This book consists of different stories. Each more boring then the next. Or I just don't get it. Haven't seen the movie yet and that might change my opinion.
It was impossible to follow
The narrators were alright
None at all
One of the worse books I've ever finished
Interesting characters, it keeps you wondering what the twist is going to be other than the obvious.
Not this Author
Good character voices and inflection
The twist turns out to be the obvious, no wonder the movie bombed. Why do people think this book is good?
Avid reader through college now with no time to read. Audiobooks saved my life!
I really, really wanted to love this book. I knew it used some interesting literary conventions. I heard it was great and decided on a whim to give it a try. This book is not in my usual genre(s) but it seemed to have enough going for it that I went for it.
Then I started listening to it. WOW, I don't think I have ever disliked a beginning of a book more. Having listened to well over 100 audiobooks, and being a great fan of Scott Brick, I figured I'd be ok with the "different" language I read about in the reviews. I was wrong but it wasn't just the language, it was the story. I just didn't care. It surely could be just me but I didn't care about this character.
That theme carried throughout the book. It's fairly common knowledge that the book is made up of different stories about different characters. It's really hard to like a book when you actively dislike most of the main characters.
I can honestly say I hated this book and that's a first.
It's not that I didn't "get it". I did, or at least I got the idea of the book and the way it was written. What I didn't get was why I needed to care.
I just wish I'd stopped listening to it in the first 15 minutes because as long as I kept listening, hoping it would get better, it didn't.
Get rid of the entire "future" section. Don't use actual grammar or language that the rest of us cannot understand or relate to.
Did he really have to kill so many characters? Especially Frobusher?
Escape from the senior home by Kavendish and co-horts.
Anger and confusion.
Thankfully the actors reading the parts did a very good job.
One of the best books i've ever listened to!
OK, first of all please note i'm not a native english speaker, so forgive my rudimentary words, since to say what this book made me feel and think i'll be short of the right expressions.Besides, i've read many of the reviews and there isn't much left to say!
So, first of all I think the form in which is arranged and the way it is written is brilliant. It goes from formal almost poetic to actual to kind of futuristic to slang and it takes you to such places and times leaving you mid-story hanging at times with the feeling of something terrible about to happen and unable to stop it. And then they start to link one with the other making sense and showing you (me, us) the consequences of our acts or lack of them....Here I leave you fellow listener hoping that you will be curious enough to go to this audio and discover it for yourself and thoroughly enjoy it !
One more very important thing: I STRONGLY BELIEVE it should be LISTEN TO more than read since the cast of narrators do a GREAT job. They impersonate the characters soooooo well is audio bliss! I just can not imagine without the voices, i confess there were more than one part i had to go back, over and over but of course, it is harder for me since it is not my native tongue.
The only fault to the hole production for me is the lack of a soundtrack.
Tell us about yourself! I love books! I always have a book. I am reading on my nook for while I am at work, and a book ( or 2) on my iPhone from audible for while I am diving to and from work or cleaning the house.
I couldn't follow the story line. I listened to ALL of it, thinking it would come together, but it never did for me. I still don't really know what it was about.
I thought the narrators did a really good job. I just wan't able to connect the dots between the different story lines.
I was dissapointed that I couldn't understand what the point of the storry was and couldn't bring it together. It seemed very disjointed to me.
I never read the print version, but, this book is very intense. The story folds into different times and different people. This is the type of book that you need to listen to first for the content, don't worry about trying to follow who is who or what is going on with the characters. You will need to listen to it a second time, because that's when everything starts to click into place. It jumps all over time and places and back again to tie up all of the loose ends.
The second time around I started seeing [or hearing] things I missed the first time and the whole story started making since. I've got another long car trip coming up and I'm thinking of listening to it again.
There are several readers, both male and female depending on the gender of the character, It was great.
Definitely wanted to listen to it all in one sitting, but the 1st time I listened I was at work with a lot of interruptions.
Get this book. Listen to it. Give it at lease 2 listens or more. I haven't seen the movie yet, that's next, hope I won't be disappointed.
I thought the narration was fantastic. I couldn't follow the plot line, even at the end
It already is, that's why I chose it.