I enjoyed the material. I've seen Brian Greene on Nova and read one of his other books, but I could barely get through this book.
It's probably just me, but I can't stand this narrator.
This is a great techno-thriller. I recommend this highly. I expect online gamers would get a kick out of the premise and some of the characters. Thankfully there is a sequel.
I love this series of books, until now. Splitting the story into multiple books that are occurring on concurrent timelines is OK if the books are released at the same time. Waiting years to find out what is happening to the other characters sours the experience.
No, I would not recommend this book until at least the next book comes out. I think there must be at least 2 more books coming. One that is supposed to be concurrent with this one, and hopefully, one that ties the 2 books together. Reading this now is probably a waste of time.
I normally love having the same narrator for a series of books, but this narrator has arbitrarily changed the voices for the characters from earlier in the series. I hate his choices for this book. The continuity of voice and characterization are ruined.
No. This is a partial story, and I'd wait for the full story. I hope that's only a couple of years off, but I'm afraid that the HBO series is the focus, and it's years behind this book.
This has been a great series until falling into the muddle that is this production. This audio book should be redone to restore continuity with the previous books, but I doubt that will ever happen. The paperback version is a better choice.
Yes, this is a fun book. There was the occasional reference to pop culture such as Star Trek and Scooby Doo, but these matched the nerdiness of the characters. Mostly it was a mystery. Our slacker protagonist becomes intrigued by oddities of his building and enlists his neighbors in his investigations. And just when you thought you had it figured out, something new and odd pops up.
Tim the 'retired specialty book publisher' was great. Part Father Confessor with beer and part MacGyver--"I read it in a book I published."
The narrator does a great job of giving each character a voice and maintaining the proper pace.
I lost sleep over this book--meaning I was listening to it when I should have been sleeping, but it was worth it.
I'm going to have to check out the author's other books.
I agree this is Twilight for adults. After hearing one character call the other brave over and over again, my stomach starts to churn. I want more plot and some resolution--even in a series. I give the narrator credit for a good job, but you'd have to pay me a lot to listen to another of these books.
This is not fantasy. I like fantasy.
I never would have made it to the end of this book without her.
Lots of the ones where the heroine goes on and on and on about how she can't live without him.
Please put this in the bodice ripper category.
It gives you practical tools for dealing with your troubles.
What color is your parachute? Both books give you tools for facing your future and advocate finding a higher purpose to give your life more meaning. You don't have to believe in God to seek meaning.
Vinny clutching the doctor like a life preserver. On the one hand he deserved his mess, but on the other hand he had the good sense to return for help.
The visual image of the mall as the pit of ultimate evil. I completely agree that one does not fight a war by spending money at the mall, and a society that does not sacrifice to make the world better is sick.
I'm planning to buy copies to give to family members. It should be great for dinner time discussions.
The two voices matched the style of this story perfectly.
I can't think of any other book that compares to this one.
This is a wonderful audio book. The narration is great, and the author does a terrific job of telling the story of Merle's life. He clearly spent a lot of time researching the ways that dogs communicate with each other and how they relate to people. He and Merle clearly benefited from his efforts--and it makes for interesting listening
I loved this story. Some reviewers have disliked the description of Pi's life in India, his family, the zoo, his religion(s) as too slow and/or irrelevant, but I loved it all. I found the differences and similarities between his life and mine interesting, and when all of that is swept away and he's trapped in a life boat with a tiger, I was completely hooked.
I loved the narrator's voice, and I will probably listen to this again.
I like the historical context, but I find the citations of chapter and verse useless in an audio book. The citations seem to jump all over during the course of the book--I think to make various points, but I'd prefer a little more detail on the history and fewer citations.
I suspect it's just me, but I can't stand this narrator. I just realized I've listened to him before in another book, and I barely finished that book.
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