Solidly in the middle of the pack.
The voice of Arthur Opp was a bit over the top in its grandiosity. It is possible to portray a character who is articulate, thoughtful, introspective and well-eductated without making him sound like he's reading Shakespeare. It was distracting at times.
I was surprised by the ending--or lack of. I realize the ending allows readers/listeners to draw a hopeful conclusion--if they choose to. But I had hoped for a bit more closure.
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.
I kept needing to do other things while listening to this but finally just had to give in and just listened. Though somewhat depressing it kept me hooked... I ended up really enjoying the characters... the ending, while reading seemed abrupt but left me thinking... it really did wrap things up... you just have to think about it for all the pieces to come together. Already searching for something else by this author.
I love this book. I love the character and the storyline. The character development is incredible. I literally tried to limit how log I listened to this book every day because I didn't want it to end. This is the 2nd Liz Moore book I've listened to this month. I can't wait for her next one.
The narrator is so monotone that I cannot force myself to get through the book. I'm sure it's probably a good story (VERY slow start) but the narrator is completely and utterly draining.