disappointed. I love his other books. this one is just okay. narration distracts from the story.
I am not sure why people consider this such a great book - I found the story very slow, and the ending improbable. I did like the characters, and the narrator is very good - but I wouldn't bother.
Not deep. Not heavy. Not at all what I expected, but very entertaining because of the sarcastic humor and wit of the main character. If you are sensitive to ethnic humor, you will be very offended but if you can overlook that ( and some very realistic off-color language) you'll enjoy the listen.
Loved all of Mr. DeMille's books...up to now.. Definitely not the exciting genre I've read before. Too much la de dah and not enough meat until about chapter 20. Was going to return it (something I've only done twice in 14 years), but it was too late so I trudged on through. Ended up being worth it. Just don't give up too soon...
This book would make into yet another Soap Opera... I am not a Soap fan, but that is not to say I didn't enjoy the book. The zinger style of humor used thought this book never misses a beat. There is no real suspense or mystery to the book, it is just an account of people getting themselves bogged down in lust, money, social class divisions... You known a bunch of grown running around thinking "Mine is bigger than yours. Boil it down to "The Rich And Famous cannot find their ass with both hands even when they possess the map.
Characters one would deem interesting. Sutter's character totally lacking.
Given the intro he alleges readers align Gold Coast with The Great Gatsby. Not in this listeners view. Sutter's shallowness ruined this listen.
Perhaps - depends on author and story line.
All but the Brooklyn trip.
Truly unpleasant book.
This is not the type of book I usually ready but I was looking for something different and boy did I find it. I love the main character John Sutter. He was great and the other characters were all very interesting. The book kept my attention and I never got bored. I looked forward to every chance I could get to listen to more. I highly recommend.
well written with intriguing characters about a disappearing slice of Americana with some very interesting twists, the narration was excellent.