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So you've seen it before: alien comes to Earth with preconceived notions of our planet only to be won over. In fact, at the beginning, even Mr. Haig's cleverness seems to be unable to pull you into the plot ("Come on," you say to yourself, "I've seen this movie a million times!")...but, ultimately, the cleverness draws you in. His observations (from the alien's point of view) are simply too funny (sometimes laugh out loud funny) -- even when they're painfully spot on. The alien is quite likable and convincing in his, well, humanness. The Humans might be nothing more than a light beach read (I actually did listen to most of it at the beach), but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I am looking forward to Mr. Haig's next novel.
Mr. Meadows does an extremely good job capturing the alien's innocence and sense of wonder. A perfect choice for the narrator.
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Where does The Humans rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Best audiobook so far
What did you like best about this story?
Unusual story. I didn't want it to end.
What does Mark Meadows bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Mark Meadows was brilliant. He nailed the characters and the tone of his voice was very pleasant. I will seek out more of his audiobooks.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
It made me laugh and cry.
Any additional comments?
Please find more books like this.
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