I have enjoyed several of Greg Bear's books.
Greg Bear does a strange thing with the ending of this book, jumping to the conclusion before going back and finishing the tale of how the characters get there, effectively draining the tension out of an otherwise well-put-together story right at the end.
I'm pretty new to audiobooks. This seemed like a good performance. Sometimes the narrator's "woman's voices" grated on me a bit, but I'm not sure how that could be improved.
I think the concepts Bear introduced were covered thoroughly here.
Great characterizations with very believable teens who interact with the few adults in their post-zombie-apocalypse lives in a really reasonable fashion while still carrying all the bittersweetness and impulsivity of those pre-adult years.Fantastic reading performance.I really REALLY disliked that it was only part of a story. It seemed pretty blatantly incomplete. There were no character arcs completed, and the title is just the name of a place a few of the characters want to go. They don't even get to any of their alternative destinations, or interact with any of the people whose voices have guided them on their journey. It stops basically at one of the pit stops along the way, an entirely temporary place.Basically, selling this as a complete book seemed cynical. I'm not sure I want to pay for another one.
Warning them that the book is only the first part of the story, yes.
Really well done.
half-and-half. Great, but woefully incomplete.
Even the first hint that this is the first part of a longer story would have made me feel less ripped off. This doesn't even qualify as the start of a trilogy. It's more like they just chopped the book off when they had enough words.
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