I love to listen and read books. I don't waste a minute...I listen when I am driving, cleaning, getting my nails done, etc. Fiction books are my favorites.... mysteries.
Yes. I could relax and hear parts that I missed because I was anticipating. However, I didn't like the ending, so maybe I wouldn't.
The person who was executed. She was a good person
Time. I listen to the books when I do my 5 mile walk in the morning and when I am driving and when I am washing dishes.
I thought passing it off to different authors was masterful. Did they end it the way it was outlined or did each take it where they wanted and the next person had to pick it up from there? Interesting...but I didn't like the ending. Too easy. I would have put a twist on it and had her come back...meaning she was never executed.
I enjoyed this book but was also quite frustrated by the multiple narrations and author styles.
I have enjoyed other compilation novels but this one was just too much in one place. Perhaps if there was only one narrator it would have been better.
I would have rather read this book instead of using the audio.
I selected this book because I love Diana Gabaldon and was hoping to find another author that I might enjoy as much as her, but sadly I can???t say I???ll been searching out any of the other authors works.
I would have thought that with 26 writers it would be riveting and exiting. It was obvious and disappointing. The Narration was fine, but the story was lacking. I jsut expected so much more.
As hard as I am trying, I just can't seem to get into this one. I have listened to 2-3 books per month since 2006. Can not put my finger on it, but perhaps it is all of the different narrators, or maybe the characters and plot suffer rather than benefit from the multiple authors. It leaves me feeling annoyed for some reason. Bottom line is that I don't know if I can finish this one. I have taken four days to get through about 4 hours of this book - that,s a really slow pace for me. Doesn't seem to going anywhere too fast, and it is not due to extensive character development.
Don't be turned off by those who complain about too many voices disrupting the flow of the story. I thoroughly enjoyed this. Some chapters were better than others, but it all hung together well and I'm glad I made the decision to buy this one. It was a good listen with a good twist that I certainly didn't see coming.
Considering the number of writers that participated in this book, I would say it is the best book I have ever read. It flows well as each author adds to the story in their own style. I have recommended it to many people. Bravo!
Am nearing 84, have 3 children, 5 grandchildren and 1 half Japanese great grandson all delightful. Enjoy listening & reading
This was an interesting consept - multiple authors and narrators. I would not have bought/borrowed the book but listened avidly. I couldn't put it down.