This is an enjoyable experience because it truly mimics what our teenagers lives have become in 2012. The use of social media and the internet has totally impacted how we can allow ourselves to live in room with only one view which totally destroys who we were made to be.
The best part if this story is that it has several climatic episidoes that you can not see coming.
I loved his voice for this type of book. He developed each character through his voice.
What the mother did to save her community from Jacob.
Cant wait to hear more from the author.
I love the way Grover reads to me. I didn't like this book
tragic. terrible. well written. well read.
I really loved this book! The unexpected twists and turns will make it hard to remove the headphones.
The vacation experience took me by surprise.
The twists & turns
All of them! Grover was excellent!
Book kept me hooked so it is difficult to select one, At one point, I would have gladly shot the wife!
narration was ok
I think the author wanted to go home early after running out of ideas on how to end the story or was he thinking of a sequel ? either way I felt cheated
Enjoying one good listen after the next!
The characters were so real to me that the plot twist at the end hurt! Few stories draw you in like this one. . . causing emotional responses to the characters and the pain they experience along the way. You will gasp with the unexpected, yet absolutely probable turn of events that serves as the ultimate means of "defending Jacob." Loved everything about this book. The narrator's voice is that of a gravelly detective, then that of a woman, then that of a boy. The story is so real you might imagine it could happen to you.
Say something about yourself!
worth the wait.. the wife was driving me crazy.. but shocker of an ending.. recommend
interesting, compelling, great ending!
when they went to Jamaica...and what happens on the small island.
no, but i want to now
yes, the end.
i love books like these and i hate when they end for i've enjoyed them so much. i will look for more by this author and narrator. thank you!
The plot and characters were interesting - especially with all the teen violence in the news. However, the narrator wasn't up to the task of changing the tone, inflection, etc. of each character. Many times it was difficult to tell who was speaking.
I liked the questions raised in this book.
It leaves a lot for each individual to evaluate and digest how or what they may do in such a position as some of these characters. It lost it's interesting edge when the authors personalities of the characters twisted the story and made it somewhat predictable - most common views in movies and books... (The "special" or unique view of a Jewish Lawyer or a Priest) - a more common majority stance may have added more.
This was a book selected by our book club. If this was made into a movie or TV series I would suggest the personal views of all sides of the situation be truly researched out bit more. For example: I definitely feel the the Catholic Church may have some conflict with the beliefs portrayed by the "father" in this book. And not to say that the "person" couldn't have those views however it's rare to imagine that someone, to dedicate their life to a faith, would have such conflict with some fundamental view of that faith. (I'm not Catholic) but I feel a little more research on that character could even add more to this book and the many questions and feelings it proposes. Also a little more development on the lawyer in similar aspects could enhance the process the book goes through. If the book played more to the commonality instead of the unique few of some of the publicly focused on characters I think the book would even pose more conflict in people and evoke the odd cross of feelings even better. Just my thoughts. I liked the ending and where it stands. I'm trying not to give anything away but it's worth a read for sure. Thanks