pretty good book. didn't know what to expect. mystery with little suspense. not enough for my liking. but worth the read/listen. may even listen again..narration was good.
I would try both, if they didn't include the musical interludes that were placed in this book, as I found the music distracted from the story and made the narration in part difficult to listen to. When I listen to an audiobook, I want to actually hear the story.
I would, but considering how heavily this work describes the world of books, I might be cautious.
As previously mentioned, I found the music that would play at various points (the beginning and end of chapters) distracting from the story itself.
While looking for a good book club read, took the advice of our waiter. Oh why? This book got such good reviews, but after struggling to finish it, I can't say I agree at all. All other members were unable to get through it.
Most memorable moment was reading Nuria's words and the story written by her. The development of the characters was magnificent. I felt I became friends with each character as I progressed in the book.
Although the story is complex and sometimes difficult to follow, the author developed the characters well and the story was engaging. I was compelled to listen to the book to the end through all of the twists and turns.
When Daniel reads the story of Nuria and Julia
The music in the background was terribly distracting. It almost caused me to quit listening several times. It seems as if somebody thought the music would add atmosphere or emotion but it does nothing of the sort. I wish there was a way to turn it off!
Layered Barcelona mysteries
Intriguing stories within stories and complex characters
Excellent narration but the music often overwhelmed the narration.
The music spoiled the book because it was too loud and obtrusive. Would have been OK prior to the beginning of the narration but not concurrent with the story.
A child's love for books starts him on an adventure that defines his life into his adulthood.
A lesson that things often are not how they seem.
Beautifully written and skillfully narrated. This book captures your interest and leaves you wondering what will happen next. Characters are well developed and the narrator brings each to life. A rich tapestry of love, life, life, mystery, tragedy, and triumph over life's challenges. Highly recommend this book to others.