Conservation of Luck

  • by Lesley L. Smith
  • Narrated by Kathryn Supina
  • 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For every good fortune, there's an equal and opposite misfortune. As a brilliant young computer scientist working on her Master's Degree, Ella Hote doesn't believe in luck. But when bizarre accidents, insane coincidences, and weird encounters with improbably handsome strangers start to happen all around her, even hardheaded Ella has to change her mind.
She comes to realize she's inadvertently created a luck-generating computer that can make even the longest of long shots pay off. Unfortunately, for every stroke of good luck, someone else pays the price in bad luck. Ultimately, when lives are on the line, how far will she go?

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YA Sci Fi with too many 'hot guys' :eyeroll

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I would almost say it was a mindless listen while I helped prepare for a family & friends reunion. Except I kept rewinding because of the inconsistencies. Like how when she was at her surprise party (oh, she bailed on her 'bff' but failed to call and cancel. Like wtf?) and indicated her new job at KC was an hour away, yet the narrative on the day of the move complained about the long ride and she took a nap during the car ride and they stopped to eat on the way.
I spent too much time on this book.


How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

A qualified editor and copy editor could add several layers of depth and charisma.


Which character – as performed by Kathryn Supina – was your favorite?

I liked Katherine as a narrator for this author. I prefer her to the narrator of the other book I listened to for this author in the Quantum series.


If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Even though a screen play drastically changes most books, no. There is way too much humdrum 'I wanna bed him' thoughts. It felt too juvenile for the age range of the characters. Every touching moment involved someone getting misty eyed. Worse than a chic flic.


Any additional comments?

Premise was curious. Characters weren't deep. Plot was interesting. It was too fast paced but without suspense or friction.
The loose ends were like a three year old learning to tie their shoelaces. It wasn't tight enough and had too many loops.
I enjoy the book summaries by this author, but feel slighted by the lack of world building and flow. I still intend to pick up another book from her because I think she is growing into her own and I do enjoy the quantum theories she plays with in her literary works. V

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- Myztikal

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-13-2017
  • Publisher: Lesley L. Smith