Their is nothing exciting about this book. It?s about the every day types of trials and tribulations many of us go through. If you want to escape from reality this is not the book. I normally do not write reviews but in this case I felt compelled to give my opinon. I purchased this book based on others opinions and reviews. This is the first time I have been disappointed in my purchase. I am far from being qualified to write reviews, BUT I know what I like, and don?t like. I am sure other may find this book intriguing I found it uneventful
It occurred to me that the overwhelming enthusiasm for this book is much like the story of the Emperor with No Clothes. Actually, a reviewer already mentioned that, but I swear I had thought of that analogy before reading that review. I can’t see anything that this book has going for it.
It is unbelievable that there are so many people that swear that this book has so much to offer. A plot does not exist. The characters are not fleshed out or developed, possibly because the main character/narrator is completely uninteresting and uninsightful. The language that the main character uses is completely shallow, unsophisticated, dull, and repetitive. There’s too much description, and most of the time it is meaningless, dry and doesn’t help develop the story. Time and again I wanted to know more about the characters, but the story never seemed to go there. It was completely flat. When tragedy occurred (and it occurred a lot in this story) I wasn’t moved probably because I didn’t care about the characters.
Now a little disclaimer: I only got through ½ the novel. That’s because I never read or listened to a novel where the first half was bad and the last half was great. I just gave up on it. But maybe there are some redeeming qualities later on. My gut feeling is that if you don’t like the novel after the first 2-3 hours of listening, you might want to cut your losses and check out something else. It’s up to you.
If you are down on yourself, this book may change your perspective. I especially like the way the various episodes are broken up and intermingled with each other. Experience shows that books narrated by the author are usually a good bet, and this audiobook is no exception. Ron McLarty puts all of himself into the rendition. A great story and Highly recommended.
Addicted to audiobooks & podcasts. 5 Stars=I Loved It, 4 Stars=Enjoyed it Thoroughly, 3=Kinda Good, 2=Bad/Boring, 1=Complete Waste of Credit
I thoroughly enjoyed this book - extremely well written and even better that it is narrated by the author. Ron McClarty does an excellent job of transporting you through the emotional and physical journey of the main character. Honest, authentic, and simple - this story will make you think about the adventure that may lie right outside your door if only you had the courage to go and find it.
This was a tedious book and I would not recommend it for the reader who expects the author to 'get to the point.' The story might have been good except for the endless ramblings of seemingly inconsequential information.
I normally will finish a book just to make sure I don't miss anything. This book never really gets started and all the jumping around did not draw me in. Simple sentences and observations by the main character like "Bananas are really easy to chew and they fill you up." and "I was happy to discover bananas again, they are really good." just could not hold my attention for another four hours.
What a wonderful book! This was a book which found me many times sitting in my car in the garage or parking lot not wanting to leave and it made me cry at the end. The narration was excellent and the characters seemed so real. My husband and I listened to this book separately but simultaneously and found ourselves discussing the characters as though they were people we had met. I sincerely hope the author will write and narrate another book.
This really isn't my favored genre, not even close--I like thrillers, and I have a real penchant for techy thrillers--which makes my five-star rating all the more remarkable. I don't care what kind of book you normally read, take a chance on this one and you won't be disappointed.
I'm also a writer myself, and as my own craft has evolved over the years, I've become more and more critical, harder and harder to please. I only finish around 40% of the books I start these days. Add all this up, and you have a real winner. I just couldn't find anything wrong with it. TMOR drew me in fairly early and by around chapter five I was totally hooked.
McClarty has built splendid characters and crafted them into an unusual tale that really really really speaks to the human soul.
I must be missing something here, to judge from the other reviews! But this book is unpublished for a reason: it's deadly dull. Endless tedious details in a story that moves along like molasses, and seems to have nothing much to say. Out of more than 200 Audible books downloaded, this is only the second title I couldn't stand to listen all the way through (gave up after 3 extremely boring hours). Maybe it gets really interesting later on... but I doubt it. Nicely read, though.