This is a great offbeat sci-fi story, complete with evil aliens, world domination schemes, and plenty of intrigue. There were also many surprise twists, and some pretty funny moments.
I was reminded of Star Trek episodes at certain points, but really, I can't think of another book similar to this one. The story was very unique.
I really liked his rendition of the Nidu (sp?) aliens, and also his intonation of the "prophecies". Overall, his narration was very enjoyable. He was funny, and easy to listen to.
I have just begun listening to this course, but I love the way Paul Noble approaches language. He uses the knowledge you already have of English to help with learning Spanish, and instead of learning vocabulary and starting with the usual, "Buenos dias, como se llama", he gives useful building blocks that will help you build phrases, and improvise chunks of language.
For the first time, I feel like I will make real progress with learning Spanish, and actually be able to talk to people. So happy to have found this program!
What an amazing experience to listen to the performance of this book. The story was sad, hopeless, and agonizing, but also gripping and well told. Claire Danes does an excellent job of portraying Offred (we never learn her real name). Highly recommend!
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