When Dr. Louis Creed takes a new job and moves his family to the idyllic, rural town of Ludlow, Maine, this new beginning seems too good to be true. Yet despite Ludlow's tranquility, there's an undercurrent of danger that lingers...like the graveyard in the woods near the Creeds' home, where generations of children have buried their beloved pets.
it was well performed and basically good. perhaps I had too high an expectation for this classic.
The Galahad, a faster-than-light spacecraft, carries 50 scientists and engineers on a mission to prepare Kepler 452b, Earth's nearest habitable neighbor at 1400 light years away. With Earth no longer habitable and the Mars colony slowly failing, they are humanity's best hope. After 10 years in a failed cryogenic bed - body asleep, mind awake - William Chanokh's torture comes to an end as the fog clears, the hatch opens, and his friend and fellow hacker, Tom, greets him...by stabbing a screwdriver into his heart. This is the first time William dies.
A bit of a slog at times but overall I enjoyed it. Worth the journey.
In 1558 the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict. As power in England shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants, high principles clash bloodily with friendship, loyalty, and love. Ned Willard wants nothing more than to marry Margery Fitzgerald. But when the lovers find themselves on opposing sides of the religious divide sweeping across the country, Ned goes to work for Princess Elizabeth. When she becomes queen, all Europe turns against England.
at first I did not enjoy the narration and it had a very slow start. I was on the verge of giving up but I continued and like the first two books I became enthralled and in the end it turned out to be a pretty good story
In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep: They become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place.... The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease.
Stephen King has been my favorite author my entire life. I find it hard to believe he wrote much of this book. I'm about eight hours in and I don't know how much more I can take. It's so boring and the author seems to attempt witty prose every paragraph. Tedious. Junk. The performance isn't very good either. I thought perhaps that was the problem, but no this book has nothing going for it.
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Where Paul of Dune picked up the saga directly after the events of Dune, The Winds of Dune begins after the events of Dune Messiah. Paul has walked off into the sand, blind, and is presumed dead. Jessica and Gurney are on Caladan; Alia is trying to hold the Imperial government together with Duncan; Mohiam is dead at the hands of Stilgar; Irulan is imprisoned. Paul's former friend, Bronso of Ix, now seems to be leading opposition to the House of Atreides.
Would you try another book from Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson and/or Scott Brick?
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Winds of Dune?
I wasn't able to finish the book. Once Paul ran away to join an intergalatic acting troupe I just couldn't go on. I had suffered through stories of the Jonglores or whatever they're called and barely survived. I more or less enjoyed the saga up until this point but here I have to draw the line. The Dune titles are clearly being milked and I just can't do it anymore.
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How exciting, 20 million years into the future and they're going to put on a Shakespeare play or some nonsense like that. Who cares.