I haven't read the print version, but I imagine they'd be about the same. One thing about the audio version is that the readers all know how to pronounce all the names.
It was similar to Awakenings, because of the idea that the character is trapped by her own mind, and is forced to rely on the people around her to live any kind of a normal life as well as function in the world, while still desperately fighting for her independence.
I have not, but I look forward to hearing more.
Besides Christine - the main character, I would have to say Ben. That is, the Ben that she believes she knows. The hints that he is not who he appears to be are subtle but well written and woven into the story.
I really loved listening to this story and actually went through it faster than I had planned, as I was listening to it while I worked and at home, rather just during my commute to work. I couldn't let it go, though, I wanted to keep finding out how Christine's life would further unravel and hopefully get to the bottom of what had happened to her.
The concept is a very difficult one to pull off... the ultimate unreliable narrator who cannot remember anything from one day to the next and begins each day at a different point in her past. But Watson does a credible job of working within this context to create a gripping mystery.
While there are points that feel repetitive, part of that comes from the construct of the narrator's life, making it understandable. And while the pacing in the middle could be somewhat fine-tuned to move it along a bit faster, with that exception the book is a very well-paced and suspenseful work.
Orlagh Cassidy's narration captured the emotion and essence of the narrator, with all of her fear and frustration and confusion. Her voice was a delight to listen to.
I was not involved in this story as I expected to be
Yes if on Netflix
I really liked this story but I got tired of knowing she was waking up again...and again...and couldn't remember herself. It got repetitive as every day the reader had to learn AGAIN how the character was pricing together her life based on the details of yesterday. It moved a little slow for me. An unexpected ending and worth the read (listen).
worth the listen...keeps you wondering how she'll get her mind back. The brain does repair itself.
This book ranks in the top ten of audible books that I've read in the past couple of years
Yes, the plot is filled with surprising turns. The authors use of journal to tell the story, led to many unique turns in the plot. You. like the protagonist, are never sure what is true!
The book is read very well. Her emotions made the book all the much more intense.
"Who is that in the mirror?"
Not sure. Didn't read the print version. Probably would have not continued with the print.
It was repetitive and boring. If someone was telephoning me and continually telling me this ongoing story of their life, I honestly think I would be rude enough to relate to them the phrase, "Tell someone who cares!". The whole book was about what this women was thinking. Truthfully, I had already guessed the reality of her demise before reading the end of the book,
I loved it all. I thought that it was going to be total 50 first dates so I was in for a very pleasant surprise. The twists and turns were amazing. I never knew what was coming.
If you ever say the movies Momento or the Jacket you'll know the feel of this book.
I don't like reviews with spoilers but there was literally a moment where I doubled over as I listened to this thinking hide the damn journal better!
Yes, especially with the back and forth. I really enjoyed it.
Not sure if it was a better read or listen. I think I would have really enjoyed it either way.
Well told story keeping you guessing until the end. It kept me fueled through my solo drive from Pennsylvania to Maine and back. Intriguing enough to make you look forward to getting back in the car!
I do not know how this made the best sellers list. In concept it should've been an amazing tale. Unfortunately it misses the mark and you are left waiting for something to happen. The narration is good enough if not a bit slow. But, how can it not be slow when sluggishness is the tone of the story.