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What made the experience of listening to Legacies the most enjoyable?
Wilson has that knack of engrossing the reader/listener. He makes the character's world so believable that you just slip in alongside them as if you are standing behind them. He is not one to over-complicate stories by being too descriptive or by trying to baffle you with science. You just sit there and enjoy the roller coaster rides!
What other book might you compare Legacies to, and why?
It's difficult to compare with another book as I think that the character of Jack is so unique. But I would recommend that anyone looking to get into the series start with 'The Tomb' a truly must read book.
What does Christopher Price bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
As I have read elsewhere on the site, 'a good story teller should be that you do not think of them when listening', and this is true of Mr Price. He brings life to all the characters without being over the top.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Without giving too much away, but towards the end when the doctor opens up to Jack....brought a tear to my eye.
Any additional comments?
The Repairman Jack series is one of the series that once you have started you cannot stop listening too.
The narrator makes the story more interesting, too bad it not the same narrator as the early years stories of Jack The Repairman!
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After listening to The Tomb recently, I decided to listen to the rest of Repairman Jack, just for old time's sake. It was wonderful to see Jack back in action. F. Paul Wilson still has a good sense of Jack's resourcefulness, violent urges, and strong integrity.
However, for a sequel so long in the making, the MacGuffin in this book is surprisingly sketchy and poorly researched. Jack and his new lady in distress, Alicia, struggle against an oil consortium over broadcast power. Broadcast power is presented in this book as a new technology that would obviously wipe all need for oil from the world almost immediately, if it ever got out.
I imagine I can't be the first want to bring this up, but broadcast power was invented in the 1800s by Nikolai Tesla. Back then, it was known as "Indirect Current." To hear it presented here as a world-changing technology in the modern day was a big disappointment.
Aside from the somewhat insulting story premise, it was still a better vampire story than Twilight.
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