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Narrative as a force of nature

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-06-30

What would your childhood’s fairy tales look like in a world where The Narrative is a force of nature? There a lots of books where magic is real but few where the characters know that Narrative is a natural force driving the course of events. The book felt truncated though, like it was missing some chapters. The NPC series captures the Narrative concept better IMO.

To gravely go where...

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-06-28

I was initially skeptical reading the plotline but Peter Clines hadn’t let me down before. So I laid out my credit and signed on to a graveyard shift on the moon.

I’m a fan of cosmic horror and this folds into the mix a novel zomb-pocalypse and bakes to perfection. The characters are enjoyably human and Ray Porter does another stunning job breathing life into living on an airless world. Its become one of my “go to” stories which I always keep on hand to listen to between new purchases.

Not what I expected but not bad

Au global
4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-05-02

The description is misleading the story is actually a retelling thru the diary of a teen in the year after her sister’s death. The magic is so subtle and deniable that most of the book you are wondering if she isn’t delusional. I did enjoy the characters and the narrator walks a knife edge of unreliability, leaving you wondering until the end what kind of story this really is. Loved the lyrical Welsh accent of the protagonist. Beautiful words and imagery.

A great story

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Évalué le: 2019-04-26

This story has great tension, better than any spooky story I’ve ever read. Well done.

Good for car trips

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-04-20

When I travel long distance by car with my husband we like to share the experience of a good documentary story. This was quite good, covering the mainstays of common beverages: beer, wine, coffee, tea, cola and water. I found the histories as engaging and enjoyable as the drinks themselves.

A great pleasure

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-04-03

An engaging story that rounds on itself in a laugh out loud resolution. Reminds me of The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out a Window and Disappeared.

Fun read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-03-24

A fun story of slightly silly time travelling. I find the Phillip voice rather grating though and a bit too hammy for the character. An enjoyable listen.

Starts out interesting but..

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-01-05

Starts out interesting, but I was ready to sleep too by the end. It only affected people? That doesn't ring true, I mean we are 98% the same DNA as chimpanzees. If only us and octopuses were affected that would be quite intriguing; they have a short life span, great problem solving capacity, solitary lifestyle and unusual brain circuitry. No cause was suggested, effect was instantaneous all over the world, and poof, it just ended. A good effort at a tale, but not great. Even the suggestion of some kind of prolonged cosmic storm would have made the story more satisfying. I'd have settled for a ferret in the LHC (my preferred explanation for the current POTUS).

Simile city

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-07-30

This is a classic story, a story to end all stories, a story that runs on like an endless train of freight cars filled with flowery and sweet fruit, on the precipice of ripeness, tipping, hanging at the nadir of its parabolic arc over whose precipice it transubstantiates into decay, into that first inkling that perhaps that eight peach shnapps wasnt quite as wonderful as you thought it would be; the type of story leaves you rewinding again and again because you lose track of whose shoulder this non action is not taking place over, a story whose fanciful prose, which slingshots you into half a dozen orbits before the tendrils of gravity reasserts itself on the sentence, leaving you falling helpless earthward as you silently beg the author stop dragging this sentence on and to let something Actually Happen Already! It improves its pace and comprehensibility substantially in the second half. Listen to the first half at a higher speed or under some kind of intoxicant. The first half is the gaudy lovechild of Louise XIV / Rococo as synesthesiatic ear candy and you wont miss much plot.

I feel like I just got off a rollercoaster.

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-07-22

There was so many twists and turns I had to wind back and replay some sections several times to sort out the action. I think saying the characters were complex is an understatement. Great thriller and great SyFi!