I hear voices. But maybe that's because there's always an Audible book in my ear.
Clearly I am not the right audience for this book. The inner workings of the two main characters were not that interesting to begin with and certainly not captivating enough for hours of listening. For a story with such a simple plot, there was WAY too much detail. The narration was just fine. It's the book that's the problem. It should have been a short story.
I enjoyed this story until the end and I will get to that later. For the most part, I found the characters and their surroundings believable as well as the strife individuals will put themselves through due to their inability or lack of willingness to take action for themselves. There were some uplifting moments but overall I felt sad for most of the characters.Overall, I was disappointed with the ending. I felt the author left us hanging without a resolution - good or bad. Then again, maybe that is what she wanted to portray. In either case, I felt empty and left hanging with the question of 'So what's next'?
AUDIBLE MAKES READING POSSIBLE AND EASY FOR ME...I AM VISUALLY IMPAIRED. I WISH THEY HAD ALL THE BOOKS I WANT I WOULD SNAP THEM UP!
i have read over 100 books and this fits easily in the top ten.
buddy because it is the same type of story. a character study with heartwarming moments.
the scene near the end where yolanda was ordering arthur around to clean this and that. i loved yolanda!
it made me smile. i was interested enough that since i began the book friday i was interested in what was going to happen enough to think often about it when i could not be reading the book.
the reader was great. i loved the way yolanda was portrayed. she could have been a taker taking advantage of arthur but she came across as very straight forward.
I am someone who enjoys audible books very much now that they exist. As a young student (real young) I can remember a teacher telling me how books can transport people to different places & open up a whole new world. This is how listening to audible books make me feel. Now if I can just stop falling asleep while listening to them at night I would be fine. Ha ha
Well, first of all if the story emphasis had not been on bad family realionships, alcholism. poverty, obesity, self pity, teen-age struggles. laziness, illness, self-centeredness, dirty houses, depression, people making poor choices all over the place, insecurities everywhere, broken marriages, poor parenting, who knows it may have flown as a decent book. But wait, maybe if the ending had come together in a way that was pleasing maybe, but the end only imploded in on itself. So no, nothing I can think of could have raised the rating on this book
They were the only saving grace I even finished listening to it.
I would suggest they start all over with a story that was entertaining & not so depressing
This is the second Liz Moore book I've read and each is outstanding, yet totally different. In Heft, the narrators/actors were outstanding for both of the main characters. Moore has way with words -- and unique turn of phrase throughout. I was sorry to see the story end, albeit on a positive and hopeful note I thought.
Don't know what all the hype was about. I tend to like books with a semblance of a plot - this really has none, and has no ending. It's basically well written and the narration is good, but a little too esoteric for my taste....sorry i wasted a credit on it.
There is not a ton of "action" in this book. But that did not stop it from being a virtual page-turner. The depth of character and honesty of the characters was enough to drive it forward and keep me wanting more. The author captures the thoughts and personalities of each character so beautifully. The performance was excellent and so perfectly played. When it switches to the boys perspective it takes some getting used to the new reader and performance but managed to pick back up and keep me reeled in. I highly recommend.
got sucked in by good reviews. maybe I missed it, but it was a snoozer for me. I stuck it out, but the was no reward at the end. so, if you're in the middle wondering if you should finish it, don't bother...nothing much happens.
I loved this on audio, but am not sure I would have liked it as much in print. The voice of Arthur really brought this character to life for me and really increased the overall reading experience. The story was good, although some parts of Kell's story seemed to drag for me. I thought I had it all figured out, but there was a twist at the end that I did not see coming.