Many reviews said this was a thinking book. I didn't see much to think about. It was no mystery, as you "get it" from the onstart. I truly thought it was boring.
Oh, yes! The audio book was much better than the book. NOT that the book isn't fantastic, I'm sure, but the narrator's voice was so authentic. It was hard to know where the narrator's voice left off and where the story narrator (Katherine) began.
I think I loved the way that it completely made my head spin. This is a book it's going to take a long time to recover from.
No, I haven't, but I'm going to be on the look-out for other things narrated by her.
Tag line? This book needs no tag lines.
PLEASE go read this book, even if it makes you cry and fall to the floor in exhaustion. It's all worth it.
Lover of sci-fi, dystopia, and historical fiction. I travel often and listen to audiobooks while driving long hours
The story was wonderful, and we are fans of the dystopian future genre. The book was well written. The time was definitely well spent!
As is typical with the genre, we were left with an uneasy feeling at the end. These stories often leave us with the feeling of hopelessness.. Things are not going to be okay!
I have not, but she performed well.
There was a love-story element that was quite enjoyable, but this book was definitely not a love-story.
I can't figure out what book reviewers were listening to that they described as "stunning", "brilliant", "compelling" and "haunting" . First off I figured out what was happening very soon into the book. Even then I kept expecting something "brilliant" etc but I found myself not even seeing it as a commentary on humanity because the characters were so trivial, self absorbed, one dimensional, whining and, well, just boring. The best part was when it was finally over. The narrator did a fine job given the material but she was monotone for much of the story. I'm not sure it was her fault because it was a monotone story. If you want brilliant listen to something else.
It's a good story but it takes a very long time to understand the point? Very hard to follow at times. Don't be distracted.
Maybe, not sure I liked the format.
I liked the accents. It was a little too soothing though that it could put me to sleep.
May have been better in physical book form, for me at least.
Ravenclaw. I like books that break my heart.
My friend recommended this to me with the promise that it would make me cry. It didn't, so that was disappointing. The story is solid, but slow. It's conclusion is more of a slow unraveling of layers instead of a real climax. Overall it was a good story, but it didn't break my heart.
I listened to this whole story and it was painful to get through. At the end you got the point and at moments the minutia of life as a teenager (granted a teenager in an alternate universe with no parents) was pretty but man this was pretty boring and annoying at times. Here is the point of the book (spoiler alert). We all die so what is life worth. I'm sure I'm simplifying but by the time I got to the end I was so relieved that it was done that I needed a simple way to sum it up. The performance had nothing to do with my rating!
The worst book I've listened to ever. Story was boring with no substance. Can't believe I listened to the whole thing, but kept waiting for something to make it worthwhile.
Have no idea.
Probably not. I bought it partially because I loved the movie "the Remains of the Day. I know crossing genre lines is tricky business and I can now imagine I might not like the print version of that movie. The writers style in THIS book i found unremarkable and frustratingly repetitive; don't want to invest the amount of time with another book to be further disappointed.
someone who has better command of dialogue
Too many to list. I found it repetitive in the extreme
Wish I'd not spent my credit on it