Special Topics in Calamity Physics
- Narrated by: Emily Janice Card
- Length: 21 hrs and 40 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 03-08-10
- Language: English
- Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Regular price: $34.96
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By Hugh on 05-03-11
Worth it - in the end.
I almost gave up on this - 20 hours is a significant portion of your life to devote to something you are only luke-warm on. However, I pushed on though and once I got over the half-way hump, the story gained momentum and was a reasonably compelling ride to the finish.
Too much time, perhaps, was spent setting up the characters (or is this a male/female thing?), which I guess may not be a problem, except that I was not overly drawn to them. Blue, our heroine, ridiculed various social groups while also striving to be part of one. And in Australia we have a word the rhymes with "banker" to describe her father.
Once the mystery starts to build, I feel the story takes a turn for the better. And the ending brings various aspects together in a satisfying way.