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Don’t be swayed (as I was) by the glowing reviews, because this is not a five-star book. At best, it is mildly entertaining and barely worth a credit. When compared to other time travel stories like “The First 15 Lives of Harry August “or “11-23-63: A Novel”, this book barely musters 3 stars. The author tries to spin the story around the paradox of time travel and the intrigue of special operators, but there are no new perspectives or cool techno-geek deep dives on these topics. Instead, you get overly detailed descriptions of fist fights, awkward sexual harassment, and the endless manic-depressive moaning of the main protagonist (BORING). I’ve come to realize that the Audible marketing machine is hyping formulaic “Fast-Food” books that hook you into buying the first of a series. In the end, you wind up paying 3 credits for essentially one book. Unfortunately, people are buying into this hype. While we are all hungry for entertainment, Audible Reviewers need to distinguish fast-food burgers from fillet mignon. If they both cost one credit, wouldn’t you rather have fillet mignon??? So, before you give something 5 stars, please make sure it is fine dining and NOT just a Happy Meal.
482 of 507 people found this review helpful
This book had an interesting time travel premise. Unfortunately it ended up being basically a 12 hour introduction of the three main characters in the book. I think that this could have been accomplished in half the time. It is really just the set up for the next book. The book seemed to drag, then some interesting information would be presented, then it would drag on. It's always nice to learn about the background of each major character, but in my opinion this was overkill. Not sure whether I will try the next one.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
I think this is the best book I have listened to so far this year.
Brilliant story, that keeps you on the edge of your seat, and listening to it when you shouldn't be! :)
I can't tell you how happy and relieved I was when I saw this was just part one.
Looks like it is going to be another series written by R R Haywood that I'm addicted to. Part One has me hooked.
Excellent Narrator too.
I never write reviews (as you can tell) but I just had to say a few words about how much I enjoyed this book.
Thank you R. R. Haywood.
15 of 15 people found this review helpful
From the get go I was hooked and the characters were believable and well written.
I can't wait for the next instalment and want to read it NOW! I need a time machine to take me forward to get it :D
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
I wasn't expecting brilliance but this title really disappointed. The story is infantile, repetitive and - even for SF/Fantasy - illogical. Feeling something for the characters is necessary for empathy but the two main characters in Extracted are foul-mouthed sociopaths. Yes, I know people can and do swear a lot but it's boring after about eight minutes. Sadly, this book is much longer than that. In the hands of a better writer the concept might have had legs but the mysterious Haywood might be hiding for a reason I think. The vocal performance is professional and clever but even the narrator seems to get trapped in the rhythmic dullness of the story and characters.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful