The uniqueness of the story and the minute details
That the story was complicated and extremely thought provoking.
The several narrators brought and individual personality to each section.
Hans Reiter. He had so many different experiences in his life.
I listened to this book twice, then bought the hard copy. I'm so glad to see that many other listeners reacted to it the same way I did. After a long lifetime of reading, it's not that often a "new" book enters my consciousness permanently the way this book has done. It seems timeless, yet absolutely focused on life as it is in our time. The readers are superb.
Yes and I do frequently. It is amazing.
This book is a journey in which everything is terrifying and everything that is terrible is deeply meaningful and symbolic.
All of the narrators do an excellent job.
The reference to Duchamp's Unhappy readymade was a detail in the book that I found particularly poignant.
I read this book before I listened to it on audio, and I couldn't put it down. However, this is not an audiobook to listen to while cleaning the house, or driving around. To truly experience what an awesome book this is- it requires one's full attention. If you cannot really dedicate yourself to getting into a 40 hr long audiobook, that is understandable- but if you can, you will not regret it.
I bought this in Jan/2010 and have tried to get thru it at least 3 times and have never heard the last of book 1 (or part 1). The narrator makes me sleepy and is so boring in his pedantic style of reading that he is as bad as the author. Wish I could get it exchanged for something better....this in my opinion does not deserve the 1 star I gave it.....jd
I work in a library, so you would think I read a lot, but I feel really guilty if I sit just to read. That is why audio books are great!
I just couldn't get into it. Character development was tedious at best. I really don't like a Literature lesson when I read Fiction. An hour in and I was done. I tried to give it a chance but I couldn't do it. Just get to the story already.
Awful. At least for me. I usually struggle through an entire book if I bought it just on matter of principle, but I couldn't take more than the mere beginning of this. I would prefer to be boiled alive in oil.
I got 7 more hours left and its getting further away from comming together, to much talk about authers, books, dates, names no one can remember.
anger, anger, and more anger
the only people who could understand this book are the kind of people its about, auther groupies, i think, i still got 7 hours to go, I invested too many hours to stop now, but its killing me.
From my reading history my perfect book would include; a space ship piloted by Ender Wiggin, that is infested by Zombies, who are being hunted by Drizzt Do'Urden and Lestat, while Joe Ledger and Amy Harper Bellafonte try to keep the ship from distroying Middleguard. The Sequal would be from Bean's perspective, with an epilogue by Malcolm Gladwell.
Did I get the same book as everyone else? This book is not a good audio book. Scott Brick cant make this fun. If you want to feel smart because you read an acclaimed master piece with no entertainment value then this is the book for you. This book is just to dry to be endured.
In print it may be fantastic but as audio it is a very wretched thing.
I could probably listen to John Lee read a menu. I read the reviews, it seems, it is either love it or hate it book and I love long books. I read or listen to almost anything, so I took a chance. Wish I hadn't wasted a credit.
I chose this book for all of the rave reviews it received and ended up very disappointed. I have not been able to get through the fist two hrs of the book. I have given up for now. I will probably give it another try again (when I have nothing else to listen to) but for now have moved on to other books.
Disappointing waste of a credit so far.