Silver Spring, MD United States | Member Since 2014
This book is still a great book for a person who has a long drive, can get past the thought of the main character looking like a 10-12 year old girl (while having a relationship with adult), and doesn't mind interesting twist on vampire lore. Also there are a lot of parallels to the Xenogenesis/Lilth's Broad series.
Meh.. The ending was a little flat. I was hoping to see how the main character develops beyond the child-like state.
She kept the story rolling.
I don't think the world is ready for a film for based on this book.
Although I would recommend book one and two, I wouldn't recommend this book 3 unless:
1: The person has not read books one and two.
2: The person just has a long drive.
3: Doesn't care if the authors go off into the deep end of an already unbelievable fantasy.
Once they introduced the monster, they lost me.. I listened to rest of the book hoping that at the end Gideon was just having a reaction to some experimental drug for his terminal condition.
David was a good pick for the series.
Since I listen during my commute it wasn't lost time but I was disappointed.
The quasi-plausible aspects of the first two books made me expect the third book would follow suit. Boy was I wrong! The unexpected surprise of a fantasy plot mixed Greek mythology was the reason that I gave the book three stars.
Anyanwu and Doro. Both characters are fascinating; Doro with his cold approach with maintaining his bloodline and Anyanwu's desire to keep her "family" safe from the regular world (and Doro's hands). Although their special abilities and their approach towards building their nation are different, they are alike.
Butler's Xenogenesis trilogy have similar themes of family, internal/external racial adversity, slavery and no-so-normal romantic relationships. Also the general characteristics of Anyanwu could be compared to Lilith.
Not that I know of but I did enjoy his performance with this book.
Moved isn't the right word for the moment, but I did savor in the moment when Anyanwu discovered dolphins. This moment and her return to the sea allowed me to relish the thought of being able to go anywhere (or be anything) at a moments notice.
Although I would want to read the print version one day, the audio version made some of the scenes almost surreal.
The shower scene with everyone's favorite hooker.
Ms. Caraway's overall performance was great.
Sanjay all the way. You want to hate him but towards the end I felt like I was rooting for him.
No I wouldn't listen to again. Not because it is a boring book. In fact the book kept me in my car longer during my commute. The storyline was very plausible: A man-made disaster leaving thousands of people exposed. No power or water, limited resources, no communication, and a city on the verge of chaos and disorder.
Throughout each moment of the book it kept I kept asking myself the question, "if this happened to you, what would you do?" If you live in a large city, by the time you reach the end of this story, your bug-out bag will be packed (or at the least you will have purchased a printed city map.)
Just think about that guy you know who loves to indulge you with a ton of conspiracy theories but isn't so far gone he is in a shed with a tin hat on. In this story that's Chuck. Businessman, conspiracy theorist, and prepper extraordinaire, Chuck's resourcefulness keeps everyone going up until the end.
The older couple. Throughout this book the older couple in Mike's building will make you appreciate their wisdom.
They are making this film into a book, so no need to come up with a tagline.
Interestingly The Atopia Chronicles would have been the number 2 contender within my audiobooks library if it wasn't for that really, really bad performance of Olympia Onassis. I would have skipped over the whole section and if her annoying voice wasn't connected to a piece of the story. If you can hold on and endure sections with her voice, it will be worth the time.
Although there are a couple movies I could compare Atopia to, here isn't any book that I have read (or listened to) that can be compared to it. I guess that is why I kept listening. The story toys with the imagination and the human desire to "do more" with our bodies using technology. I wanted to know how far would the author would go to show the issues that came with integrating the seemly perfect synthetic reality systems with imperfect humans.
Don't have a comparison for any of the narrators.
You have a "oh" with a side of "yeah, it makes sense" moments when you discover one of the characters start to show a whole new side of themselves.
Honestly maybe someone who can take all the back chatter within a story. I can't really put my finger on why I couldn't listen to this book. Maybe it was the fact my mind had a hard time connecting to this tale.
Though I don't think the author could make this one enjoyable for ME.
I don't know.
The whinny guy... Don't know his name.
The whole series had this ominous but riveting tone.
That is a loaded question. Throughout the series I kept picturing the Oankali and Ooloi tentacles and the variations of them.
Monotone but effective.
In most stories that talk about the end of the human civilization, one tends to root for resurgence of the human race. Honestly towards the end of this series, I felt torn. The fact that Butler outlines the reasons why Oankali think we won't survive on our own may be spot on.
During the time the audiobook was being complied all I could think of is, "How can Scott Sigler make the evolution of this alien species even creepier than triangles and sub-human kissy-face monsters?" Well he took it up a slight notch and I was not disappointed.
Audiobook-wise, Scott's stories always take you into a place your mind that makes most people uncomfortable. Sit in a car and listen and you will be asking yourself, "Could I take on the seemly nice lady in the car next to me if she got out of her car brandishing an axe?" "Would I be able to escape a horde of blood-thirsty teens waiting for me when I stop next to the bus stop?"
Anything in the Scott Sigler universe..
I wasn't thrilled to not hear Scott Sigler perform but Phil did a okay job in his place.
Sit in a dark room, turn on this audiobook and let the book help you create the scenes in your head. You will laugh, tense up, yawn (sorry there are some conversations that will make you want to fast forward) and many moments you will ask yourself, "could you deal with all of this?"
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