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.
road show junkie
convuluted but enticing
The re-curring comet shaped birthmark that identified the 'spirit' of the one soul throughout the various lives. Talk about A-HA moments!
The future clone reliving her emergence of spiritual awareness to the archivist. Made me cringe to think this may be our future as we descend further into the depths of consumerism & individualism at the expense of humanistic tendencies.
No - too convoluted & the way each narrator ended so abruptly & then another characher emerged was a tad unsettling at times. You need time to digest all you are hearing, but the experience is well worth it.
Some of the accents were a bit hard to listen to & grasp - especially while commuting on the subway. I thoroughly enjoyed the time travels & feeling as if I were part of the actual environment of the era as the narrators described their surroundings. Honestly, I don't know if I would have enjoyed the written word as much as I enjoyed listening to the story because without the accents enhansing the situation you were in, the story would have fallen flat in places,
I have not been able to get past the first section. I've tried several times after reading the reviews that say it gets better beginning in the second part. The language in section one is so archaic that if you get distracted at all while listening, you get totally lost. It simply is not enjoyable to work that hard at listening to a book. My plan is to go see the movie and then try again. Maybe then I can even skip part one and see if the book becomes more entertaining in the second section. At this point, it is a waste of a credit and very disappointing.
Bad Story bad performance. Does not have a flow that is easily followed
Too many to count
Noting could have saved this book for me.
It was just boring. I wanted nothing more than for the book to be over.
It was OK
One of the stories was interesting, the Cavendish story.
I still would like to see the movie. I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone.