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The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the Native Americans in 1492....
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The official novelization of the sci-fi blockbuster Pacific Rim from visionary director Guillermo del Toro....
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First time on audio! The original novel that inspired the sci-fi blockbuster film starring Tom Cruise!
When the alien Mimics invade, Keiji Kiriya is just one of many recruits shoved into a suit of battle armor called a Jacket and sent out to kill. Keiji dies on the battlefield, only to be reborn each morning to fight and die again and again. On his 158th iteration, he gets a message from a mysterious ally - the female soldier known as the Full Metal Bitch. Is she the key to Keiji's escape or his final death?
I got this some time ago, when I first listened to it I loved it. Then audible changed the book without asking or my permission to this movie tie-in edition. It took out a big part of the book showing the main characters training. The book is lacking now, nothing like the story I originally bought and loved. Shame on audible
13 of 14 people found this review helpful
Would you listen to Edge of Tomorrow (Movie Tie-in Edition) again? Why?
I love military Sci Fi Fiction. This captured the horrors of war while relating it to this generations view of war as a video game. Excellent satire as always from one of my favorite Genres.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Rita, The Full Metal Bitch. It was a short story but her character was Cold as ice and surprisingly vulnerable. Well Realized Bad Ass!
What does Mike Martindale bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
His delivery is fantastic. I just thought Keiji should have probably sounded more japanese. It's a silly Knit PIck I know.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
It had a bit of dark humor and like most war fiction had some very sad imagery.
Any additional comments?
This was my first Audible DL and I just want to say I'm very happy with Audible.com bringing me listening that I can't get anywhere else.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful
STARING AT THE GROUND LIKE A FARMER WATCHING RICE GROW
The best thing about this book is the main character Keiji. He is a very likeable guy. He seems like an everyday average sort of guy. This makes it easy for the listener to put himself in Keiji's place. The story was enjoyable, had a twist at the end and yes it would make a good video game. The aliens are cool, the battle suits are cool and the writing is above average, of course that is hard to tell since it is translated. It is not a five star book, but close and worth $5.95, which brings up my next topic.
The $5.95, unannounced secret sale.
At the time I am writing this you can get this for $5.95, but it will not stay that way. If you cruise through your favorite categories you will find more books for this price, such as Dream Catcher and Hearts of Atlantis by Stephen King. Horns by Joe Hill. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson. There are lots more. You will not get any notice of when these books go on sale. It will not be printed in Red. It might end tonight or tomorrow or a month from now. Last year I bought Battle Royal and Krampus at this low price, today these are selling for around $19.00.
It's a F/U world with F/U rules , so F it.
14 of 17 people found this review helpful
I enjoyed the story quite a bit, the descriptions of it as a sci fi twist on Groundhog Day aren't far off the mark. It was entertaining, fast paced, and with a surprising amout of humor.
My one issue is that the reader is all wrong. He doesn't do a bad job with the story, but the narrator is a teenage boy fresh out of high school. The reader is a gravel voiced middle age man, and doesn't try to modulate his voice accordingly.
9 of 11 people found this review helpful
While Mike Martindale is an awesome reader and did a very good job, I would have liked a Japanese reader. Story was awesome as well.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful
Should have kept the movie the way the book was. An amazing story that can be read over and over.
I think the choice of reader might have been influenced too much by the heavily Americanized movie. Too gravelly to pass as the everyman Japanese soldier. Pronounciation of Japanese was atrocious, highlighting a poor casting choice and lack of background work. Despite these problems, the Japanese style shines through, laced with tropes instantly recognizable to friends of Japanese pop culture.
I would recommend this to anyone who liked the movie and wanted to see what it was based on. a slightly different story but very good in both movie and book.
Brilliant book! The premise is fantastic and it delivers solid action and theming. I would have preferred a younger narrator on account of the main character being around 20 years old.
great story, enjoyed the film but prefer this story line. more personal, great ending.
Although there will be a distance between book and film, some of which which be the interesting clashes and mixing of food stuffs that make this story amusing and accessible, it's still a great, slice of sci-fi silliness, if you only saw the film...the book is still worth reading.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
Is there anything you would change about this book?
Needed more story - I guess it would read better in it's original graphic novel format.
Would you recommend Edge of Tomorrow (Movie Tie-in Edition) to your friends? Why or why not?
I couldn't recommend this really. The movie was much better (and was the reason I bought the audio version), it was too short and just didn't make sense to me.
What do you think the narrator could have done better?
Average narrator, but I guess he was constrained by the content. Poor voices.
Could you see Edge of Tomorrow (Movie Tie-in Edition) being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?
It already has been made into a movie!
Any additional comments?
Watch the movie or read in it's original graphic novel format, don't waste your time with this.