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- The Expanse, Book 8
- By: James S. A. Corey
- Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
- Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
Thirteen hundred gates have opened to solar systems around the galaxy. But as humanity builds its interstellar empire in the alien ruins, the mysteries and threats grow deeper. In the dead systems where gates lead to stranger things than alien planets, Elvi Okoye begins a desperate search to discover the nature of a genocide that happened before the first human beings existed and to find weapons to fight a war against forces at the edge of the imaginable. But the price of that knowledge may be higher than she can pay.
Great read, sorry its over. Hope there is a seque
- By Peter on 30-03-2019
A good ride
Maybe not the series most insightful but a the story is a good ride.
- The Dresden Files, Book 14
- By: Jim Butcher
- Narrated by: James Marsters
- Length: 18 hrs and 47 mins
Meet Harry Dresden, Chicago's first (and only) Wizard PI. Turns out the "everyday" world is full of strange and magical things - and most of them don't play well with humans. That's where Harry comes in. A bargain made with the Queen of Air and Darkness has forced Dresden into a new job: professional killer. His first task is to bring death to an immortal. As if that wasn't hard enough, Dresden learns of a danger to Demonreach, the living island hidden upon Lake Michigan. A danger that could destroy billions and land Dresden in the deepest trouble he has ever known.
- By Ishy Neville on 26-05-2019
Not the worst Dresden File
But only because Fool Moon was even more of a slog. I love the Dresden files, but this was a big step backwards after Changes and Ghost Story, still not bad but tortured in a series of contrivances instead of Butcher's usually more subtle writing, and the result is a perfectly inoffensive story that is perfectly uninvolving.
There's nothing to make me go 'christ that was awful' but also nothing to make me go 'christ that was amazing'. To demonstrate the point. SPOILER WARNING the plot ultimately boils down to conflicted mommy issues between two minor supporting characters and another character we've never met before.
Dresden files fans will still want to knew what happens so they don't miss important build-up for the next book. But it's probably a good thing that James Masters remains as terrific a reader as ever, listen to him read this book while you're at the gym and knew that if you miss anything while you're concentration in elsewhere it will hardly matter.