Not one of my favorites but it was still very good. To be fair, this is definitely a different audiobook than I usually go for.
She tried but her attempt to do the male voices came off...weird. The Woodcutter's voice was different at times...it had an Irish? accent one minute than it was gone. Sometimes it was scruffy then not. It was slightly distracting. It was more like I was being read to as opposed to immersing me in the story.
I loved how there was a twist to familiar Fairy Tales and how they crossed paths. I mean murder mystery among the happily ever afters?...what's not to like but there were several times that I was confused as to what was going on. I mean why was someone alive that I thought was dead? Without any spoilers, there were several loose ends that I don't feel got resolved. To be fair, I was listening at work and could have missed an important page or two but overall I felt that there was a few holes left to explain.
Awesome take on an old classic. I saw that in a bookstore, it was in the YA section. I've read a few but it usually is the genre I avoid. I'm not a huge fan of teen angst, love, and poor decisions, but this really didn't have a whole lot of that. It was in my recommended list for a long time before I decided to give it a try. I'm glad I did...it was a fun listen. The author kept the story moving. I'd get home from work and sit in the car for 10 minutes because I don't want to stop listening. I didn't know it was a series so now I have to wait patiently for the next installment.
If this is your genre... you'll enjoy it... mystery, magic, and a hint of a maybe relationship. If it's not your usual kind of story...i'd say give it a chance. It may surprise you like it did me.
Binny and Al. Loved them
I loved the premise of this book. I liked hearing about WWII history form this point of view. I was drawn it and couldn't stop listening to it. However, at times I was sooooo annoyed with the characters doom and gloom outlook and some of the decisions that were made. Don't get me wrong, I have not idea how I would react if I time travelled to WWII and got stuck but these 20 somethings acted as if they were young teens at times. And the lack of communication?!!? Come on guys! The three of them are stuck there together, why keep things from each other? It's not going to change the circumstances. I guess this is a testament to Connie Willis' writing: She made it very real to me like; I was right there wanting to shake some sense into them.
"F*** that, I want to live!"....then he tripped and was eaten
I haven't. He's partly the reason why I got the book...to hear how he did. He doesn't do character voices, he just reads the book. This is actually the first book I've listened to that the performer just reads as opposed to acts out the voices. Not sure I like it.
This was pretty funny. I looked like a lunatic at work randomly laughing at seemingly nothing at all (my headphones are hidden). Not going to change your life but an entertaining story. Like others mentioned the he said, she said, ______ said did get annoying. Maybe I noticed it more since it was pointed out in the reviews...which means you might notice it more since I just pointed it out.... you're welcome!
I'm not sure. Maybe if they go on sale.
His voice is great for grisly detective/ PI characters. Reminds me of Dick Tracy.
The story itself left me wanting more. I bought the book during the try a new series sale. The first book didn't sound appealing to me so I went straight to the 2nd book. There didn't seem to be a lot of character depth (could have done it in the first book). It seemed like characters were presented, did their thing in the story and that was it.
The premise sounded interesting but it seemed rushed and anti-climactic. There wasn't really an explanation as to why the killer cop thought what he did that led to the murders. I mean the author alluded to it in a hazy sort of way but it seems that if the guy was a good detective like they said he was, then a little effort would have shown he was in error. And if his thoughts were just a reflection of his character, it would have been easier to see if there was more character development of the story. Also, I was pretty disappointed about not finding out what became of the Captain and his fiancée. Maybe that too is in another book but it made this book feel unfinished. It felt too "real life." In real life, you don't always get the answers as to why. But in a fictional book, I expect these questions to be answered
The book is not terrible. Like I said, the idea was great and I was eager to find out why it happened and how they would get there. But the dizzying speed of how it ended and the questions left over make me say, wait for it to be on sale.
Don't have the print version but R.C. Bray did bring it more to life with his voices than I could have reading it.
His voices brought the characters to life. He made it feel like I was a bystander watching the events rather than being read to. That's a huge plus for me in hearing an audiobook.
Not an extreme reaction but it did leave me feeling satisfied. I was a bit frustrated through some parts (based on some of the actions of the characters) but when it finally came to an end, I didn't feel lacking.
Great book! I came in thinking it would be like other post apocalyptic novels but this one had a twist. It reminded me of a TV show I used to watch...but I don't want to say what it is because it might give some of it away.
This is a very exciting book...something I will listen to again at some point.
The real feel of it. It almost felt like what would really happen if a zombie apocalypse occurred.
I really liked the book. Not a huge fan of the way it ended. Sets up nicely for a next book in the series but I felt that it was a bit rushed...not in pace with the entire book. I was kind of left frustrated but this only ensures that I'll buy the next book to see how it resolves. Hope he makes it soon!
Zombies and robots in one seamless story?!?!?! Add a little science and BOOM...A nerds dream!
I did laugh at a few parts. Was frustrated at others but mostly just breathless at what was coming next.
I liked this book. Wasn't so much a scary/ suspenseful book zombie book nor a totally techy robot book but it was definitely a different look at both genres.
Nerve wracking and disturbing
Yes. I've listened to several of his performances. He makes all of these books come to life.
This book was good...good enough to get me to buy the 1st in the series. It was also disturbing...this could be because I'm a new mother. I'm not bothered by gore (which this book has) but shows zombies in a way I've never seen. Definitely worth the read though. Lots of adventure and suspense. And I can't say enough about R.C. Bray.
Everything!! He is awesome! My favorite since becoming a member of Audible. In fact, I just used his name to search for new books. He makes the characters. He makes it so you feel like you are in the book and not being read to. Sometimes I forget that there is one man talking, not multiple characters.
There are some parts that are very frustrating but overall the story was very intriguing. Time travel to the time of Jesus. I had to download. I like how they protrayed the relationships between the 12 and Jesus. I also loved how it all came together. It is a very interesting read.
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