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I normally LOVE Peter Clines. I have read and recommended many of his books, so when I heard there was a new one, I was thrilled.
Cut to my bewilderment as I listened to a book led by a completely uninteresting lead, full of useless characters, with a plot that, while imaginative simply turned out to be useless and dumb.
I'm sad. I adore Ray Porter's voice, and that is the only way I made it to the end of this very very pointless book.
My advice, save a credit and read one of his older works.
153 of 170 people found this review helpful
Sorry, Peter, this book was just not up to what I've come to expect from you. The story was sophomoric, the characters shallow, and over all was a plain snooze-fest. I finished it, hoping for some strange bugs, but alias, another disappointment. But don't let this latest release get you down, we know you can do better. Come back strong.
Ray Porter was the one saving grace of this read. I could listen to him read the dictionary.
52 of 59 people found this review helpful
Not really a spoiler but I am going to mention some things from the book, so best say SPOILER ALERT just in case.
Cars run on water by separating it into hydrogen and oxygen with a catalyst, throwing away the oxygen and burning the hydrogen.
Perhaps a useful plot tool, but burning hydrogen combines it with oxygen to give you...water. So you would never run out of water as it comes out the exhaust, and you are also getting energy by magic. Water in, same water out..
That said, I happily accepted time travel and everything else with 'certainty', so best not to get hung up on it!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
I love the idea of the American dream and that the founder fathers of America had a grand plan. This book gripped me from start to finish. Gutted to have finished the book but would love a Koturoverse universe book in the near future. Special mention for Ray Porter who narrated the book beautifully.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
The imagination in the story was great. The light touch use of tech was good. Characters you cared about. The satire of the 'faceless men' was intriguing. As I said in the title, I enjoyed 14 and Fold more but still enjoyed Paradox. I have to admit that I was half expecting a seven limbed bug to appear at any moment😀. Looking forward to the next Clines ...
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
What was one of the most memorable moments of Paradox Bound?
The cleverness inside the 1st iteration. You'll know what I mean. Very clever.
Any additional comments?
I read the reviews before I listened to this book and the people who said the story was confusing didn't listen properly. I found it to be very clever and got more engaging the further into the story I listened. I do recommend this book!