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Not quite sci-fi, more drama-thriller. Audio has some issues.

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Histoire
3 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-10-11

This book has all the elements of a good tech-thriller and the basic premise is interesting. It's definitely not hard sci-fi so you have to be ok with some unrealistic situations but that didn't bother me.

The first half delivers on most of what's promised but it quickly gets predictable. There's actually some left turns in the last act that felt a bit forced just for the sake of drama.

Considerable time is spent on character's relationships statuses, most of them are uninteresting and depressing. When not bogged down by that, the action scenes are good, I wish there had been more of them.

There are two audio issues to be aware of. One is that the narrator emphasizes his "s" and "sh" sounds more than any narrator I've ever heard. That whistling sound gets really irritating after a while and listening to this book on small speakers is almost a deal breaker. The audio engineer should have tried to cut that hiss sound a bit.

The second issue is that even thought the narrator has a wide variety of voices and performs them very well, he sometimes yells and sometimes whispers. The performance is better for it, but the audio engineers didn't modulate the changes in volume level, so there are times when you either can't hear clearly or you jump to turn the volume down.

If you like techno thrillers and don't expect hard science and don't mind some extended character drama exploration you might enjoy it. Just be aware of the audio issues.

Long time fan saying skip it. Frustrating

Au global
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Histoire
1 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-03-05

Peter Clines is one of my favourite authors of all time, “14” is one of my favourite books of all time so I’m sad to confirm that Dead Moon is not good. Tying it to the other 2 books in the series was not a good idea, but even as a stand-alone story, this is slow, confusing and not a lot of fun. I agree with other reviewers reasons as to why this is the case, but I have to say these really frustrated me:

*** Spoilers ***

I get that the moon is now a tourist attraction but they only have a sheriff and a deputy as security up there? On a station on the moon? I get that we needed the caretakers to become deputies at some point to get access to the station systems but come on. Also no weapons on the station at all? Not even tasers?

No general alarm ever goes off on the station, visitors have to be told there’s an emergency by word of mouth? And those visitors and the station director are dumbed down way too much.

Ray Porter is great as usual but I felt like even he wasn't sure how to define the personalities of the main characters and some of his choices felt wrong.

Finally, why do the main characters (who know what's happening), keep asking: “What’s going on?”, "What?", "Why", as frequently as they do.

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Cool premise, great action and it's not steampunk

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Histoire
4 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-09-13

For some reason when I read the description (very casually) and saw that humans lived in airships my mind immediately thought steampunk and that's not a genre I'm into so I left the book on my wishlist for a while. I recently looked at it again and I realized my mistake, the story takes place in our future so I took a chance on it and loved it.

I love the idea of floating over the apocalypse, where survival depends on elite teams diving down to scavenge and keep humanity floating. The story has a nice pace to it, there's a good amount of action, interesting world building and lots of room to expand this universe.

Will definitely get the next book in the series and recommend this one.

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