I love the reader Ray Porter so I got the book. I only finished the book out of A.) Morbid Curiosity and B.) Ray Porter's skill as a performer.
This 12 hour book took 8 hours to build character ID, and lay out (ad nauseam) how they were trying to solve a sci-fi mystery.
In the 8 hours you have NO CLUE what they are trying to solve. What was the point of there search? And when what the are looking for is finally on the horizon you plummet into the abyss of WTF? It was a Bath Salts trip with a lackluster, predictable, poorly thought out ending.
Why anyone liked this is beyond me.
It kept my attention but the book was way too long. It could have been half as long and still have been a good story. Bronson Pinchot was the reason I picked this book. Not very interested the next book.
Always love the humor and Amanda Ronconi is the best!
Seems to be written for a YA audience. Too many references to popular culture and product name dropping. Story felt too quick to develop and come to conclusion.
Hmmm, Love Molly and Amanda together. Also enjoyed the lighthearted story. it was a good listen on the way to work! Wish I had gotten it on a BOGO but glad I listened to it.
Really hope Amanda hasn't sold out to product placements. Look forward to seeing what comes next.
Great main character with multiple imaginary sidekicks.....or are they imaginary?? Ha! Glad to find there is a second book! Hope there are several to come.
Too much details muddied up a good story. I listened for 5 hours and was so numbed by the details- ad nausea that when something exiting was happening I didn't recognize it untiil it was too late and I had to rewind to hear it!
She is somewhat monitone. Nothing in her voice really distinguished a battle scene from describing what her outfit she was wearing.....BTW main character has an exhaustive wardrobe.
I think there is a good story trying to break out of a lot of wothless details.
If there was an abridged copy available I MIGHT try it again.
I like the banter and sometimes snarky attitude of the characters.
Ok, he has a strange drawl at moments but overall fun to listen to. Even foul language sits comfortable with me when is uses it!
Not sure.... Bill and the Vamp Child Bride
Story is funny and a lite "read'. Just enjoy and laugh a little.
The writer knows her audience: teen, female. She is careful to curb the use of foul language and loose sexual behavior in her characters. She even spins a little of the"respect thyself" for her teen gal readers who so often see women played down as weak, low on intelligence and "easy".
The reader could have been little more versatile in her playing different male and female roles. It was difficult to hear the male role vs. female. She is also a bit emotionally "monotone". There were moments she sounded emotionally "blah" like Kristen Stewart of Twilight.
Overall the book was entertaining. I might get the second book. I have one or two of her books in my library already. I do think this author is a strong writer about to come into her own. I hope she writes for a more mature audience soon!!
I am a learning junkie like Kaufman and end up with a list a mile long of things I want to learn or accomplish. He is going to show you how to do one at a time and do it well. He proves that you don’t need to be like a Tiger Woods pro practicing something for mega hours to do it well and enjoy it. In ten steps and 20 hours you will learn the art of quick learning.
This is a horrible and utterly dry book. I skipped from chapter 6 to 17 and didnt miss a thing. I can't even waste anymore time on this and will be asking for a refund. Not a single deep thought here.....see dog run, see dog roll over.......oh this must be a man, this must be a girl dog.....ad nausea. I felt like I was listening to story time in a kindergarden class without the juice and cookies. This is all nap time...Zzzzzzzzzzzzz
DONT SPEND THE CREDIT. This book has been misclassified as adult reading when I am sure it should be in the children's section.
Better dog book would be: The art of racing in the rain.
This author just can’t write. Characters banter back and forth and you know which character is which based on the conversation BUT the author has to use "Min said", "Calvin said", "David said"...ad nauseam...after each statement. In a 20 minute dialog there must have been 40-60 "insert character name, Said"...just have the conversation already! Two people are talking and I can figure out who is saying what!
There is also a character that just was stupid and could have been written out of the story without any damage done. “Cynth” (every character’s name is shortened into a nick name…geez) is the main character’s ex-girlfriend. She is a psychologist who is writing a book on Love and spends too much time explaining the 4 stages of love and what stage Cal and Min are in. She even shows up in scenes that she shouldn’t be in. What woman shows up at the same event and talks to the new girlfriend's friends about the four stages of love. Unnecessary intruder. It’s like she is placed in a scene just to explain to the reader what stage of love we are witnessing. As if I am too stupid to know this is infatuation, or lust, or courting. She is like a sportscaster whispering during a golf game…annoying!
Don’t waste your credit. If I could get my credit back I would.
I only got this book for the Molly Haper story which is the 2nd of three stories. The first story is a total waste of time. Sucked eggs. Why Molly Harper allowed her stuff to be published with this garbage is beyond me. Hopefully she will publish her own book of short stories and this one will show up in it!
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