A Trick of Light
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"Welcome true believers, this is Stan Lee. We’re about to embark the exploration of a fantastic new universe and the best part is that you are gonna create it with me..."
I never thought I would hear his voice again expect from some videos on YouTube, but here he is, sharing his brilliant mind with his audience for the last time: The Man. The Myth. The Legend. Mr. Stan Lee. You may cry, you’ll explore, and you’ll see yourself in so ...more
Stan Lee created a new kind of super-hero story, one that's really refres ...more
Ann Leckie fans might appreciate it more.
Though enjoyed Yara Shahidi's reading performance much!
Yara is ok as a narrator but I'm not sure her voice fits the tone of the book. I think she'd be better suited for non fiction historical narration than action adventure titles. She didn't do a horrible job but if you're an avid listener ...more
The story is an origin story of sorts as it develops the characters of Cameron, Nia and Juaquo. Cameron has an unusual accident which leaves him with cybertech abilities. The twists are somewhat unusual but keep it interesting. Ther ...more
Really though, this isn’t a bad read. There’s just parts that don’t make so much sense, especially seeing as I’m a CompSci student and I like my computer fiction to be realistic or at least attempting to be. They would have really gained a lot from running the script by a programmer. I ...more
Personally, I could have done without any of the (view spoiler)[ alien storyline and would have been fine with Nia being created by the inventor who was just a genius (but still human), and have Optic be the "bad guys". But that's my personal preference, and maybe the alien storyline didn't seem as superfluous to others (hide spoiler)].
The narration was amazing-- ...more
This is at it's core, a superhero novel, that involves aliens and some very teen tropes. I didn't really connect with any of the characters and this made the novel a very long lis ...more
The authors fail to create any relatable or interesting characters. There is a lack of character development or growth. The dialogue and interactions are basic and lack a sense of realism.
The authors also fail to create a vibrant or memorable world in which to set their tale.
As for the audio recording, the narrator fails to bring the characters to life. Maybe this is due to the material with which to work, but it was an unremarkable pe ...more
The voice actress also did a good job ...more
My main disappointment is that the about on audible page says "Can Nia, Cameron, and Juaquo (Cameron’s best friend) save us from our own collective ruin?" and really its just a Cameron story, the others just don't get the time or chances that I would of liked to see.
What I really liked was the performance of Yara Shahidi. She did a really good job narrating the book.
Let me tell you what. The way that Stan Lee excitedly introduced his new book really tugged at my heart strings. The world lost such an amazingly unique human, and I am so glad I got to experience his last project.
This took place in a futuristic world that is so alarmingly similar to the way ours is going that it made the story that much more real. I enjoyed it whole heartedly. It even threw a few twists that I didn't expect.
Turns out, I liked it a lot, but can't give it the "love" endorsement. I would recommend it to fellow Stan Lee fans, but it really fits more into the YA genre.
The premises was just awesome and I finished this in audiobook and the performance there was just fantastic. Stan Lee fans will not be disappointed.
With several artist co-creators, most notably Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, he co-created Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, Iron Man, the Hulk, Daredevil, the Silver Surfer, Dr. Strange, and many other characters, introducing complex ...more