Haven't read them yet, though I have a few of them, just haven't gotten around to them yet, but I've also heard that many people think the author is an ass. That doesn't actually bother me much though. There are plenty of actors that I think are complete jackasses but I can still enjoy movies they are in, should be no different with writers and their books. Getting the first 3 feedback loop books for one credit is definitely a good deal. Quantum Hughes (lead character is a major badass) and I believe Jeff Hayes does the audio, and he and his crew at Soundbooth Theater do incredible work. The guy is the Mel Blanc of audiobooks. A book can have three dozen characters and he manages to give one of them a distinct voice.