It would be best to start this book early in the day as it is easy to lose a night's sleep because you have to keep listening.
Evan though this is not the genre I generally read I found this book rivetting rivetting.
I am the type of person that generally can anticipate plots and characters but I am delighted to say that I was at the author's mercy, which was wonderful.
I highly recommend this to anyone who is in search of a truely great book. Take this journey, you'll be glad you did.
PS Some bits I found greusom but try as I might I couldnt bring myself to forward through them.
I LOVE this audiobook! I have been a member of audible for years and I really enjoy listening to books. There are so many that I have loved, but this one is my all time favorite. It is the only audiobook I listened to twice. The story is a great adventure, but there is so much depth throughout the book that it leaves you thinking about it for a long, long time. The reader is perfect.
I had trouble listening to this book on my Ipod. I would frequently lose my place and there were only a few places to begin again, so I was constantly having to listen again to whole chapters a second time. I never finished the book out of frustration. The book is well-read and interesting, although not engrossing.
I chose this book after seeing the title. I needed something mindless for a trip. This book was not mindless it was mentally thought prevoking. The story was well writen and the main character developed fully. Recommended reading for anyone. Would also make a great read for a book club.
Wow! I picked this book based solely off of the awards it had won and customer reviews. (As I had never even heard of it before.) The reviews were so split that I thought about the purchase for several days before deciding to take the gamble. I am so glad that I did. I completely enjoyed this book. The writing is exquisite. It is so descriptive and poetic that you just savor the language...and I found myself jotting down a few quotes for future use in every day life. As far as the story line goes, I found myself so wrapped up in it that I tried to do mindless tasks such as cleaning and driving so I could keep my headphones in all day. If you are in the mood for a well woven story that doesn't quickly jump from scene to scene but just rather flows along, this is the book for you. I noticed a few criticisms of the narrator but, I thought he was great and enjoyed listening to him. This is definately one of the best downloads I've purchased.
I'm glad I came back to this title. I left it about 25% through. I found a lot of the exposition to be tedious. The title character's religious history didn't seem relevant, even in the end. When I finished another title, I came back to this, and became very engaged. By the end of the book I was a big fan.