I have read a lot of reviews. The fans that defend this book call it an "issue" book and compare it to Pelican Brief. Pelican Brief had strong characters and a plot. I kept trying to figure out where Gray Mountain was headed when it came to an end.
After over 14 hours of story Samantha finally grows a spine and makes a stand. Samantha is not a totally unlikeable character nor is the book totally horribly.
Catherine Taber seems to be getting a lot of the blame for this flop. If I had this book on my Kindle or hard cover, it would still be a poorly written book.
Catherine did an alright job narrating this book. I have heard far worse.
The only real redeeming value this book had was the spot light on the issue of strip mining and mountain top removal. The same could have been accomplished with a wee bit of plot mixed in.
If you read my reviews of Dean Koontz's vast library, you would know I am a former fan of Koontz's work. Most of his books are redundant and inane, however this book is one of his finest.
This book is one of the best edge of your seat books that I have ever read and listened too. The narration also gets top marks,
A was a huge Dean Koontz fan for a long time. Every writer has a few misses to go with their hits. Dean's winning streak TO ME is over. He still gets great reviews from his die hard fans. But I won't give 3 stars to his dribble. He is a hack and I am sorry I wasted my money
I was blown away by Angels and Demons and then again by the DaVinci Code. I am sure it would be hard to write a 3rd book to match the first two. This book is still entertaining, but not the same quality as the first two.
I am not a big fan of entertainer's biographies or biographies in general. I generally prefer fiction to real life. After getting hooked to The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, I decided to give his biography a listen.
I grew a much greater respect for the man a watch every night on TV. If you are a fan of The Late Late Show or just love a good Bio give this one a listen. It is surprising one of the best bio's I have listen to/read.
The only good thing about this audio book is the narration.
Koontz's books are beyond tired. I cringe every time I read about the rich bougainvillea. His plot have become moronic. In this case, a spirit that has been dead for 20 years knowing how magically create word docs and pics out of thin air then making them
His plots are as bag as the rug on his head. I know koontz has a lot of die hard fans, and I used to be one
I am not one for autobiographies of celebrities. I made an exception in the case Of Elisabeth Sladen. After learning of Liz's death, I wanted to know more about my first crush.
I became a fan of her character, Sarah Jane while watching my first episodes of Doctor Who way back in 1976. Sarah Jane and the 4th Doctor gave stellar performances while dealing with low budgeted special effects and monsters.
After Sarah Jane left the Doctor, I continued watching sporadically. Then in 2007, when Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith joined the 10th Doctor in the episode School Reunion, I fell in love with her all over again.
When I learned of Liz's passing before the 5th season of the Sarah Jane Adventures was completed, I was devastated.
What about Caroline John’s performance did you like?
Caroline John sounds like Elisabeth Sladen a lot and she capture a lot of the emotion that Liz would had she been the narrator of the book. However, she did mispronounce a few names which reminded me that my beloved Sarah Jane had passed.
Since I recognized Caroline John's name from the Who-universe I had to googled her. Carolina passed 6 months after recording this book.
This book is a must read for comic book fans. It has action, humor, and a coming of age story. A lot is made of the main character being gay, but it reads as a young man becoming a hero and just happens to be gay.
The rest of Thom's team of heroes. Ruth was my favorite and the comic relief of the story.
Michael did a good job with all the characters.
This book had me wanting a sequel. I was saddened to learn that Perry Moore, the books author, had died of an overdose.
The narration was the best part of the story.
I would not recommend this book to someone unless they are a diehard fan of King's. This was an interesting story, but a rushed trite ending.My 20 y.o. son read the book and came to the same conclusion. However, he also noted that the Simpsons; movie had the exact same plot and a more believable ending.
What can I say, an outstanding performance.
No, and it almost stopped me from reading 11-23-63 (One of his best)
If you bought it listen to it. It has likable characters and the standard King 2 dimensional bully-turned killers. But for the most part not totally formulaic. The ending isn't that aweful to waste a credit, but you may be shaking you head thinking is this the same guy that wrote the Stand, Cujo, Pet Semetary, and Misery? This book reminds me of IT. A great story until I got to the end. I reread the end thinking really, a spider. That's the best he could do.
This is the best to date. Usually a book based on a TV show is a watered down story that doesn't affect the shows continuum and steers clear of the big villains. This would have made an excellent episode of the series. It personally had an impact on me because I listened to this book, around the time of the Weeping Angels offed Rory and Amy from the show.
When the Ponds are around, Rory gives the doctor a run for his money
If I may quote the Doctor, She was brilliant. This was my first Clare Corbett performance, but not my last. Many because I have two more Doctor Who audios with her as the narrator.
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