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- A Novel
- By: Joe Hill
- Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
- Length: 22 hrs and 19 mins
No one knows exactly when it began or where it originated. A terrifying new plague is spreading like wildfire across the country, striking cities one by one: Boston, Detroit, Seattle. The doctors call it Draco Incendia Trychophyton. To everyone else it's Dragonscale, a highly contagious, deadly spore that marks its hosts with beautiful black and gold marks across their bodies - before causing them to burst into flames. Millions are infected; blazes erupt everywhere. There is no antidote. No one is safe.
Kate knocked it out of the park; Joe wasn't close.
- By JM on 12-04-18
Why the politics
What disappointed you about The Fireman?
All of the little political jabs. It was obvious where the authors beliefs were and I just dont like that in a book. If you want to be political make up some names.
What was most disappointing about Joe Hill’s story?
All of the little political jabs.
Which character – as performed by Kate Mulgrew – was your favorite?
Didnt get far enough into the story to find out. I quit.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Fireman?
Any reference to politics, or any real life names of politicians, news reporters, radio talk show host.
Any additional comments?
I had high hopes but its hard for me to like characters when I get a bunch of subtle paper cuts from the author about their obvious political leanings. I read fiction to get away from real life people. I would prefer made up people for the entire book unless its some kind of historical fiction. I admit that ended listening to it.
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Fear the Future
- The Fear Saga, Book 3
- By: Stephen Moss
- Narrated by: R. C. Bray
- Length: 20 hrs and 25 mins
Piloted by a six-year-old girl, the godlike Skalm guards the Districts of TASC. Her family is long dead. Her adopted father is a synthetic copy of an alien, her nanny an artificial mind connected via subspace to every part of the globe, feeding the young girl information, finding prey to satiate her growing thirst. But the young girl is an innocent, a victim, one of millions the war has already claimed.
An OK end to an otherwise great trilogy.
- By Okkin on 06-08-16
This was a great idea but gets lost in a sea of wordy technical fluff. This is one rare example of a story where the movie would be better than the book.