This was on my high school daughter's summer reading list, so I skipped it for a long time thinking it was a children's book. Since I kept seeing it on the audible lists, I finally caved and downloaded. There are many philosophical levels to this book other than just being an interesting story.
It started off a little slow, but once this story got going, it was fantastic. The ending was unexpected, but perfect. Beautifully written AND narrated. I loved it
I'm not an easy sell when it comes to fiction... but this book had me from the beginning to the end. From a slow simmer to a busty boil, momentum picks up quickly in the middle of the book.
The first half is a bit slow. But this was a wonderful book with excellent narration. A fantastic ending. I love this book and will listed again at some point.
Maybe because I am a yachting person this book was music to my ears, but I think it has a universal appeal. Great story- almost believable.
It took me a while to get into the groove of this book which seemed to be focusing on anthropology and religion with textbook solemnity. But this work soon finds its rhythm and lulls the listener with its classical storytelling. The narrator is perfect. Like with many books, I struggled with the ending a little. I felt the author explained too much and could have left more for the reader to determine for herself.
This novel is great on many levels--adventure, suspense, philosophical, cultural. Even funny at times.
The narrator is great--perfect.
It is more enjoyable to watch a sloth move across Mexico than to listen to this book. I can't believe I actually listed to it completely. I was driving in the car for a 10 hour ride. My daughters were begging me to turn it off after 4 hours of listening. The last 30 minutes was better than the rest of the book and gave it an interesting twist.
This book was not only a tale of survival but a tale of friendship and holding to God. It's just a great story to get lost in, quite an adventure. Once I got started, I couldn't stop. A must read.