Men in Jeans: Richard Daniels thinks life can't any stranger working at Area 51until he gets assigned to find out where a Houston area SF writer gets the ideas for her books. Should be an easy assignment-if it weren't for the dead guy in her back yard and the non-business related ideas she's giving him.
Steam Time: The man formerly known as Tobias Smith hadn't planned to ride along with Dr. Everly and his Medicine Show. Grifters gave him a pain their elixirs couldn't heal. But he was headed to Marfa, too. And Everly's son turned out to be a really a fine looking damsel-one in distress when the ghost lights of Marfa bump them into an alternate reality complete with an automaton gang and airships. Could he be the good guy? Be the hero, save the day and get the girl?
©2012 Pauline Baird Jones (P)2012 Pauline Baird Jones
71 year old avid reader using either my eyes or ears. I make earrings that I donate to shelters and while I work, I listen to wonderful books. I also keep in mind that you have to kiss frogs to find princes - time's too short to bother with losers.
I've listened to more than 100 books and never before have I canned a book, not because of the story but because of the narrator. The story might be good - I didn't have the patience to listen to more than about half an hour. The narrator has a passable voice but her pacing is abysmal with long pauses between sentences for no apparent reason, the sound level changes (maybe not her fault) and her diction needs work. I bought the book because of the summary of the story and it might be really engrossing (read by a different reader) - I'll never know. So I rated it on expectations not on the reality.
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