©2009 William C. Dietz; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
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"At Empires Edge"
Having read the majority of this author's books I was surprised to read one person's review as "dull and predictable". I found the book neither. It was as enjoyable as his 'legion of the damned' series and his 'earth rise' series. If you are already a dietz fan you will not be dissappointed.
"Standard Sci Fi with a predictable story"
The story is standard sci fi. Futuristic cop chasing shapeshifter criminal with murder conspiracy, politics, etc. Not that most people mind that.
I couldn't give it below 4 stars for despite the predictable plot, as it is reasonably written and is well paced. Of course, I like sci fi and it had all the sci fi elements, with winged villains and what not.
It will suit people who love science fiction action stories and don't mind a slightly predictable plot.
"Military Sci Fi"
If you like action/adventure with your Sci Fi, then this is for you. A few cliches in the main character, but very listenable. Narration is good.
"Good Story -Tight Plot- Excellent Narration"
Not really what I expected. But it was a pleasure to listen to this story. Reminiscent of the western genre in it's simplicity (hero chasing the outlaw).
Complex characters...such a the blood thirsty monster - with a heart.
"Failure to Launch"
Hard to tell how to share the blame between the author and narrator but the narrator is at the very least guilty of performing the book.
Boredom and frustration.
Not the absolute worst but it ranks way down there.
"Better than Sominex"
I have three words for this one: Dull, Duller, & Dullest. I'm not sure how it'd be reading it, but listening to this dreary read read this dreary book was a torture. I kept having to back & & replay because my attention wandered, & then I'd rapidly lose attention again. I just now had to read the description of the book to remind myself what it was about; I finished it yesterday but already couldn't remember anything about it. The characters wooden, the plot unimpressive, I found myself wishing they'd all get slaughtered just to end it. The shapeshifter was the only interesting thing, & the love story between Cato & Alomie (sp?) ridiculous. btw, the 2 female main characters were named "Alomie" & "Nalomie." I don't know how they're spelled in the book, but they sound so much the same that 1/2 the time I didn't know whether to root for the owman or hope she got killed right away. I kept waiting for a plot device wherein the similarity would be important: i.e. a reason for it. Nope. Just lack of inventiveness, apparently! Waste. Of. A. Credit.
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