Dead Lines

Dead Lines

Audiobook CD - 2004
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Publisher: North Kingstown, R.I. : BBC Audiooboks America, p2004
ISBN: 9780792732693
Branch Call Number: CD SF Bear
Characteristics: 9 sound discs (ca. 9.5 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Culp, Jason - Performer

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thomd
Jul 23, 2015

The blurb on the author's site is a sparse "A high tech ghost story..."

The main character is pushed around by the plot, by the other characters, and eventually by ghosts as well. A lot of the story is learning how he is going to react next.

While science-fiction-ish, the mechanism behind these new phones is not explained terribly well. "Deeper than atoms" or something like that. So it's not great sci-fi, and I didn't find it particularly great horror either.

I listened to the book as read by Jason Culp. He did a pretty good job with the main character and the narrative, but some of the supporting cast - especially the women - were not the best.

I'll stick with Greg Bear for science fiction, but will likely give his future horror titles a pass.

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Hyrne
May 29, 2013

Book started slow, but worked it's way up as the plot started to speed up, but then I felt the ending came too quick, I wanted more detail.

Book isn't for everyone; it does include ghosts and wraiths, but I didn't expect the main character to be struggling with what to do with his life after a career in the soft core porn industry. Through me for a loop when it came up, but in short order it went by the wayside and had very little, if any, to do with the plot.

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Hyrne
May 29, 2013

"Hrmph. You guys [ghosts] really like hanging out at the foot of the bed."

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