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By Brian on 12-23-13
Male reader in mid 40's
Any additional comments?
Yes, I knew this was teen / young adult going in. I really enjoyed the first book and thought it was extremely well done and crossed beyond the Teen/YA boundary to hold it's own in the more mature market as well.
I however was not as pleased with this second book. The whole tone changed a little bit making me wonder if an editor worked hard with Revis to make the first book appeal to a larger audience, but didn't work as hard on this second book. Its feel became a lot more teen based and the whole scavenger hunt thing didn't appeal to me that much.
Again, I know I'm reviewing a teen/YA book, so please bear this in mind with my review. If you are a teen/YA reader, it may very well appeal to you. But for the slightly older crowd (for me anyhow) I did not like this book as much as the first and it seemed to drag on.
The narrators changed also, which never helps with the flow of a book series.
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By josbookcorner on 06-14-12
Why did they change the narrators?
What did you like best about A Million Suns? What did you like least?
Loved the story, hated the two new narrators, especially Lucas Salvano.He talks with NO emotions at all. His voice was the perfect sleeping aid, couldn't get over 5 min. Finally I bought the book and stopped listening. Why do you change the narrators in the middle of a series??
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By Word Nerd on 08-01-12
I have to wait how long for book 3??
I'll make this short. I assume you've read the first book in the series, so you understand about the frozen scientists traveling to a new planet in a ship full of worker bees. Elder is the leader of the worker bees (the citizens of the ship). You might remember from the first book that something was not quite right. A BIG problem was revealed at the end. In this second book, Elder works to find a solution to the problem, all the while unveiling all kinds of exciting twists and turns in the plot.
Should you read book 2?
You have to wait until January to read it, because when you are finished you are going to tear your hair out wanting to read the next book. So yes, of course you should read it (or listen to it, in this case), but do yourself a favor and pace yourself. Book 3 comes out in January 2013. Why not read both at the same time? :-)
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By Joki on 02-25-13
More Annoying Than Thrilling
I liked the first book - with the caveat that I had to suspend disbelief quite a few times. Others have describe a plot so holey as to be swiss cheese, and I felt the same way. This book really frustrates with those plot holes.
i think this would have been a much better series had the author taken her time and really figured out the story better (or had more proactive editors watching plot holes). The best way to describe all 3 books is that the villain is patently obvious in each one by the reasons why they are doing what they are tends to not be as obvious.
But this second book was frustrating enough that I spent most of my time rolling my eyes at the way it was written. Characters do inexplicable things, for no particular reason, all to push the plot. Stupid cliches, such as 'mystery within clues' etc., are just so pointless when there is so much at stake. Then let's not mention having a boyfriend who runs the entire place and not telling him about rapes so he can fix it. Or him suddenly deciding he's not upset his gf was nearly rapted and friends killed by the same guy (after the rapist is taken care of by the leader doesn't know it).
Let's face it - this is filler and an attempt to find a story to bridge to the third book. To me, this story only needed to be two books.
The narrators were fine. They put a lot of emotion into their storytelling.
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By Megan on 06-22-12
Not crazy about the male narrator!
Is there anything you would change about this book?
The male narrator's voice is a great sleep aid! There's never any inflection in his voice. He bored me.
What did you like best about this story?
Everything! The story is wonderful! I feel like I can't listen fast enough to get to what happens next.
Would you be willing to try another one of Tara Carrozza’s performances?
Sure. I liked her narration.
Could you see A Million Suns being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?
Absolutely! I would love to see how this story is portrayed on film. As far as the cast, goes... I think I'd like to see some unknowns play the lead characters.
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