In rural, impoverished Burgoyne County, New York, a pattern of strange deaths begins to emerge: Adolescent boys and girls are found murdered, their corpses left hanging in gruesome, ritualistic fashion. Senior law enforcement officials are quick to blame a serial killer, but their efforts to apprehend this criminal are peculiarly ineffective.
I won't be keeping this audio book. The narration was better than average but the story was god awful.
It seemed like an unformed, mis edited mess.
No where near as complex and nuanced as The Alienist.
This is a hard pass of me.
Before he slid into the MRI machine, Jake Bronson was just an ordinary guy with terminal cancer. But when an earthquake hits during the procedure, Jake staggers from the wreckage a profoundly changed man, now endowed with uncanny mental abilities. An ocean away, Luciano Battista wants a piece of Jake's talent. The terrorist leader has been conducting cerebral-implant experiments in a sinister quest to create a breed of super jihadist agents...and Jake's altered brain may be the key to his success.
Don't. Just don't. Filled with every lone man, evil Islam, threat to the American way, cliche there is, this very poor peice of writing reads like a bad 1963 television show.
Not even RC Bray's narration could save this set.
It's not a good example of any of the genres it touches: not political thriller, action mystery or sci-fi.
I just couldn't take it anymore.
It's bad. Don't waste your credit.
Being a sentient spaceship really should be more fun. But after spreading out through space for almost a century, Bob and his clones just can't stay out of trouble. They've created enough colonies so humanity shouldn't go extinct. But political squabbles have a bad habit of dying hard, and the Brazilian probes are still trying to take out the competition. And the Bobs have picked a fight with an older, more powerful species with a large appetite and a short temper.
I got final showdown between the Bobs and the Others that I was looking to get. Worth the credit.
Reclusive college student Jonathan Tibbs wakes in a pool of blood, not a scratch on him. His life is about to undergo a massive shift. A violent and merciless otherworldly enemy unleashes slaughter in the streets, calling out in a language only he understands. And it is seeking its challenger. In order to defeat the threat, Jonathan must become a temporal weapon...while remaining completely anonymous. Unfortunately, harnessing off-world powers has its own special challenges...
got this one based on other reviews.
surprisingly interesting... especially the twist at the end.
looking forward to more of this story.
EarthCore is the company with the technology, the resources, and the guts to go after the mother lode. Young executive Connell Kirkland is the company's driving force, pushing himself and those around him to uncover the massive treasure. But at three miles below the surface, where the rocks are so hot they burn bare skin, something has been waiting for centuries. Waiting...and guarding. Kirkland and EarthCore are about to find out first-hand why this treasure has never been unearthed.
with grim determination I finshed listening to this messy jumble of cliches, disconnected tropes and badly overwritten tripe.
even ray porter's narratition didn't make this any more palatable.
every tired trope, the magical negro, the sadistic abuse survivor, the nobel ex soldier.
bah, it's bad... don't do it.
24 of 33 people found this review helpful
Critically acclaimed cult novelist Matt Ruff makes visceral the terrors of life in Jim Crow America and its lingering effects in this brilliant and wondrous work of the imagination that melds historical fiction, pulp noir, and Lovecraftian horror and fantasy.
get it, it is as good as the reviews say, you won't regret it. enjoy
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Professor Vellitt Boe teaches at the prestigious Ulthar Women's College. When one of her most gifted students elopes with a dreamer from the waking world, Vellitt must retrieve her.
unfortunately the narration was not up to the challange of the plot and characters.
this stort is perhaps better served by being read than listened to.
4 of 10 people found this review helpful
After a violent coup in the United States overthrows the Constitution and ushers in a new government regime, the Republic of Gilead imposes subservient roles on all women. Offred, now a Handmaid tasked with the singular role of procreation in the childless household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife, can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost everything, even her own name.
I read this book in the '80s when it first came out and enjoyed it. Some 30 years later it rings even more strongly as a cautionary tale and a very human story.
The narration is superb. The addition of the "question and answer" session is brilliant.
74 of 93 people found this review helpful
Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.
loved it. wonderful reading. all of my faves referenced. this author has started a series to follow.
Harrison Harrison - H2 to his mom - is a lonely teenager who's been terrified of the water ever since he was a toddler in California, when a huge sea creature capsized their boat, and his father vanished. One of the "sensitives" who are attuned to the supernatural world, Harrison, along with his mother, has just moved to the worst possible place for a boy like him.
worth the listen. funny, touching, witty, exciting and vivid.
the narration and writing were a wonderful match.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful