I had a hard time getting into this book to begin with and then the story got a bit more interesting. By the end of the book I couldn't wait for it to be over. It leaves you hanging and just really doesn't make much sense except try to get you to get the next book to find out what happens. Sorry, not even if it was also free would I even consider wasting any more of my time.
I didn't start enjoying this book until about halfway through - it was very slow and depressing at the beginning. The narrator seemed a bit dry and her voice wasn't very expressive, which I think would have made the story more interesting as an audiobook.
I love audiobooks. I love books, period. I can listen to just about anything ... it takes an awful lot to get me to give up on a book.
I gave up on this one.
It started off reasonably enough ... and then it got really, really strange. Now, I'm open minded and interested in all sorts of odd philosophical and metaphysical ideas, but ... wow, this just stopped making sense.
Not even worth it for free. Spare yourself.
For one man's skewed perception of life and what it's about, during and after.
Listening to this book was painful. Not to give away any moments for potential readers, but seriously? In a moment of intense emotional pain, a loving wife would yell YOU SELFISH BRAT! ?? Seriously?
If you make it that far, you'll know what I mean.
Lover of books, museums, art, movies, history, music, humor, animals, & often - even people.
I honetly don't know which was worse; the writing, the "plot" or the narration. After listening to hundreds of audio books, this was, hands down, the WORST. I listened to about two thirds of it before I could no longer stand the pain.
You definitely have to be in a certain place in your life and soul's growth to connect with this book, but if it calls to you, make sure to read / listen. My 11-year old son is a very old and wise soul and really loved this book, saying he couldn't wait for the audio to be released on the Author's new book, "Waiting for Autumn". (Maybe I'll have him read it to me instead of waiting, as I'm excited too to see how this story progresses.) The only thing I would change on the next audio is having a different reader (but we didn't get hung up on that and enjoyed the story immensely.)
I see the author has a new version of "Summer's Path" coming out in April, 2010 and we will look forward to seeing and hearing what's been added. Thanks Scott!