I did not really love it , but I enjoyed it
it is a good story not amazing but entertaining
the narrator is not the problem, it's the storyline
the entire story, while it points out some realities most of us don't want to know about, upset me so much I never finished the book. I will delete it from my library permanently!
My sister recommended this book and I now refuse to get anything she recommends. By chapter 4, I thought I knew what was coming. By chapter 7, my fears were confirmed. If you like listening to people tell their life stories over and over, even though you know what's coming, then you will love this book.
The story would have been very interesting if the author would have done a better job of employing flash back / flash forward tools. For me, that is what ruins it. It just became too predictable. It's like reading a story by starting with the last 3 chapters, then going to the beginning.
I did not like this book at all. Too foul and graffic. Could have been a good story but the wordage was distracting.
I really enjoyed this. Both narrators are very good.
I was sick of the one man army stories like 61 hours by Lee Child.
This is a great book that everyone would enjoy.
I love learning thru books, about life, people and ways to be better. My best listen so far? "The Power of Now" have a good listen!
First time I choose an audiobook based on ratings and I didnt really like it. The story was boaring, just read it with the hope it would get better as the ratings wore so great. Some chapter are narrated by a yonger caracter, some an older one. The chapters of the older caracter dont add anything to the story, they are a story of a grumpy old man in a nursing home, besides the last chapter I dont understand what does it had to the story.
I guess most people like this audiobook as it has really high ratings but I really didnt like it, The Pillars of the earth is still the top in my list of audibooks (havent read that many yet).
Happiness is a good book!
I tried to read this book but got lost, depressed and bored. So, off to redbox I go, maybe Edward the vampire can spice it up a bit. I am sure it's just me cause everybody else seemed to like it.
Oh how I loved reading this book - and that is the only reason this audiobook has 2 stars. If I were rating the audiobook on its own merits - story aside - I would give it a negative 2 stars!
This story itself is amazing, and I came by the book quite by accident. It was passed on to my by a fellow traveler in The Balkans last year, and never having heard of it, I had no expectations. I decided to take it as my "fluff read" on a train from Belgrade to Budapest and once I opened it, I could not put it down.
I had gone to Budapest to visit a life-long friend, whom I had not seen in a few years. Somewhat embarrassingly, I found that even while I was excited to see my friend, I was so compelled to see what happened next in the story that every time she left the room (even just to use the bathroom) I immediately picked up the book again. (I left the book with her when I departed for Belgrade, and my friend felt just as strongly about the book as did I, so I felt a little justified.)
So later in the year, when I had a 28 hour travel day coming up, I decided to download the audiobook version - WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT!
The narration is so annoying! The voice of the main character sounds as if, at any moment, the guy is going to snicker "just kiddin'" and poke you in the ribs. GRATING to say the least.
I still love this story and am excited to see the film that is coming out. But I would NOT recommend the audiobook version. Read this one on your own. It is an amazing story and the odd narration really ruins it.
....i have recently found myself wondering why god (or whoever is in charge of this whole kit-n-kaboodle) keeps taking the good ones off the planet so early.....as they seem to being misplaced with average ones or less. this fictional memoir will make you yearn to hear the amazing stories of cultures that don't exist anymore by the folks that lived them....who are disappearing from our planet day by day. I had a wonderful old cowboy friend...a true cowboy..that died recently. He spoke of riding horses into bars and droving cattle for days on end. This book is about a man that had a parallel life to my friend Uncle James the cowboy. The circus culture is disappearing as the cowboy has.....and this book truly honors the lifestyle with it's difficulties and glorious moments. The narration is simply brilliant. Don't miss it.