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review 2017-06-21 23:41
A battle for bones…that's rich in old west history…
Dragon Teeth - Michael Crichton

 

Book Title:  Dragon Teeth

Author:  Michael Crichton

Narration:  Scott Brick w/ Sherri Crichton

Series:  Stand-Alone

Genre:  Adventure, Western

Setting:  Old West, Late 1800's

Source:  Audiobook (Library)

 

 

 

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Book Theme Song

(this link will take you to my tumblr post with video)

Wanted Dead or Alive by Bon Jovi  --This lyric video with it's majestic backdrop is the biggest reason I picked this song…but the lyrics are not too far off either.  Especially since Johnson is thought to be dead by many and even put in jail on a couple of occasions…I think.♫

 

 

 

⇝OVERALL RATING⇜

4 STARS

B+

 

 

My Thoughts

 

If you're looking for a book that might be considered a prequel to Jurassic Park, than, yeah, this isn't that.  This is a western.  A western that's interspersed with actual history mixed with some fictional history.   With a sprinkling of how paleontology came to be.  

Based on actual early paleontologists Edwin Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh, the story itself centers on a fictional guy named William Johnson.  There's also appearances by some famous dudes too, like Wyatt Earp and his brother Morgan.  With a backdrop of such iconic western towns like Cheyenne, Laramie, Deadwood,  and even The Badlands; I could not find myself disappointed in Dragon Teeth.

 

 

 

Ratings Breakdown

 

Plot:  4.2/5

Main Characters:  3.8/5

Secondary Characters:  3.8/5

The Feels:  3.7/5

Addictiveness:  3.8/5

Theme or Tone:  4/5

Flow (Writing Style):  4.5/5

Backdrop (World Building):  4.2/5

Originality:  5/5

Book Cover:  5/5

Narration:  4/5

Ending:  4/5 Cliffhanger:  Nope!

 

Will I read more from this Author?  Who am I kidding, if they unearth something else…I probably will.

 

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url 2017-06-15 15:01
John Scalzi's Old Man's War free through June 21st
Old Man's War - John Scalzi

This is US and Canada only.

 

I was wondering if Tor had decided to stop their eBook of the Month Club, but it looks like it's still going and this one is actually something I'm interested in. Nice!

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text 2017-06-14 12:40
14th June 2017
The Old Capital - Yasunari Kawabata,J. Martin Holman

As he caught his footing, his head fell back, and the Milky Way flowed down inside him with a roar.

 

Yasunari Kawabata

 

Yasunari Kawabata (born June 14, 1899) was the first Japanese author to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. He was also a dedicated practitioner of Zen Buddhism, which was the centerpiece of his Nobel speech.

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review 2017-05-28 22:09
Oospie, I missed one...or two...
Old Loyalty, New Love - Tristan James,Mary Calmes

This is what you find when you wander through your book shelves...books that you failed to rate or review so lets quickly fix that.

 

I picked up the audio books for this one and the second book after having reviewed the audio book for 34564117  because I really enjoyed the narrator on this one, Tristan James and noticed that he'd also narrated the first two books in this series.

 

I love listening to Tristan James narrate Mary Calmes books and especially her L'Ange series. Mr. James gives her alpha shifters voices a level of confident arrogance that just works for me and his interpretation of these characters works so well that while this book was only a 3 star read for me the audio book bumped things up to 4 stars.

 

So if you're curious about my original review...here's the link....Original Review: Old Loyalty, New Love

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