. It's a pretty good book, though. I actually have respect for Meghan McCain now (though I didn't have much of an opinion of her prior to this book, just her father.), and Michael Ian Black provides a bit of the liberal view as well. It had me laughing at parts and considering my stance on certain things. I wouldn't say it's a game-changer, but it's better than "reality" TV (to be fair, this would have made for great TV.)
Don't get it if you're easily offended or if you would prefer not to lose any IQ, but if you're moderately educated (read: not a middle school dropout) and not a die-hard liberal or a die-hard conservative, and you enjoy crass jokes and fun while intoxicated, it's definitely not a bad listen/read. Being from Vegas, the part with the strippers was my favorite, followed by the part with the guns.
Incredibly lengthy book, with serious writing. Hamilton's descriptions are wonderful, and "Pandora's Star" is one of my all-time favorite books. I had a very hard time putting it away. The intricate relationships between characters, and the immense amount of detail provided on said characters is on par with the wordiness of detailed intelligence briefings. The universe is huge, and there are aliens who act like humans, and aliens who are nothing like humans and there are some that humans have not even met (until later in the book).
It may be difficult to get used to at first, and may require another listen, but there are many plots and sub-plots in this book. It's science fiction with action and a hint of realism. Politics, sexual scenes (both heterosexual and homosexual), assassins, spies, backstabbing, etc. In about 40 hours (after you have listened to it and had a break), you will definitely want the next book, Judas Unchained. Most likely, you will also want more from Peter Hamilton (unabridged).
Dr. Kaku is wonderful because he has a way of explaining *very* complex things in a way that the layman can understand. His exploration of "impossible" feats from science fiction is awesome for any sci-fi fan, and it really helps explain why certain things will or will not work. It's not a math book, which is great for those who are not mathematicians or engineers/scientists. Very enjoyable, providing you're interested in such things (which is a fair guess if one is considering this book.)
Well, everyone else has said it as well, but I will repeat it. This book is amazing; Bourne's realistic take on a zombie apocalypse book really sat well. It's pretty much a journal, and the narrator does a pretty good job. There are realistic elements such as the Posse Comitatus and certain requirements when the military forces operate within the US borders. I really would like more of it, but that is a good thing.
This is one of my favorite books of all time. The narrator was pretty good, consistent. That's about all I have to say without either repeating the description or spoiling it for someone who has not read this before.
I will, eventually, listen to Stormrage again. The story is good, and there is lots of game lore for fans of World of Warcraft.
I don't know, other than the other World of Warcraft books, because its tie-in to the game.
The book was good on its own, but I would likely not have purchased it were it not for the audiobook. I am unable to play the game anymore due to work and travel requirements, but I still like it. It helps keep me in the world of Azeroth.
Yes and no, I enjoyed the book, but I doubt I could sit and listen to more than 8-10 hours of anything except when travelling and unable to read or play games or surf the internet or watch TV/movies. The book was good, and had some great storytelling with action and suspense for World of Warcraft players, but given the choice, I would most likely not have listened to it with such vigor.
Good book for those interested in lore for the World of Warcraft game, and has plenty of fantasy elements for those interested in such tales, but I suspect that the only people interested in the book already play World of Warcraft. Great fantasy, even outside World of Warcraft, so even if you're just a fantasy geek un-interested in the MMORPG world, World of Warcraft specifically, it's worth a read.
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